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Emily Hickman
· February 9, 2018
The only redeeming thing I can say is that I absolutely love my general practitioner that I see there, otherwise, the care is less than stellar and the billing department is a literal joke.

In Dec 20...16 I was admitted for a pulmonary embolism, I was in the hospital for 2 days. When I received my bill after getting home, I called to make a payment. Literally the woman told me they were switching billing systems and she didn't have the full amount owed? I made a partial payment and she said they would bill me for the rest. I literally never received a bill and quite honestly, I forgot about it, which is my fault, but with recovery and some other medical things, it is easy to forget. Come to get a call last week that it is in collections. For this bill... that they never sent me. So, that's cool.

In the months after the embolism, I went to the ER several times for precautionary reasons. The doctor I saw, who happened to be there each time, would simply not listen to that fact that I was explaining I was there because I had previously had a pulmonary embolism and was pretty adamant that I had acid reflux. The first time, everything came back clear, but it still wasn't acid reflux. The second time, after arguing with him, he finally checked my blood work and come to find out my INR levels were extremely below my therapeutic recommended levels.

Today, I received another bill from them for an ER co-pay from 4/26/17. I had made payments on bills I had actually received and had no idea something else was still outstanding with them. So, getting this letter was surprising to say the least, but the content was even more of a kicker... the letter stated that they had tried to contact me to settle the payment and it was going to be charged off if I didn't pay it within 10 days of the posted date on the letter. The date on the letter was January 12th. Seriously? I tried to log online to pay the bill, but it says that my account isn't found, so either they already charged it off for a letter that they dated January 12th but probably didn't even send until much later since it wasn't delivered until today, or there is some other ridiculous issue going on with their billing.

Get your s*** together, for real.
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Doug Gibson
· December 24, 2017
Terrible experience. Again. Starting from the ambulance ride who simply thought my son had a bruise and that he was fine to go to the hospital in my wife's car. He had a broken collar bone... 6 hours... later and only Tylenol 3 for pain meds. One of the nurse's indicated he had to be admitted for stronger pain meds. Yet Children's in DC gave us Oxycodone when we walked in the door... and let it set in before taking their own x-rays. The only redeeming quality was that some of the nurses were very sweet and radiology with the portable x-ray machine was outstanding. (though they had to take pictures twice) See More
Lisa Whempner Stotz
· December 13, 2017
Was transported there after car accident 2 days later I ended up going to ER at Ann Arundal for accurate real care. Calvert memorial hospital did a CT scan and set me home with broken wrist and treat...ed my scrapes.Gave me pain Meds and sent me home. Thought wow am I lucky. 2 days later I was in horrible pain could not breath would throw up if ate it was like I was dying and pain Meds were no help. I ended up admitted at AAMC. I had a broken back in 6 places and calvert sent me home and missed it!! My wrist was not broken sprained but my hand had a small fracture. Because of pain in my body wasn't breathing well ended up wit pneumonia and blockage from pain Meds because I wasn't told to take a stool softener. I didn't know. Never been in them before. Yes this accident ruined my life but calvert made it worse for having a untreated broken back for 2 days never again will I go there See More
Russell Kay
· August 29, 2017
This hospital has an absolute horrid billing department, from not understanding how to bill insurance companies, to losing payments sent in, and then the latest escapade is insisting I owe them for a ...visit from January 2016. More than a year and a half and they're threatening to send me to collections.

I don't believe that is a honest business practice; to shake down people for money by threatening collections for appointments that we cannot even remember nor have proof if we paid or not.

I've paid all my bills, and their stellar bookkeeping seems to have warranted another argument with these nimrods.

I'm never going here again. Can't stand the unprofessionalism at every turn.
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Ashley Lynn Fournier
· September 9, 2017
Just delivered my third baby girl here on the 7th and am still in recovery in the maternity ward. I had a couple of special circumstances for the baby and myself, and staff worked really hard to get e...verything sorted out for us. My anesthesiologist was amazing! When he realized I was already under the knife before my partner was brought in, he jumped right in and comforted me until she could join me.

