Baltimore Sun: With Maryland ‘just at the beginning’ of a COVID surge, strains on hospitals increase, 3 more shift to ‘crisis’ standard

Baltimore Sun: With Maryland ‘just at the beginning’ of a COVID surge, strains on hospitals increase, 3 more shift to ‘crisis’ standard. “The University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center in Glen Burnie and the Luminis Health network, which includes hospitals in Annapolis and Lanham, shifted Monday to ‘crisis’ and ‘contingency’ standards of care. That means the hospitals can take emergency measures to ease some of the burden on doctors and nurses, including postponing some patients’ surgical procedures, cutting back on documentation for now, and converting physical spaces to other uses as needed.”

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