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Blood on Board: Equipping Maryland’s air medical response with whole blood to save lives

MIDDLE RIVER, MD—An important life-saving initiative kicked off in Middle River this week. The Maryland State Police (MDSP), Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS), and University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) have announced a new public-private collaboration for lifesaving trauma response for Marylanders. Whole blood is used for emergency transfusions when minutes are critical, and is now available …


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Baltimore County among jurisdictions to receive more than $81 million in federal funding to support emergency transport services

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Health, in partnership with the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS), this week announced more than $81 million in funding to Jurisdictional Emergency Medical Services Operational Programs (JEMSOPs). The funding, made available by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), offsets costs incurred by eligible emergency medical service (EMS) jurisdictions that delivered …


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 additional actions as COVID-19 hospitalizations rise in Maryland

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday announced a series of additional actions to address the potential for a further surge in COVID-19 hospitalizations due to the convergence of the Delta and Omicron variants. “As I announced last week, we are continuing to closely monitor the rise in COVID-19 hospitalizations and use every tool at our disposal to make sure our …

New partnership provides mental health counseling to nursing home staff and other frontline workers

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Health is partnering with the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS) to provide the Maryland COVID-19 Mental Health Crisis Support Program, a new initiative offering mental health support for people working in skilled nursing and other long-term care facilities impacted by COVID-19. In recent weeks, MIEMSS has coordinated with medical health task forces …

Governor Larry Hogan announces statewide response efforts for snowstorm

With winter weather affecting many areas of Maryland, Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday directed state agencies to coordinate and work together to keep Marylanders informed. Governor Hogan is urging Marylanders to avoid unnecessary travel while crews work to clear roads as snow intensifies throughout the afternoon and early evening statewide. “I continue to urge all Marylanders to use common sense …