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Baltimore, Maryland, June 14, 2023

Maryland’s Total Cost of Care model is shaping post Covid health financing

| May 10, 2022 | Maryland

Maryland’s unique Total Cost of Care (TCOC) model continues to shape the state’s recovery from the pandemic, especially among hospitals and other health facilities.  Bob Atlas, President and CEO of the Maryland Hospital Association; Katie Wunderlich, Executive Director of the Health Services Cost Review Commission (HSCRC); and Joe DeMattos, President...[ Read More ]

MHA advances agenda for a healthier Maryland

| Apr 13, 2022 | Maryland

The Maryland General Assembly adjourned Sine Die on April 11, 2022. During the 90-day session, the legislature considered myriad Maryland Hospital Association (MHA) and hospital field priorities. Collectively with our members, MHA secured several wins, including measures to strengthen the hospital workforce and direct new funding to recruit and retain...[ Read More ]

Hogan’s end of mask mandate follows 20% decrease in COVID-19 hospitalizations

| Feb 16, 2022 | Maryland

Governor Larry Hogan announced the end of a statewide mask mandate in state buildings this week, following several emergency orders in response to the Omicron variant surge. The mandate will end on Feb. 22, although “masks will continue to be strongly recommended for employees and visitors who are unvaccinated.”  ...[ Read More ]

Maryland hospitals face over 3,900 nurse vacancies: up 50% from late summer

| Feb 1, 2022 | Maryland

Maryland hospitals are experiencing a staggering workforce shortage that limits their capacity to meet the needs of all Maryland residents. These challenges come after nearly two years on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic and at a time when the total demand for hospital care—for COVID and everything else—is without...[ Read More ]

Gov. Hogan issues emergency health orders

| Jan 5, 2022 | Maryland

Governor Larry Hogan issued a number of emergency orders on Tuesday to address rapidly increasing COVID-19 hospitalizations in Maryland. Aside from declaring a state of emergency, the governor called for the creation of alternate care sites, holds on nursing license expirations, and interstate health care license reciprocity.     Data...[ Read More ]

MHA seeks limited public health emergency declaration

| Dec 29, 2021 | Maryland

Maryland hospitals are nearly full, and emergency departments are stretched incredibly thin. Hospitals are seeing a spike in COVID-19 cases and have fewer clinicians ready to care for all patients. The statewide number of COVID inpatients at Maryland hospitals is now more than 2,000—surpassing the previous all-time high of 1,952...[ Read More ]