Friday, February 10, 2012

Sentara Lake Ridge Opening Soon!

Dr. Mary Ann McLaurin named Medical Director

Sentara Lake Ridge is opening in just a few short weeks in mid-March and Dr. Mary Ann McLaurin will be at the helm of the 24-hour Emergency Department. An experienced emergency medicine physician, Dr. McLaurin will serve as the medical director for Sentara’s first outpatient emergency center in Northern Virginia.

“I’m thrilled to be the medical director at Sentara Lake Ridge,” says Dr. McLaurin. “Residents will be able to get the care they need, close to home, without the obstacles that are present in hospital emergency rooms.

“Sentara Lake Ridge Emergency Department will be open 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week, just like a hospital emergency room,” explains Dr. McLaurin. “Ambulances will not bring patients to this emergency room but if inpatient hospital care is needed, Medical Transport is available to transport patients to the hospital.”

Dr. McLaurin began working at Sentara Potomac Hospital’s Irene V. Hylton Emergency Care Center in 1989 and became the vice chair in 2000. She also serves on the Ethics Committee at Sentara Potomac Hospital and the BestPractices Leadership Team, which is a management group that focuses on excellence in patient care, building staff teamwork and improving patient satisfaction.

Located on Minnieville Road near Tackett's Mill, Sentara Lake Ridge is Sentara Healthcare’s first outpatient healthcare campus in Northern Virginia. Services on the first floor will include 24-hour emergency care, advanced imaging (CT, digital mammography, bone density scanning, ultrasound and digital x-ray), and laboratory services.

The second floor will include physicians’ offices for Mount Vernon Internal Medicine and Greater Metropolitan Orthopaedic Institute, Greater Metropolitan Physical Therapy and the Lake Ridge Ambulatory Surgery Center.