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By Cindy Parr and Cindy Parr,Contributing writer | October 30, 1991
Physicians at Carroll County General Hospital soon will have a new tool that will enable them to better detect and treat patients' heart and blood vessel disorders.Hospital officials say they hope the opening later this fall of the angiography and cardiac catheterizationlab will keep Carroll patients with cardiovascular problems from seeking treatment outside the county."We found that the No. 1 reason patients were leaving the county was to have these two procedures performed," said Linda Harder, CCGH vice president for marketing and planning.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | May 21, 2013
Dr. Richard J. Bouchard, a retired cardiologist who played an instrumental role in the establishment of the cardiac catheterization laboratory at St. Agnes Hospital, died Saturday from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma at Stella Maris Hospice. The longtime Timonium resident was 89. The son of a railroad conductor and a homemaker, Richard Joseph Bouchard was born and raised in Ogdenburg, N.Y., where he graduated in 1946 from St. Mary's High School. "His main interest was heart catheterization, and he was very good at it. His patients loved him and he was an extremely honorable man," said Dr. Ronald H. Gillilan, a semiretired cardiologist and director of the cardiac rehabilitation program at St. Agnes Hospital.
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By Donna E. Boller and Donna E. Boller,Staff Writer | June 14, 1992
The man was 64 years old, and he suffered a heart attack in the emergency room at Carroll County General Hospital one Saturday.The medical staff stopped the attack with injections that dissolved a blood clot blocking the flow of blood to the man's heart.A few days later, the patient was on a table in the hospital's new cardiac catheterization laboratory. Above, a video monitor produced a black-and-white tracery of blood vessels stretched over the heart that radiology technologist Carlon Carson describes as "like trees in the winter."
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | August 16, 2012
McGregor J. Ferguson, an Annapolis veterinary cardiologist, died Sunday of undetermined causes at his Millersville home. He was 41. "We are waiting for a cause of death pending the results of an autopsy," said his father, Dr. Ray Ferguson of Federal Hill. McGregor John Ferguson was born in Baltimore and raised in Arnold. He was a 1989 graduate of Severna Park High School, where he played lacrosse and football. After earning a bachelor's degree in 1993 from Swarthmore College, where he was a member of the lacrosse team, he earned his veterinary degree in 1999 from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, which is part of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg.
BUSINESS
September 25, 1996
Johns Hopkins Medicine and Howard County General Hospital will open an outpatient cardiac catheterization center tomorrow on the campus of Howard County General.Called Central Maryland Heart Center Inc., the facility will be a joint venture of Hopkins and Howard County General, staffed by eight cardiologists from Howard County General and three from Hopkins.It is housed in a modular unit until a new facility can be completed next year.Cardiac catheterization is a procedure in which a thin tube is inserted into an artery to inject dye into the patient's heart, to locate blockages and other problems.
NEWS
April 5, 1992
Judy Hill has been selected as Employee of the Month for April by Carroll County General Hospital.A city resident and CCGH employee for more than 14 years, she is a registered nurse in the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit and has worked in other nursing units throughout the hospital.Her primary responsibility is to care for patients coming out of anesthesia and surgery to make sure their condition has stabilized before allowing them to return to their rooms. She also orients new employees and students and has charge-nurse responsibilities.
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By Robert Youngblood and Robert Youngblood,Staff writer | April 28, 1991
Many Harford doctors are registered to work at both Franklin Square and the two Upper Chesapeake Health System hospitals, Fallston General and Harford Memorial. Dr. Dean L. Vassar, a staff cardiologist at Fallston General, is one such doctor.He says he determines where to send patients based on what services the patient needs and which hospital has the best equipment for that patient.Vassar finds that in his practice, he admits most patients to Fallston General."We do have patients at Franklin Square, but 99 percent of our patients are admitted to Fallston," he said.
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By Jackie Powder and Jackie Powder,Staff Writer | December 7, 1993
Becki Vasse and Tricia Supik never thought that building design would play an important role in their nursing careers. But the two supervisory nurses at Carroll County General Hospital are getting a crash course in the field as the hospital begins a major renovation project."
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By Los Angeles Times | April 19, 2008
WASHINGTON -- Although President Bush has repeatedly called for helping consumers to make better decisions about health care, his administration is appealing a groundbreaking court ruling that would have permitted disclosure of Medicare billing records so patients could compare individual doctors' expertise and efficiency. Release of such information is advocated by consumer groups, employers and the health insurance industry, but opposed by groups representing doctors. Consumer and business groups said they were disappointed by the decision, while the American Medical Association has petitioned to join the appeal on the Bush administration's side.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | August 16, 2012
McGregor J. Ferguson, an Annapolis veterinary cardiologist, died Sunday of undetermined causes at his Millersville home. He was 41. "We are waiting for a cause of death pending the results of an autopsy," said his father, Dr. Ray Ferguson of Federal Hill. McGregor John Ferguson was born in Baltimore and raised in Arnold. He was a 1989 graduate of Severna Park High School, where he played lacrosse and football. After earning a bachelor's degree in 1993 from Swarthmore College, where he was a member of the lacrosse team, he earned his veterinary degree in 1999 from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, which is part of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg.
