We’re having an exciting week here at Frederick Memorial Hospital!
Just yesterday, our employees got their first look at the hospital’s new logo — our first update since the early 1980s. Our retiring “angel” logo has served us well, but we’ve grown and changed so much in the past three decades that it’s become clear we needed a new icon to reflect our vision.
Here at the hospital, our emergency department consisted of 12 rooms. Patients who needed cancer care or cardiology services had to go to other facilities in Washington, D.C. or Baltimore. Babies born prematurely (and their parents) had to make the same trek down the highway.
We’ve come a long way since those days.
FMH is now home to a 51-bed emergency department that’s consistently one of the busiest in the state. Just across the street sits the Regional Cancer Therapy Center, where patients can receive the very latest in treatments and participate in clinical trials that will discover the next great breakthroughs. Our interventional cardiology experts are ready and waiting when patients come to the hospital experiencing a heart attack, and we restore critical blood flow faster than any other Maryland hospital. Today, babies as young as 28 weeks’ gestational age can stay right here in the Billy Miller Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and mom and dad can be close to home as their newborn matures.
“While Frederick Memorial Hospital’s logo has changed to more accurately reflect the regional care provider we have become, what has not changed is our commitment to superb patient care and outstanding customer service,” says FMH President and CEO Thomas Kleinhanzl. “So when you see the new FMH logo it’s okay to remember where we have been, but it’s even more important to recognize where we are going.”
As members of the public, you’ll have to wait another week to see our new look (sorry!). We’re planning a grand reveal event for Thursday, September 6th in Hospital Park. We invite you to come to the park at 10:00 a.m. to watch as we unveil the logo on the side of the building and on the signs along Seventh Street.