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UMMS affiliate hospitals also have deals with board members. Maryland lawmakers want reforms there, too.

UMMS affiliate hospitals also have deals with board members. Maryland lawmakers want reforms there, too.

State officials outraged by self-dealing contracts between the University of Maryland Medical System and its board members are calling on the health network’s affiliate hospitals to reform their board practices, as well, after a Baltimore Sun investigation revealed similar business ties.

UMMS has endured the wrath of lawmakers upset that the medical system entered into contracts with the companies of nearly a third of its board of directors — particularly because several of them were no-bid deals. The outcry resulted in the resignations of seven board members, including the UMMS CEO and Baltimore’s mayor.

The General Assembly passed a law last month,

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