Philanthropic Support Brings New Tech and Staff to the Maternal Newborn Center

“The Maternal Newborn Center is all about exciting new additions,” says Dr. Ngozi Wexler, chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. “And we are thrilled to be growing our MedStar Montgomery family. Recently, our team has added talented new staff and one very high-tech bundle of joy — a cutting-edge ultrasound machine.”

Thanks to the generosity of the community partners who came together to raise over $100,000 in May’s 41st Annual Fore! Your Health Golf Classic, Dr. Wexler and her team are better equipped than ever to provide for highrisk pregnancies and obstetrical emergencies.

“The new GE Voluson E8 ultrasound machine is expanding and elevating our ability to care for complicated pregnancies within our local community,” says Dr. Wexler. MedStar Montgomery has also hired a full-time ultrasound technician and four part-time physicians with expertise in addressing complicated pregnancies.

“When patients are experiencing problems like an aneurysm in the umbilical cord, lack of fluid in the uterus, or other pregnancy complications, time is of the essence,” explains Dr. Wexler. “While we always provided our patients with extremely responsive care, in-house imaging technology and additional specialists allow us to move even more quickly. We are so grateful to Sandy Spring Bank and our other community sponsors.”

At MedStar Montgomery Medical Center, philanthropic investors help us make medical dreams a reality. Individuals, including patients who have benefited from MedStar Montgomery’s expert care, and community groups can express their support through the donation of time, treasure, testimony or talent. Sandy Spring Bank, the premier sponsor of the Fore! Your Health Golf Classic, has been supporting MedStar Montgomery Medical Center for a century.

Ngozi Wexler, MD

In fact, the partnership dates back 100 years, when one of the original Sandy Spring Bank directors made a philanthropic donation to the hospital.

The hospital’s expanded service for complicated pregnancies is the latest in a long string of projects supported by Sandy Spring Bank. Since 1992, Sandy Spring Bank has provided nearly a half-million dollars in philanthropic support to the hospital. This contribution, along with support from other community partners, has played an important role in helping MedStar Montgomery to double the size of the Emergency Department, advance nursing education initiatives throughout the hospital, and acquire cutting-edge equipment for cancer care.

As one of the premier banks in the Greater Washington, D.C., region, Sandy Spring Bank has helped build strong communities for nearly 150 years and remains deeply committed to enriching the lives of the communities it serves. Partnering with MedStar Montgomery is just one of the many ways Sandy Spring brings that commitment to life.  

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