I just wanted to add that I've had some absolutely incredible nurses! I hope they get a little more help cause they need a break too and are working longer shifts than normal, and STILL have great bed- side service!
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Kim Coyle Lockard
· September 22, 2017
Since my husband has been out of the hospital for more than a week I'm going to give a review on his care at Calvert Memorial Hospital. I will start by saying that my 'Louie' is NOT a doctor person an...d I really thought he would be 'that' person who decided to escape. You know? ..... The guy walking down the street in a hospital gown. Yes, that's what I envisioned. Well, it was far from that!! From the moment he checked into the ER and the hours to follow in there he was treated wonderfully!! Everybody was so kind and caring and very attentive and thorough!! I remember a very nice 'Nancy' and I believe a 'Valerie' who worked with him in the ER. When he was taken to the third floor he was treated even better and I didn't think that was even possible. All of the staff was AMAZING!! I don't know ALL of the names of nurses who worked with him but I know a few from the daytime hours when I was there; Alicia, Alyssa, Rachel, Ashlynn, Jean, Shedane, Donna and I know there are more whose names are eluding me. Then there are the doctors!! Dr. Chulamokha, Dr. Belafonte and Dr. Desgupta. I know my spelling of names are off. And, again, I know I'm forgetting someone. The food and nutrition person (Larry) was super-fantastic as was the transporter, Wes! And, Diana Lynn Gray-Lewis, a previous student's mom and CMH employee who reached out and took the time to go to the 3rd floor to chat with Louie but, unfortunately , he was off the floor for a test at the time. And, I have intentionally left the best for last!!! Our friend Gale is a housekeeper who made fast friends with Louie! She is AMAZING and I cannot put into words what a difference she makes in patient's lives!! She is just the sweetest and went above and beyond to show how much she cares (cards and extra visits just to check in). We had a follow up appointment with his infectious disease doctor today. It was determined that the bacteria he had in his blood was a bacteria that would normally cause pneumonia/upper respiratory issues. The doctor was baffled as to how it travel to the blood, however his bloodwork now is good. After his appointment we took a token of our appreciation to the 3rd floor nurses station. They were very appreciative of the Edible Arrangements gift. I'm feeling very blessed after today's appointment. See More
Michelle Graham
· January 24, 2018
Not happy with my experience at the Breast clinic today. Was suppose to see the surgeon for a cyst removal. Instead I get the nurse practitioner who told me what I already know. Waste of time. Was... told to make another appointment to see the surgeon. Well that’s what today was supposed to be. I’ll be going somewhere else. Thought they were smarter than that. See More
Debra Kidwell Disharoon
· February 5, 2018
I have nothing but praise for the excellent medical staff at Calvert Health. I have been a patient numerous times and most recently this week, my mother-in-law was admitted through the emergency room.... Thank you for your expertise and for ensuring that she received excellent care. Emergency room and Level 2 personnel especially for her care the past couple of days. See More
Becky Steiner
· June 29, 2017
My four year old son had his tonsils and adenoids removed at Calvert yesterday. Every doctor and nurse that assisted us was warm and friendly and made us feel very comfortable through the whole surger...y process. We live closer to Anne Arundel, but I am very happy with our choice to go to Calvert for his surgery. Thank you to all of the nurses that made him smile and feel relaxed before and after the surgery and to the doctors that took care of him during surgery. See More
Katrina Quade
· December 30, 2017
This is for thier laboratory in the Urgent Care building. Absolutely horrible. I was sent over by my doctor at Calvert Hematology & Oncology.
I went there for bloodwork. The front desk woman was all ...into my business beyond her business. The nurse was running back and forwards between rooms trying to remember the 6+ codes instead of writing them down or taking the order with her. She drew my blood, finished.
She comes back 30 seconds later and says she missed one of the codes and has to get more tubes. She then tries to go into the SAME spot, causing me pain a good week-long bruise.
A few days later, expecting my results, I get a call saying that LabCorp couldn't accept my blood because they (the lab) spelled my name wrong and they couldn't verify my name when called and I had to come back in for bloodwork. Mind you, I live in St. Mary's, this was another 2 hours I had to take off from work. I go and get my bloodwork done AGAIN.
A WEEK later, I FINALLY get my results. There was about 6 results missing because frozen plasma was not recieved. I didn't know anything about it, but I figured my doctor ordered that test for a reason, knowing it required frozen plasma. I get a call from my doctor for review of my blooodwork, he then mentions all of the tests that did not get results because the lab failed to freeze my blood and pack it with dry ice for LabCorp. I brought up how I was having issues with them, he says that they are fully aware and it's become a reoccuring issue. WHAT? So at what point do you hire somebody else whose capable of properly performing thier job, CalvertHealth????
So, my Rhuematologist took over the frozen plasma test orders and I will be going elsewhere, somewhere people know how to thier actual jobs.
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In honor of Valentine's Day, CalvertHealth is celebrating American Heart Month! Click the link below to read more about how the medical center's outpatient cardiac rehabilitation program is helping our community get heart healthy.

