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Nov 30, 2012

For St. Joseph, a new beginning

St. Joseph Medical Center officially made a fresh start over the weekend after a long-drawn out acquisitions process that wrapped up when officials finalized the sale of its assets to the University of Maryland Medical System.

Nov 28, 2012

Low-cost lodging to open across from Annapolis hospital

ANNAPOLIS — The small hotel-sized rooms are still empty of beds and the other trappings that eventually will grace the new building across from Anne Arundel Medical Center. No art has been hung on the walls. But that didn’t stop Cathy Copertino from seeing what this building would become for patients’ families as she surveyed […]

Nov 26, 2012

Archdiocese blesses St. Joseph sale

With the sale of St. Joseph Medical Center to the University of Maryland Medical System set to close this week, officials of the Archdiocese of Baltimore have given their blessing to operate the 145-year-old community hospital as a Catholic medical center.

Sep 21, 2012

Hagerstown clinic uses cakes to reveal baby’s gender

HAGERSTOWN — Lauren Hadavand and her husband, Ali, are expecting their first child on Nov. 28. The Martinsburg, W.Va., couple attended Lauren’s 20-week ultrasound together last month at Capital Women’s Care in Hagerstown. An ultrasound is generally done halfway through pregnancy to check for abnormalities or genetic defects. During the procedure, the ultrasound technician can [&helli[...]

Sep 5, 2012

Regulator opposes Washington Adventist Hospital’s planned move

TAKOMA PARK — A Maryland hospital commission member is recommending the state deny a hospital permission to move from Takoma Park to Silver Spring. Barbara McLean, who is on the Maryland Heath Care Commission, tells The Washington Post that she opposes the request from Washington Adventist Hospital because it has failed to show its proposed […]

Aug 28, 2012

Hopkins tapping engineers, families for hospital safety

WASHINGTON — Head of the hospital bed raised? Check. Patient’s teeth brushed? Check. Those simple but often overlooked steps can help protect some of the most critically ill patients — those on ventilators — from developing deadly pneumonia. And if they knew about them, family members could ensure the steps weren’t forgotten. Hospitals are rife […]

Aug 20, 2012

Prices for private insurers could be raised

Maryland hospitals and regulators are discussing raising hospital prices for private insurers and businesses by hundreds of millions of dollars a year to make up for suggested cuts from Medicare and Medicaid. A proposal by the Maryland Hospital Association circulated to policymakers in recent weeks details a plan to shift costs to private payers by […]

Aug 13, 2012

Law blog roundup

Welcome to Monday, the 30th anniversary of the debut of Fast Times at Ridgemont High. ...

Jul 23, 2012

Hospital sued over 15-year seclusion

RICHMOND, Va. — The family of a man who spent more than 15 years in seclusion at a Virginia psychiatric hospital is suing the facility, several physicians and the state, claiming he was unconstitutionally kept in segregation and denied adequate medical care before his death in 2009. Cesar Chumil, 59, died of complications from colon […]

Jul 17, 2012

Mass. General displaces Hopkins as nation’s top hospital

Boston is celebrating another championship, but this time it’s not a sports team. Massachusetts General Hospital was named Tuesday as the nation’s top hospital by U.S. News and World Report. MGH, which held the No. 2 spot last year, displaced Johns Hopkins Hospital at the top of the annual list. Hopkins had been at the […]

Jun 11, 2012

New school at EBDI brings new hope

Amid fanfare and protest, ground was broken Monday for a $43 million, state-of the art public charter school in the heart of the 88-acre East Baltimore Development Inc. project. The event culminated years of planning for the school that EBDI, Baltimore and the Johns Hopkins University officials hope will become a centerpiece of the 10-year-old, […]

May 23, 2012

Montgomery County 911 dispatcher caught sleeping on the job

ROCKVILLE — A woman who called 911 after her husband was unable to breathe found a snoring Montgomery County dispatcher at the other end of the line. The woman called 911 from her home on April 4. According to a recording of the call, she repeatedly says “hello” but gets no reply. A second dispatcher […]

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