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By Andrea K. Walker and Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun | March 20, 2012
St. Joseph Medical Centertook another step in choosing a buyer for its Towson campus. The hospital said the board made a recommendation Monday to the parent company, Catholic Health Initiatives, which has the final say. Officials declined to identify the board's choice. But the three finalists were LifeBridge Health, which owns Sinai and Northwest hospitals; Ascension Health, which owns St. Agnes Hospital; and the University of Maryland Medical System. St. Agnes is the only Catholic hospital among the bidders, but St. Joseph's said all three systems agreed to honor its "Catholic identity and religious heritage.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | May 23, 2014
A $37 million settlement between the former owner of St. Joseph Medical Center and hundreds of patients of cardiologist Mark G. Midei who allege they received unnecessary heart stent procedures was approved by a Baltimore City Circuit Court judge on Friday. Baltimore Circuit Judge Sylvester B. Cox had given preliminary approval to the settlement last month, which provides as many as 273 patients to get payments of at least $134,000 before lawyers' and other fees, and ends class-action suits in both Baltimore and federal courts.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | April 9, 2013
A Towson cardiologist and his former employer disputed claims during a civil trial Tuesday made by 21 plaintiffs who allege that the doctor performed unnecessary stent procedures to treat heart patients. Dr. Mark Midei, St. Joseph Medical Center and Catholic Health Initiatives are being sued in Baltimore County Circuit Court by former patients of Midei, who claim that the doctor completed an excessive number of the procedures and that the hospital failed to provide any oversight, leaving the patients with lasting medical complications.
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By Ian Duncan | April 7, 2014
The former owner of St. Joseph Medical Center has agreed to pay up to $37 million to resolve allegations that cardiologist Mark G. Midei put hundreds of patients through unnecessary heart stent procedures, according to court documents. As many as 273 patients stand to get payments of at least $134,000 before lawyers' and other fees. The settlement represents a major step toward resolution after more than four years of court fights that began when St. Joseph informed hundreds of people that their surgeries might not have been needed.
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By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | April 23, 2012
A Baltimore County Circuit Court judge dismissed Monday a defamation lawsuit filed by Dr. Mark Midei against St. Joseph Medical Center, barring the embattled cardiologist from seeking damages against his former hospital in the scandal over unnecessary heart stent procedures he's been accused of performing. The opinion by Judge Mickey Norman was not available, but electronic court records show that Midei's case was dismissed. Lawyers for Midei, St. Joseph and its corporate parent, Denver-based Catholic Health Initiatives, all declined to comment until they had read the ruling.
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By Ian Duncan | April 7, 2014
The former owner of St. Joseph Medical Center has agreed to pay up to $37 million to resolve allegations that cardiologist Mark G. Midei put hundreds of patients through unnecessary heart stent procedures, according to court documents. As many as 273 patients stand to get payments of at least $134,000 before lawyers' and other fees. The settlement represents a major step toward resolution after more than four years of court fights that began when St. Joseph informed hundreds of people that their surgeries might not have been needed.
HEALTH
By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | April 1, 2014
Lawyers have reached settlements in two pending class action cases alleging that former cardiologist Mark G. Midei performed unnecessary stent procedures at St. Joseph Medical Center, according to the hospital's former owner. Michael Romano, a spokesman for Catholic Health Initiatives, which used to own the Towson medical center, said the agreements will resolve the cases. "The parties executed the settlement to avoid the uncertainties and costs of continued litigation, and the settlement does not include any admission of liability," Romano said in a statement.
HEALTH
By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | May 23, 2014
A $37 million settlement between the former owner of St. Joseph Medical Center and hundreds of patients of cardiologist Mark G. Midei who allege they received unnecessary heart stent procedures was approved by a Baltimore City Circuit Court judge on Friday. Baltimore Circuit Judge Sylvester B. Cox had given preliminary approval to the settlement last month, which provides as many as 273 patients to get payments of at least $134,000 before lawyers' and other fees, and ends class-action suits in both Baltimore and federal courts.
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By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | March 23, 2012
Financially troubled St. Joseph Medical Center ended its search for a new owner Friday, announcing that it has entered an agreement to become part of the rapidly expanding University of Maryland Medical System. The announcement was greeted with cheers at the Towson hospital, said Dr. Paul McAfee, head of spinal surgery. "If the doctors in the operating room and emergency room had flowers, they would have thrown them," he said, adding that UMMS plans to upgrade the facilities and turn the hospital into a major surgery center.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | October 28, 2013
A prominent Baltimore businessman said he lost millions of dollars when he chose to retire early after being led to believe he suffered from severe coronary disease. Glenn Weinberg, a former partner of the Baltimore-based Cordish Co., said he retired after three stents were placed in his heart at St. Joseph Medical Center by former cardiologist Mark Midei. But attorneys for Midei and the hospital's former owners said the stents were necessary and meant to improve the plaintiff's health so he could carry on normal activities, such as his career.
