Statement from the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange Board

(BALTIMORE) December 6, 2013 -- On behalf of the Board of the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange, board Chairman Joshua M. Sharfstein today released the following statement: 

The Board of the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange has accepted the resignation of executive director Rebecca Pearce. Ms. Pearce worked tirelessly and with tremendous dedication to build Maryland Health Connection over more than two years. The Board thanks her for her service and wishes her well in the future. The Board has named Carolyn Quattrocki to serve as interim executive director of the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange.

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Cases are household contacts, and both acquired measles out of state.

Baltimore, MD-The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) has confirmed a second measles case in a Maryland resident. This second confirmed case is a household contact of the first confirmed case, and both acquired measles outside of Maryland in an area with an ongoing measles outbreak.

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All Worcester County Health Department sites will be closed on Friday, April 19. All locations will re-open for regular business hours on Monday, April 22. If you have any questions regarding appointments or services please contact 410-632-1100.

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Public Health Officials Offer Food Safety Tips in Preparation of Potential Power Outages and Flooding Due to Hurricane Florence

(Salisbury, MD) - As Hurricane Florence begins to make way across the Eastern seaboard, health officials of Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester counties recommend the following food safety tips for residents to help them prepare now, should local power outages or flooding occur.

• Never use a generator, grill, camp stove or other gasoline, propane, natural gas or charcoal-burning devices inside a home, garage, basement, crawlspace or any partially enclosed area. For more information on generator safety, visit here.

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