Maryland reports nursing facilities have highest and lowest staff vaccination rates after vaccination mandate goes into effect – CBS Baltimore

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ANNAPOLIS, Maryland (WJZ) – The Maryland Department of Health reported COVID-19 vaccination rates among the state’s most and least-skilled nursing staff on Monday. More than 70 of the state’s nursing facilities have more than 91 percent of their staff vaccinated.

Maryland’s mandate that all hospital and nursing home staff be vaccinated came into effect on September 1. Nursing homes that fail to comply with the mandate or fail to report their staff’s immunization data will face increased fines, civil penalties and enforcement action, the state said.

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Fifteen nursing homes in the state are 100 percent staff immunized. The center with the lowest rate is Bethesda Health and Rehabilitation with 24% staff vaccination.

There are 74 establishments in the list of the top 10 establishments classified by staff ratio with at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. See the full list on the Qualified Nursing Facility Immunization Dashboard.

Here are the last 10 establishments classified by staff rate with at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine:

  1. Bethesda Health and Rehabilitation = 24%

  2. Meadow Park Health and Rehabilitation Center = 39%

  3. Calvert County Nursing Center = 49%

  4. Cumberland Health Center = 50%

  5. Sterling Care in the village of Frostburg = 52%

  6. Dennett Road Manor = 53%

  7. Autumn Lake Health Care at Loch Raven = 56%

Autumn Lake Healthcare in Denton = 56%

  1. Anchorage Health Center = 57%

  2. Coffman Nursing Home = 58%

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Brightwood Powerback Campus rehabilitation = 58%

Calvert Manor Rehabilitation and Health Center = 58%

  1. Caroline Rehabilitation and Health Care Center = 59%

The following 11 nursing homes did not submit adequate immunization data, the state said.

  1. Forestville Health Center

  2. Regency treatment of Silver Spring

  3. Bel Pré Health Center

  4. Salisbury Rehabilitation and Nursing Center

  5. City of Ellicott Health Center

  6. Charlotte Hall Veterans’ House

  7. Fayette Health and Rehabilitation Center

  8. Fall Lake Health Care at Alice Mansion

  9. Fall Lake Health Care in Chesapeake Woods

  10. Waldorf Center

  11. Maria Health Care Center

Maryland Department of Aging secretary Rona E. Kramer said the state will continue to impose penalties on facilities that fail to meet the mandate.

“We are at a stage in the COVID-19 pandemic that requires healthcare facilities to remain extremely vigilant on immunization and other health and safety fronts, including data reporting,” Kramer said. “We will re-impose civil financial penalties on nursing homes that fail to comply and provide the required data that has been crucial in guiding how state and local entities respond to COVID-19 and protect our relatives.”

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