Top Nurse Is Honored


April 05, 1992

WESTMINSTER — Judy Hill has been selected as Employee of the Month for April by Carroll County General Hospital.

A city resident and CCGH employee for more than 14 years, she is a registered nurse in the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit and has worked in other nursing units throughout the hospital.

Her primary responsibility is to care for patients coming out of anesthesia and surgery to make sure their condition has stabilized before allowing them to return to their rooms. She also orients new employees and students and has charge-nurse responsibilities.

"Judy is an exemplary nurse, always with a comforting smile and a kind word," said her supervisor, Kathy Newnan. "She is compassionate, patient, caring and knowledgeable.

"As a result of Judy's outstanding performance and kind nature, fellow staff members have nominated her for the prestigious Maryland Nurse of the Year Award for 1992."

When she is not caring for patients at CCGH, she spends a great deal of timewith her teen-age daughter, Amy, and son, Nicholas.


Jim Piet of Masonry Contractors has been elected as secretary of the board of directors of the Home Owners Warranty Council for 1992.

He has been a board member for two years.

The Home Owners Warranty Corporation provides homeowners with a limited warranty on a new home that has been constructed and enrolled by a builder in the HOW program.



WESTMINSTER-- Carroll County General Hospital has chosen Drs. Dinesh Kalaria and Robert Ricketts, cardiologists on the CCGH medical staff, as directors of the new Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, a service used in the diagnosis of cardiac disease.

In making the announcement, JohnM. Sernulka, CCGH executive vice president, said the doctors have significant expertise in performing this procedure.

The Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory was completed about six months ago in conjunction with angiography, a diagnostic test that tracks the flow of bloodthrough veins and arteries outside the heart. Both services began accepting patients at the end of February.

Cardiac catheterization and angiography are a vital part of a full range of cardiovascular services and are used to diagnose and plan care for patients who have had heart attacks or who exhibit symptoms of cardiac problems such as angina or heart failure.

Kalaria's experience includes residency training at the Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia and St. Agnes Hospital. He served his cardiology residency at Wyman Park Hospital in Baltimore and was a staff cardiologist there. He joined the Medical Staff at Carroll County General Hospital in 1984. He is board-certified in both internal medicine and cardiovascular disease.

Ricketts, also board-certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease, received his medical degree from Temple University. He interned at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, where he also served his internship and residency. In addition, he completed a fellowship in invasive and interventional cardiology at Einstein. He has been on the staff of CCGH since 1990.

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