January 24, 2022 — Collington Life Plan Community welcomes Dr. George Taler as its new medical director, ensuring oversight and direction of Collington’s continuum of health care and wellness services for residents in Independent Living, Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing and Memory Care in the Creighton Center.
“I am pleased to join the Collington community as medical director. I have spent the bulk of my career serving the health care needs of older adults and am honored to be able to further enhance the holistic, person-centered health care here on campus,” said Dr. Taler.
Dr. Taler is a clinical geriatrician who serves as medical director for MedStar Health Home Care. He is one of the founders of the MedStar House Call Program at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and is currently a physician with the House Call Program in Baltimore. After earning his medical degree at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at the University of Maryland Medical Center and a clinical fellowship in geriatrics at Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation in New Hyde Park, New York. He also serves as a professor of medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine.
Under his leadership, Collington is partnering with MedStar Health Center for Successful Aging to provide state-of-the-art medical services to older adult residents of Collington.
“We aim to create a continuum of care for residents so as their health care and wellness needs change, they can continue to access top quality health care resources here at Collington,” said Ann Gillespie, CEO of Collington. “Through our expanded partnership with the MedStar Health Center for Successful Aging and with the appointment of Dr. Taler, we will be able to bring a more integrated and seamless health care and wellness experience to campus.”