Coverage of area hospitals

Sheppard Pratt to affiliate with Alliance Inc.

Mental health providers Sheppard Pratt and Alliance Inc. form an affiliation

Johns Hopkins' new hospital sets transformative vision

Johns Hopkins' new face of health care in East Baltimore

MedStar to open its first urgent care center

MedStar Health enters increasingly crowded urgent care business

Hospice of Chesapeake plans move to Pasadena campus, looks to expand services

Hospice of the Chesapeake will start construction of its new home on Ritchie Highway in Pasadena, and is hoping eventually to create a neighborhood of related services.

Mercy to open $41.5 million childbirth and children's center

Mercy Medical Center will open a new childbirth and children's center as the latest phase of its move to its new hospital building, The Mary Catherine Bunting Center last year

Maryland hospital rates to tick upward

Small changes in hospital rates set by state commission

Johns Hopkins patients move into new $1.1 billion facility

New hospital Hopkins begins moving in new patients and will open officially May 1

A new dress, and set of lungs, for prom

University of Maryland Medical Center transplants new lungs into teen in time for school dance

Judge: St. Joseph's couldn't have duped Midei

A Baltimore County judge ruled St. Joseph Medical Center could not have duped stent doctor Mark Midei into agreeing not to sue

University of Maryland Medical School to open proton center

Proton Center for cancer treatment to open at UM Biopark

Bon Secours' $226.3 million impact on Baltimore economy

Bon Secours once in financial trouble contributes $226.3 million to the economy

Bloomberg joins Johns Hopkins in dedicating new hospital

Construction completed on new Johns Hopkins Hospital in East Baltimore, facility is dedicated

Hopkins surgeon performs 2,000th Whipple

Life-saving pancreatic cancer surgery perfected over 30 years at Hopkins

Roads to close for Hopkins Bayview construction

Johns Hopkins Bayview campus reroutes traffic during building construction

Good Samaritan Hospital settles claims it defrauded health programs

Feds say MedStar's Good Samaritan Hospital labeled patients as malnourished to up their bills

St. Joseph enters into agreement with University of Maryland Medical System

University of Maryland Medical System to buy St. Joseph Medical Center

St. Joseph Medical Center board recommends buyer

Towson hospital declines to name selection; Catholic Health Initiatives has final say

University of Maryland doctors perform full face transplant

37-year-old man gets rare face transplant at Maryland Shock Trauma Center

St. Agnes Hospital to buy former Cardinal Gibbons High

St. Agnes Hospital officials said Monday they were negotiating with the Archdiocese of Baltimore to buy the historic Cardinal Gibbons High School.

Kaiser Permanente expanding

Lansdowne to get new Kaiser Permanente facility as part of regional expansion

LifeBridge to open new children's hospital at Sinai

Herman & Walter Samuelson Children's Hospital at Sinai to open with private rooms, better play amenities

UMMS in expansion mode

University of Maryland Medical System getting bigger by buying up hospitals

Audit finds drug oversight, record-keeping problems at Springfield Hospital Center

State audit finds Springfield Hospital Center did not keep proper track of its pharmaceuticals

St. Joseph Medical Center narrows field of suitors to three

LifeBridge Health, Ascension Health and University of Maryland Medical System considered for strategic partnership

Sixth hospital-based domestic violence program added

Hagerstown to open the state's 6th domestic violence program

MD hospitals shopping locally for food

Hospitals practicing more sustainable food buying practices

St. Joseph Medical Center's future unclear

Liability among the hurdles St. Joseph hospital faces in attracting strategic partnership

Expansion planned for Hopkins' Bayview campus

Johns Hopkins Health System plans to open an expanded emergency department at Bayview Medical Center by January 2014, followed by a new oncology wing for its lung cancer program.

