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Grantsville Medical Center announces new primary care providers

Posted 4/8/24

Oakland, Md. – Grantsville Medical Center has grown its staff to now include three new primary care providers, Garrett Regional Medical Center has announced.

The three providers will enable the medical facility to take new patients as it works to meet the health care needs of the northern areas of Garrett County and nearby areas of Pennsylvania and Allegany County, MD.

Luis R. Colon-Mulero, MD, FABFM is a physician trained in family medicine and primary care. He joins Grantsville after working in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School, located in Worcester, MA. He has extensive experience in maternal child health, adult and pediatric emergency care, surgical post operative care, sports medicine, geriatrics, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

He performed his residency at the University of Massachusetts Worcester, serving in a multi-cultural, underserved community.

Amber Sines is a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner and joins the staff at Grantsville after working at the WVU Medicine Urgent Care in McHenry. She completed her Master’s Degree in Nursing at Chamberlain University in 2023, and has extensive experience working in a skilled nursing facility as well as family practice. She has worked in Garrett Regional Medical Center’s med-surg unit and ICU.

Hannah Metz earned her Master of Science Degree in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner, in 2020 from Simmons University. While at Simmons, she became a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.
Ms. Metz has worked with patients of all ages and has experience in diagnosing and treating acute and chronic conditions. Prior to becoming a nurse practitioner, she worked as a nurse in ICU. She will be joining the practice in June.

All providers will be taking new patients; starting in June, the practice will again take walk-in patients. For more information, call Grantsville Medical Center at 301-895-8750.

GRMC earns Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital Award from The Chartis Center for Rural Health

Posted 3/25/24

GRMC recognized for the sixth consecutive year

Oakland, Md. – Garrett Regional Medical Center (GRMC) has been recognized as a 2024 Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital by The Chartis Center for Rural Health for the sixth consecutive year in a row. Chartis’ annual Top 100 award program recognizes outstanding performance among the nation’s rural hospitals based on the results of the Chartis Rural Hospital Performance INDEX®.

GRMC was one of only two hospitals in Maryland to make the Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital list this year.
“Being nationally recognized for the sixth consecutive year as a Top 100 Rural and Community Hospital is quite a tremendous accomplishment for GRMC,” said Mark Boucot, president and CEO of GRMC and Potomac Valley Hospital. “This achievement would not be possible without our compassionate and caring staff. Each day, they make a commitment to provide our patients with exceptional care while treating them like family.”

“During an era of profound uncertainty for rural healthcare, the Top 100 rural hospitals continue to provide a unique lens through which we can identify innovation and inspiration for how to deliver high quality care to increasingly vulnerable populations,” said Michael Topchik, National Leader, The Chartis Center for Rural Health. “We’re delighted to be able to recognize all this year’s Top 100 but especially the more than 40 first-time recipients across both categories. It’s wonderful to see so many new facilities join the ranks of our Top 100 alumni.”

Now in its 14th year, the INDEX is the industry’s most comprehensive and objective assessment of rural hospital performance. Featuring a methodology utilizing publicly available data, the INDEX is leveraged nationwide by rural hospitals, health systems with rural affiliates, hospital associations, and state offices of rural health to measure and monitor performance across a variety of areas impacting hospital operations and finance.

As a full member of the WVU Health System, GRMC continues to grow the specialty services available to the 46,000 people in GRMC’s service area, which includes parts of eight counties across Maryland, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania. GRMC provides behavioral health, cancer care and infusion, cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation, dermatology, heart and vascular care, integrative pain management, nephrology and urology, podiatry, urology, and women’s healthcareservices, among others.

Excellent patient outcomes play a key role in the recognition GRMC achieves.

GRMC ended the past year with no inpatient catheter associated urinary tract infections, the seventh consecutive year without this type of infection. The hospital has one of the lowest case-mix adjusted readmission rates in the state. GRMC had the highest ranked HCAHPS scores (patient satisfaction) for 2023 among Maryland hospitals.

For more information on Garrett Regional Medical Center, visit www.wvumedicine.org/Garrett.

Adventure Sports Center International Property Sale Announcement

Posted 3/22/24

March 20, 2024, Oakland, MD – The Board of County Commissioners of Garrett County, Maryland announces an opportunity to acquire prime real estate formerly operated by Adventure Sports Center, Inc. (ASCI). Since 2007, ASCI has been operating North America's third pump-powered artificial whitewater course as a rafting and canoe/kayak slalom center.

In the offering, sealed bids are invited for the purchase of three parcels located on the scenic Wisp Mountain, adjacent to Deep Creek Lake in McHenry, Maryland.

Property Details for Bid #24-0523:

Parcel 1:
Location: 1393 Wisp Mountain Road, McHenry, MD 21541
Size: 1.00 Acre
Improvements: Amphitheatre
Deed Reference: Liber 01065, Folio 00705; Map 0049, Parcel 0129

Parcel 2:
Location: 250 Adventure Sports Way, McHenry, MD 21541
Size: 1.00 Acre
Improvements: 2-story Administration/Retail Building (+/- 9,008 SF) featuring a large retail area, offices, changing rooms, and showers.
Deed Reference: Liber 01018, Folio 00190; Map 0049, Parcel 0136

Parcel 3:
Location: 200 Adventure Sports Way, McHenry, MD 21541
Size: 16.48 Acres
Improvements: Concrete Recirculating Whitewater Course (+/- 300 meter), Pump House, Boat Storage Building, Pavilion (+/- 4,300 SF).
Deed Reference: Liber 01018, Folio 00190; Map 0049, Parcel 0127

All three parcels, with a total of 18.48 acres and including all improvements, are offered as a package deal with a $2,000,000.00 minimum bid. The successful bidder will be responsible for site survey, deed preparation, transfer fees, and closing costs.

Sealed bids must be received by May 9, 2024, at 1:30 P.M. and bids will be opened on May 9, 2024, at 2:00 P.M.

This sale presents a rare opportunity to own and potentially repurpose a unique property with vast potential for development into a premier adventure sports, retail, and/or event destination.

A site visit will be held on April 12 at 10:00 A.M. and participants must register in advance.

For further information, bidding instructions, and property viewings, please contact the Board of County Commissioners of Garrett County at info@garrettcountymd.gov or 301-334-8970.

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