Pediatrician donates pingpong table to hospitalJanelle...

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December 20, 1998

Pediatrician donates pingpong table to hospital

Janelle Sanford, a Carroll County General Hospital pediatrician since 1991, has donated a pingpong table to the hospital's Behavioral Health Unit for patients to use.

"Recreational activities provide the opportunity for our patients to have an outlet for physical energy," said Larry Welsh, director of Behavioral Health Services.

Patients also get the chance to socialize with other patients and visitors while participating in recreation.

Medical director leads Maryland hospice network

Dr. Michael Gloth, medical director of Carroll Hospice, has been elected president of the Hospice Network of Maryland.

Gloth is the first physician to be elected president of the state-wide organization.

The doctor spearheaded the Physicians Palliative Care Pain Hotline to help doctors manage pain for dying patients.

Gloth has been on the network's board of directors for two years.

He is chief of geriatrics at Union Memorial Hospital and is on the faculty of the Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland.

The Hospice Network of Maryland offers end-of-life home and facility care.

The Network works to educate the public about the benefits of hospice care and is an advocate for the terminally ill and their families.

Doctor has been certified for hospice, palliative care

Dr. Alva S. Baker recently passed the certification examination to receive diplomate status of the American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

He is vice president and medical director for Episcopal Ministries to the Aging Inc.

Baker oversees medical care for all EMA facilities, including the continuing care retirement community of Fairhaven and Copper Ridge for those with Alzheimer's and other dementias in Sykesville.

He handles the operations of the Copper Ridge Institute, which oversees and coordinates all research at EMA facilities and provides dementia care education and training to family and professional caregivers.

Baker is an associate medical director of Carroll Hospice.

Pub Date: 12/20/98

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