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DHMH Press Releases : The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene enters into contract with Meritus Health to manage Western Maryland Hospital Center in Hagerstown

The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene enters into contract with Meritus Health to manage Western Maryland Hospital Center in Hagerstown

 

 

Baltimore, MD (June 24, 2014) -- The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has entered into a contract with Meritus Health to assume, for a six month period effective June 24, 2014, the interim management and administration roles at Western Maryland Hospital Center in Hagerstown.

 

This contract will include providing day-to-day operational oversight through new temporary leadership in the positions of Chief Executive Officer, Chief Medical Officer and Chief Nursing Officer.  The executive committee of the Meritus Medical Center Board endorsed the temporary arrangement pending the formal contract with Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

 

“We are looking forward to working with Meritus Health to improve the operations and strengthen the clinical services at Western Maryland Hospital Center," said Dr. Joshua M. Sharfstein, Secretary for the Maryland State Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. 

 

 

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