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Looney’s Pub Perry Hall prepares 100 meals for healthcare workers at Medstar Franklin Square Medical Center

NOTTINGHAM, MD—One local restaurant has gone the extra mile to help those on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic. Looney’s Pub Perry Hall prepared 100 meals for healthcare workers at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center over the weekend. The effort was coordinated by Round Table Relief, an organization that “was created to support Maryland’s frontline heroes and restaurants during …


Business, Health

Stuart M. Levine MD named president at MedStar Franklin Square

ROSEDALE, MD—MedStar Health announced on Friday morning that Stu Levine, MD, FACP had been named president at Franklin Square Medical Center. As president, Dr. Levine is responsible for the overall strategic and operational direction of the hospital. He is also a senior vice president for MedStar Health. Previously, Dr. Levine served as president and chief medical officer at MedStar Harbor …


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 …

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, …

MedStar Franklin Square to hold ConnectFest community event in September

MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center will be holding a special community event in September. ConnectFest will be a block party featuring food and entertainment. The event will offer a variety of basic mainstream resources to help maintain and improve community health. Many social determinants of health – services like transportation, housing, education, workforce development, financial education, and more – require …