financial assistance program serves
patients who are unable to pay all or part of their medical
bills. Improving healthcare access to those with limited incomes and
resources is an important part of Meritus Health's mission.
Promoting a healthy community
Meritus Health believes
that healthcare is not just for people when they are sick or
injured. Through many avenues, we reach out to the community and
offer ways to help you stay healthy.
Health Matters program uses magazine, radio, video, newsletters,
and blog postings to keep the public informed of Meritus
Health-sponsored community workshops, support groups, classes - and
offers tips on living a healthier life.
Spring through fall our
Farmers's Market presents
the public with healthy food choices and gives local farmers an
opportunity to market their fresh produce.
Up is for people age 55 and older who enjoy learning about
health-related topics over lunch. The group meets with physicians
and healthcare professionals once a month to understand health
topics of interest.
Nursing, or faith community nursing, encourages parishioners of
all ages and faiths to become active partners in the management of
their health. Parish nurses act as a vital link between the faith
and medical communities.
is a healthy eating and physical activity program for overweight
kids ages 6 to 13 and their families. The program shows families how
to eat healthy, encourage physical activity, and stay motivated.
Parenting and child health classes offer support and guidance
for new parents or those needing a helping hand. Class topics range
from childbirth education, newborn care, and breastfeeding to
parenting a child with special needs, preparing for multiples, and
preparing to parent a teen.
Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner (SAFE) program is a
comprehensive and compassionate approach to the treatment of victims
of sexual assault and abuse.
Center's SAFE program uses trained and
certified SAFE examiners to provide specialized medical care,
evidence collection, and emotional support to victims of sexual
Giving back to the community
Each year Meritus Health employees contribute time
and money to improve the well-being of our friends and neighbors.
Fundraising campaigns like the
United Way, March of Dimes, and the
Walk to End Alzheimers inspire our healthcare professionals to
give back to causes near to their hearts and professions. During the
holiday season, our physicians and employees make and deliver hot
meals for area families and seniors through our
Lend-a-Hand event. Cancer
survivors celebrate the gift of life each June when the John
Center sponsors a
family picnic for those touched by this life-changing disease.
Investing in our future
Through job shadowing and mentoring programs,
nursing students from
Community College and Towson
gain an intimate experience of their future profession. Meritus Medical
MEDcamp exposes high
school students interested in healthcare to many career options
including medicine, nursing, radiology, pathology, surgery,
rehabilitation, and trauma care.