Caring for Maryland / News - Caring for Maryland


  • GBMC to Open New Space for Victims of Sexual Violence
    Feb 11, 2020 - The Daily Record by Tim Curtis
    Greater Baltimore Medical Center Thursday will open a new space in its hospital to treat victims of sexual assault, domestic violence and human trafficking. The new space, designed to make patients feel comfortable, will open at a time when the hospital is seeing more patients.
    Read more
  • Health Care Workforce Critical to Delivering Quality Care
    Feb 9, 2020 - YouTube by Maryland Hospital Association
    We asked President of Johns Hopkins Hospital Redonda Miller and St. Agnes Healthcare's Care Manager of Community Outreach Javan Mangum to explain how critical a robust workforce is to delivering quality care to Maryland patients. #Caring4Md
    Read more
  • Meritus Medical Center Debuts New Pediatric Room
    Feb 6, 2020 - Local DMV by Emily Yinger
    Meritus Medical Center is making a big splash with their new underwater themed pediatric care room. The room is geared toward patients eight and under. It features fun decorations such as a bubble tube, a sound-activated sensory light, and a pediatric bed shaped like a whale. Medical staff say the room helps young patients feel comfortable when getting procedures that may seem scary or overwhelming.
    Read more
  • MHA Legislative Breakfast in Annapolis
    Feb 5, 2020 - YouTube by Maryland Hospital Association
    MHA hosted hospital leaders and legislators for a breakfast in Annapolis in January 2020.
    Read more
  • Javan Mangum, of Saint Agnes Healthcare, and Olivia Farrow, of Saint Agnes Healthcare
    Feb 3, 2020 - YouTube by Maryland Hospital Association
    Javan Mangum, Care Manager, Community Outreach, Saint Agnes Healthcare, and Olivia Farrow, Director of Community Development & Engagement, Saint Agnes Healthcare, discuss how Maryland's hospitals support patients.
    Read more
  • UMMS: Suntha At The Helm
    Jan 29, 2020 - WYPR by Sheilah Kast and Melissa Gerr
    Millions of Marylanders get care from the University of Maryland Medical System, UMMS. Last year one-fourth of all the hospital visits in the state were made to one of the 13 hospitals that are part of UMMS. The old board has been replaced, and the new board picked a new CEO Dr. Mohan Suntha, a cancer doctor who has worked at UMMS almost three decades. He says he knows how to keep UMMS true to its mission.
    Read more
  • MedStar gets car for physical therapy patients
    Jan 29, 2020 - WBAL-TV by Theo Hayes
    It's not every day you see a car being lifted into the air by a crane, but that's exactly what happened Tuesday at MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital. A 2007 Lincoln MKZ headed straight for the fifth floor to the inpatient rehabilitation center to assist people like Curtis Taylor. Curtis has been in the hospital for two weeks after getting cellulitis in his right leg. Thanks to hard work and help from his therapists, he's heading home. The car is key to getting patients like Curtis back on track. Many of them are suffering with loss of mobility due to Parkinson's, stroke, amputation or other conditions.
    Read more
  • Md. Hospitals at the Front Lines of Human Trafficking Response
    Jan 29, 2020 - The Daily Record by Tim Curtis
    Maryland’s hospitals are often one of the first places human trafficking victims can turn to for help, and the hospitals are adopting new guidelines this month to help them identify and care for these patients. New guidelines were developed by the Maryland Hospital Association, Maryland’s Human Trafficking Task Force and other stakeholders. “There are a variety of screenings that our front-line staff are doing,” said Nicole Stallings, senior vice president for government affairs and policy at the Maryland Hospital Association. “It’s all about understanding the unique circumstances that your patient may be in,” and then being able to do something about it.
    Read more
  • The Answer to America’s Health Care Cost Problem Might be in Maryland
    Jan 22, 2020 - Vox by Tara Golshan
    The Maryland Model is highlighted in a Vox series looking at successful international health systems. It includes comments and background from John B. Chessare, M.D., president and CEO of Greater Baltimore Medical Center; Barry Ronan, the president and chief executive of Western Maryland Health System; and Bob Atlas, president and CEO of MHA. “What this is doing is incentivizing hospitals to do the right thing,” Atlas said of the Model.
    Read more
  • Opinion: What Sets Maryland Hospitals Apart
    Jan 9, 2020 - Maryland Matters by Bob Atlas
    In this Maryland Matters piece, our President & CEO Bob Atlas says, “What I learned through seeing firsthand how health care functions in more than 40 states and federally, is that Maryland’s hospitals are doing it right. They are providing health, hope and healing to our more than 6 million residents.” #Caring4Md
    Read more