Open House at Frederick Health Village

Senior Vice President Cheryl Cioffi, the chief operating officer of Frederick Health, welcomes attendees during an open house at Frederick Health Village on Tuesday. (Staff photo by Katina Zentz)

Frederick Health will take on new patients this month at its campus in north Frederick after expanding outpatient facilities in genetics-specified care and a medical weight loss program.

The new programs both offer specified treatments to patients. The Precision Medicine & Genetics Program matches care based on a patient’s genetics and the Medical Weight Loss Program offers patients assistance through nutrition and lifestyle changes without surgery, according to a press release.

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It’s good news that FH is attempting to expand services and it is not my intent to discredit the healthcare professionals. However, the last few experiences having to go to FH for emergency services was not a good experience, acknowledging the timing of visits was during Covid Pandemic. Hopefully, there have been positive steps with the new emergency facilities & improving staffing conditions, prior to attempting to expand services at other areas.


It is well past time that the FNP include an article about the many innovative and modern approaches at Frederick Health Hospital (FHH) to the study, diagnosis, and cure of diseases For example, we are blessed to have a medical professional at FHH, Dr. Maurice A. Smith, who specializes in lung cancer screening and diagnosis and uses robotic instruments to biopsy and perform some surgeries for lung cancer.

Few in our community realize that FHH is indeed a non-profit organization that offers many health services to local residents, too many to even start to count. For example, if a resident is between 50 and 80, a current smoker or have quit 15 years ago or less, has a smoking history of 20 packs/per year or more, and shows no signs of lung cancer, he/she is eligible for free screening at FHH. And, where would a large number of us be without the leadership shown by FHH during the worst of the Co-Vid 19 pandemic?

Some criticize FHH for a past experience that didn't go well. But there are many of us who applaud the work done by the professionals there. I am one of these.

Support our local hospital and the many professionals there.

I am not an employee of FHH.


[thumbup]md 1980 I don’t think everyone realizes how great they are despite a hefty obstacle like the nursing shortage. Travel nursing pays well, if you can handle the travel. Younger nurses can find it adventurous and appealing. Older nurses retire. Hospitals relying on travel nurses face a challenge affording them. We are fortunate just to have a city hospital, many have closed.


Frederick NEEDS more medical professionals and medical services. It sometimes takes MONTHS to get in with almost any doctor; especially specialists.

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