The University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) partners with Maryland Public Television (MPT) for a special series called "Your Health," which features UMMS specialists who share their medical expertise with viewers all across Maryland.

UMMS guests appear every other week in a special "Your Health" segment on MPT's program "Direct Connection," airing live Monday nights at 7 pm.

The show takes calls from viewers, so you have the opportunity to speak directly to our experts and get your questions answered.

COVID-19: On the Front Line in the Emergency Department

Since early March, University of Maryland Medical System hospitals have been treating hundreds of COVID-19 positive patients, providing the very best care possible for individuals battling this disease.

Recently, UMMS discharged its 1,000th COVID-positive patient to home, marking a significant milestone in the System's response to this pandemic.

After being cared for at the University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center for 31 days, Steve Nicewarner is now recovering at his Elkridge home in Howard County with his wife and two grown daughters. Johnna Nicewarner, at 25 the family's youngest child, is an Emergency Department nurse at UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center and also tested positive.

Steve and Johnna will discuss their experience as COVID patients, and will be joined by Peter P. Olivieri, MD, a pulmonary & critical care physician who was a member of Mr. Nicewarner’s care team at  UMBWMC.