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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,SUN STAFF | March 31, 2005
Charles Edmund Scott, a former human resources director at Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospital who was active in volunteer emergency medical services and Harford County civic affairs, died of pancreatitis March 24 at University of Maryland Medical Center. The Abingdon resident was 71. Born in Baltimore and raised in Catonsville, he was a 1952 graduate of Catonsville High School and played varsity baseball. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business management at the University of Baltimore, also playing on its baseball team.
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NEWS
December 23, 2008
A new proposal to create a Cabinet-level department to oversee Maryland's emergency medical services is no remedy for what ails the trauma care system. The idea, as floated by two legislators, sounds more like a grandiose prescription for trouble - and a scheme to privatize the state-run medevac helicopter service. The Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems has come under scrutiny since a state police helicopter crashed in Prince George's County in September while en route to a trauma center.
NEWS
March 15, 2009
Maryland's world-renowned emergency medical system took a hit when a state police helicopter crashed in Prince George's County last fall, killing four people on board. Subsequent calls for change in the way Maryland operates its emergency medical system prompted an intense review of policies on transporting patients to trauma centers around the state and that has led to some needed reforms, with more to come. But the emergency medical system's service to all Marylanders should be preserved as a publicly funded and operated network for accident victims.
NEWS
August 10, 1994
An article in some editions of The Evening Sun yesterday on the appointment of Dr. Robert Redwood Bass, executive director of the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems, incorrectly stated his duties. He does not supervise the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, whose director is John W. Ashworth.The Evening Sun regrets the error.
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By Kristina M. Schurr and Kristina M. Schurr,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | March 18, 1997
It's an emergency -- who ya gonna call?Well, it used to be the Anne Arundel County Fire Department.But not anymore.The department formerly known as Anne Arundel County Fire has a new moniker: Anne Arundel County EMS/Fire/Rescue.The new name reflects an essential shift in services, said Stephen D. Halford, county fire administrator."We used to be a fire department which occasionally handled emergency medical services calls. Our system has now evolved to the point where we are really an EMS department which occasionally handles fire calls," Halford said.
NEWS
May 22, 2013
During the week of May 19-25, 2013, Maryland joins the rest of the nation in celebrating National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week. I commend the Maryland EMS providers who respond every day of every month to emergency situations, making our statewide EMS and trauma system a national model for life-saving care. With Gov. Martin O'Malley's commitment to public safety and the well-being of all Maryland's citizens, he has recognized the accomplishments of EMS providers by designating Emergency Medical Services Week in Maryland.
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By Bill Talbott and Bill Talbott,Staff Writer | May 18, 1993
Using the national theme for EMS Week of "We're Ready -- Are You?" local emergency medical services personnel will kick off a celebration in Carroll County on Sunday.Activities during the week aim to educate the public about emergency medical care and how to use local emergency services.Other activities will include recognizing local EMS providers for their services throughout the year and highlighting ways to prevent injuries.Many Marylanders, including some from Carroll, will be honored May 27 at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore for their heroic, life-saving action or for distinguished service to the EMS community.
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By Jonathan Bor and Jonathan Bor,Staff Writer | November 3, 1992
ANNAPOLIS -- Several organizations of doctors and nurses are recommending that the state's emergency medical system be removed from the University of Maryland's orbit to erase the possibility of a conflict of interest.As an alternative, they are calling for an independent board -- without direct ties to any hospital -- to oversee the system.The groups told a gubernatorial panel Friday that they were troubled by the affiliation of Emergency Medical Services with the Maryland Shock Trauma Center -- both of which fall under the broad umbrella of the University of Maryland.
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By Ed Heard and Ed Heard,Sun Staff Writer | May 20, 1994
Twenty six emergency workers, rescue teams and Good Samaritans were honored for saving lives and serving as the "backbone" of Maryland's medical system yesterday afternoon.More than 100 people attended the 10th annual awards ceremony at the Shock Trauma Center auditorium in downtown Baltimore. The event was sponsored by the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services.The youngest honoree was 10-year-old Christopher Roberts. Last July, the Eastpoint boy performed the Heimlich maneuver on his 40-year-old father, Curtis, who was chocking on pizza.
NEWS
May 19, 1999
The Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems recognized two Howard County residents yesterday for their work in fire and rescue services.MIEMSS recognized 27 emergency rescue personnel during the ceremony in Baltimore.Battalion Chief Dan Merson received the EMS Provider of the Year award for his work as Howard's EMS program manager.Liz Uhlman-Berg, a critical-care registered nurse at Johns Hopkins Hospital, received the Quality in EMS award for her work in the state's EMS. She lives in Elkridge.
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