HEALTH
By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | April 1, 2014
Lawyers have reached settlements in two pending class action cases alleging that former cardiologist Mark G. Midei performed unnecessary stent procedures at St. Joseph Medical Center, according to the hospital's former owner. Michael Romano, a spokesman for Catholic Health Initiatives, which used to own the Towson medical center, said the agreements will resolve the cases. "The parties executed the settlement to avoid the uncertainties and costs of continued litigation, and the settlement does not include any admission of liability," Romano said in a statement.
HEALTH
By Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun | November 30, 2013
After a surgical scandal involving a cardiologist brought St. Joseph Medical Center to its knees, the medical staff left behind struggled to move forward. Patients and doctors fled in droves after the scandal broke in 2009. Negative headlines beat at their morale. And many remaining employees believed the distant owner of the once-well-regarded community hospital in Towson was unresponsive, leaving them feeling abandoned. "It was difficult to face the reality that someone I trusted very much had failed us," said Dr. Gail Cunningham, a 23-year veteran who headed the emergency department and is now vice president of medical affairs.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | October 28, 2013
A prominent Baltimore businessman said he lost millions of dollars when he chose to retire early after being led to believe he suffered from severe coronary disease. Glenn Weinberg, a former partner of the Baltimore-based Cordish Co., said he retired after three stents were placed in his heart at St. Joseph Medical Center by former cardiologist Mark Midei. But attorneys for Midei and the hospital's former owners said the stents were necessary and meant to improve the plaintiff's health so he could carry on normal activities, such as his career.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | October 23, 2013
Former cardiologist Mark Midei improperly placed three stents in the heart of a prominent businessman who didn't need them, a Baltimore County jury ruled Wednesday in a malpractice case. The jury also found the former owners of St. Joseph Medical Center partly responsible because Midei appeared to be its representative, which means that the penalty phase of the trial can go forward to determine how much both defendants should pay. The lawsuit seeks $150 million in damages, including from lost income and emotional distress.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | October 7, 2013
St. Joseph Medical Center did not have authority over the medical decisions cardiologist Mark Midei made for his stent patients, attorneys for the Towson hospital's former owners said in court Monday as they attempted to separate the institution from the doctor accused of performing unnecessary procedures. Midei's former patient, Glenn Weinberg, a Baltimore businessman who said he lost at least $50 million because the doctor misled him to believe that he had severe coronary artery disease, is suing the doctor and the hospital, the doctor's former employer.
HEALTH
By Tricia Bishop, The Baltimore Sun | October 4, 2013
Attorneys for former star cardiologist Mark Midei tried — and failed — to argue for a mistrial during opening statements Friday in a medical malpractice trial, the latest in a string of cases accusing the doctor of placing unnecessary stents in heart patients. Plaintiff Glenn Weinberg, a prominent Baltimore businessman, contends that he lost at least $50 million after scaling back his career because Midei falsely led him to believe that he had serious coronary artery disease to justify expensive medical intervention.
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August 12, 2011
St. Joseph Medical Center announced Friday, Aug. 12, that Charles Neumann has been named as the center's president and chief executive officer, effective Aug. 23. "I know St. Joseph Medical Center and I admire its mission, its outstanding physicians and its commitment to the community," Neumann said in a statement. "Health care in the United States is in transition," he said, "and I look forward to developing and implementing strategies and operational improvements that assist St. Joseph Medical Center in achieving its full potential.
NEWS
By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | May 2, 2013
Nearly 250 of the patients who accused cardiologist Dr. Mark Midei of performing unnecessary stent procedures at St. Joseph Medical Center settled their lawsuits against him Thursday, a major step forward in one of the largest medical malpractice cases in state history. The agreement was announced in Baltimore County Circuit Court, where lawyers for Midei, the Towson hospital, its former owner and 21 of the patients have been making arguments for several weeks in the cardiologist's first civil trial.
HEALTH
By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | April 15, 2013
University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center will be able to recoup some of the tens of millions of dollars it lost while operating without a Medicare certification under a compromise reached with federal officials. The Towson hospital will be able to bill Medicare for treatment given to patients in the federal program since Jan. 7, about six weeks before it regained what is known as a Medicare provider agreement. St. Joseph had operated without one since the University of Maryland Medical System bought the hospital and chose not to renew its existing Medicare certification.
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