“Nine out of 10 cardiac rehabilitation patients I see are very scared before they start,” said Mary Bahen, RN, who coordinates the nationally accredited program at CalvertHealth Medical Center. “They’re afraid to move because they’re worried they’ll hurt their heart.” According to Bahe...
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#NationalCancerPreventionMonth While there are no specific age guidelines, most skin cancers can be found early with regular exams, and according to Dr. Faris Hawit, "You cannot underestimate the importance of self-examination using the ABCDEs of Melanoma." Dr. Hawit stresses that the "E" for evolving is the most important.

Talk to your doctor about your risk and how often you should have your skin examined.

Learn more about cancer prevention and screening at: https://www.calverthealthmedicine.org/CancerScreeningTestsF…

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#FebruaryIsNationalCancerPreventionMonth #LungHealth Regular screenings can increase the chances of detecting certain cancers earlier - when they might be easier to treat. According to the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), screening guidelines for those who smoke or have quit within the past 15 years are:

• Ages 55-74 with a 30 pack-year smoking history may benefit an annual low-dose CT scan

To learn more about screening guidelines, visit the link below: ...
https://www.calverthealthmedicine.org/CancerScreeningGuidel…

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Regular screenings can increase the chances of detecting certain cancers earlier, when they might be easier to treat. According to the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), screening guidelines for cervical cancer suggest:
• Beginning at age 21, women should have a Pap test every 3 years
• From ages 30-65, women should have a Pap test and HPV test every 5 years
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February is Cancer Prevention Month. Cancer screening increases the chances of detecting certain cancers early, when they might be easier to treat. Click the link below to learn more about screening guidelines, as well as answers to our most frequently asked questions:

located in Southern Maryland, a community-based hospital, located in Prince Frederick, Maryland, 410-535-4000, health education programs, community screening, classes and partnerships, seven locations throughout Calvert County
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Did you know that physical and occupational therapy is not just for adults, but children too? With the help of occupational therapy, children can improve cognitive skills and enhance development. To learn more about CalvertHealth’s one-on-one pediatric occupational and physical therapy programs, click the link below.

located in Southern Maryland, a community-based hospital, located in Prince Frederick, Maryland, 410-535-4000, health education programs, community screening, classes and partnerships, seven locations throughout Calvert County
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As we enter the peak of flu season, CalvertHealth Medical Center continues to see a heavy volume of ER visits and admissions associated with the flu. To limit the potential spread of the flu within the medical center and among patients, CHMC is limiting the visitation of children under the age of 18 and those that are experiencing cold/flu-like symptoms. Click the link for more information:

