The attorney of a woman left outside of a Baltimore hospital on a cold night last week wearing only a patient gown and socks said the medical institution turned their back on her when she was having a psychotic episode.
A state agency charged with ensuring health facilities meet federal and state standards is investigating a University of Maryland Medical Center hospital in Baltimore where a woman was found outside in just a hospital gown and socks in a case that some are calling patient dumping.
Patient dumping is when a hospital releases a patient to the streets rather than keeping them or connecting them with needed social services. The University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown in Baltimore is the latest hospital across the country accused of patient dumping.
A major new study has found that even birth control pills and other contraceptives that release low doses of hormones increase the risk of breast cancer in women, despite hope among doctors that it would not.
An Eastern Shore hospital executive has joined the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission as its new executive director. Joy A. Strand takes her new job just as companies have begun to dispense medical marijuana to patients.
The new report is the latest measure of how well public health authorities are doing at boosting rates of early diagnosis and care for HIV — goals that will extend life expectancies for patients and reduce the virus’ spread.
To increase access to stem cells and their use, the federal government in 2005 created public banks, including at Mercy Medical Center and St. Agnes Hospital. The banks have seen success in the units of blood collected but have struggled financially with some banks closing.
The presidents of the University of Maryland Medical Center and The Johns Hopkins Hospital speak to members of the Greater Baltimore Committee on a wide range of health issues during its monthly newsmaker breakfast.