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Demand for pediatric mental health services increased in Maryland during pandemic, study finds

| Dec 3, 2021 | Maryland

The demand for pediatric mental health services, particularly for more complex diagnoses, increased in Maryland during the COVID-19 pandemic according to a study from Psychiatric Services released this week.  Amie F. Bettencourt, Ph.D, assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, led the research effort,...[ Read More ]

Virginia ranks first in nation for hospital patient safety

| Dec 2, 2021 | Virginia

Virginia came out as the top state for hospital patient safety according to the Fall 2021 Leapfrog Group Hospital Safety Grade state rankings. The ranking assessed over 2,700 general acute care hospitals nationwide. The Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association (VHHA) noted in a recent release that Virginia has maintained a...[ Read More ]

Investing in early child care and learning takes place at Virginia Education Summit

| Dec 2, 2021 | Virginia

Access to affordable child care and education are two social determinants of health that state leaders are working to address in Virginia. Today and tomorrow, legislators from the House Committee on Education and Senate Committee on Education and Health are discussing possible solutions at the 2021 Virginia Education Summit, which...[ Read More ]

Hawaii ranks in top six states for health care by racial and ethnic groups

| Dec 1, 2021 | Hawaii

Hawaii is one of just six states that rank above average in health care for all ethnic groups, according to a November 2021 study from the Commonwealth Fund. The study collected data on 24 different health indicators and grouped them into three general categories: health outcomes, health care access, and...[ Read More ]

Leaders want long-term telehealth and workforce support in Maryland

| Dec 1, 2021 | Maryland

Now over 20 months into the pandemic, four of Maryland’s key health care leaders gathered to discuss its impact on the state’s health care system and what’s yet to come in a webinar hosted Tuesday by the Maryland Daily Record.      The panelists included Bob Atlas, president and CEO...[ Read More ]

Hawaii is the 'most hostile health environment to practice in,' physician says

| Nov 30, 2021 | Hawaii

A compounded tax policy, low reimbursement rates, and more are straining Hawaii’s health care workforce to the point where facilities, particularly on neighboring islands, are beginning to shut down. These gaps in care are contributing to otherwise preventable health disparities in Hawaii.  State of Reform spoke with Dr. Scott Grosskreutz,...[ Read More ]

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