Apr 29, 20200
Hogan orders universal coronavirus testing at Maryland nursing homes
“We are increasingly concerned and quite frankly outraged that a few operators are not complying with directives from the state,” Maryland’s governor said today.
As the pandemic took hold at nursing homes last April and May, The Brew was the first news organization to zero in on Maryland’s largest nursing home provider, FutureCare. Penetrating a wall of secrecy, The Brew documented the chain’s tardy response to the plague — and described the human toll its poor practices inflicted on some families and staff. Examining other states' policies, we were able to highlight critical failures by the State of Maryland that were leaving families and local officials in the dark.