Carroll County Health

HEALTH NOTES

December 29, 1992

Surgeon joins the staff at Carroll County General

Dr. Maurice Aiken has recently joined the Department of Surgery at Carroll County General Hospital.

Dr. Aiken, a graduate of the Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia, served a surgical residency in podiatry at Liberty Medical Center in Baltimore. He also completed a fellowship in foot and ankle surgery at the University of Maryland Medical Center before entering private practice.

He specializes in diabetic foot care and reconstructive surgery of the feet, including all types of deformities, bunions, hammer toes, trauma and arthritic conditions.

Dr. Aiken's Eldersburg office is located at 1948 Liberty Road. He can be reached at 922-3338.

CCGH physicians elect officers and chairmen

Edward Carter, M.D., was recently elected to a third one-year term as president of Carroll County General Hospital's medical staff, which represents more than 250 physicians.

As medical staff president, Dr. Carter chairs the Medical Executive Committee and the Medical Review Committee, which deals with quality assurance issues. He also is a member of the hospital's board of directors, serving as chief liaison and spokesman for the interests of physicians in hospital affairs.

Dr. Carter, who has practiced at Carroll County General for 12 years, also was re-elected chairman of the Department of Radiology.

Other medical staff officers are:

* Dr. Noel Gressieux, an orthopedic surgeon, vice president.

* Dr. Harry Knipp, a radiologist, secretary-treasurer.

* Dr. Samuel Ahn, a gynecologist, and Dr. Chitrachedu Nagannaa cardiologist, members at large.

* Dr. Vincent J. Fiocco, an internist, is immediate past president.

This is the third consecutive term for all of the hospital's medical staff officers.

Dr. Carter has set a number of goals for his third term, including facility expansion and improvement.

He said the hospital also wants to continue to focus on key services and ways to enhance them so CCGH can better serve its patients.

In this context, Dr. Carter stressed the importance of health education. "Our duty as health care providers is to help people understand how lifestyle affects health," he said.

And, he wants continued emphasis on increased public awareness about the hospital's many programs.

"We have accomplished so much in the past few years -- adding cardiac catheterization and angiography, ambulatory surgery, a psychiatric unit, new equipment, and extended physician coverage for pediatrics and obstetrics," he said.

In tandem with the election of medical staff officers, chairmen were named for the hospital's medical departments. CCGH administrators also approved the creation of a separate division for psychiatry.

During the past year, nearly 500 patients, both adolescents and adults, were admitted to the unit creating new demands on this specialty, Dr. Carter said. Newly elected department chairmen are:

* Dr. Robert Kass, head of family practice, who replaced Dr. John Middleton.

* Dr. Jose Gonzalez, chief of pediatrics, who succeeded Dr. Michael Rosner.

* Dr. Sang Lee, who replaced Dr. Melvin Yeshnik as chairman of obstetrics and gynecology.

* Dr. Sarva Girdhar, who was named chairman of the surgery department, succeeding Dr. Reynaldo Madrinan.

* Dr. Sheldon Glass was appointed chairman of the department of psychiatry.

Re-elected as department chairmen were:

* Dr. Alva Baker, internal medicine.

* Dr. Iraj Haghighat, anesthesiology.

* Dr. Richard A. Jones, pathology.

* Dr. Michael Stang, emergency medicine.

These physicians are responsible for coordinating policies for peer review, establishing procedures for patient care and setting criteria to determine scope of privileges for member doctors.

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