Maryland hospitals have been on the front line of the COVID-19 pandemic for one year, treating the first COVID patients on March 4, 2020. Since that day, they have admitted and treated about 35,000 of our family members, friends, and neighbors. Hundreds of thousands more Marylanders have benefited directly from hospitals’ efforts.
Maryland hospitals answered the call quickly and with full force to save lives and care for their communities. They added bed space to handle additional patients, shored up supplies of scarce protective gear, and supplied COVID testing—and now vaccinations—to their workforce and their communities.