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Current News, Events, and Press Releases

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.
GRMC Named a Top Hospital by Becker’s Hospital Review
This distinction recognizes GRMC as being among the top five hospitals for patient experience in the state of Maryland.
GRMC Opens Primary Care Clinic in Oakland
The new Garrett Family Medicine will provide comprehensive primary care services for people of all ages, from infants and children through those in need of geriatric care.
Garrett Hospital Celebrates 70th Anniversary
As Garrett Regional Medical Center celebrates its 70th anniversary, the small community hospital continues to evolve to meet the needs of the community to which it is dedicated.
Mountain Haven Wellness & Recovery Center Plans Open House on October 17th
At Mountain Haven Wellness and Recovery Center in Oakland, individuals with behavioral health issues can gather daily for meals and workshops to promote wellness and recovery efforts free of charge.
Advanced Lakeside Medical Care Now Open for Business
Western Maryland Health System cut the ribbon on Advanced Lakeside Medical Care on September 15 & opened for business on October 1. The 2,996-sf facility is located at 23789 Garrett Highway, McHenry.
More Than $1 Million Awarded to ‘Fight’ Opioid/Addiction in Garrett County
According to Van Hollen, Cardin & Trone, the funding will help increase access to high-quality integrated mental health and substance abuse disorders services, including opioid addiction.
BACHS Healthcare Offers Mental Health Services in Garrett County
The only service currently offered is a Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program, available from counselor Ryan VanNosdeln. All clients must have MD Medicaid to participate in these services.