Maryland officials call for answers in medical system deals

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Gov. Larry Hogan and leading lawmakers are demanding answers from the University of Maryland Medical System, after a newspaper reported this week that several members of the system's board have significant financial dealings with the hospital network.

Hogan said Friday "it is not just unseemly, it is appalling," and he has called for a review.

The Baltimore Sun reported this week that nine members of the system's Board of Directors have business deals with the network that are worth hundreds of thousands of dollars each.

Hogan says he plans to join the Senate president and House speaker to demand executive leaders meet with them.

Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller described it as "a huge disaster right now," and he said "we're going to deal with it this session."