October 1, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Officials Say County is in Better Position If COVID-19 Cases Spike This Fall

As we enter the fall and winter months, local officials say the county is more prepared if COVID-19 cases happen to spike- compared to when the virus first impacted this area in the spring. “I feel confident that we will be in a better position now to respond to a spike or an increase in […]

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July 12, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Red Cross Issues Emergency Call for Blood Donations

Officials with the American Red Cross say there is a shortage of blood at hospitals nationwide. According to the Red Cross, blood donations are being distributed to hospitals faster than donations are coming in. Fewer blood donors and blood drives occurred last week resulting in as many as 17,000 fewer blood donations, the organization said. […]

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January 23, 2018 | Staff Writer

Montgomery Hospitals Limiting Visitors Because of Flu

The six hospitals in Montgomery County are limiting visitors because of increased flu activity, the county’s health department said in a Tuesday statement. Any visitor who exhibits flu-like symptoms — which includes fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose and muscle aches — will not be allowed to enter the hospital, the statement says. Children under […]

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July 8, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Red Cross Issues Emergency Call for Blood Donations

Officials with the American Red Cross say there is a shortage of blood at hospitals nationwide. According to the Red Cross, blood donations have fallen short of hospital needs for the past few months, resulting in about 39,000 fewer donations than what’s needed, the organization said. The American Red Cross is asking residents to donate […]

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February 3, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Hospitals Report Busy Emergency Rooms in Days Following Blizzard

Hospitals saw an increase in patients seeking health care in the days following the Blizzard of 2016. “Adventist Healthcare emergency departments were very busy with hundreds of patient visits for several days after the snowstorm,” said Shanna Muschik, Adventist Healthcare’s marketing manager. According to Muschik, Shady Grove Medical Center saw close to 200 patients on […]

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January 1, 2016 | Sonya Burke

January is National Blood Donor Month

This January, the American Red Cross is celebrating National Blood Donor Month and local Red Cross representatives are hoping you will join them by rolling up your sleeves to give blood or platelets. So, where can you donate? On Jan. 4, from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., the American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at […]

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May 12, 2015 | Krista Brick

Councilmembers Urge Montgomery County Hospitals to Cease Pesticide Use

Two Montgomery County Councilmembers are urging hospitals in the county to voluntarily stop using pesticides. Montgomery County Council President George Leventhal, who chairs the Council’s Health and Human Services Committee, and Councilmember Roger Berliner, who chairs the Council’s Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy and Environment Committee, wrote to the leaders of the five organizations that operate hospitals […]

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January 2, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Jan. 2, in Montgomery County

Happy New Year! It’s going to be a beautiful Friday in Montgomery County. Here are five more things to know today, Jan. 2nd: 1. Montgomery Community Media’s offices are open today. Have you registered for any of our upcoming training classes? You could learn about TV and video production and have a lot of fun, […]

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May 19, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Serious Crash on Darnestown Road (Photos)

UPDATED Montgomery County police and fire rescue crews responded to the scene of a serious car crash at 13400 Darnestown Road near Bondy Lane around 10 p.m. on May 19. According to Fire Spokesperson Pete Piringer, several people were trapped and lanes were blocked. Piringer said three people have been transported to area hospitals, including […]

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May 8, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Multi-Vehicle Accident in Silver Spring

Montgomery County police and fire rescue units responded to a multi-vehicle accident in the 2000 block of University Boulevard West around 9:30 p.m. on May 8 in Silver Spring. Fire Spokesperson Pete Piringer reported on his Twitter account that eight patients were transported to area hospitals with injuries, including one trauma patient. At this hour, […]

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