Medstar to Cover the Health Center

Collington CEO, Ann Gillespie, and Collington COO, Megan Barbour, announced on January 7 that the MedStar Center for Successful Aging will be overseeing ALL health care at Collington by April 2022. MedStar’s Dr. George Taler will be Collington’s Medical Director for the campus. The MedStar Clinic at Collington Team: Dr. Pinky Singh, NP Caroline Shirima, Maracca Snowden and Lawanda Charles, will remain.

Dr. Taler is a clinical Geriatrician and one of the founding fathers of the MedStar House Call Program at Washington Hospital Center and Vice President Medical Affairs of MedStar Home Health.  He received his MD and residency training at University of Maryland- Baltimore and completed a clinical fellowship in Geriatrics at Parker Geriatric Institute in Hyde Park New York. He is also a Professor of Medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He has received several “Best Doctor” awards over the years.

This an expansion of Medstar’s relationship with Collington to include Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing, and Memory Care in the Creighton Health Center as well as the current Medstar Clinic for Independent Living at Collington.  A critical component of this model is continuity of care. Collington’s 2018-2023 Strategic Plan includes goals focused on transforming our model of care and service away from a “siloed” approach, where a transition through the continuum is disjointed, to a more integrated, seamless experience.

The Medstar expansion will replace the Adfinitas team: Dr. Jennifer Riedinger, Dr. Cecilia Kim, and Physician Assistant Erin McEnany, that provided care in the Health Center and previously, the Clinic.

5 thoughts on “Medstar to Cover the Health Center

  1. Why can’t I print out these messages? They would be a help to this aging gal (91) whose short term memory alas is not very good these days! Jeanne Barnett


  2. Thanks for this but we/I are/am going to need more information. Sounds good especially for an 91 year old in good health – so I look greatly look forward to this. Thanks to all who have made this happen! Jeanne Barnett


  3. It is most helpful to receive information like this via email – thanks. However I have to assume that much more information is on its way – hopefully on ‘printed paper’ and not just via email..I am a healthy 91 year old but think I need much more clarification as well. Many thanks. Jeanne Barnett


  4. Sounds great! At 91 and in good health and spirits with 11 plus years at Collington behind me.
    Jeanne Barnett

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