• Tue. Nov 22nd, 2022

Orchard Hill welcomes Dr Mouhamad Annous to the medical team

ByMadeleine J. Pierce

Nov 3, 2022

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Orchard Hill Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center announced the addition of board-certified vascular surgeon and wound care specialist Mouhamad O. Annous, MD, to its clinical team. Located at 111 West Road in Towson, the 134-bed skilled nursing facility offers post-hospital care, short-term rehabilitation and long-term residential care.

Dr. Annous’ appointment enhances Orchard Hill’s Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Management Program, which provides on-site hemodialysis and management of dialysis ports and wound care for nephrology patients. Under the direction of board-certified nephrologist Dr. Kamal Sewaralthahab, the CKD management program aims to preserve patients’ kidney function and prevent further decline through a balance of treatment and education. The facility’s on-site hemodialysis operates in partnership with Davita Kidney Care.

“Orchard Hill is the first in the region to integrate a vascular partnership like this, continuing to lead the way in bringing progressive skilled nursing services to the Baltimore area,” said Nikki Gachot, regional director of market development at Marquis Health Consulting Services, which supports the installation. “Dr. Annous works closely with Dr. Sewaralthahab and the dedicated care teams at Davita and Orchard Hill to ensure the best possible outcomes for the nephrology patients at the facility.

A highly respected physician in the Greater Baltimore area for over 40 years, Dr. Annous holds certifications in general and vascular surgery from the American Board of Surgery. It is affiliated with the Premier Vascular Center of Maryland and major hospital systems in the region, including the University of Maryland Medical System and Johns Hopkins Health System.

“Dr. Annous is widely known for his medical expertise and compassionate care,” Gachot said. “Orchard Hill is thrilled to welcome him to the team.”

Orchard Hill recently completed a multi-million dollar renovation with top-to-bottom upgrades. Throughout the modernization, the Skilled Nursing Facility continued to enhance its specialty programming in partnership with key regional healthcare providers. Its comprehensive offerings also include cardiac care, palliative care and physiatry, as well as pulmonary rehabilitation with a full-time respiratory therapist.

Serving as a healthcare resource for patient families and the local community, Orchard Hill maintains a resource library of physician-curated content covering many topics of interest. It can be viewed on the facility’s website, orchardhillrehab.com.

Marquis Health Consulting Services, based in Brick, New Jersey, provides administrative and consulting services to skilled nursing facilities and senior housing communities along the East Coast. The organization’s operational guidelines enable its client facilities to exceed their quality and customer service goals by adopting a progressive, multi-specialty approach to healthcare.