BALTIMORE, MD--(Marketwired - Dec 4, 2014) - MedStar Harbor Hospital welcomes Stuart M. Levine, MD, FACP, as vice president of Medical Affairs, effective December 1. Bringing operational and medical leadership experience from within the MedStar Health system, Dr. Levine will provide clinical oversight and medical direction to the hospital's more than 400 physicians, representing over 30 medical and surgical specialties.
In his new role as vice president of Medical Affairs at MedStar Harbor, Dr. Levine will be responsible for process improvement, programmatic growth and improved patient and physician satisfaction. He will also serve as a liaison between the medical staff, senior management and administration, including the hospital President and Board of Directors.
"I am pleased to welcome Dr. Levine as a valuable new member of our leadership team," said hospital President Dennis W. Pullin, FACHE. "Bringing a wealth of skills, experience and commitment, Dr. Levine will serve as a driving force in helping MedStar Harbor in fulfilling our mission to provide the highest quality of patient care."
Dr. Levine joins MedStar Harbor after a four-year tenure as the vice chairman of Strategic Growth and Research in the Department of Medicine at MedStar Good Samaritan and MedStar Union Memorial hospitals. In this role, Dr. Levine was instrumental in the conception, development and implementation of a several major initiatives including a health services research program, a new inpatient medical service structure, and a readmissions reduction effort.
In addition, he served as the medical director of the Good Health Center at MedStar Good Samaritan, overseeing the daily operations of a 20-employee regulated health and wellness and chronic disease management center.
Dr. Levine joined MedStar Health in 2010 as a board certified rheumatologist at MedStar Good Samaritan. He will continue to see patients at MedStar Harbor.
After receiving his medical degree from Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York, Dr. Levine continued his training with an internship and residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital and a fellowship in rheumatology at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
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About MedStar Harbor Hospital
For more than a century, MedStar Harbor Hospital has grown alongside the communities it serves in Baltimore City, and Anne Arundel, Baltimore and Howard counties. The hospital was first established in 1903 as a small community clinic servicing the waterfront community in Baltimore. More than 100 years later, the 179-bed hospital continues to offer the personal touch of a community hospital while incorporating the excellence of a high technology medical center. It has been the recipient of the Delmarva Foundation's highest honor, the Excellence Award for Quality for Hospitals, in 2001, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.
With more than 400 physicians representing 30 medical and surgical specialties, and 1,400 employees, the hospital offers a full range of health care services for patients from infancy through the senior years. MedStar Harbor's specialty areas include orthopaedics, women's services, cancer care, diabetes care, fetal assessment, cardio-pulmonary rehabilitation, and treatment of chronic lung conditions. The hospital's continuum of care also includes wellness programs, outpatient services and inpatient treatment.
MedStar Harbor is part of MedStar Health, a non-profit, regional healthcare system with 10 hospitals and more than 20 other health-related services in the Maryland and Washington, D.C. area. MedStar Health's patient-first philosophy emphasizes service, quality and safety, combining compassionate care and clinical excellence. More than a half-million patients trust their care to MedStar Health each year. medstarhealth.org
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Stuart M. Levine, MD, FACP, Vice President of Medical Affairs, MedStar Harbor Hospital
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