November 25, 2020
Dear MedChi Members and Maryland Physicians:

At MedChi's request, Governor Larry Hogan has declared Thanksgiving Day 2020 as "Health Care Champions Day." We are encouraging all Marylanders to give thanks for the dedication of our state's physicians and health care workers.


  • With an increased effort toward keeping Maryland's hospitals from being overwhelmed and keeping Marylanders safe and healthy, Governor Hogan has announced an "All-Hands-on-Deck COVID-19 Compliance and Enforcement Operation." The public health emergency operation will include:
  • cooperation with law enforcement on high-visibility compliance units
  • a statewide emergency alert to be sent by MEMA this evening
  • increased education and awareness campaigns coordinated by the Maryland Department of Health.

  • Check out this week's MedChi News, our digital newsletter for MedChi members.


  • Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, there will NOT be a Maryland Department of Health (MDH) call held this evening. The regular schedule of Wednesday calls will resume next week.

  • On Monday, November 30, at 5:30 pm, MDH will hold a special Flash Briefing and Q&A to assist physicians through the ongoing COVID-19 surge.

  • MedChi is partnering with the Maryland Department of Health's Behavioral Health Administration to present a series of CME webinars designed to support health care professionals:
  • December 3: Coping with Loss and Stress
  • December 17: The Impact of Racial Trauma on Providers
  • January 14: The Approach to Impaired Clinicians
  • January 28: Vicarious Stress and Self Care for Health Care Workers
  • February 11: Balancing Work and Parenting
As a reminder, open access to MedChi resources for nonmembers will end on January 1, 2021. To ensure that you can continue to access our services, and to support our advocacy on behalf of all physicians, we encourage all nonmembers to join today.

We are your advocate and your resource, and we're here for anything you need. Please don't hesitate to reach out.

Thank you for all that you do as physicians, healers, and heroes.

Gene Ransom
MedChi CEO
MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society | 410-539-0872 |