Mental illness alliance meeting set in Westminster The...

HEALTH NOTES

July 07, 2002

Mental illness alliance meeting set in Westminster

The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) of Carroll County holds monthly meetings from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month at the On Our Own Center in Westminster.

NAMI is an education, advocacy and support group for anyone whose life has been touched by mental illness.

The group will hold a free, 12-week educational program for caregivers of the mentally ill, starting Sept. 9, at Carroll County General Hospital.

Information and registration: 410-875-5538 or 410-795-4363.

The On Our Own Center is at the rear of 27 E. Main St.

NAMI information: 410-876- 6416.

Carroll County General appoints Dr. Pradhan

Dr. Duleep J. Pradhan has been named vice president of medical affairs at Carroll County General Hospital.

In this new position for the hospital, Pradhan will supervise administrative functions related to the delivery of patient care and quality assurance, as well as assist with management services to the medical staff.

He will act as liaison between physicians and management on the planning of services and programs and help coordinate their implementation.

A member of the medical staff since 1986, Pradhan is board-certified in general and thoracic surgery and has served as the vice chief of the surgery department. He has held physician leadership positions at other Baltimore-area hospitals.

Pradhan, who will continue his private practice in Eldersburg, Owings Mills and Westminster, completed a residency in general surgery and thoracic/cardiovascular surgery at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore and Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, N.Y., respectively.

He is a member of the American Medical Association, Maryland Thoracic Society, International College of Surgeons and International Society of Endovascular Surgery.

Red Cross honors Yuhas as volunteer of month

Carroll County resident Rose Yuhas has received the American Red Cross Volunteer of the Month award for June.

Yuhas has been a Red Cross volunteer since 1997. Among her duties are providing family services at fires and working at the Red Cross service center as part of the Carroll County Disaster Action Team.

Last fall, she helped families displaced by the tornado that touched down in College Park. In 1999, she volunteered at the Red Cross shelters in Owings Mills, providing mass care and family service assistance to families displaced by ice storms.

Yuhas also volunteers at Red Cross booths at carnivals, fairs and workplace events.

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