August 2, 2003
A Columbia man was being held by Howard County police detectives last night in connection with the death of his 2-year-old stepson. Marcus Dannon Owens, 32, of the 5200 block of Brook Way was being held after preliminary autopsy results indicated that his stepson died from multiple blunt force injuries, Howard County police said. On Wednesday, police received a call from doctors at Howard County General Hospital who said the boy's death appeared suspicious. Owens had taken the boy to the hospital about 5:30 p.m. that day. The toddler was unresponsive when he arrived and died soon thereafter.
July 18, 1999
Carroll County General Hospital has named Patricia Higgins as assistant vice president for patient care, women's and children's and support services.She will oversee inpatient and outpatient surgery and related units, the Family BirthPlace, pediatrics, shift coordinators and the staffing office, and nursing information systems.A registered nurse with a bachelor's degree, Higgins began at the hospital as director of women's and children's services in September 1996. Prior to that, she worked at St. Joseph Medical Center for 19 years.
November 14, 1990
WESTMINSTER - Blythe Zechman has been selected as Carroll County General Hospital's Employee of the Month for November 1990.An employee at CCGH since 1983, she has worked part time as cashier and file clerk. She presently is employed as billing clerk for the outpatient Blue Cross insurance accounts.Selected for the honor in recognition of her thorough knowledge and competence in her job, she is also commended for her initiative in performing tasks and for her loyalty to the hospital.Zechman lives in Westminster with her husband, Mick, and children: Sheilah, 10, and Tiffany, 2 months.
March 15, 1995
A driver was seriously injured yesterday after losing control of a car that struck a pole in Columbia's Harper's Choice village yesterday afternoon, Howard County police said.The driver, whose name was not released, was driven to the Howard County General Hospital and then taken to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center, police said.Police said the victim was driving north on Harpers Farm Road toward Maryland Route 108 about 2:50 p.m. when his car jumped a curb and hit the pole. Officers were still investigating the accident yesterday.
June 15, 2003
Hospital gets grant of $4,000 for its families program Howard County General Hospital has been awarded a $4,000 grant by the Columbia Foundation for its Healthy Families Howard County program. The grant will help pay for the 24-hour Warmline, a support service for new parents. More than 500 families have entered the program since it began in November 2001. Healthy Families Howard County is funded by grants from the Local Children's Board of Howard County and Freddie Mac Foundation and administered by the hospital in partnership with Family and Children's Services of Central Maryland.
January 31, 1995
Ness named director of hospital's recordsPamela Ness of York, Pa., has been named director of medical records at Carroll County General Hospital.A registered record administrator, Ms. Ness has worked for hospitals in Pennsylvania since 1986, when she was hired by Holy Spirit Hospital in Camp Hill to supervise its medical records department.In 1988, she joined the staff of York's Memorial Hospital as department manager. At Memorial, she developed criteria to monitor the hospital's medical records for the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Health Care Organizations.