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In this section you will find a list of current, as well as archived, press releases having to do with either the organization of MedChi or with one of their members or board members.  Be sure to check back often for up to date stories.

If you cannot find what you are looking for or have a particular need, contact:
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Attention: Debbie Sciabarrasi
410-539-0872 ext. 3303


July 9: AARP Maryland, the Maryland State Advisory Council on Quality Care at the End of Life, and the Horizon Foundation Encourage Families to Complete an Advance Directive on National Healthcare Decisions Day 2020

July 8: Physicians Express Concern Over Stress, Financial Viability, and Other Barriers to Patient Care Amid Ongoing COVID-19 Crisis

July 2: MedChi Urges Marylanders to Practice Proper Social Distancing Guidelines This July 4th

July 1: 10,000 Reasons to Leave Fireworks to the ProfessionalsThe Maryland Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons and the American Academy of Ophthalmology issue eye safety warning ahead of fireworks season

June 30: MedChi Highlights New Health Laws That Begin July 1

June 26: State Launches Contract Tracing Effort to Fight COVID-19 - Article by Gene Ransom featured in My Eastern Shore MD

June 22: Health Insurance Exchange Opens Special COVID Enrollment Period - Article by Gene Ransom featured in My Eastern Shore MD

June 19: Interview with Gene Ransom, CEO of MedChi, on Wbal Radio - Topics include COVID finances and the Cares Act.

June 15: Hospitals and doctors facing financial challenges amid COVID-19 - Commentary Piece by Gene Ransom featured in the Baltimore Sun

June 4: MedChi Urges Marylanders to Maintain Medical Care During Pandemic

June 2: MedChi Calls for Action to Address the Public Health Crisis of Racism

May 26: Why Telehealth Is Poised to Change Medical Care Forever - Featured in Maryland Matters

May 22: Faced with millions in coronavirus costs, Anne Arundel Medical Center turns to furloughs, layoffs and benefit cuts - Featured in The Baltimore Sun

May 14: Small medical practices struggle to survive amid coronavirus pandemic - Featured in the Washington Post

May 8: Anne Arundel Medical Center cuts pay for some doctors, faces slow recovery as Maryland reopens - Featured in The Baltimore Sun

April 30: April is National Minority Health Month

April 27: MedChi Urges White House Coronavirus Task Force to Establish National Mandate for Facial Masks 

April 24: Mid-Atlantic State Medical Society Coalition Statement on Protecting Healthcare Professionals During COVID-19

April 16: MedChi Stresses the Importance of National Healthcare Decisions Day

April 2: MedChi Applauds Governor Hogan's Recent Action Expanding Telehealth Services in Maryland - MedChi CTO Partners with DrFirst to Provide Backline with Telehealth for its Physician Practices

March 19: Telehealth Rises to the Occasion to Reduce Transmission of COVID-19 - Gene Ransom spoke to the Journal of AHIMA about choosing a HIPAA-compliant telehealth vendor, increased demand for telehealth services, and avoiding potential barriers to care during the COVID-19 pandemic

March 19: MedChi Urges Healthcare Providers to Discourage Unnecessary Interpersonal Interactions

March 17: DMV hospitals work to expand testing, free up beds as covid-19 cases climb - Featured in The Washington Post

March 12: MedChi urges telehealth technology amid COVID-19 pandemic - Featured in The Daily Record

March 12: Maryland’s Doctors Urge State to Adopt Telehealth to Prevent Spread of Coronavirus - Featured in HIT Consultant

March 12: Maryland State Medical Society urges telehealth expansion - Featured in Becker's Hospital Review

March 11: MedChi Urges the State of Maryland to Help Implement Telehealth Technology for Physicians to Prevent Spread of Coronavirus - MedChi CTO Partners with DrFirst to Provide Backline with Telehealth for its Physician Practices

February 18:  Letter to the Editor in The Baltimore Sun by Gene Ransom, MedChi CEO in Response to “Maryland has no medical malpractice crisis” 

February 17: Give the Gift of a Healthy Heart This February

February 14: MedChi Supports Nathan Davis Award Winner, Gov. Larry Hogan

January 25: MedChi Urges Reporting and Screening To Prevent Coronavirus Spread

January 24: January is Cervical Health Awareness Month

January 6: MedChi Highlights New Health Regulations That Began January 2020


December 24: MedChi Releases 2020 Legislative Agenda

December 16: Survey: Three Quarters of Female Physicians Have Experienced Income Inequality or Other Forms of Gender Discrimination - Unconscious Bias is the Main Cause of Pay Discrepencies, Doctors Say 

December 3: Michele Manahan, M.D., Becomes 172nd President of MedChi

November 26: MedChi Holds Annual Meeting; Sets Advocacy Platform For 2019

November 19: LifeBridge Acquisition of Bon Secours is a Win for West Baltimore - Op-ed in Center Maryland by Gene M. Ransom, III, CEO, MedChi

November 15: Make Healthy Changes For American Diabetes Month

November 5: Now is the Time to Think About Your Health InsuranceOp-ed in Center Maryland by Gene M. Ransom, III, CEO, MedChi

November 4: 2020 Health Insurance Open Enrollment Begins November 1

October 30: MedChi Prepares for Annual Meeting and Fall House of Delegates

October 24: MedChi and Maryland Rx Card Celebrate 10 Years

October 22: DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back Day - October 26

October 16: MedChi is Participating in National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

September 30: MedChi is Participating in National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

September 30: MedChi Highlights New Health Regulations to Begin in October 2019

September 27: MedChi Supports National Suicide Awareness Month

September 4: Surprise Billing Fix Shouldn't Undermine Maryland's Current Medical System - Opinion Piece in Maryland Matters by Dr. Benjamin Stallings, MedChi President

September 3: Colleges Should Require Meningitis B Vaccine - Op-ed in the Baltimore Sun by Gene M. Ransom, III, CEO, MedChi

August 26: Merritt Hawkins Teams With MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society, on Physician Recruiting/Compensation Initiatives

August 22: MedChi President, Dr. Benjamin Z. Stallings, II, Statement on Trump Administration Decision to Withhold Flu Vaccine

August 1: MedChi Statement on New Anne Arundel County Health Officer

July 30: AMA President, Dr. Patrice Harris, to be Keynote Speaker at MedChi Annual Meeting

July 18: Stay Safe in the Extreme Heat Forecasted for Maryland

June 25: June 27 is National HIV Testing Day

June 10: June is National Safety Month

May 24: Dean Paul Rothman, MD, to Speak at Tenth Annual Hunt Lectureship

May 20: May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May 14: May is Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection & Prevention Month

May 10: May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

May 8: MedChi Focuses on Total Cost of Care at Spring House of Delegates Meeting

April 30: April is Alcohol Awareness Month

April 27: Gov. Hogan has opportunity to improve health care in MD - Op-ed in The Baltimore Sun by Gene M. Ransom III, CEO, MedChi

April 23: MedChi Supports DEA National Take Back Day April 27th

April 19: MedChi to Hold Spring House of Delegates Meeting April 28

April 10: MedChi Supports Atlantic Health Partners Vaccine Program

April 2: VisualDX Enters Collaborative Agreement with MedChi

March 27: Honor Your Physician on National Doctors Day

March 12: March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

February 27: As Heart Month Comes to an End MedChi Supports Legislation to Increase Smoking Age to 21

February 20: MD. Health Insurance 'Down Payment' Improvement Over ACA MandateOp-ed in The Baltimore Sun by Gene M. Ransom III, CEO, MedChi

January 16: Take Extra Precautions As Cold Weather Returns