As we enter the peak of influenza (flu) season, the rates are high and widespread throughout Maryland. At CalvertHealth Medical Center (CHMC), we are seeing a heavy volume of ER visits and admissions associated with the flu. Although vaccinating against the flu is still the best line of defense, acc...
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Check out the Winter 2018 issue of CalvertHealth magazine! Featured on the cover is Darrell Wood, 70, of Benedict, who is breathing easier after seeking treatment through CalvertHealth’s Lung Health Program. Mr. Wood read about the program in the Spring 2017 issue of the magazine.

located in Southern Maryland, a community-based hospital, located in Prince Frederick, Maryland, 410-535-4000, health education programs, community screening, classes and partnerships, seven locations throughout Calvert County
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It sure is cold outside! If you are visiting the medical center campus, keep an eye out for our guest shuttle which will transport you from the parking lot to any building on the campus. For your convenience, complimentary valet parking is also available in front of the Medical Office Building weekdays from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

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As we enter the peak of influenza (flu) season, the rates are high and widespread throughout Maryland. At CalvertHealth Medical Center (CHMC), we are seeing a heavy volume of ER visits and admissions associated with the flu. Although vaccinating against the flu is still the best line of defense, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this year’s vaccine is only 30% effective against the H3N2 virus.

To limit the potential spread of influenza within... the medical center and among our patients, CHMC is limiting the visitation of children under the age of 18 and those that are experiencing cold/flu-like symptoms.

To protect our patients and prevent the spread of influenza:

• Wash your hands before and after visiting. Hand-washing stations are located on each patient floor.
• Do not visit if you are currently experiencing cold/flu-like symptoms or if you have recently been ill.
• No children under the age of 18 may visit at this time.

Patient safety and the overall health of our community is our primary concern. We thank you in advance for your cooperation.

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Upon getting engaged, Brittany [Johnson] Millsap set a wedding date in October 2018. After her father was diagnosed with AL amyloidosis, the family would move the wedding date up two more times to ensure that Brittany and her father could share the moment where he would walk her down the aisle.

When he was admitted to CalvertHealth Medical Center on Thursday, January 4, Mr. Johnson told the staff the story of his daughter’s wedding – which was now to take place on Saturday, ...January 6. He was determined to be released in time to walk his daughter down the aisle.

On Friday, January 5, when the family learned that Mr. Johnson would likely not be released, the bride-to-be and her best friend worked with the staff at CalvertHealth Medical Center to set a plan into motion that would allow Mr. Johnson to be in attendance when his daughter said her vows.

Later that evening, Mr. Johnson was moved into a larger room that staff had decorated with a lit tree and flowers from other areas of the medical center. Mrs. Johnson said, “It was beautiful what they were able to do for us. And none of it would have been possible had those nurses not been determined to make it happen.” She continued, “I get very emotional talking about it, but my husband and I are so appreciative of what the staff at Calvert did for us and our daughter.”

The couple did move forward with their ceremony on Saturday, January 6 so that family and friends would have the chance to be part of this milestone in their lives, but they officially became Mr. and Mrs. Millsap in a quiet, intimate service on Level 2 of CalvertHealth Medical Center with the bride’s dad looking on.

Mr. Johnson is now home spending time with family.

Photos courtesy of the Johnson Family and Candace Nicole Photography.

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CalvertHealth Medical Center and its departments will continue to operate as normal.

Due to inclement weather, many CalvertHealth medical offices will be opening as follows on Friday, Jan. 5:

Opening at 10 a.m.:...
Primary Care – Dunkirk, Lusby, Prince Frederick, Solomons and Twin Beaches
Gastroenterology
Obstetrics & Gynecology
General Surgery
Hematology & Oncology
Pain & Physical Medicine (located in the Calvert Medical Arts Building)
CalvertHealth Outpatient Rehabilitation – Dunkirk, Prince Frederick and Solomons
Solomons Imaging
Outpatient Laboratory Services – Solomons and Prince Frederick (located in the Calvert Medical Arts Building)

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