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Current News, Events, and Press Releases

Mtn. Laurel Medical Center Earns Highest Community Health Quality Recognition in Maryland
The Community Health Quality Recognition (CHQR) badges are awarded based on data submitted as part of the annual Uniform Data System report to the Health Resources & Services Administration.
Boucot Appointed to American Hospital Association Board
“I am honored to be appointed to address healthcare policy on a national level. It’s an honor to represent rural hospitals and health systems throughout our region,” remarked Mark Boucot.
Charles Walch MD, Garrett Surgical Group Join GRMC
“Dr. Walch is a superlative surgeon & caring physician, & we are thrilled to have him as part of the employed physicians at GRMC,” stated Mark Boucot, President/CEO of GRMC & Potomac Valley Hospital.
Garrett County Community Action Receives Food Donations to Help with Growing Local Need for Food Assistance 
Throughout November, Walmart encouraged generous shoppers to donate food and funds to support Garrett County Community Action's emergency and supplemental food programs.
GRMC Awarded ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grade For Fourth Consecutive Year From Leapfrog Group
Nationally recognized as a Top 20 Rural and Community Hospital by the National Rural Health Association, GRMC’s excellent patient outcomes play a key role in the recognition the hospital achieves.
GRMC Receives Acute Stroke Ready Hospital Recertification by the Joint Commission
Organizations seeking certification are required to adopt a set of standardized performance measures and collect monthly data, which is submitted to the Joint Commission, for each set of measures.
Garrett Regional Medical Center officially joins WVU Medicine
As of July 1, 2022, Garrett Regional Medical Center is a full member of the WVU Health System, an integrated network of doctors, hospitals, clinics, and specialized institutes across several states.
Mountain Laurel Medical Center Expanding Clinical Services in Oakland
The renovations will create a dedicated exterior entrance and waiting area for the Mountain Laurel Community Pharmacy as well as improved and co-located space for behavioral health services.
Magnolia Urgent and Primary Care Opens in Loch Lynn Heights
A ribbon cutting ceremony was held April 19th to celebrate the grand opening of Magnolia Urgent and Primary Care, a locally-owned urgent and primary care practice.
Garrett Regional Medical Center, Garrett County, and WVU Medicine to Hold Virtual Forums
Garrett Regional Medical Center will hold Virtual Public Forums on December 14th and 20th with WVU Medicine to provide area citizens with information on its proposed full partnership with WVU.
Mountain Laurel Medical Center Launches New Community Relations Van
The van, which is staffed by Community Health Workers, Insurance Navigators, and Medical Assistants, is equipped with technology to perform health screenings, distribute health literature, and more.
GRMC Earns Third Consecutive 'A' From Leapfrog
The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization checking health care quality and safety.
GRMC Named a Top Maternity Hospital
GRMC, one of three Maryland hospitals to make the distinction, met Leapfrog’s high standards for safety, as well as quality, of the maternity care provided.
GRMC Rated as a Top-20 Rural Hospital
Achieving the Top 20 ranking puts GRMC in the top 1% of hospitals designated as rural in the United States.
Integrative Pain Management Center opens at GRMC
The new center will provide a variety of non-opioid treatment options for people suffering from chronic pain.