WEST BALTIMORE — NURSING HOMES
Admissions banned at 2 institutions
New admissions have been banned at two Baltimore area nursing homes until they correct serious deficiencies in the care of current patients, the state Department of Health and Mental Hygiene announced.
Forest Haven Nursing Home, in the 300 block of Ingleside Avenue, Catonsville, and Hilton Hall nursing home, in 3300 block of Poplar Street, Baltimore, have 21 days to solve the potentially life-threatening problems discovered by state inspectors in April. Both were informed of the ban on admissions in letters from acting health and mental hygiene secretary Nelson J. Sabatini.
At Forest Haven, inspectors found 10 instances of deficient patient care, including inadequate monitoring of serious medical conditions and lack of communication between nurses and doctors. In one instance, a patient was injured being lifted from his bed by an orderly who was apparently drunk while on the job.
At Hilton Hall, inspectors found several instances where patients on medication for seizures were inadequately monitored. The patients had to be treated for toxic drug levels in their bloodstreams.
Man in Somerset, Laurel woman killed
Traffic accidents yesterday claimed the lives of a 78-year-old man who was hit by a truck while walking along the side of a road in Somerset County and a Laurel woman whose car ran into a ditch.
Prince George's County police found the body of Pan Ho Rogers, 52, who apparently died when her 1987 Ford Thunderbird veered off a road and plunged 15 feet into the ditch in the 8600 block of Cherry Lane.
Police said the accident could have occurred sometime between 9:30 p.m. Saturday and 9:30 a.m. yesterday, when the car was discovered. They believed Ms. Rogers, of the 6900 block Mayfair Terrace Road, failed to negotiate a curve.
The victim in the other mishap was identified as James L. Shreeves, of Westover, who was hit by a tractor-trailer truck that had drifted onto the shoulder of U.S. 13 about 4:10 a.m. The driver, William Terry Hamlett, 37, of Newport News, Va., apparently fell asleep at the wheel of his northbound rig, police said.
Wounded man catches bus to police station
A 28-year-old Baltimore man shot twice yesterday morning during an argument flagged down an MTA bus for a ride to the Western District police station, where he collapsed on the sidewalk.
Glen Curry, of the 3700 block of Beehler Avenue, was listed in stable condition at University Hospital.
Sgt. Bert Ricasa said Mr. Curry got into an argument with another man in the 1000 block of Whatcoat Street about 11 a.m. He said the gunman shot Mr. Curry in his left arm and stomach.
"Mr. Curry ran away from the suspect and hailed a bus by banging on the door and saying he was shot," Sergeant Ricasa said.
He was driven about five blocks to the police station, in the 1000 block of North Mount Street. The sergeant said he did not know if the MTA driver went off his route.
Man shot to death; drug dispute blamed
A 29-year-old Landover man was shot and killed on a street corner early yesterday after an apparent argument over drugs.
Prince George's County police said Gary Macon, of the 6900 block of Forest Terrace Circle, was selling drugs on the corner of Kent Town Drive and Virginia Avenue in Landover when he got involved in a dispute with an occupant of a car that had stopped there.
The man pulled a gun and fired several shots, one of them fatally wounding Mr. Macon, police said.
FOR THE RECORD
Jane Margaret O'Brien, dean of the faculty at Middlebury College in Vermont, has been named the eighth president of Hollins College in Roanoke, Va. A native of Washington, Dr. O'Brien was raised in Annapolis.