HEALTH
By Robert Little and Baltimore Sun reporter | January 15, 2010
St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson, whose cardiology business is a focus of a continuing federal health-care fraud investigation, has notified hundreds of its heart patients that they may have received expensive and potentially dangerous coronary implants they didn't need. An internal review, begun last May at the behest of federal investigators and in response to a patient complaint, has turned up 369 patients with stents that appear to have been implanted in their arteries unnecessarily, CEO Jeffrey K. Norman said in an interview yesterday.
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By Los Angeles Times | April 19, 2008
WASHINGTON -- Although President Bush has repeatedly called for helping consumers to make better decisions about health care, his administration is appealing a groundbreaking court ruling that would have permitted disclosure of Medicare billing records so patients could compare individual doctors' expertise and efficiency. Release of such information is advocated by consumer groups, employers and the health insurance industry, but opposed by groups representing doctors. Consumer and business groups said they were disappointed by the decision, while the American Medical Association has petitioned to join the appeal on the Bush administration's side.
FEATURES
By Rasmi Simhan and Rasmi Simhan,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 6, 1999
Kiss has its face paint. Marilyn Manson has his faux Satan look. You might not be familiar with the signature style of Baltimore rockers Stevie V. and the Heart Attackers.Surgical scrubs, booties and masks. Cardiologists by day, the jagged edge by night.OK, that's an exaggeration -- cardiologists by day and night, and every once in a while a rock band -- like this Saturday at the ninth annual Heartfest, an evening of dinner and dancing to benefit the Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease.
BUSINESS
September 25, 1996
Johns Hopkins Medicine and Howard County General Hospital will open an outpatient cardiac catheterization center tomorrow on the campus of Howard County General.Called Central Maryland Heart Center Inc., the facility will be a joint venture of Hopkins and Howard County General, staffed by eight cardiologists from Howard County General and three from Hopkins.It is housed in a modular unit until a new facility can be completed next year.Cardiac catheterization is a procedure in which a thin tube is inserted into an artery to inject dye into the patient's heart, to locate blockages and other problems.
NEWS
By Jackie Powder and Jackie Powder,Staff Writer | December 7, 1993
Becki Vasse and Tricia Supik never thought that building design would play an important role in their nursing careers. But the two supervisory nurses at Carroll County General Hospital are getting a crash course in the field as the hospital begins a major renovation project."
NEWS
By Fred Rasmussen and Fred Rasmussen,Contributing Writer | July 11, 1993
Bernard P. Sapperstein, a vending company owner who also was founder and past president of the Save-A-Heart Foundation, died Friday of cancer at Sinai Hospital. He was 72.It was his own heart problems at age 50 that caused Mr. tTC Sapperstein to establish the Save-A-Heart Foundation in 1971.When the Pikesville resident was diagnosed as needing a cardiac catheterization, then a novel medical procedure, he was surprised that Sinai Hospital, which he considered "his" hospital, didn't have a diagnostic catheterization laboratory available.
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By Fred Rasmussen and Fred Rasmussen,Contributing Writer | July 11, 1993
Bernard P. Sapperstein, a vending company owner who also was founder and past president of the Save-A-Heart Foundation, died Friday of cancer at Sinai Hospital. He was 72.It was his own heart problems at age 50 that caused Mr. tTC Sapperstein to establish the Save-A-Heart Foundation in 1971.When the Pikesville resident was diagnosed as needing a cardiac catheterization, then a novel medical procedure, he was surprised that Sinai Hospital, which he considered "his" hospital, didn't have a diagnostic catheterization laboratory available.
FEATURES
By Rasmi Simhan and Rasmi Simhan,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 6, 1999
Kiss has its face paint. Marilyn Manson has his faux Satan look. You might not be familiar with the signature style of Baltimore rockers Stevie V. and the Heart Attackers.Surgical scrubs, booties and masks. Cardiologists by day, the jagged edge by night.OK, that's an exaggeration -- cardiologists by day and night, and every once in a while a rock band -- like this Saturday at the ninth annual Heartfest, an evening of dinner and dancing to benefit the Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease.
NEWS
By Donna E. Boller and Donna E. Boller,Staff Writer | June 14, 1992
The man was 64 years old, and he suffered a heart attack in the emergency room at Carroll County General Hospital one Saturday.The medical staff stopped the attack with injections that dissolved a blood clot blocking the flow of blood to the man's heart.A few days later, the patient was on a table in the hospital's new cardiac catheterization laboratory. Above, a video monitor produced a black-and-white tracery of blood vessels stretched over the heart that radiology technologist Carlon Carson describes as "like trees in the winter."
NEWS
April 5, 1992
Judy Hill has been selected as Employee of the Month for April by Carroll County General Hospital.A city resident and CCGH employee for more than 14 years, she is a registered nurse in the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit and has worked in other nursing units throughout the hospital.Her primary responsibility is to care for patients coming out of anesthesia and surgery to make sure their condition has stabilized before allowing them to return to their rooms. She also orients new employees and students and has charge-nurse responsibilities.
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