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: — 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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February 21, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Leticia Guzman to be Tried in March for Attempted Murder of Newborn Child

Leticia Guzman, the Silver Spring woman accused of abandoning her newborn child in a wooded area of Silver Spring, will be tried for attempted murder on March 16. According to Montgomery County Police, Guzman, 25, gave birth to a baby girl on Aug. 16 and then abandoned the newborn in a wooded area off Tenbrook […]

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January 24, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Suburban Hospital Holds Ceremony for New Building

Suburban Hospital in Bethesda held an opening ceremony Friday for its new north building. The opening marks the end of a two-phase reconstruction project that began in 2015. Patients are expected to move into the building the second week of March, with operations and surgeries to begin in the third week of March. The hospital […]

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August 26, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Nuevo Hospital Abre Sus Puertas en White Oak

El Condado de Montgomery cuenta con un nuevo hospital de Adventist HealthCare en Silver Spring. El 25 de agosto, el Centro Médico White Oak de 180 camas reemplazó oficialmente al Hospital Adventista de Washington en el Parque Takoma, que ahora es un centro de atención de urgencias 24/7 para lesiones y enfermedades menores. En los […]

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