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Governor Hogan: 10 hospital-based COVID-19 testing sites to open next week

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday toured the location of a new, state-run COVID-19 testing site at UM Laurel Medical Center and announced the locations for nine additional hospital-based testing sites that will open by the end of next week. The new sites will help to meet rising demand for testing and divert people away from visiting hospital emergency rooms …


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MedStar Health expands, extends lease in White Marsh

WHITE MARSH, MD—Kenwood Corporate Drive Investors, LLC, an affiliate of Kenwood Management Company, on Thursday announced that MedStar Health has expanded and extended its lease in Tyler Ridge at 8013 and 8019 Corporate Drive. MedStar now leases nearly 36,000 square feet at the project and has committed to remain there until early 2026. Kenwood owns 120,566 square feet of single-story …


Governor Hogan announces new vaccination protocols for Maryland nursing home, hospital workers [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—As the State of Maryland continues to prioritize reducing COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths among the most vulnerable residents, Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday announced new vaccination protocols for all nursing home and hospital staff. Effective immediately, all employees of the state’s 227 nursing homes and all employees of Maryland hospitals will be required to show proof of vaccination, or …

Ravens to deliver donuts, coffee to healthcare workers at Franklin Square Hospital this week

ROSEDALE, MD—The Baltimore Ravens will be making special deliveries to healthcare workers for Valentine’s Day. This Friday, February 12, the Ravens and Dunkin’ will travel to select MedStar Hospital locations to deliver “Poegrams” to healthcare workers throughout the Baltimore community.  These events will not be open to the general public. Ravens mascot Poe, staff members and the Dunkin’ Community Cruiser …

Maryland Departments of Health, Aging to bring COVID-19 vaccination clinics to independent living facilities across state

Baltimore, MD—The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) and the Maryland Department of Aging (MDOA) have engaged in a joint effort to bring COVID-19 vaccination clinics into independent living and other senior living facilities across the state. Under the guidance of both departments, local agencies on aging will work with communities that aren’t registered in the federal Pharmacy Partnership for Long-Term …

Employee charged after setting fires at Franklin Square Medical Center

ROSEDALE, MD—Authorities have charged a hospital employee after she set fires at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center over the weekend. On Saturday, the Baltimore County Fire Department responded to Franklin Square, located at 9000 Franklin Square Drive (21237), for a trash bin fire in a soiled utility room on the third floor.  Due to the suspicious nature of the fire, …

Additional fires reported at Franklin Square Hospital

UPDATE: A hospital employee has been arrested and charged in connection with setting these fires. Original story below… —— ROSEDALE, MD—Additional fires were reported at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center on Sunday morning. The fires broke out at around 9:45 a.m., according to the Baltimore County Fire Department. Units arrived to find several small fires on multiple floors of the …

Fire reported at Franklin Square Hospital

UPDATE 4: A hospital employee has been arrested and charged in connection with setting these fires. UPDATE 3: Additional fires were reported at Franklin Square on Sunday morning. UPDATE 2: Units are clearing the scene and working to determine what caused the fire. UPDATE: The fire has been extinguished. Patients in the unit have been sheltered in place. Crews are …