BMS Has A New CEO!
Baltimore Medical System’s Board President, Mr. David Sheehy, announced that Shirley Sutton has been named BMS President and CEO. Ms. Sutton has worked in the healthcare industry for over 30 years. She has held executive health care management roles at United Healthcare, The Preferred Health Plan, Mid Atlantic Medical Services and most recently served as the Director of Managed Care and Government Relations for Saint Agnes Hospital. For the past four years, Ms. Sutton has represented the hospital on the BMS Board of Trustees, most recently as President.
BMS Receives NCQA Recognition
The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) announced that Baltimore Medical System has received NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition for using patient-centered processes that focus on improving care, the patients’ experience and reduce costs. BMS was recognized at level Two for each of our five sites. BMS will now strive for Level three recognition.
“NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition raises the bar in defining high-quality care by emphasizing access, health information technology and coordinated care focused on patients,” said NCQA President Margaret E. O’Kane. “Recognition shows that Baltimore Medical System has the tools, systems and resources to provide its patients with the right care, at the right time.”
Care Connect at Middlesex
BMS at Middlesex now has a new Quick Care Service called Care Connect. Current BMS Patients who feel sick and want immediate care will be able to call for an appointment or walk in for services. Middlesex is now open Monday through Friday until 8 p.m. Medications can be delivered to patients homes who need it. For more information, call 410-558-4700.
Care Connect will expand to our Highlandtown and St. Agnes sites this summer. Patients from any may site may go to Middlesex.
Are You Uninsured?
If you are uninsured and are interested in learning more about the new health insurance plans offered by the Affordable Care Act or Medicaid, Baltimore Medical System can help. We are an official enrollment partner for the Maryland Health Exchange with Maryland Healthcare Access. Our Certified Application Counselors can help you learn more about what is available and help you to sign up for Medicaid. Please note that this service is for anyone, not just patients of BMS.
Certified Application Counselors:
Kimberly Bing 410 558-4834
Crystal Whitty 443 703-3428
Good Things are Happening at BMS at St. Agnes
Baltimore Medical System received a $4.4 million HRSA grant to renovate the Health center at St. Agnes Hospital. For more information, click here.
Baltimore Medical System is a federally qualified health center and an FTCA-deemed entity.
National Health Center Week - BMS Community Health Fair at Belair Edison Family Health Center
On Saturday, August 15th from 12-5pm, Baltimore Medical System hosted a community health fair at the Belair Edison Family Health Center, located at 3120 Erdman Avenue.
We are here for you. At BMS, we are the heart of community health.
Patients often ask:
- Can I be seen even if I have no health insurance?
- Can you help me if I am not fluent in English?
- What does BMS do for deaf patients?
- What should I do if I think I am pregnant?
- I need a prescription filled.
Basic Summer Safety Tips
- During the hottest hours of the day, stay inside, if possible, in air-conditioning. The hottest hours of the day are typically from mid-morning to mid-afternoon.
- Use sunscreen with at least SPF 15 and UVA and UVB protection every time you go outside. For the best protection, apply sunscreen generously 30 minutes before going outdoors and reapply every two hours.
- Drink plenty of water and other fluids.
- Dress lightly, and when sleeping, use lightweight, breathable covers.
- Avoid drinking alcohol and beverages that are carbonated or contain caffeine when temperatures are high, as they can lead to dehydration.
- Move your exercise routine to early morning or later in the evening.
- Never leave a person or a pet in the car in hot conditions.
- Properly supervise children during outdoor play, being sure to monitor them closely and frequently.
- Seek medical care right away if you become nauseous, start vomiting or experience cramps.
Patient Care Teams at BMS
Thank you very much for choosing Baltimore (BMS) to be your Medical Home. BMS is making some changes to improve the way we provide your care. We are developing Patient Care Teams made up of two Clinicians, three MA's, a Behavioral Health Specialist, and a Community Health Worker, who will work together with you to keep you healthy.
- Your team will get to know you and your family.
- They will answer your questions.
- They will track your health information and keep it together in our system.
- They will work with other medical experts if needed. For example, if you need a specialist such as a surgeon, your team will keep in touch with the specialist to make sure you get the care you need.
- Together, you and your team will create a health plan that is right for you and helps you to get and stay healthy.
Save the Date: Monday, September 14th, 2015
Corporate sponsor LabCorp, enjoying a beautiful
day at Hillendale Country Club during the 2014 golf tournament.
No events are currently scheduled.