Brown to launch “Maryland Domestic Violence Health Care Screening and Response Initiative”
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (October 19, 2010) – Tomorrow morning, Lt. Governor Anthony G. Brown will join health care representatives, domestic violence advocates, community members and state and local officials to announce the launch of a new Hospital-Based Domestic Violence Program at Prince George’s Hospital Center. Lt. Governor Brown will also announce the Governor’s Executive Order establishing the “The Maryland Domestic Violence Health Care Screening and Response Initiative,” which will encourage programs similar to the one being established at Prince George’s Hospital Center.
The Prince George’s program will be Maryland’s fifth hospital-based domestic violence program, designed to meet the Executive Order’s goal of expanding domestic violence services at health care facilities across the state through screening hospital patients, training health care staff and providing resources to victims of domestic abuse. Tomorrow evening, Brown will present a Governor’s citation to the Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence celebrating the advocacy group’s 30th anniversary.
In 2009, Brown championed successful efforts to improve domestic violence law and take guns out of the hands of domestic abusers. His cousin, Cathy, was murdered by her estranged husband in Montgomery Village during the summer of 2008.
WHO: Lt. Governor Anthony G. Brown
Kenneth E. Glover, President and CEO, Dimensions Healthcare System
John A. O’Brien, President, Prince George’s Hospital Center
Carla Diggs Smith, National Capital Area Community Manager, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
Charles B. Gross, Ph.D, Vice President of HealthCare Management Services, Amerigroup Maryland
Enrique Martinez-Vidal, Commissioner, Maryland Community Health Resources Commission
Mark Arsenault, Assc. Vice President, Emergency and Disaster Services, Dimensions Healthcare System
Michaele Cohen, Executive Director, Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence
WHAT: Lt. Governor Brown to Launch “Maryland Domestic Violence Health Care Screening and Response Initiative” and Announce New Domestic Violence Hospital-Based Program at Prince George’s Hospital Center
WHERE: Prince George’s Hospital Center
3001 Hospital Drive, Cheverly, MD
WHEN: Wednesday, October 20, 2010