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Governor Hogan signs emergency legislation, announces coronavirus response team

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday, after joining Vice President Mike Pence at the White House for a teleconference with the nation’s governors, enacted emergency legislation granting him the authority to transfer resources from the state’s rainy day fund for Maryland’s novel coronavirus response. The legislation, SB 1079, was passed unanimously last week by the Maryland Senate and the House of …


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MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center to hold special event commemorating Black History Month

ROSEDALE, MD—MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center will celebrate Black History Month throughout February by honoring the contributions of six extraordinary African Americans to U.S. history, and welcoming Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski III, president of University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), to speak on March 1, 2020. The free community event will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. in the …


Nottingham man arrested, charged with sexual abuse of a minor

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Police in Baltimore County have arrested a former hospital employee, charged with a number of sex offenses, following a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Detectives arrested Donald Joseph Benson Jr., 40, of the 3400-block of Parkfalls Drive (21236) in the Seven Courts community on Thursday, and have charged him with a number of sex …

MedStar Franklin Square celebrates 50th anniversary

ROSEDALE, MD—On December 9, 1969, MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center opened as a four-story 305-bed hospital in eastern Baltimore County. Within the first 18 months, the new hospital had treated more than 100,000 outpatients. Since opening, the hospital has expanded to offer the latest, most innovative, and comprehensive treatments for individuals with a wide range of medical conditions. Today, as …

Governor Hogan awards more than $30 million in neighborhood revitalization funds

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday announced more than $30 million in Fiscal Year 2020 neighborhood revitalization program awards. Grants from the Community Legacy program, the Strategic Demolition Fund, the Baltimore Regional Neighborhood Initiative, the National Capital Strategic Economic Development Fund, and the Seed Community Development Anchor Institution Fund will support 181 projects in 23 jurisdictions across Maryland and are …

State Fire Marshal warns public of the dangers of fireworks at safety demonstration

HOWARD COUNTY, MD – Maryland State Fire Marshal Brian Geraci joined Howard County Fire and EMS Chief Christine Uhlhorn on Wednesday morning, along with the Maryland State Firemen’s Association and leaders in various medical fields, to present the dangers of legal and illegal fireworks. “There were 17 fireworks-related incidents reported in Maryland last year,” said State Fire Marshal Geraci. “Prevention …

Medstar Health to pay $35 million to resolve kickback allegations

Baltimore, MD – MedStar Health Inc. in Columbia, Md., MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, and MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, both in Baltimore, have agreed to pay $35 million to settle allegations under the False Claims Act that it paid kickbacks to MidAtlantic Cardiovascular Associates, a cardiology group based in Pikesville, in exchange for referrals, through a series of professional services …

MedStar Frankin Square breaks ground on new surgical pavilion

MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center on Monday broke ground on a new, $70 million surgical pavilion. The new pavilion will contain the latest technologies to optimize patient care and house surgical services all under one roof. The new structure will consist of 14 state-of-the-art operating rooms. The Rosedale facility won approval from state regulators last year for the new 80,000-square-foot, …