As COVID-19 cases and deaths climbed in Maryland, Governor Larry Hogan issued an order at the end of March 2020 asking all residents to stay home unless they were engaged in essential work. The next morning, thousands of doctors, nurses, and other health care workers reported, as always, to Maryland hospitals—placing their own lives, and the lives of their families, at risk to care for Marylanders. The fight continues to this day.

The dedication of Maryland hospital caregivers never abated, even when COVID cases surged and supply chains were strained past their limits. And the pandemic continues.

The taller the challenge, the deeper the commitment of our hospitals and health systems to excel in caring for Maryland. Healing happens every day, in every way, in Maryland’s teaching, community, and specialty hospitals. Children and parents beating cancer. Grandparents surviving strokes and restoring function. Babies born healthy, with bright futures. Accident victims helped to walk again. Psychiatric and substance use disorder patients gaining independence. And now, thousands of COVID victims recovering from a disease unimagined just months ago.

Our health care heroes brighten the lives of Maryland families every day. Please honor their commitment and contributions. Make sensible policy and legislative choices to support Maryland hospitals and health care heroes.

Learn more about how Maryland’s hospitals deliver health, hope, and healing.



The Maryland General Assembly adjourned Sine Die on April 12, 2021. During the 90-day virtual session, the legislature considered many MHA and hospital field top priorities. Collectively we secured several wins. These measures expand access to health care, improve health equity for Marylanders, and build upon numerous lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read the 2021 Sine Die Report