Baltimore police officers will not face charges for using a Taser on a 19-year-old Good Samaritan Hospital patient multiple times during a struggle that ended with the teen's death, city prosecutors said Tuesday.
Travelers to Maryland from three West African countries where Ebola continues to spread could be quarantined at home or barred from public transit depending on their risk of exposure to the deadly virus, according to guidelines Gov. Martin O'Malley announced Monday.
Maryland health officials designated three hospitals to receive Ebola patients in Maryland — including Johns Hopkins Hospital and University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore — changing course from previous plans almost two weeks after the virus spread to two nurses in Texas and as a new case emerged in New York.
As health officials fail to contain West Africa's Ebola outbreak, hospitals in Baltimore and across the U.S. are readying space and equipment for what some consider an inevitability – the arrival of the deadly virus here.
Harford County is moving forward with plans for a four-story health department building and four-story parking garage next to the 2-year-old Harford County Sheriff's Office southern precinct in Edgewood.
Patients hoping to legally use medical marijuana in Maryland appeared to be closer than ever last year, when legislators approved its distribution through medical centers conducting research on the drug. But to date, no hospitals have come forth to participate in the program.
By By Jean Marbella, Justin George and Erin Cox and The Baltimore Sun
MedStar Health has laid off 74 people in its real estate and facilities management departments as the hospital system transfers those functions to a contractor, which plans to hire back the workers, Medstar officials said.
The University of Maryland Medical System has set aside tens of millions of dollars because of complex financial transactions related to interest rates that have not paid off — yet. The medical system cannot use those funds even as it wrestles with financial pressures that have led to layoffs, but defends its use of the interest rate swaps.
Lawyers representing the owner of two Bel Air South properties that have figured prominently in a year-plus debate over future development in the area have asked a judge to review Harford County's recent approval of a site plan for a medical arts campus in the same neighborhood.
From traffic accidents to public transit, from school bus routes to the potential construction of a Walmart in their community, traffic and transportation were the main topics during Monday evening's meeting of the Abingdon Community Council.
On Wednesday, May 15, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Thursday ,May 16, from 3 to 7 p.m., the Hampden Family Center, 1104 W. 36th St., is partnering with MedStar Health, which owns Union Memorial Hospital, for a blood drive. If you have questions or wish to make an appointment, call the Hampden Family Center at 410-467-8710.
Action in Maturity (AIM), a Hampden-based transportation service for seniors in north Baltimore, celebrates its 40th year May 2. We talk to Esther Bonnet, 100, and City Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke, who founded AIM. We also talk to AIM director Liz Briscoe.
MedStar Health's plan to build a $30 million medical facility on the outskirts of Bel Air, at Emmorton and Plumtree roads, cleared nearly every aspect of a Harford County Development Advisory Committee review Wednesday morning. The one exception was the proposed traffic plan for a key intersection south of the site.
Baltimore will enter its third consecutive day below freezing Thursday, prompting health officials to warn vulnerable residents of deadly conditions and meanwhile threatening to make for treacherous travel with light snow expected to fall early Thursday morning and Friday afternoon.
North Harford High girls varsity basketball coach Lin James got her 600th career win, a 61-32 home victory over Harford Christian. County Executive David Craig announces his plans for the rest of his term in office. Year in Review - Dec
Though they are private companies, there is a substantial public policy interest in making sure their decisions serve the general public, and it falls to state and local governments to act as a check in this regard.
Walmart is not the only business itching to get into the corner of Plumtree Road and Route 924 south of Bel Air. MedStar Health announced Monday plans to build a 100,000-square-foot healthcare facility at the same intersection.