Blog

  • What We’re Thankful For
    Nov 23, 2020
    Thanksgiving this year will look much different for many of us. No traditional dinner with extended family. No visits from in-laws and friends, and tough decisions about how to safely welcome home college-age children.
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  • Hospitals Contend with Surge
    Nov 16, 2020
    The warning lights that have flashed yellow for weeks, now show as solid red. Maryland is seeing a dramatic rise in both COVID cases and hospitalizations—prompting the state to tighten public health measures and announce a surge plan for hospitals.
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  • Election Impact
    Nov 9, 2020
    It now seems Joe Biden will be the 46th President of the United States. What will this mean for the hospital field, and for health care in Maryland?
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  • Protecting Our Health Care Heroes
    Nov 2, 2020
    The recent spike in coronavirus cases in Maryland and nationwide puts your hospitals and dedicated caregivers in the spotlight again. Our state’s strong support for hospital workers was on view this week when Gov. Larry Hogan visited Mercy Medical Center to thank them, as a representative of all our hospitals, during National Respiratory Care Week. It’s great to see him acknowledging hospitals’ central role in the ongoing fight against COVID.
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  • Statewide Strategy on PPE
    Oct 26, 2020
    We and much of the nation are alarmed to see an uptick of COVID in most states, including Maryland. Your hospitals appear to be managing the volume without the strain felt during our spike in April/May, yet we know a significant surge would threaten that progress and stress your resources further.
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  • Challenges, Opportunities in a Virtual Session
    Oct 19, 2020
    With just three months to the start of the 2021 legislative session in Annapolis, we’ll need to adapt to yet another new challenge brought on by the coronavirus: communicating with lawmakers remotely.
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  • Safety Net Feels Strain of COVID
    Oct 13, 2020
    The coronavirus pandemic and the economic downturn it has caused disproportionately affects the neediest Marylanders and communities of color. Even as some restrictions on business and social activity are lifting, the economy is slow to bounce back. Just last week the number of first-time unemployment claims in Maryland nearly doubled.
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  • Get Out the Vote
    Oct 5, 2020
    Caregivers in Maryland hospitals and health systems work year-round to heal patients and to keep their communities healthy. They also have an opportunity to help shape the direction of health care in our state and nation by casting their votes in the November 3 general election.
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  • Preparing for Potential Second Surge
    Sep 28, 2020
    Even as many parts of our state reopen to commerce, on-campus learning, and indoor recreation, there is reason to hope we’ve crushed the curve. Though there was that 20% spike in COVID inpatients two weeks after Labor Day weekend.
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  • Path to Equity Requires Clear Goals, Bold Pace
    Sep 21, 2020
    Hospitals and health systems have a clear imperative to make real strides on health equity. At Friday’s MHA Executive Committee meeting, Donna Jacobs of UMMS, chair of the MHA Health Equity Task Force, and Dr. Sherita Golden of Johns Hopkins Medicine, chair of MHA’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Advisory Group, outlined the opportunity. They spoke of pursuing sustainable change and “to do well by the people we serve.”
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