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Arundel’s Pittman extends COVID restrictions

Citing continuing high COVID-19 case rates and hospitalization numbers, County Executive Steuart Pittman signed a new executive order on January 13 reinforcing the restrictions...

APL, Howard partner on serology study

The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, is partnering with the Howard County Government to develop a study that will determine SARS-CoV-2...

Where’s my vaccine? Ball rolls out plan for distribution in Howard County

The high stakes coordination of COVID-19 vaccine distribution is getting fully underway. “To date our Health Department has received 4,500 doses of vaccine and has...

County begins vaccination efforts

The Howard County Health Department received its first doses of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine has been given to health department personnel who have begun to vaccinate first responders from the Howard...

Telehealth: Is it here to stay?

The numbers say it all: Before the COVID-19 pandemic, less than 1 percent of health assessments were conducted virtually, according to the Arlington, Va.-based...

Medical device sales soar

Here’s a story not often been heard in 2020: A company starts the year with about 50 local employees and by the end of...

HCGH to train health workers

Howard County General Hospital (HCGH) received accreditation from the Maryland Department of Health to provide training and certification for community health workers. Community health workers...

Columbia’s Advarra acquires Longboat

Columbia-based Advarra, which operates in the regulatory review solutions and clinical site technologies space, has announced the acquisition of Longboat, a provider of clinical trial...

MedStar Health acquires Righttime

MedStar Health has acquired Righttime Medical Care, a provider of urgent care services to patients in Maryland for the past 30 years. The acquisition brings 19...

COVID-19 Resource Center names best invention

Time magazine named The Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center, a website that has helped the world better understand and track the COVID-19 pandemic, to...

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