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

The Northwest Hospital program is based on a model called an accountable care unit that emphasizes collaboration to improve safety results. An interdisciplinary group of Northwest leadership and frontline team members worked together to use the ACU model as a tool to design an innovative blueprint at the hospital that focuses on patient and family-centered care, outcomes and employee engagement. (File photo)

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

It shows nurses in the LifeBridge Health Virtual Hospital triaging patients. Those patients will then have private video visits with other providers. (LifeBridge Health submitted photo)

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

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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

Dr. Jay Perman speaks Oct. 21 at the Greater Baltimore Committee’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion summit. (The Daily Record / Tim Curtis)

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

The Northwest Hospital program is based on a model called an accountable care unit that emphasizes collaboration to improve safety results. An interdisciplinary group of Northwest leadership and frontline team members worked together to use the ACU model as a tool to design an innovative blueprint at the hospital that focuses on patient and family-centered care, outcomes and employee engagement. (File photo)

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

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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

Trenor Williams, CEO of Socially Determined, which won the 2019 LifeBridge Health and CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (CareFirst) Innovation Challenge. (CareFirst photo)

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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