March 16, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Accidente en Burtonsville Deja a un Adulto y un Niño Gravemente Heridos

Un “accidente seguido por un incendio” en Burtonsville dejó a dos personas, incluido un niño, gravemente heridos, dijo el portavoz del Servicio de Bomberos y Rescate del Condado de Montgomery (MCFRS), Pete Piringer. MCFRS transportó a los dos al hospital, escribió Piringer en Twitter. La colisión ocurrió justo antes de la 1 a.m. del martes […]

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March 16, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Fiery Crash in Burtonsville Leaves Adult, Child Seriously Injured

A “fiery crash” in Burtonsville left two people, including a child, seriously injured, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) Spokesperson Pete Piringer said. MCFRS transported the two to the hospital, Piringer wrote on Twitter. The collision occurred just before 1 a.m. Tuesday on Old Columbia Pike near Loma Linda Court. A car collided with […]

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March 8, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Vaccine Hunters Say Some Maryland Residents Faced Discrimination at Vaccine Sites  

During a council briefing Monday, Montgomery County’s “Vaccine Hunters” reported several incidents of racial discrimination at retail pharmacy and hospital COVID-19 vaccination sites in the state. “What’s happened this week is we’ve had at least three incidents— I just found out one yesterday— of immigrants, undocumented or documented, who have gone to retail pharmacies and […]

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February 11, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

‘We Need More Damn Vaccines’: Hogan Says Shortage Will Last for Foreseeable Future 

“The basic problem is pretty simple: we need more damn vaccines,” Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said at a press conference Tuesday. He said every state, county and city in the U.S. is facing the issue of COVID-19 vaccine demand outweighing supply. “And we’ve been told by the federal government that this problem will continue to […]

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December 15, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Gayles: Three of Six County Hospitals Have No ICU Vacancy

Three out of six hospitals in Montgomery County have no ICU vacancy as of noon Tuesday, County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles said at a county council meeting. Also as of noon, one hospital has no acute care bed vacancy, he said. Gayles said there was a period of time over the weekend when five […]

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December 15, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

State Anticipates Every Hospital Will Get COVID-19 Vaccine Over Next Two Weeks

State officials anticipate that every Maryland hospital will receive COVID-19 vaccine doses over the next two weeks. The FDA approved Pfizer’s vaccine last Friday, and distribution is underway. This week, Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center and Adventist Health Care White Oak Medical Center are expected to receive 975 doses each. MedStar Health, which includes […]

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December 10, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Occupancy of Hospital Beds Surpasses 80% Mark

As the number of Montgomery County residents with COVID-19 continues to spike, area hospital beds are filling up. As of Thursday morning, 1,720 Maryland residents are hospitalized due to the coronavirus with 416 of those patients in the intensive care unit. According to the Montgomery County COVID-19 portal, as of Dec. 9, 78% of the […]

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December 8, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Hospitals Worried About Staffing Needs; Some Offered High Rates For Additional Help

Montgomery County hospitals are worried about meeting staffing needs, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Director Dr. Earl Stoddard said at a council meeting Tuesday. On Dec. 1, Gov. Larry Hogan announced efforts and requirements regarding hospital surge planning. He encouraged colleges to let healthcare students in their final semester be eligible for early exit if […]

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December 3, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Elrich: County Hospitals May Have to Take Patients from Other Jurisdictions if Need Arises

Montgomery County hospitals may have to accept patients from other jurisdictions if their capacity runs out, County Executive Marc Elrich said at a media briefing Wednesday. According to the county’s COVID-19 data dashboard, about 77% of hospital beds are occupied as of Wednesday, indicating a low risk of transmission. However, Elrich warned residents not to […]

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December 2, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Man Rescued After ATV Capsizes in Potomac River

A man was rescued Tuesday morning after his ATV capsized on the Potomac River, according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Chief Spokesperson Pete Piringer. He was suffering from hypothermia and was taken to a hospital, Piringer told MyMCMedia. The man was apparently operating an amphibious ATV, which is more suitable for still-water, like a […]

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