January 13, 2012
St. Agnes Hospital was one of 11 medical institutions recognized by the Emergency Medical Technology program in the School of Health Professions at the Community College of Baltimore County. In addition to the Baltimore hospital at Wilkens and Caton avenues, the other institutions that received plaques from the school were Franklin Square Hospital, Harford Memorial Hospital, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Maryland Poison Center - University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, Mercy Medical Center, R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, Sinai Hospital, St. Joseph Medical Center, University of Maryland Medical Center and Upper Chesapeake Medical Center "These sites provide valuable experiences to our students that could not be duplicated in the classroom," said Deanna Wiseman, CCBC EMT program clinical coordinator, in a release.
December 20, 2011
City police were investigating a double-shooting in West Baltimore Monday night that killed a 29-year-old man. Officers found Donte Collins suffering from multiple gunshot wounds at about 8:30 p.m. in the 1500 block of Rosedale St., in the Rosemont neighborhood, and paramedics transported him to Maryland Shock Trauma Center where he was pronounced dead about an hour later. Around the same time, police were informed of another shooting victim who had been dropped at St. Agnes Hospital for treatment for multiple gunshot wounds to his lower body.
December 9, 2011
Dr. Edwin H. T. Besson, a retired pediatrician who was the former chairman of the St. Agnes Hospital pediatric department, died of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease, Dec. 4 at his Ellicott City home. He was 85. In a memoir, he recalled that after his birth in Carbondale, Pa., he often moved with his family and wound up living in the small town of Stockton in Worcester County. His family had suffered economic hardship in the Depression and they lost their home.
December 2, 2011
St. Agnes Hospital announced the induction of nine doctors to the Healing Hands Society. The physicians were honored for clinical excellence and leadership plus service to the community and their hand imprints were added to a recently unveiled wall. Those recognized were Dr. Karen Broderick, Dr. James Castellano, Dr. Michael Ellis, Dr. Keith Falcao, Dr. Deepak Merchant, Dr. Arturo Santos, Dr. William Signor III, Dr. Willard Standiford and Dr. Michael Zatina.
June 30, 2010
Dr. Henry M. Shuey, a Baltimore neurosurgeon who had been chief of neurosurgery at St. Agnes Hospital, died June 17 of cancer at his Lutherville home. He was 62. Dr. Shuey was born in Philadelphia and raised in Huntsville, Ala., where his father worked at the Army's Redstone Arsenal. After graduating from Lee High School, he earned a bachelor's degree in 1970 in chemistry from Centenary College in Shreveport, La. He graduated in 1974 from the University of Alabama School of Medicine.
January 11, 2010
The number of cervical cancer cases diagnosed annually has gone down markedly over the past 30 years, a drop attributed to cervical cytology screening (the Pap smear). The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology recently changed its guidelines for cervical cancer screening. Dr. Diane Boykin of St. Agnes Hospital discusses what you need to know about the new guidelines. The new guidelines state that all Pap smears can begin at age 21. This is a subtle change from the previous recommendation, which had screening begin by age 21 or one to three years after the onset of sexual activity.