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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 …


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 …

MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center to open new $80 million surgical pavilion next week [VIDEO]

ROSEDALE, MD—MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center will open its new surgical pavilion with 14 spacious surgical suites, including a hybrid operating room, to soon receive its first patients. The 82,000 square-feet of space replaces smaller, antiquated operating rooms with the latest industry technology to enhance patient safety, quality, and throughput processes. “From start to finish, the insights of each of …

Maryland Department of Health launches COVID-19 antibody study

Baltimore, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Thursday announced its collaboration with 13 hospitals in the state to conduct an antibody (serology) study to determine how many Marylanders have been exposed to COVID-19. More than 6,000 people will be tested in the initial phase. Serology tests indicate whether people have had a previous infection by looking for antibodies in their …

Tim’s Automotive & Towing donates gift certificates to healthcare workers at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center

CARNEY, MD—The employees at Tim’s Automotive and Towing in Carney are doing their part to help front-line healthcare workers. On Monday, Tim Bonner, CEO at Tim’s,  dropped off 125 free gift certificates for healthcare workers at Rosedale’s MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center. “Today’s Fifth District Good Samaritans are the employees at Tim’s Automotive & Towing,” said Councilman David Marks. “This …

Police, fire personnel salute nurses at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center [PHOTOS]

ROSEDALE, MD—The salutes to Maryland’s essential workers continued on Friday as personnel from the Baltimore County Fire Department and Baltimore County Police Department made a trip to a local hospital. Police and fire personnel paid tribute to the nurses at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center in Rosedale as part of their effort to commemorate National Nurses Week. “These brave, front-line …