Health Care

Md. lawmaker plans adenovirus legislation

Del. Joseline Peña-Melnyk, D-Prince George's and Anne Arundel. (File Photo)

At least one Maryland lawmaker plans to introduce legislation that could require more disclosure during a potential adenovirus outbreak. Del. Joseline Peña-Melnyk’s potential bill comes after reporting on the death of a University of Maryland, College Park student suggested she could ...

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GBMC given gold seal from the Joint Commission

Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC) announced Thursday it earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for advanced certification for total hip and total knee replacement. The Gold Seal of Approval is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s ...

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Md. sees moderate fall in senior health rankings

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Maryland’s ranking in UnitedHealthcare’s annual senior health report fell outside of the top 10, a sign of poor outcomes in some areas like obesity despite improvement in other areas, like more home health workers. The state placed 11th in UnitedHealthcare’s ...

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Six digital health startups reach LifeBridge Innovation Challenge finals


Six startups were named finalists Wednesday for the inaugural LifeBridge Health and CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Innovation Challenge, giving the digital health companies the chance to receive up to $50,000 for research and development of their ideas. The startups will compete ...

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Amatus Health opens Hagerstown treatment center

Owings Mills-based Amatus Health opened an Awakenings Recovery Center in Hagerstown May 9, a 51-bed drug treatment facility that will work with Maryland residents with medicaid. The facility at 111 S. Potomac St. is Amatus Health’s third in Maryland.  

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Holy Cross Health earns 20th straight excellence award


The Alliance for Workplace Excellence (AWE) has awarded Silver Spring-based Holy Cross Health the 2019 Workplace Excellence Seal of Approval for the 20th year, the only health care provider in Maryland to achieve the distinction every year since 1999. Holy Cross Health, one of the ...

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Howard County General Hospital receives $1M for addition


Howard Hospital Foundation, which provides philanthropic support to Howard County General Hospital, received a $1 million donation Thursday from The Kahlert Foundation, a Sykesville-based private family foundation to support the hospital’s campus construction project. The Kahlert Foundation previously gave their ...

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ROAR for Kids raises more than $100K for Kennedy Krieger Institute

Kennedy Krieger Institute

Kennedy Krieger Institute, a nonprofit organization which improves the lives of children and adolescents with disorders and injuries of the brain, spinal cord and musculoskeletal system, raised more than $100,000 at the 15th annual ROAR for Kids event April 27 ...

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Howard County General Hospital announces Aronson/Willis Memorial Award recipients

Howard County General Hospital in Columbia. (File photo)

Howard County General Hospital: A Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine announced Wednesdsay  Jennifer Giampalmo from Glenelg High School and Joshua Bradford from Reservoir High School were given the 2019 Aronson/Willis Memorial Award. Each student was awarded a $2,000 scholarship and ...

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