• Telehealth: Is It Here to Stay?
    Dec 29, 2020 - The Business Monthly by Mark Smith
    While a sizeable sector of the market would have welcomed telehealth pre-pandemic, “there were so many barriers to using it on the federal and state fronts that it never had a real chance to gain any traction,” said Jennifer Witten, vice president, government affairs for the Elkridge-based Maryland Hospital Association.
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  • Children's National Workers to Give Toys to Patients, Families at Hospital on Christmas
    Dec 22, 2020 - WJLA by Staff
    A group of Child Life Specialists at Children's National Hospital are planning to do their part to spread holiday cheer to children and their families on Christmas Day. Leading the charge for this charitable act is Judy Ross, a Child Life Specialist at the hospital.
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  • Meritus Medical Center Maintains Manageable ICU Levels During Pandemic
    Dec 22, 2020 - WDMV by Roshan Davis
    “We are usually running between 70 and 80 percent capacity of the whole hospital … And staffing continues to be challenging,” said Joelle Butler, Meritus Health corporate communications. “Our healthcare heroes are just sticking it out.” Joelle Butler also stated Meritus has backup plans to open more beds should the situation call for it.
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  • Univ. Of Md. Medical Center Celebrates December Babies With 'My First Christmas' Stockings
    Dec 15, 2020 - WJLA by Samantha Mitchell
    Charles Regional Medical Center at the University of Maryland is making sure babies born in the month of December are celebrated properly. In the midst of a pandemic, it's just what we all needed and may have not even realized it. “Nestled all snug in their beds," the medical center announced on its Facebook post.
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  • Mercy Medical Center named one of nation's safest hospitals
    Dec 14, 2020 - WBAL TV-11 by Staff
    Baltimore's Mercy Medical Center has been awarded an "A" grade in the Fall 2020 national Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, the hospital said in a statement. Mercy is one of six hospitals in Baltimore to receive an "A." Mercy also earned Leapfrog's "A" safety rating in both the spring and fall of 2019.
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  • Howard County General Hospital Receives State Accreditation
    Dec 14, 2020 - Patch by Kristin Danley-Greiner
    Howard County General Hospital has received accreditation from the Maryland Department of Health to provide training and certification for community health workers who connect people in groups who have traditionally lacked adequate health care with health care and social services providers.
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  • State Circle: Leslie Simmons
    Dec 11, 2020 - Maryland Public Television by State Circle
    LifeBridge Health's Chief Operating Officer Leslie Simmons was featured on Maryland Public Television’s “State Circle.” She talks about how LifeBridge Health is caring for patients as case numbers continue to climb and the hopes around the recently approved vaccine. She also urges people not to delay their care because of COVID-19.
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  • 1,000th COVID-19 patient discharged from MedStar Franklin Square
    Dec 11, 2020 - WBAL TV-11
    The 83-year-old grandmother from Rosedale repeated an emotional thank you to nurses as she was wheeled through a clap line of staff and hospital management.
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  • New COVID unit with windows in Hagerstown lets patients and families interact
    Dec 10, 2020 - WUSA9 by Ariane Datil
    One of the tragedies of this pandemic is that it keeps families apart while a loved one is sick in the hospital with COVID-19. Meritus Health built a new ground-level facility in Hagerstown to address that. The permanent 20-bed unit is lined with big windows so that COVID patients can see family and friends as they recover.
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  • Meritus praised for 'pandemic heroism'
    Dec 7, 2020 - Herald-Mail Media by Mike Lewis
    Meritus Health’s COVID-19 response team has been recognized for "pandemic heroism" by an organization focused on health care safety and quality. “From the beginning, our greatest resource — our staff and our community providers — rose to the challenge to take care of this community,” Maulik Joshi, Meritus Health president and CEO, said.
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