Media Inquiries

March 15, 2020 - New InformationEmergency Management Tents

Meritus Medical Center is setting up emergency management surge tents today, Sunday, March 15, to proactively plan for infrastructure needs, as well as to complete simulation workflows during the current Maryland state of emergency. These tents are not currently being used for operations, but are part of the ongoing planning and preparation for potential surge needs in the future.

As a reminder, public questions related to COVID-19 may be directed to COVID-19@MeritusHealth.com or the dedicated care line at 301-790-9170.

Meritus Health's media relations staff manages the interaction with online, print and broadcast media. Its primary role is to promote Meritus Health's mission, vision and values and to assist journalists who seek information about the health system and its employees.

With the current restrictions provided by the Maryland Governor’s office to hospital campuses and medical facilities, all members of the press should note these changes in how Meritus Health is handling requests for interviews and offering information related to COVID-19 and how it impacts the hospital:

  • Our leaders and medical staff are deeply involved in infection control plans alongside continued care of patients. Meritus Health will not be able to offer individual interviews by staff to the media at this time.
  • Please access the COVID-19 Update on the main page of MeritusHealth.com for up-to-date information on visitor restrictions, our COVID-19 email and care line for the public to use and direct links to the CDC’s resources.
  • If your specific questions cannot be answered with the information at MeritusHealth.com, please send those to our dedicated inbox at Media@MeritusHealth.com. We will work to get you answers within 24 hours of your request.
  • Members of the press may collect exterior shots of the Meritus Medical Center/Robinwood Professional Center campus for use in b-roll and publications, but should not photograph, film or interview patients, visitors, staff or volunteers on this campus without direct contact via the Media@MeritusHealth.com inbox and written approval from the corporate communications staff of Meritus Health. As a hospital and medical campus providing patient care in this emergent environment of COVID-19, traffic here should primarily be patients and health care staff only.
  • Members of the press should check back on this dedicated Media page for ongoing advisories, as well as on Meritus Health’s social media channels.

Thank you for your cooperation as our community takes on the current COVID-19 pandemic in the safest and most efficient way possible.