Hopkins, Lockheed announce plan to create a better ICU

Hopkins and Lockheed Martin to look at how aerospace and defense technology can improve intensive care units

Stent committee member faces accusations

A Maryland Health Care Commission committee has been developing safeguards to prevent implantation of unnecessary stents. But one of its members — Dr. John Chung-Yee Wang — is himself accused of improper stenting in three separate legal claims

Treatment problems, fear found in state's high-security mental hospital, workers say

Workers at Maryland's maximum security psychiatric hospital in Jessup, where two patients were slain recently, are calling on the state to address what they describe as problems in treatment and a pervasive climate of fear.

Union Memorial Hospital, cardiac lab chief sued over stent

Union Memorial Hospital and the chief of its cardiac catheterization lab have been sued by a Baltimore woman who claims that she unnecessarily had stents placed in her arteries

Anne Arundel Medical Center looks to take a page from daytime TV

Informal banter and a prohibition on Power Point presentations mark AAMC's efforts to keep things both entertaining and informative

St. Joseph hospital seeks strategic partnership

Revenue down at St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson as it seeks a strategic partnership

Bon Secours' turnaround could aid community

Bon Secours working on plan to improve health of West Baltimore community

Families, Sinai staffers come together to race for children

On Sunday morning, families and staff members took part in Sinai's seventh annual Race for Our Kids.

Baltimore-area hospitals compete for moms-to-be with hardwood floors, gourmet meals and other luxuries.

Mothers look for top-notch doctors and reputable medical facilities when it comes to giving birth. But more and more, they are also pining for a bit of luxury in their hospital rooms.

Hopkins gets $30 million to study personalized cancer medicine

Hopkins uses $30 million gift to personalize medicine through gene research

St. Joseph Medical Center's CEO resigns

Crisis CEO Jeffrey Norman resigns without explanation from St. Joseph Medical Center.

Doctors aim to stop pancreatic cancer before it forms

Seeing a chance to stop one of the most deadly kinds of cancer before it forms, doctors at Johns Hopkins and other hospitals around the nation are focusing on the common pancreatic cyst.

Ask the Expert: Early-onset dementia and Alzheimer's

Social worker answers questions about early onset dementia and Alzheimer's

Triple kidney swap: 'We think it is the future'

Joy Hindle cried when she found out she couldn't give one of her kidneys to her twin brother.

Ruxton neighbors still oppose Sheppard Pratt plans

Weeks of community meetings and dialogue with Sheppard Pratt Health System officials have done little to ease the minds of neighbors to a mental health outpatient facility slated to open in Ruxton this fall.

GBMC's Father's Day race draws hundreds to Hunt Valley

A race benefiting the Greater Baltimore Medical Center's neonatal intensive-care unit drew hundreds of participants ranging from grateful parents to preemies young and grown.

Over objections, state will lease land to Catholic hospital

Over the objections of Maryland women's rights groups and a Montgomery County senator, a state panel agreed Wednesday to lease land to a Catholic hospital that does not perform abortions or provide regular contraception.

Anne Arundel Health System CEO to retire

CEO Martin Doordan to leave helm of Anne Arundel Health System

Getting There: A visit to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center

The message was one that parents in Maryland dread hearing: Your son has been in a car crash and is being taken to Shock Trauma.

Stents stir growing doubts, legal action

Coronary stenting, a multi-billion-dollar medical industry, is not as safe — or as effective — as once thought.

St. Joseph, two others, had highest stent rates

Three Maryland hospitals have consistently outpaced all others in the use of intracoronary stents to treat heart patients, according to data obtained by The Baltimore Sun, raising questions as state regulators explore whether the expensive procedure is performed unnecessarily by some doctors.

Towson cardiologist faces professional charges

The regulatory board responsible for licensing doctors in Maryland has filed charges against a Towson cardiologist accused of performing hundreds of unnecessary procedures

Sun exclusive: Officials broaden stent investigation

State health officials investigating claims that a Towson cardiologist executed hundreds of unnecessary medical procedures have identified other Maryland doctors with questionable practices.

Lawyers see St. Joseph's stent claims growing

St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson notified 585 patients that they might have received coronary stents they didn't need, but now more patients are coming forward saying their own review of their records shows they got unneeded stents too.