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2010

Baltimore Magazine

Kernan Nurse Practitioner Awarded First Place in Poster Contest

December 2, 2010

Rachel Lebowitz, CRNP, MS, a Cardiology Nurse Practitioner at Kernan, wins first place for her poster - "A Voice at the Table - NP Representation at the MEC Level."

Baltimore Magazine

Kernan Doctors Make Baltimore Magazine's 2010 "Top Doctors" List

November 5, 2010

Kernan is pleased to announce that six of its doctors have been selected by their peers as Top Docs in Baltimore Magazine. The Top Doctors List results are based on a Baltimore Magazine survey of more than 5,500 randomly selected physicians ...

John P. Straumanis, M.D.

Kernan Hospital Announces Appointment of New Chief Medical Officer

November 4, 2010

John P. Straumanis, M.D. will assume the position of chief medical officer on November 15, 2010. Dr. Straumanis served as Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the UM School of Medicine, and Medical Director of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at UMMC.

Dayne, the Therapy Dog

Kernan Hospital Therapy Dog Boosts Patient Morale

September 29, 2010

Kernan's latest physical therapy tool has four legs, a tail, and loves attention from human beings. Dayne, a yellow Labrador retriever therapy dog, is sometimes included in treatment plans for patients undergoing physical and/or occupational therapy at Kernan.

Kernan nurses

Shock Trauma Nurse Faces Own Spinal Cord Ordeal

September 9, 2010

A Carroll County man who spent a good part of his career helping spinal cord injury victims at Shock Trauma is currently recovering from his own spinal cord injury. Mike Konold is experiencing promising results with the help of Kernan's staff.

Kernan nurses

Kernan Hospital to Host 2nd Annual Adapted Sports Festival

August 10, 2010

Kernan Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation Hospital will be holding an Adapted Sports Festival on Saturday, September 18, 2010 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. ...

Kernan Uses New Robot-Assisted Therapy to Help Stroke and Brain Injury Patients

May 3, 2010

Kernan Hospital’s rehabilitation physicians and occupational therapists are now using robotic therapy to help improve motor skills for some of the hospital’s stroke rehabilitation and brain injury patients. Kernan is the largest provider of rehabilitation care in Maryland and is a part of the University of Maryland Medical System, an 11-hospital system. A state-of-the-art therapy tool, the InMotion 2 robot is included in treatment plans for patients with neurological conditions such as stroke, spinal cord injury and brain injury ...

Kernan nurses

Kernan Recognizes Certified Nurses

April 29, 2010

Certified nurses received special recognition at Kernan Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation hospital in Woodlawn during a celebration of Certified Nurses' Day on April 23. Kernan is the largest provider of rehabilitation care in Maryland and is a part of the University of Maryland Medical System, an 11-hospital system ...

Kernan Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation Announces Juanita D. Robbins as New Chief Operating and Development Officer

April 14, 2010

Kernan Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation in Woodlawn has announced the selection of Juanita D. Robbins as its new Chief Operating and Development Officer. Kernan is the largest provider of rehabilitation care in Maryland and is a part of the University of Maryland Medical System, an 11-hospital system located throughout Maryland. ...

Dr. Michael Ritmiller receiving an award from Kernan President and CEO, Michael Jablonover, MD.

Kernan Presents Practitioners of the Year Awards

April 5, 2010

Medical practitioners of Kernan Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation hospital in Woodlawn were recognized by employees and staff at the annual Practitioners' Day luncheon, March 29 at Kernan. The practitioners, nominated by staff, are recognized for excellence in patient-centered care, professionalism ...

Dr. Eric Shepard in Haiti

Kernan Anesthesiologist Provides Care in Haiti

March 1, 2010

Eric Shepard, MD, Director of Respiratory Therapy at Kernan Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation and Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, was part of the health professional relief team from the UMMC and School of Medicine ...

Dr. Roy T. Smoot, Jr.

Kernan Hospital Announces Appointment of New Chief Medical Officer

January 6, 2010

Kernan has announced the appointment of Roy T. Smoot, Jr., MD, FACS, as vice president of medical affairs and chief medical officer. Dr. Smoot, who recently served as the chief medical officer at Maryland General Hospital, replaces Michael ...