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August 3, 1994
FIRE* Westminster: Westminster investigated a fire alarm at Carroll County General Hospital at 2:51 p.m. Tuesday. The call was canceled after three minutes.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | July 8, 2014
Florence H. Deitz, a Randallstown community activist who was a founder in the 1960s of the old Baltimore County General Hospital, which later became Northwest Hospital, died Monday of cancer at the Fairhaven retirement community. She was 91. "Florence was a truly classic woman. She was gracious and exceptionally talented," said Gene Friedman, who was chairman in 1968 of the Baltimore County General Hospital Foundation. "She was always well-dressed, available to talk, and spoke beautifully," said Mr. Friedman.
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NEWS
April 8, 1992
The House Appropriation Committee officially killed a bill requesting a $500,000 grant for the expansion of the Carroll County General Hospital emergency room.The vote was expected since legislators have decided to target the $15 million normally set aside as grant moneyfor local projects to public school construction.CCGH's emergency room is too small to meet demands, said a hospital administrator.
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By Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun | December 9, 2013
Howard County General Hospital said Monday that Steven C. Snelgrove will become president, succeeding Vic Broccolino, who plans to retire Jan. 15 after 24 years of service. Snelgrove has 34 years of health care management experience, most recently serving as president of two community hospitals, Lexington Medical Center and Davie County Hospital, part of the Wake Forest Baptist Health System in North Carolina. "Having grown in his career as part of a large hospital system, he brings established skills working with both community providers and academic-based physicians to advance care in the community," Brian Gragnolati, senior vice president of The Johns Hopkins Health System's Community Division, Howard County General Hospital's parent organization, said in a statement.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | September 15, 2003
An Anne Arundel County man died yesterday as Howard County police attempted to arrest him for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend in her Scaggsville home, police said. Howard police said the man was resisting as officers were taking him out of the woman's home in the 8500 block of Murphy Road when he stopped breathing. After police attempted to revive him, he was taken to Howard County General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. An autopsy was scheduled for today. His name was not released last night.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | July 30, 2003
A resident was treated for minor injuries after a pickup truck crashed into a Wilde Lake apartment building yesterday afternoon, the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services reported. The accident happened about 4 p.m. and caused an estimated $20,000 in damage at the three-story building in the 5400 block of Eliots Oak Road. Occupants of a damaged first-floor apartment were displaced, said department spokesman Bill Mould. The male resident, who was on the second floor, was taken to Howard County General Hospital with apparently minor injuries.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
July 14, 1995
An 18-year-old Reisterstown man injured his left foot when it was pinned between the forklift he was operating and a piece of metal at the Black & Decker Corp. plant in Hampstead on Wednesday.Marc Joseph Sommerville of Franklin Valley Circle was taken to Carroll County General Hospital and released after treatment, according to a hospital spokeswoman.State police said the industrial accident occurred about 5:40 p.m. and the injury appeared to be minor. Mr. Sommerville was backing the forklift at the time of the accident, police said.
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By Marie McCarren | June 25, 2013
Everything I knew about how to behave in a hospital I learned from watching "ER. " At the fictional County General Hospital, the most helpful thing a family member could do was stay out of the way. So when my husband was in the ER, I even moved my chair closer to the corner of the treatment room to be out of the way of staff taking care of my husband. This would prove to be an ineffective strategy. My husband had an uncommon cause of massive gastrointestinal bleeding. In his five days in the hospital, he got seven units of blood.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | January 3, 2013
Robert A. Makofski, a retired Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory scientist and administrator who headed Howard County General Hospital's board, died of cancer Dec. 25 at Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport, Maine. The former Columbia resident was 81. Born in Wanamie, Pa., he was the son of a coal mine fireman and a homemaker. "His father would not let him visit the coal mine until he had graduated college," said his wife, the former Cathy Lickteig. "His father did not want him to work in the mines.
NEWS
December 7, 2009
More than 500,000 people have knee replacements each year, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. Dr. Daniel Tang, an orthopedic surgeon at Howard County General Hospital, discusses the purpose of and the procedures involved in the surgery. The purpose of a knee replacement is to relieve a person's pain, restore movement, restore alignment and remove the impairments to activities of daily living. The ideal candidate for a knee replacement is a generally healthy individual who has failed conservative management of arthritis and who is past the age of 60. Persons with issues of diabetes, peripheral vascular disease and obesity have increased risk factors for the replacement of a joint.
NEWS
September 14, 2009
Congestive heart failure refers to a large number of conditions that affect the structure or function of the heart, making it more difficult for the heart to supply sufficient blood flow to meet the body's needs. Dr. Michael E. Silverman of Cardiovascular Specialists of Central Maryland and chief of medicine at Howard County General Hospital writes about the causes of and treatments for the problem. * Congestive heart failure occurs when one or more of the heart's chambers loses the ability to maintain proper blood flow.
NEWS
October 26, 2008
Howard hospital names departmental chairmen Dr. William F. Atha has been appointed director of the emergency medicine department at Howard County General Hospital. He recently served as deputy director of the department; then, as interim director. Board certified in emergency medicine, Dr. Atha received his medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and completed his residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Michael G. Macon has been elected chairman of the hospital's surgery department.
NEWS
By Laura Shovan and Laura Shovan,Special to the Sun | August 15, 2007
The tiny waiting room at AllCare of Maryland boasts some unusual touches for a walk-in medical clinic. There is the child-friendly corner, handouts in three languages -- English, Korean and Spanish -- and a wall decorated with funky silver beads. The Columbia clinic might not be typical, but neither is AllCare's president, Margaret Kim. She has put her stamp on not only this small health center but also all of Howard County. Before moving to Fulton from Carroll County six months ago, Kim had established herself as a community leader in Howard.
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By Sandy Alexander and Sandy Alexander,sun reporter | May 13, 2007
Older adults, people with mental illnesses and low-income individuals in Howard County should see improved health care services over the next few years under a new $3 million partnership between the Horizon Foundation and Howard County General Hospital. After several years of planning, the Community Health Partnership officially took shape last week with a commitment of $950,000 over four years from Horizon -- the largest grant in that philanthropy's nine-year history -- and $2.1 million from the hospital.
NEWS
March 18, 2007
Program promotes activity, fitness The Get Active Howard County Committee is encouraging businesses and organizations to participate in the 3rd Annual Get Active Howard County program. The 10-week program is designed to promote a variety of physical activities to help county residents become fit. The committee is offering two workshops for organizations to explain the program and discuss strategies for implementing it; workshops will be offered at 7 p.m. Tuesday and at 10 a.m. Friday at Department of Recreation and Parks headquarters, 7120 Oakland Mills Road, Columbia.
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