The viral video of a University of Maryland hospital patient being discharged onto a Baltimore street on a cold January evening wearing only a hospital gown and socks should prompt state legislators to consider the need for better protection of hospital patients.
By Karen Lewis Young, Eileen Menton and Anna Palmisano
Howard County Schools Superintendent Michael Martirano made it clear when he unveiled his fiscal 2019 operating budget that his top priority was to bring down the school system’s $22.2 million, and growing, deficit.
Havre de Grace residents continue to express concerns about the medical center and psychiatric hospital that will be built near the Interstate 95/Route 155 interchange, as part of Upper Chesapeake Health's plan to close Harford Memorial Hospital.
When I watched the viral video of the woman in the hospital gown being hustled out in the cold by security officers at the University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown ED, my first thought was: “I hope I never participated in anything that awful.” As an RN, I remember many people being "put out."
Rising crime, unheated schools and a woman in a hospital gown being dumped at a bus stop on a freezing night: At a time when Baltimore is competing with more than 200 cities for Amazon's second headquarters, the last thing the city needed was for such images to go viral.
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.
Proposed changes to the Havre de Grace zoning laws regarding Upper Chesapeake Health's new Bulle Rock Campus are both necessary for the protection of city residents and to ensure the health system operates with maximum flexibility as market conditions change.
The Baltimore VA Medical Center is joining other VA centers in turning to a treatment called battlefield acupuncture, among other therapies, to treat pain in former service members as part of an effort to reduce reliance on opioids that no longer work or have lead to substance use problems.
Proposed changes to Havre de Grace’s zoning ordinance would not only reflect Upper Chesapeake Health’s plans for a new free-standing medical facility near the Interstate 95 interchange, it would also open the door for the site to one day become a regional general hospital.
Johns Hopkins and the University of Maryland Medical Center have chosen profit over public health in the Baltimore's poorer neighborhoods. They prefer to admit asthma patients, or treat them in the emergency room, rather than make the investment research shows is needed to keep them healthy.
A southwest Baltimore neighborhood in the shadow of two prestigious medical centers — one of which's researchers are international experts on asthma prevention — has higher rates of asthma related emergency room visits and hospiatlzations than other parts of the city.
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.
Armies of volunteers wrap presents as fundraisers over the holiday season. Over coming weeks, you’ll likely encounter teams from Howard County General Hospital at the Mall in Columbia and representatives of nonprofits at Barnes & Noble.
Dr. Burton C. D'Lugoff, a retired internist and addiction specialist who was a partner with his brother in the famed Village Gate nightclub in New York City, died Nov. 25 from multiple organ failure at Sinai Hospital. He was 89.
Dr. Philip H. Moore, a retired internist and rheumatologist and former consultant to the state Disability Determination Services, died Nov. 5 of respiratory failure at the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center. He was 80.
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.
To help address the growing demand for services, the hospital is in the midst of both short and long-term planning to ensure its infrastructure, much like that of the county, can keep pace with development.
Maryland hospitals didn't rank well in a national assessment of safety at health care facilities, though the hospitals say the comparisons are not apples to apples and others charge that such studies can confuse the public.