Monday, September 9, 2019

We Scored 9 Stars Out of 10

Recently, I met with Dave Hynson, our Chief Information Officer, and Cindy Ellis, our Epic IT Application Director, who had recently returned from the Epic Users Group Meeting. Dave and Cindy shared with me the news that we achieved a score of 9 out of 10 on the Epic Gold Star program. The Gold Star program exists to incentivize Epic users to get the most out of the software’s capabilities. Dave told me that only one organization achieved a 10 this year and that out of 400+ Epic organizations, only 9 had achieved a 9! In Epic’s own words, those organizations that achieve an 8 or higher are at the cutting edge and are using leading practices in electronic medical record use. Congratulations to our Epic team and to all in the GBMC family who have helped us achieve this status.

Local Produce on Our Campus…Again
Many of you remember the GBMC Farmer’s Market. It was a good way to support our local farmers while also promoting healthy eating to our employees.

Well, we have reinstituted this practice, as GBMC is now partnering with SNAP produce (Hungry Harvest). This gives our patients, staff, employees, and community members an opportunity to purchase healthy produce at an affordable price. The markets will be held on the first and third Fridays of the month from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Civiletti Conference Center. The first community market took place on Friday and was a huge success!

I encourage you all to come and shop your local neighborhood market. For more information, please visit

Join the Celebration!
Please bring your family and friends to Shawan Downs on Saturday, September 28th, where once again, we will host Legacy Chase. Legacy Chase has become an annual social event, marrying the excitement of steeplechasing with the beauty of the countryside. The Hats, Horses, and Hope theme returns, and children are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite superhero to help fight cancer. They are also invited to attend Kids’ Korner for games, face painting, pony rides, and more.

Proceeds from the event will benefit oncology services at the Sandra and Malcolm Berman Cancer Institute. The Institute is the only comprehensive community cancer program in the Baltimore region to be certified with distinction by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. GBMC has invested in talent and technology to provide the best for oncology patients. Whether they need outpatient, inpatient, home care, or survivorship services, the more than 2,000 new cancer patients annually at GBMC all get the care we would want for our own loved ones.

For more information, visit

Hope to see you there!

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