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Md. hospitals look for relief from federal stimulus bill

Fran Phillips, deputy secretary of the Maryland Department of Health, left, speaks as Gov. Larry Hogan listens on March 10, 2020. (The Daily Record / Bryan P. Sears)

Maryland hospitals stand to benefit from Congress’s massive $2 trillion stimulus bill, but questions about what they would get and when remain unanswered. The state’s hospitals have not yet entered a “crisis situation” over beds for COVID-19 so far, state ...

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CareFirst pledges $2M for COVID-19 relief

The Carefirst Building in Owings Mills. MF-D 3/14/02.

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield announced Monday it will contribute $2 million to community nonprofit organizations working to provide relief for communities’ health, social and economic needs that may arise during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This philanthropic contribution is part of CareFirst’s ...

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Hospitals, state adding hundreds of beds to prepare for coronavirus

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Maryland and its hospitals have begun adding beds and choosing sites for temporary hospitals as COVID-19 hospitalizations are expected to rise over the coming weeks. Mercy Medical Center and LifeBridge Health announced plans last week to bring hundreds of new ...

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