• Meritus Named A Top Maternity Hospital; One of Only Three in Maryland
    Mar 7, 2021 - Herald-Mail Media by Mike Lewis
    Meritus Medical Center has made a list of the best maternity hospitals in the United States. “We are thrilled to be selected as a top-ranking Maryland hospital for this honor,” Melanie Heuston, chief nursing and patient care services officer at Meritus, said in a news release. “It’s truly recognition of our women’s and children’s services staff and all that team accomplishes for patient safety and quality care when supporting the birth of nearly 2,000 newborns at Meritus Medical Center each year.”
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  • Local Experts Discuss Mental Health Challenges of COVID and Getting Real Help
    Mar 2, 2021 - Baltimore Positive by Staff
    Dr. Carmen Lopez-Avizu of Kennedy Krieger and Dr. Deepak Prabhaker of Sheppard Pratt discuss how COVID has impacted mental health in America and how local citizens in need can get immediate care.
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  • Prince George’s County to Get New Rehab Hospital in Bowie
    Feb 18, 2021 - Washington Business Journal by Sara Gilgore
    Birmingham, Alabama-based Encompass Health Corp. plans to build a 60-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Bowie, the company said Thursday. It’s slated to open for care in mid-2022. The facility would serve patients recovering from stroke and neurological disorders, brain and spinal cord injuries, amputations and orthopedic conditions, and more. It would offer physical, occupational and speech therapies, as well as 24-hour nursing care to complement existing acute-care services nearby, according to Encompass.
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  • Carroll Hospital Staff Members Advocate for Heart Health During Awareness Month
    Feb 16, 2021 - Carroll County Times by Yasmine Askari
    February is American Heart Month and a good time to implement new healthy habits, according to staff members at Carroll Hospital. Pam Xenakis, a dietitian and a certified diabetes educator at Carroll Hospital, says she would like more people to understand the connection between diabetes and heart disease.
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  • UMD Medical Center Receives National Award for Outstanding Respiratory Care
    Feb 16, 2021 - WDMV by Nordea Lewis
    Hospitals have been working overtime to combat COVID-19, and recently a Maryland hospital was nationally recognized for its efforts. The University of Maryland Medical Center received the 2021-2022 Apex Recognition Award from the American Association for Respiratory Care.
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  • Black Voices That Make A Difference: Breast Surgeon Dr. Regina Hampton
    Feb 15, 2021 - WTOP by Stephanie Gaines-Bryant
    Although Black women are slightly less likely than white women to get breast cancer, they are 42% more likely to die of the disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s why breast surgeon Dr. Regina Hampton dedicated her life to helping women battle the disease. She’s a Black voice making a difference.
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  • State Partnering with MedStar to Get COVID-19 Vaccines to Independent Living Facilities
    Feb 9, 2021 - WBAL by David Collins
    "MedStar, one of our partners, asked if we needed vaccines for our older adults, so we jumped at it," said Nichole Battle, CEO of the Govans Ecumenical Development Corp. "It is super exciting, especially given the fact that there are so many people who are hesitant about being vaccinated, and the fact that we are able to offer this opportunity to a segment of the population that is most at risk."
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  • UPMC Western Maryland President Michele Martz Reflects on Past Year
    Feb 6, 2021 - Cumberland Times-News by Teresa McMinn
    “It’s actually been a very fast year for sure,” Martz, UPMC Western Maryland’s president, said Friday. “Integration with UPMC was the definite highlight of the year. It seemed like after we started that integration things really came quickly with COVID and we had to react to that but we are so thankful to have UPMC behind us to support us through that process.”
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  • Local Hospital Leads Fight Against COVID-19 with Groundbreaking IV Antibody Infusion
    Feb 4, 2021 - WDMV by Katie Rhee
    Meritus Medical Center in Hagerstown, Maryland is leading the way in a coronavirus therapy treatment that could keep hospitals from becoming overrun in the event of another spike. They are the regional infusion center and were one of the first to receive approval to begin the therapy treatment in November.
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  • Luminis Health Launches Mobile COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic
    Feb 3, 2021 - WMAR by Brandon Ingram
    Luminis Health has launched a mobile vaccination clinic to reach those residing in subsidized senior residential communities in Anne Arundel and Prince George’s counties.
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