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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:
Media Relations
Attention: Debbie Sciabarrasi
410-539-0872 ext. 3303


May 16, 2022: MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society, Launches Podcast

April 12, 2022: Maryland Patients, Physicians, and Public Health are Big Winners in 2022 General Assembly Session

March 30, 2022: Honor Your Physician, and All Physicians, on National Doctors' Day

March 28, 2022: Introducing Figure 1: A Global Platform for Medical Minds

March 7, 2022: Survey Shows Wide Earnings Gap Persists Between Make and Female Physicians in Maryland Maryland Physician Incomes Low Compared to Physicians Nationally 

February 10, 2022: MedChi Stresses the Importance of Heart Health this February

January 4, 2022: MedChi Shares 2022 Legislative Agenda


November 16, 2021: November is American Diabetes Month: Focus on Making Small Healthy Changes

November 4, 2021: MedChi Survey Explores Cannabis Recommenders Offering Telehealth Services

November 1, 2021: Open Enrollment for Healthcare Begins November 1, 2021

October 22, 2021: DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back Day - October 23

October 1, 2021: MedChi and the Maryland Health Department Urges the Use of Monoclonal Antibodies to Fight COVID-19

September 29, 2021: MedChi Highlights New Health Laws That Will Begin October 1, 2021

August 20: MedChi Supports Immunization Awareness Month

June 22: MedChi Statement on COVID Vaccine Requirement As a Condition of Employment

June 10: MedChi Supports New Program for Specialist Physicians

May 24: May is Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection & Prevention Month

May 20: May is Mental Health Awareness Month

April 20: DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back Day - April 24

April 16: New Coalition Will Help Marylanders Make Choices Surrounding End-of-Life Care

March 29: MedChi Statement on AMA Annual Analysis of Medical Liability Premiums

March 24: March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

March 18: MedChi Applauds Hogan Expanding Vaccines to Ambulatory Physician Offices

March 12: March is National Kidney Month

February 9: Don't Forget About your Heart This February

January 16: MedChi Mourns the Loss of Senate President Mike Miller

January 1: MedChi Member Yngvild Olsen Served on Biden Transition Team


December 29: MedChi Releases 2021 Legislative Agenda

December 17: MedChi Statement on US Congressional Committees' Surprise Billing Agreement

December 7: MedChi Mourns the Loss of U.S. Senator Paul Sarbanes

December 2: MedChi Warns Physicians of Maryland Physician Licensee Scam

November 24: Governor Hogan Issues Proclamation That Recognizes Health Care Heroes This Thanksgiving

November 19: This Thanksgiving MedChi Recognizes Health Care Heroes Who Have Served During COVID-19

November 18: Faith, Health, and Community Leaders Launch Campaign to End the Sale of Flavored Tobacco Products in Maryland - Coalition calls for legislation to protect Maryland youth and stop the exploitation of Black and Brown communities

November 17: Don't Let COVID Get in the Way - Open Enrollment Ends December 15, 2020

November 10: New Survey Shows Physicians Prefer a Two-Tiered Health System

November 7: MedChi to Have All Female Executive Committee For First Time

October 26: MedChi Collaborates with Enable Healthcare As a Resource For Remote Patient Monitoring and Other Value Based Care Solutions

October 19: DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back Day - October 24

October 5: MedChi Highlights New Health Laws That Began October 1

September 28: New Survey Tracks COVID-19 and Physician Well-Being

September 18: MedChi Warns Physicians of Maryland Physician Licensee Scam

September 15: September 17 is National Physician Suicide Awareness Day

September 8: Rapid COVID-19 tests now available in some Maryland doctors’ offices - Featured in The Baltimore Sun

August 26: Survey: 16,000 Physician Practices Have Closed Due to the Effects of COVID-19

August 24: One thing parents can control this school year: getting their kids vaccinated - Commentary Piece by Gene Ransom featured in the Baltimore Sun

August 20: MedChi Supports National Immunization Awareness Month

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










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