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St. Agnes Healthcare Baltimore, MD
Healthcare - Health Services
1,000 - 2,500
St. Agnes Emergency Department, which includes Pediatric, Adult and Urgent Care Emergency Centers.
St. Agnes also supports off-site facilities including Seton Imaging Center and the Ellicott City Surgery Center.
For more information, please call 410-368-6000.
In 1862, The Daughters of Charity began St. Agnes Hospital, carrying on their centuries-old mission of service. The first Catholic hospital in Baltimore, St. Agnes was originally created to provide nursing care for the poor. The facility moved to its present location in 1876 and was reorganized as a full-service hospital in 1906.
St. Agnes Hospital
is a full-service community teaching hospital with residency programs in a number of medical/surgical specialties.
Key services at
St. Agnes Hospital
include: The St. Agnes Cancer Center, The Chest Pain Emergency Center, Cardiovascular Services, Women’s Health Services, The Joint Connection, The Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery and Telemedicine and the St. Agnes Emergency Department, which includes Pediatric, Adult and Urgent Care Emergency Centers. St. Agnes also supports off-site facilities such as the Seton Imaging Center.
In 1999 The Daughters of Charity National Health System (parent organization of St. Agnes Hospital) joined the Sisters of St. Joseph Health System to create Ascension Health. As the new parent organization of
St. Agnes Hospital
At St. Agnes Hospital we believe that the care we provide our patients is second to none. We offer a full range of health care services and are proud that the doctors, nurses and health care professionals on our staff are the best in the industry. We believe it is our privilege to serve the people of the Baltimore/Washington area and to care for all patients who enter our doors.
Service for the Poor Generosity of spirit, especially for people most in need. Reverence Respect and compassion for the dignity and diversity of life. Integrity Inspiring trust through personal leadership. Wisdom Integrating excellence and stewardship. Creativity Courageous Innovation Dedication Affirming the hope and joy of our ministry.
New technology helps diagnose and treat cancer
(Baltimore, MD) – Sometimes, taking care of your health means taking a good look inside. At St. Agnes Hospital, physicians are better equipped with the PET/CT scanner, a new technology that allows them to diagnose and determine the extent of various cancers, damage to cardiac muscle, and neurological disorders, with unprecedented accuracy.
The PET/CT scanner integrates PET and CT technologies into a single device, making it possible to collect both anatomical and biological information during a single examination. The CT, or computed tomography, has long been used to give doctors a very accurate picture of the body’s structures and allow them to locate abnormalities in tissue. PET, or positron emission tomography, measures the body’s metabolism of glucose, a simple sugar used by cells for energy. Fast-growing cancer cells use more glucose than healthy tissue, thereby revealing their size and growth rate on the scan. The CT technology pinpoints the exact location of the tumor, while the PET provides information on the size and growth rate, giving doctors more accurate and detailed information.
“It is an extremely powerful technology that allows us to get the best of both machines,” said Dr. Ethan Spiegler, Director of Nuclear Medicine at St. Agnes Hospital. “The main advantage of PET/CT is the perfect fusion or superimposition of metabolic PET image with an excellent CT image.”
The technology also allows doctors to track the progress of therapy by doing follow-up scans at intervals, to see if cancer is shrinking, growing, spreading, or receding. Because of the more accurate diagnosis, doctors are able to provide better treatment for a variety of diseases, particularly cancer.
“This new technology is changing the way doctors diagnose and care for their patients,” said Dr. Spiegler. “With the information provided by the PET/CT scanner we are able to tailor treatments to the meet patients’ specific needs and treat the cancer more effectively.”
The test is brief and comfortable. Patients fast for several hours, then get an injection of radioactive glucose tracer. The tracer is allowed to circulate through the body for about 45 minutes. Then, the patient undergoes the scan, which can last up to half an hour. A patient benefit of the PET/CT scanner is the open design, which reduces the chances that patients may feel claustrophobic and increase technician access to the patient during the exam.
St. Agnes Hospital
, we commit ourselves to spiritually-centered health care which is rooted in the healing ministry of Jesus.
In the spirit of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, and in collaboration with others, we continually reach out to all people in our community, with a special concern for those who are poor and vulnerable.
As a Catholic health care ministry and member of Ascension Health, we are dedicated to the art of healing to sustain and improve the lives of the individuals and communities we serve. We are also called to advocate for a just society.
Through our words and deeds, our ministry is provided in an atmosphere of deep respect, love and compassion.
Patients are our passion. Our physicians and associates are our pride. Healing is our joy.
We will be widely known for the way our physicians, nurses and associates combine sophisticated medical technology with spirituality and compassion. Shoulder-to-shoulder, we stand united in our community to care for those in need. We will be a leader in service excellence.
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Nurses Career Hotline: 410-368-2163
Job Hotline: 410-368-3350
Address: 900 S. Caton Ave.,
Baltimore, MD 21229
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