For the second time in a week Maryland State Police are investigating the slaying of a patient in the maximum security wing of the state mental hospital.
Howard County Police are investigating a murder at the Clifton Perkins Hospital. The hospital houses people who are not mentally competent to face criminal charges.
Officials at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington say Hurricane Irene is prompting them to accelerate the transfer of their last remaining patients to the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md.
Johns Hopkins Medicine says it is establishing a patient safety institute that will study how to reduce medical errors, hospital infections, health disparities and other types of preventable harm.