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Jun 6 2013
A Healthy Dose is launched!
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Welcome to A Healthy Dose!

We are very excited about the launch of Carroll Hospital Center’s blog, and we hope to inform, invigorate and inspire you through our posts. We see A Healthy Dose as another vehicle for providing you with the facts you need to make informed decisions about you and your family’s health and wellness.

You’ll get to meet some of the excellent staff of Carroll Hospital Center through this blog, from our talented medical staff that provides compassionate, skilled care to our fantastic nurses and support staff that keeps our hospital running smoothly. I’ve been with the hospital for 25 years, and I’ve been honored to work with such a great group of dedicated individuals.

I’d like to take the time to introduce you to one of them, Leslie Simmons, R.N., FACHE, our hospital’s executive vice president and chief operating officer.  I’m pleased to announce that Carroll Hospital Center’s Board of Directors named Leslie as president of Carroll Hospital Center this week during its monthly meeting, effective July 1. The board is expanding Leslie’s role as I transition toward my retirement, which will take place in a few years, when Leslie will then take over as president & CEO.

As a leader in the organization for nearly 14 years, Leslie has been instrumental in driving Carroll Hospital Center’s outstanding achievements in quality, with a focus on accountability and transparency. Her strong clinical background, from her more than 24 years of experience in numerous aspects of the health care industry, has been an asset in creating a culture of patient-centered care and high performance at the hospital through the development of clinical service lines and increased participation in statewide collaboratives and best-practice initiatives.

Leslie was recognized as one of The Daily Record’s “2012 Top 100 Women in Maryland,” and she is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

If you see Leslie, please congratulate her on her new position! I promise you, your hospital is in great hands!

I’d also like to introduce you to someone who is new to Carroll Hospital Center. Pictured to the left is your helpful blue guide, Carroll. 

Carroll is your go-to resource for all that Carroll Hospital Center has to offer. Carroll can be a friendly nurse, or an administrator or a diligent doctor.  You will see Carroll take many forms, so watch closely as we unveil Carroll through this blog.  If you have a question about health and wellness that you’d like our blue friend Carroll to address, send an email to Ask Carroll.  Your question–and Carroll’s answer– could be featured in a future “Ask Carroll” post on our blog!  

A Healthy Dose is another way for us to keep our communities healthy – and to introduce you to the folks who work as a team to provide you with compassionate, quality care that you want and deserve.

While it’s not intended to be a substitute for medical advice from your physician or health care provider, we view A Healthy Dose as another way to share health and wellness information with our communities.

I hope you will follow this blog and experience health and happiness as a result.


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