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Governor Hogan announces Maryland Cancer Moonshot: $216M in investments in cancer centers, cutting-edge research of treatments and cures

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan this week announced a new Maryland Cancer Moonshot initiative to expand and accelerate cancer detection, screening, prevention, treatment, and research in the state. The state is committing $216 million in investments as a down payment to jump-start the initiative, including the first-ever comprehensive cancer center in Prince George’s County. “The reality is that cancer is a …


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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 …


Maryland Department of Health to open new COVID-19 testing sites in Bel Air, Annapolis

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday announced that the Maryland Department of Health will open two new COVID-19 testing sites on New Year’s Eve to support increased demand. The sites will be located at University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health in Bel Air and at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis. “This morning, I held another call of our multi-agency …

Governor Hogan announces actions to ramp up COVID-19 testing, $100 million in emergency funding to address Maryland hospital staffing needs [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday afternoon announced a commitment of $100 million in emergency funding to address urgent staffing needs at Maryland hospitals and nursing homes, as well as a series of actions to further ramp up the availability of COVID-19 testing across the state. The governor was joined virtually for today’s announcements by Dr. Ted Delbridge, executive director …

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 …

Dr. Joanne Waeltermann appointed to Maryland School for the Blind Board of Directors

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Dr. Joanne Waeltermann has been appointed to the Board of Directors of The Maryland School for the Blind, effective April 1, 2021. Dr. Waeltermann, a retired licensed and board certified pediatric ophthalmologist, served patients in Maryland from 1985 – 2019, at the Kid’s Eye Care of Maryland, Children’s Eye Care, LLC, University Eye Associates, the Howard County Health Department …

State officials release Maryland Vaccine Equity Task Force Operations Plan [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan and Brigadier General Janeen Birckhead on Thursday announced the release of the Maryland Vaccine Equity Task Force Operations Plan (PDF) to ensure fair and equitable access to vaccines for hard-to-reach and underserved communities. They were joined by Lieutenant Governor Boyd K. Rutherford. “We are announcing the very first vaccine equity operations plan in America to further …

Registration opens for M&T Bank Stadium COVID-19 vaccination site

BALTIMORE, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Monday announced that registration opened Monday morning for eligible Marylanders to schedule COVID-19 vaccination appointments at the state’s newest mass vaccination site, which opens this Thursday, February 25, at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore City. “The opening of our next state-run mass vaccination site is another milestone toward ending this pandemic,” said Governor Hogan. “I …