The Chesapeake-Potomac Healthcare Alliance was formed in 1994 by MedStar St. Mary's Hospital, Calvert Memorial Hospital and Civista Medical Center with the goal of providing the very best health care for every person in Southern Maryland. The alliance includes a home health agency and a regional cancer center.
The Chesapeake-Potomac Home Health Agency (CPHHA) is dedicated to providing quality, cost-effective home health services to the residents of St. Mary's, Charles and Calvert counties. Under the orders of a physician, staff members are assigned to begin services based on specific patient needs and geographic area.
A multi-disciplinary team treats patients in their own homes, helping to improve patients' clinical and functional status. Nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech pathologists, medical social workers and home health aides are all available to assist patients, and provide education and medical care. Patients are usually followed for approximately four to six weeks and discharged from services after making appropriate community referrals.
Services at the Chesapeake-Potomac Home Health Agency are covered by Medicare, Medicaid and most insurances. Coverage for home health services varies from policy to policy. CPHHA staff members are pleased to contact insurance companies to determine each patient's level of coverage.
Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, please call the Chesapeake-Potomac Home Health Agency at 1-800-656-4343, Ext. 121, for more information about the referral process.
The Chesapeake-Potomac Regional Cancer Center was created as a joint venture of the Chesapeake-Potomac Healthcare Alliance and Maryland Regional Cancer Care to provide radiation therapy services to Southern Maryland residents. With convenient offices in Charlotte Hall and Waldorf, the center features expert treatment by leading physicians and staff with safety, quality assurance and precision at the forefront. To contact the Charlotte Hall office, call 301-884-2508. For the Waldorf office, call 301-705-5802.
State-of-the-art therapies include:
- HDR (high-dose-rate radiation therapy)
- Advanced CT simulation
- 3-D treatment planning
- IMRT (intensity-modulated radiation therapy)
- Transperineal interstitial brachytherapy (prostate seed implantation)
- Stereotactic Radiosurgery/Radiotherapy
On Oct. 1, 2009, MedStar St. Mary's Hospital joined MedStar Health, the largest not-for-profit health system in the mid-Atlantic region. MedStar St. Mary's Hospital is one of nine hospitals in the system, which also includes MedStar Washington Hospital Center and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, among others. MedStar also operates various other health-related businesses across the Maryland and Washington, D.C. region, such as MedStar Physician Partners — a multi-specialty physician practice owned by MedStar.