Health Care

Behavioral health

Opinion: Improving Support for State’s Behavioral Health Care Providers

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to highlight the behavioral health challenges facing many of our Maryland neighbors. As someone who has lived and worked in...

Opinion: Time to End Neglect in Md. Assisted Living and Dementia Care Homes

Editor's Note: The headline was changed to specify the type of care homes.A few days ago, our new President and Vice President held a...

A COVID Year — Looking Back with Md. Hospital Association CEO Bob Atlas

One year ago, Maryland got its first known case of COVID-19. There have been 7,740 confirmed deaths in Maryland since. As infection rates spiked last...

Opinion: General Assembly Must Oversee Preparing for Pandemics

Maryland’s COVID-19 vaccination program has been chaotic, inefficient, and contentious. The state recently launched a centralized COVID-19 vaccination registration system for its mass vaccination...

Cardin, Fellow Dems Split With GOP Over Biden’s HHS Nominee

A Senate panel divided evenly along party lines Wednesday over the nomination of Xavier Becerra, President Biden’s pick to lead the Department of Health...

Bill Letting Schools Offer Telehealth Advances

An emergency measure, already approved in the Senate, to allow each of Maryland’s 86 school-based health centers to offer telehealth was voted out of...

Program to Target Under-Served Neighborhoods Unveiled as Senators Blast State’s Vaccine Strategy

Amid escalating criticism of Maryland’s efforts to vaccinate people of color against COVID-19, the state’s largest hospital systems and the Department of Health announced...

Senator Sponsors Bill To Cleanse Hospital Visitors of Dirty Doorknob Dread

Everyone knows the feeling.You’ve soaped up, scrubbed your hands, dried off, and then … you’ve got to touch a door handle to get out.“No...

County Execs: State Vaccine Swaps, Logistical Issues Hamper Distribution Efforts

Montgomery County has now vaccinated nearly half its 75-and-over population against COVID-19, an accomplishment directly tied to the county health department’s outreach to its...

Department of Health Announces Dr. Victor Weedn As New Chief Medical Examiner

The Maryland Department of Health announced Monday that Dr. Victor W. Weedn will return to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, this time...