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Ruppersberger proposes ‘Hero’ Pay for hospital workers

Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD) unveiled federal legislation providing “hero” pay to hospital workers on the frontlines of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Dr. Joseph...

CMS approves COLA for virtual lab surveys 

Columbia-based COLA continues to expand its capabilities to support laboratories during COVID-19, and recently the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approved COLA’s...

AMS Onsite partners with Arkstone Medical

AMS Onsite, an Annapolis-based leading infection control and prevention (ICP) practice for America's long-term care facilities, announced a partnership with Arkstone Medical Solutions, a pioneer...

Sheppard Pratt ranked fifth in the U.S.

Sheppard Pratt, which operates in Howard County, was named one of the nation's top five psychiatric hospitals by U.S. News & World Report in its 20-2021 Best...

Ellicott City doctor’s device protects workers caring for COVID patients

When Covid-19 swept through the Northeast in April, nearly 600 health care workers died of the virus and thousands were infected. New surges in...

COLA publishes Lab Accreditation Manual

Columbia-based COLA has published the latest version of its Laboratory Accreditation Manual. COLA laboratories and COLA surveyors apply the criteria in the Laboratory Accreditation...

Heroes in Health Care raises $238K

Howard Hospital Foundation received more than $238,000 in sponsorships and donations to Howard County General Hospital’s (HCGH) 5th annual Heroes in Health Care event, originally...

Howard County offers COVID-19 testing locations 

Howard County has conducted approximately 35,973 COVID-19 tests, with a positivity rate of 3.53%. Howard County has tested 9.6% of the population, with the...

Howard Chamber and SC Health SPV provide free masks

The Howard County Chamber received a donation of more than 10,000 protective masks from SC Health SPV, which were distributed for free to local...

BOE joins class action lawsuit against JUUL Labs

The Howard County Board of Education has joined a lawsuit against JUUL Labs, Inc. for the company’s role in cultivating and fostering an e-cigarette...

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