Hospital's Cohen Honored By Prime

Business people

December 30, 1990

Steven Cohen, Howard County General Hospital's senior vice president of operations, was recently honored by PRIME, the group purchasing and shared services alliance of Maryland hospitals, for his three terms as chairman of the organization's materials management committee.

Through PRIME, an affiliate of the Maryland Hospital Association, hospitals purchase pharmaceuticals, medical equipment and other supplies at savings that run in the millions of dollars.


Charlotte Meldrum was elected last month to serve another term as president of the Howard County Family Day Care Association.

Members also re-elected Tonia Lewis as vice president, Debbie Buckman as treasurer and Patti Sleeth as secretary.

The Howard County Family Day Care Association is a professional and social organization for licensed family day care providers.

The association also provides a referral service for providers and parents.

Providers interested in joining should call Charlotte Meldrum at 381-8180.


Ann Mech, assistant professor at the University of Maryland School of Nursing, has been appointed to the Howard County Board of Health by former County Executive Elizabeth Bobo.

Mech's appointment runs through June 1, 1993.

Mech has been an assistant professor in the Department of Education, Administration and Health Policy in the Graduate Program at the University of Maryland School of Nursing since August 1988.

Mech, who lives in Dayton, earned her law degree at George Washington University in 1982 and has been admitted to the Maryland Bar and the Bar of the U.S. Supreme Court.

She also has a master's degree and bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland School of Nursing.


Four people have recently joined the Columbia-FreeState Health System.

Dr. Orest Bartoszyk, a resident of Howard County, has joined the Columbia-FreeState Health System as a physician in the division of cardiology within the internal medicine department at the Columbia Regional Center.

Dr. Richard C. Marsella has joined as a pathologist at the Patuxent Surgical Center in Ellicott City.

fifty-something or one hundred-something. Centenarians are automatically given free club membership.

Marsella was associate chairman of the Cytology Division of the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Bonnie Waltman Catalano is the new osteopathic physician with the family practice department at the Columbia Regional Medical Center.

Catalano, who lives in Columbia, recently completed her residency at the University of Maryland.

Dr. Daniel W. Killingsworth has joined the Annapolis Regional Medical Center as an ophthalmologist.

Killingsworth served as an instructor of cornea service at the Eye Foundation Hospital and University of Alabama.

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