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August 10, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Two Adults Injured in Silver Spring Shooting

Two adults were shot Saturday night in Silver Spring, the Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) said.  Police said on Twitter that officers responded around 8:50 p.m. to a local hospital for an adult male and female, each with a gunshot wound. The wounds are not life-threatening, MCPD said.  After a preliminary investigation, MCPD believes the […]

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June 11, 2020 | Tori Bergel

Potomac Bridal Shop One of 25 Awarded in Second Round of PPE Grants

Love Couture Bridal, a Potomac bridal boutique, was announced Tuesday as one of 25 Maryland businesses set to receive grants totaling $1.6 million to aid in the production of personal protective equipment (PPE). The recipients, announced by Governor Larry Hogan, are part of a second round of grants being awarded by the Department of Commerce […]

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June 9, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Gayles Explains Incongruity Between Decline in Hospitalizations and Shortage of Acute Care Bed Space

Although the number of people going to the hospital with COVID-19 is decreasing, patients stay for longer periods of time which helps explain why the acute care bed capacity metric falls behind others.  Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles discussed this ?? at a county council meeting Tuesday. The three-day average for acute care […]

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May 21, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

ICU Bed Capacity Remains a Concern in Montgomery County

Earlier this week, four of the six hospitals in Montgomery County were at maximum capacity for ICU beds, County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles said at a virtual council meeting Thursday. As of this morning, only two are at capacity and more beds are becoming available. “Those numbers are moving in the right direction but […]

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May 5, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Silver Spring Man Gets Hero’s Send-Off After Long Battle with Coronavirus

On Monday, a 73 year-old Silver Spring man officially went home after a long battle with the coronavirus. The man had been staying at Medstar Montgomery Medical Center in Olney since March. MedStar has not released the patient’s name for privacy reasons. On his 51st day at MedStar, the man was finally cleared for release. […]

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April 17, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Chef José Andrés Brinda Comidas para Niños en NIH

A principios de esta semana, el chef José Andrés y su organización World Central Kitchen distribuyeron comidas en Children’s Inn en el Instituto Nacional de Salud (NIH). Children’s Inn, ubicado en Bethesda, es un lugar residencial para familias con niños que participan en estudios de investigación en NIH. World Central Kitchen trabaja para proporcionar comidas […]

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April 1, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

County EMS Strike Teams Help Relieve Stress on Emergency Rooms

In the midst of the current health crisis, local first responders are continuously working to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus. During this ever-changing environment, officials say local hospital emergency rooms can become overwhelmed. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services has implemented a new way to help potential coronavirus patients avoid the ER. EMS […]

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March 26, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Adventist HealthCare Asks for Donations to COVID-19 Community Response Fund

Adventist HealthCare has a COVID-19 Community Response Fund where people can donate money to help the medical organization purchase hospital resources.   PLEASE DONATE, SHARE and MESSAGE if you can: https://t.co/4Ju0EXveif#HeroesWorkHere pic.twitter.com/METm5Kh60R — Adventist HealthCare (@AdventistHC) March 26, 2020 It is also asking for donations of new/unused materials like N-95 masks, eye shields, hand sanitizer and […]

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March 18, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Local Hospitals Gearing up for COVID-19 Virus Spread

Local hospitals are gearing up and taking new measures as the number of COVID-19 cases grow. Tents are being installed to triage coronavirus patients so that other patients and staff can be protected. Local officials have made it clear that there is no need for people to be alarmed by the tents being installed outside […]

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March 11, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

University of Maryland Medical System Announces New Visitor Policies

In a new COVID-19 coronavirus response effort, the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) announced visitor changes to all of its hospitals and facilities in a statement Tuesday. UMMS has more than 150 locations and 13 hospitals.   In response to COVID-19, our visitor policy has changed to keep patients and health care workers safe. To […]

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