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.
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.
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.
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.
July 20, 2012
Four Maryland hospitals will be contacting patients who might have come in contact with a health care worker infected with hepatitis C when he worked in the state between 2008 and 2010, according to the state health department. David Matthew Kwiatkowski, 32, who worked as a health technician, was arrested Thursday in New Hampshire, according to a statement on the FBI website. He was charged with illegally obtaining Fentanyl, a powerful anesthetic, and with infecting at least 30 people with hepatitis C at Exeter Hospital in New Hampshire, the FBI said.
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."