An Upper Marlboro man’s lawsuit under a federal anti-patient-dumping statute will proceed after a judge found claims that Prince George’s Hospital Center’s failure to perform surgery in a timely manner may have led to the amputations of the plaintiff’s legs. Terence Williams filed suit last year in Prince George’s County Circuit Court alleging he was […]
Nearly two months after three babies in the neonatal intensive care unit at Prince George’s Hospital Center in Cheverly tested positive for potentially fatal bacteria, the unit is once again providing care to very ill newborns as of Tuesday morning, officials announced. The Pseudomonas bacteria, which is found naturally in the environment and can cause […]
UPPER MARLBORO — Officials say they’ve found another instance of a potentially deadly bacterium inside a Maryland hospital that was shut down earlier this month. Prince George’s Hospital Center officials announced Tuesday evening that the presence of the bacteria Pseudomonas was discovered in at least one patient care area outside of the neonatal intensive care […]
UPPER MARLBORO — A Maryland hospital confirms that three neonatal intensive care unit patients have tested positive for potentially deadly bacteria, leading the hospital to shut down the unit and transfer infants to other hospitals. Prince George’s Hospital Center said Tuesday that nine NICU patients have been transferred to other hospitals while officials investigate. The […]
County and state legislative leaders say funding for a new Prince George’s County hospital is missing from the governor’s proposed budget. Now, Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr., a Democrat, says he’s giving Republican Gov. Larry Hogan until next week to include the money or he’ll take matters into his own hands. Miller and […]
A Prince George’s County jury has awarded more than $15.6 million to the family of an 11-year-old girl who was born with severe brain damage as a result of botched prenatal care at Prince George’s Hospital Center.
Amtrak plans D.C. upgrade Amtrak is proposing a $7 billion upgrade of the 105-year-old Union Station in Washington to turn it into a high-speed rail hub for the Northeast. The plan calls for doubling the number of trains the station can accommodate, the Washington Post reported. Amtrak would add new platforms, tracks and stores. Six […]
Faced with 24,000 residents who are leaving Prince George’s County annually to seek medical treatment, Maryland officials Wednesday unveiled plans to improve the county’s health care system and build a $600 million regional hospital to replace Prince George’s Hospital Center.
The Prince George’s County Health System is growing closer to an affiliation with the University of Maryland Medical System after a recent emergency room management takeover, but an official agreement for UMMS to absorb the county’s hospitals has not been finalized. UMMS took over emergency room operations at Laurel Regional Hospital July 1. It is […]