Howard hospital wins grant for program in nurse...


January 07, 2002

Howard hospital wins grant for program in nurse retention

Howard County General Hospital has received a grant of $18,311 from Maryland's Health Services Cost Review Commission to support the hospital's participation in a Nurse Manager Leadership Institute.

In conjunction with the Association of Maryland Hospitals and Health Systems and the Maryland Health Care Education Institute, the Howard hospital joined 20 others in seeking funding for the nurse managers' program, which emphasizes retention of staff nurses.

Federal Reserve official is King observance speaker

Roger W. Ferguson Jr., vice chairman of the board of governors of the Federal Reserve System, will be the main speaker at a Martin Luther King Holiday Celebration at 6 p.m. Jan. 13 at Long Reach High School in Columbia.

Ferguson has served as chairman of the Joint Year 2000 Council and chairman of the Group of Ten (G-10) countries' Working Party on Financial Sector Consolidation.

Kai Jackson, co-anchor for WJZ-TV 13 in Baltimore, will be master of ceremonies.


Developing proposals: Howard County Economic Development Authority's Business Resource Center and F.M. Gaston Associates will sponsor a "Proposal Development Workshop" - for business owners, government contractors, marketing and sales staff, and consultants - from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Center for Business and Technology Development, 9250 Bendix Road North, Columbia. The cost is $45. Registration is required. Information: 410-313-6550.

Job-search tools: Howard County Library, 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, will offer "Job Search Tools at the Library," a presentation about library resources, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday and Feb. 13. Registration is required and begins two weeks before each session. Information: 410-313-7850.

State of the County: County Executive James N. Robey will give his fourth State of the County address to the Howard County Chamber of Commerce at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 16 at the Sheraton Columbia Hotel, 10207 Wincopin Circle, Columbia. Early reservations are advised. Information: 410- 730-4111.

Networking breakfast: Business Women's Network of Howard County will hold a breakfast networking meeting from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Jan. 16 at Columbia Hilton Hotel, 5485 Twin Knolls Road. Participants can give a 30-second commercial and meet potential clients. Information: 410-740-0126.

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