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Hospitals, state adding hundreds of beds to prepare for coronavirus

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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Cases of 2 infected Md. health care providers reinforce need for social distancing

Cases of two Maryland health care providers contracting COVID-19 have underscored the need for hospital staff to take precautions both in the hospital and while at home. The Maryland providers contracting the disease, caused by the novel coronavirus, have been made ...

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Md. hospitals using telehealth to address coronavirus worries

Hospitals are using telehealth options to treat patients remotely and triage COVID-19 cases as concerns grow about bed capacity and the possibility of spreading the virus within hospital walls. Health systems and the state emergency service are watching capacity as ...

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Md. hospitals to postpone elective surgeries beginning this week

Maryland hospitals, including Johns Hopkins Health System and University of Maryland Medical System, have begun to postpone elective surgeries as they work to free up capacity to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Gov. Larry Hogan announced Monday that the state ...

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USM prepares for online classes and hospitals adopt new visitor policies

Public universities in Maryland canceled classes and will prepare to shift to online classes following spring break and Maryland hospitals made changes to their visitor policies and schools canceled field trips Tuesday as the state’s institutions continued to respond to ...

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LifeBridge names presidents at Carroll, Northwest hospitals (access required)

LifeBridge Health Monday named two outsiders as presidents at two of its hospitals — Carroll Hospital and Northwest Hospital. Garrett Hoover will take over as the president and chief operating officer of Carroll Hospital in Westminster. Craig Carmichael will take ...

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Through hospital consolidation, systems say they remain focused on community health (access required)

LifeBridge Health Bon Secours Hospital

Maryland hospital systems have been growing for years, with some small systems joining larger systems, small hospitals joining systems and other hospitals remaining proudly independent. It comes as no surprise that most systems are happy with where they stand as ...

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CareFirst and LifeBridge team up on startup competition, other efforts (access required)

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield and LifeBridge Health hope that combining to fund innovative health startups can suggest ways to cut costs and find efficiencies across the payer-provider relationship. The effort started Wednesday morning with a pitch competition where the insurer and ...

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