• Maryland Lawmakers Take on Telehealth Expansion, Broadband Access
    Feb 1, 2021 - mHealth Intelligence by Eric Wicklund
    The Preserve Telehealth Access Act of 2021 would mandate payment parity, continue coverage for appropriate audio-only telemedicine services (such as phone calls), remove originating and distant site restrictions on telehealth and expand remote patient monitoring programs to align with state health initiatives that support Maryland’s Total Cost of Care Model.
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  • Northwest Hospital discharges 700th COVID-19 patient
    Feb 1, 2021 - Fox 45 by Bryna Zumer
    Northwest Hospital in Randallstown is celebrating the discharge of its 700th COVID-19 patient. Cynthia Kearney, 61, has been a preschool teacher for 36 years and has lived in Baltimore County her entire life, reports the hospital.
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  • Maryland COVID-19 bill would expand legal immunity for health care providers, nursing homes
    Jan 31, 2021 - Herald-Mail Media by Madeline O’Neill
    Proponents of the bill say the immunity is necessary to protect a health care industry that has been under siege for months and often lacked adequate resources in the fight against the virus.
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  • Human trafficking summit raises awareness
    Jan 31, 2021 - The Frederick News-Post by Mary Grace Keller
    Meaghan Tarquinio, a social worker in the forensics department at Frederick Health Hospital, is one of the first people a survivor sees after coming to the hospital for help. She said encouraging a person who has experienced trauma to open up to a stranger is difficult. Their basic needs — food, shelter and safety — have to be met before they can think about anything else.
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  • MedStar Health Provides Vaccines to Community Inside Mobile Care Center
    Jan 29, 2021 - WBAL
    MedStar Health provided coronavirus vaccines inside a mobile primary care center Friday to reach the vulnerable, at-risk population. Thanks to a partnership with the Baltimore City Health Department, nearly 70 shots were administered to pre-registered community members inside the mobile center on the Cherry Hill Senior Manor parking lot.
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  • Viewpoint: Baltimore-area health systems help drive innovation in response to Covid-19 pandemic
    Jan 29, 2021 - Baltimore Business Journal by Renee DeSilva
    “One of the realities that Covid has uncovered for all of us is a longstanding recognition of health care inequities,” said UMMS CEO Dr. Mohan Suntha. “But no single institution has the skillset or the resources to address that by themselves. We only do that by partnering with trusted voices within the community so those who have disproportionate need also can recognize a path forward.”
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  • Johns Hopkins assists Montgomery County with vaccination efforts for residents and school staff
    Jan 28, 2021 - WDVM by Timothy Young
    “We are excited about this partnership because working together, we can have a more effective vaccination strategy,” said County Executive Marc Elrich. “With the vaccine in such limited supply, we need to work together to reach as many of the eligible populations as quickly as possible.”
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  • LifeBridge, CareFirst debut new incubator for health startups in Baltimore
    Jan 26, 2021 - Baltimore Business Journal by Morgan Eichensehr
    LifeBridge and CareFirst will soon begin accepting applications for their new incubator, which will provide investment and support for early-stage health care startups from across the region and nation.
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  • Meritus cancer center unveils new entrance
    Jan 25, 2021 - Herald-Mail Media by Mike Lewis
    Meritus Health’s John R. Marsh Cancer Center Monday opened doors to a new patient entrance recently. The entrance is decorated with works by local artists to provide a sense of calm during a what might be a vulnerable time.
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  • Grace Medical Center, formerly Bon Secours, unveils revamp of critical West Baltimore health center
    Jan 19, 2021 - The Baltimore Sun by Meredith Cohn
    LifeBridge Health will begin unveiling this week upgrades and other improvements it pledged just over a year ago when it bought the former Bon Secours Hospital, long a linchpin in the health of West Baltimore.
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