Maryland Turns To Nursing Students & Out-Of-State Nurses To Shore Up Hospital WorkforceWith Maryland’s hospitals grappling with staffing shortages, Gov. Larry Hogan on Thursday announced the state is taking action to shore up the medical workforce.
90% Or More Staff At Least Partially Vaccinated At 91 Maryland Nursing FacilitiesNinety-one skilled nursing homes and congregate facilities statewide have gotten at least 90 percent of their staffs partially or fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
State Health Department Releases New Resource To Raise Awareness of SuicideThe Maryland Department of Health on Friday released a new resource to raise awareness of suicide, the 2021 Suicide Awareness Prevention Month Toolkit: Stories of Hope. The toolkit aims to raise awareness, reduce the stigma around suicide, spread hope, build resiliency and encourage well-informed action, according to a department statement.
Maryland Department Of Health Launches Grassroots Campaign To Boost VaccinationsMembers of community organizations in areas with low vaccination rates will go door-to-door to encourage residents to get the shot and provide health education as part of a new state program, the Maryland Department of Health announced on Thursday.
Hospital Worker Quits As Maryland Vaccine Mandate Set To Take Effect; Baltimore City To Require Employee VaccinationsMore employers, both public and private, are mandating vaccines for their workers now that the Pfizer vaccine has been fully approved by the FDA. Everyone working in hospitals and nursing homes in Maryland must have their first dose by Sept. 1 or submit to regular testing.
Maryland Health Officials Announce Locations Of Mobile COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics Through Labor DayThe Maryland Department of Health will continue to bring free mobile COVID-19 vaccine clinics on the road through the Labor Day holiday.
First Maryland Case Of West Nile Virus This Year Confirmed In BaltimoreThe Maryland Department of Health announced Wednesday that an adult living in Baltimore is the first confirmed case of West Nile Virus in the state in 2021. 
In Letter To Biden, Hogan Calls For Approval Of Vaccines For ChildrenNow that the Maryland-based FDA has fully approved the Pfizer vaccine, the state Department of Health hopes the move will be a boost to its vaccine operations.
After Release Of New Guidelines, MD Updates Data On Staff Vaccinations At Nursing HomesToday's update comes five days after the state health department instituted new guidelines requiring caretakers and staff at nursing homes and congregate living facilities to get their first shot by Sept. 1. Those who don't will face regular testing and health screenings.
Maryland Department Of Health Updates Data On Staff Vaccinations At Nursing HomesThe top-ranking facilities in Maryland have 90 percent or more of their staffers with at least one shot of the COVID-19 vaccine and the lowest-ranking places have reached fewer than 60 percent.
Maryland Releases Data On Staff Vaccination Rates At Nursing Homes, Rank Best & WorstThe Maryland Department of Health released rankings of staff vaccination rates at nursing homes around the state.