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  • Nurse, Lawyer, and Navy Veteran Leads Johns Hopkins Center for Transgender Health
    Aug 10, 2021 - The Baltimore Sun by Stephanie Garcia
    During the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, nonemergency surgeries were suspended, delaying gender affirming procedures for months. Paula M. Neira and other nurses were redeployed to respond to the pandemic, and the Johns Hopkins Center for Transgender Health had to put a moratorium on new patient intakes. “Paula is a clinical kind of leader in health care, because I really saw that in COVID,” said Dr. Deborah Baker, the Senior Vice President for Nursing for the Johns Hopkins Health System.
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  • Fighting Hunger in Maryland
    Aug 9, 2021 - WYPR by Sheila Cast
    Hear how Meals On Wheels provides much more than nutritious food to its clients and how the pandemic changed its work and why the University of Maryland Medical System is working to eradicate food insecurity across the state.
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  • LifeBridge Health Announces Vaccine Mandate for All Employees
    Aug 9, 2021 - WJZ-TV by Staff
    LifeBridge Health, a Baltimore-based healthcare company, announced Monday it will require vaccinations for all of its employees. The mandate will be fully implemented November 1, giving employees time to arrange a vaccination and become fully vaccinated.
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  • Enterprising Women of Excellence 2021: Kathy McCollum, University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center
    Aug 6, 2021 - Baltimore Business Journal by Joanna Sullivan
    Kathy McCollum, president and CEO of the University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center, was one of seven women recognized by the Baltimore Business Journal. They were chosen for their innovation, perseverance and ability to help others navigate industries dominated by men. All seven of them have had an impact not only on their companies, but on their communities as well.
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  • University of Maryland Medical System to Give $1.2 Million to Address Hunger in the State
    Aug 2, 2021 - The Baltimore Sun by Meredith Cohn
    The University of Maryland Medical System announced Monday that it has committed $1.2 million to helping address food insecurity in the state. The money will go to organizations that already are working in Maryland to reduce hunger and address longer-term needs.
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  • State Circle: Dr. Stephen Evans and Dr. Maulik Joshi Discuss Vaccination Efforts in Their Hospitals and Communities
    Jul 30, 2021 - Maryland Public Television by Jeff Salkin
    Dr. Stephen Evans, executive vice president for Medical Affairs and chief medical officer at MedStar Health, and Dr. Maulik Joshi, president and CEO at Meritus Health, appeared on Maryland Public Television’s State Circle Friday to discuss vaccination efforts in their hospitals and communities. They also shared the latest on COVID-19 patients in hospitals and advice on how Marylanders can protect themselves and their families from COVID.
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  • LifeBridge Readies to Raze, Replace Building at Grace Medical Center in West Baltimore
    Jul 12, 2021 - Baltimore Business Journal by Morgan Eichensehr
    The West Baltimore medical facility, which was acquired by LifeBridge in late 2019 and renamed Grace Medical Center, has been undergoing a phased major facelift. In January, it welcomed the first patients into its updated 17,000-square-foot emergency department, and shortly after debuted renovated primary and specialty care clinics and a new surgical suite.
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  • Lawmakers Hail New Prince George’s County Hospital as a Public Health ‘Win’
    Jun 8, 2021 - Maryland Matters by Hannah Gaskill
    “More than a million people in Prince George’s County and Southern Maryland are finally going to get the health care that they deserve — which they so desperately need and that they have [needed] for so long,” Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) said at the Tuesday ceremony.
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  • Baltimore Hospital Among 8 Nationwide Seeking to Reduce Disparities in Care for Black Women with Breast Cancer
    Jun 7, 2021 - WJZ-TV by Staff
    The University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center is one of eight nationwide selected to participate in a quality improvement and training initiative supported by the American Society of Clinical Oncology and Susan G. Komen. The practices are in metropolitan areas Komen has targeted in its African American Health Equity Initiative, which aims to reduce breast cancer disparities in those areas where the disparities are greatest.
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  • Frederick Health Holds Drive-Through Celebration for Cancer Survivors
    Jun 6, 2021 - WDVM-TV by Katie Rhee
    Debbie Fuller is a nurse navigator at the James M. Stockman Cancer Institute and also organized this year’s celebration. In previous years, the celebration was an all-day affair that brought cancer survivors together, whether they were currently battling the disease or had finished treatment.
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