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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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  • Searching for 100,000: Luminis Health System Crosses a Vaccine Milestone in Annapolis
    Jun 5, 2021 - The Baltimore Sun by Danielle Ohl
    Christine Crabbs, director of community health for Luminis, has overseen mobile vaccine clinics like the one set up Friday in partnership with Whose House? God’s House, a collective of predominantly Black churches dedicated to increasing the vaccination rate in the county’s Black community.
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  • “It Was a War for Us” – TidalHealth Reflects on Impacts of COVID-19 More Than a Year Later
    Jun 2, 2021 - WMDT-TV by Hannah Cechini
    It’s been more than a year since the COVID-19 pandemic first arrived in Maryland. Local healthcare workers say these past 15 months have been an emotional whirlwind. TidalHealth Peninsula Regional was no exception to that. “The first three months were pretty challenging because we didn’t know what we had or what we were doing. We had a lot of folks passing and dying from the pandemic,” said Chief of the COVID-19 Response Team, Dr. Chris Snyder.
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  • Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital Debuts Outpatient Center After $6M Update, Expansion
    May 30, 2021 - Baltimore Business Journal by Morgan Eichensehr
    The hospital's CEO Sheldon Stein explained when the outpatient facility initially opened, MWPH was seeing about 5,000 outpatient visits per year. By the end of last year, the hospital's annual outpatient visits had surpassed 50,000. Stein said the hospital has long recognized that outpatient visits would continue to "take off" and that more care space would be needed to meet demand, but growth occurred even more quickly than expected.
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  • Two Men Who Battled COVID-19 Grateful for the UMMC Lung Transplant Program
    May 25, 2021 - WMAR-TV by Kelly Swoope
    Dr. Alexander Krupnick and his team from the University of Maryland Medical Center performed successful lung transplants on Micklus and another man.
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  • Keynote: A Conversation on Health Equity in Maryland
    May 24, 2021 - State of Reform by Nicole Pasia
    The panelists – Del. Joseline Peña-Melnyk, Dr. Letitia Dzirasa, Dr. Mohan Suntha, and Brian Pieninck, CEO of CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield – shared perspectives from all corners of Maryland’s health systems on centering health equity in state policies.
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  • 'Toolkit' Helps Build Communication Between Patients, Health Care Providers
    May 23, 2021 - Herald-Mail Media by Mike Lewis
    Miller is a language services advocate at Meritus. She said she's been working in the hospital's patient advocacy department for about 18 months. Much of her work involves translation services for those who do not speak English or have limited proficiency in the language.
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  • “You Save as Long as You Have To”
    May 22, 2021 - ProPublica by Catherine Rentz
    Dr. Rudiger Breitenecker, a forensic pathologist, worked at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center, a hospital just outside the Baltimore city limits, and as an expert in courtrooms across the country. He opened the Rape Care Center within the hospital, a unit dedicated to doing better for the traumatized women who wound up there. He trained physicians on how to conduct respectful but meticulous exams and how to preserve the evidence of a possible crime.
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