Maryland hospital system under fire for ‘self dealing’

Erin Cox Ovetta Wiggins March 15

Maryland’s governor and top lawmakers on Friday promised tough scrutiny for the University of Maryland Medical System and the financial deals awarded to some board members who oversee it.

Gov. Larry Hogan (R) called the business deals, first disclosed this week by the Baltimore Sun and in some cases worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, “unseemly” and “appalling.”

Hogan said the nine board members with financial contracts from the hospital system need to end their conflicts of interest or resign.

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