In Anne Arundel
Circuit Court clerk joins GOP's 3rd District race
ANNAPOLIS - Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Clerk Robert P. Duckworth became this week the second candidate to file documents to run in the March Republican primary for the 3rd Congressional District.
Duckworth, of Crofton, is seeking the GOP nomination to challenge nine-term Democrat Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin, who has said he intends to seek re-election. The district includes portions of Anne Arundel, Howard and Baltimore counties and Baltimore City.
Already entered in the Republican primary is Anne Arundel Del. David G. Boschert.
In Montgomery County
State review of hospital finds only minor problems
ROCKVILLE - A state review of Shady Grove Adventist Hospital found two minor documentation problems in the hospital's Intensive Care Unit but no trouble with patient care, according to a report released yesterday.
The state Office of Health Care Quality, which began an investigation last month after allegations that an ICU nurse might have contributed to the death of one or more patients at the Montgomery County hospital, stated in its report that medical records of one patient lacked a discharge summary and a final diagnosis and a second did not include evidence of a discharge or death summary.
Concern about patient care arose in July after the hospital received a complaint that former nurse Coleen M. Thompson failed to follow proper procedures in the care of a 63-year-old woman in the ICU and might have contributed to the death of other patients.