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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,Sun Television Critic | April 16, 1991
Whoever put the canned laughter in the first two episodes of "STAT," the new ABC sitcom, should have his or her hearing checked. The laugh track slobbers all over the actors' lines, getting in the way of what might be pretty funny stuff -- if we could hear it.Outside of that large lapse of sensibility and judgment, the latest comedy from Danny Arnold, the creator of "Barney Miller," is both sweet and irreverent, an Arnold trademark.The series -- about life in the emergency room of a big city hospital -- premieres at 9:30 tonight on WJZ-TV (Channel 13)
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By Los Angeles Times | September 3, 1994
RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- The emergency room attendants who fell ill from so-called mystery fumes in February while treating a dying cancer patient probably succumbed to mass hysteria, California's Department of Health Services concluded in a report released yesterday.It is also plausible, state officials said, that a few hospital staff members were exposed to something that made them ill and that others reacted "to the stressful situation." But if there was an exposure to something, its identity remains unknown, said Dr. Ana Maria Osorio, chief of the health department's Division of Environmental and Occupational Disease Control and co-author of the report.
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By Allison Klein and Allison Klein,SUN STAFF | June 8, 2002
A Baltimore Circuit Court jury found yesterday that two emergency room doctors at Union Memorial Hospital committed malpractice that led to the death of a Baltimore man and must pay $1.05 million in damages to his family. After listening to two weeks of testimony and then deliberating for two hours, the jury decided Dr. Drory Tendler and Dr. Christopher Price should have diagnosed a blood clot in the lungs of Christian J. Walch, 76. Instead, they told him he had pneumonia when he visited the emergency room in December 1999.
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By Raven L. Hill, The Baltimore Sun | August 9, 2010
A Silver Spring woman has won a $2.35 million malpractice lawsuit against Shady Grove Adventist Hospital in Rockville after a misdiagnosis resulted in the amputation of several fingers, most of her right foot and left leg. Yesenia Rivera, 28, arrived at the hospital's emergency room in shock and complaining of severe abdominal pain on Aug. 3, 2006. She'd been diagnoses with kidney stones two days earlier and sent home, said Julia Arfaa, her attorney. Hospital staff, however, said they believed she had an ectopic pregnancy and did not treat the kidney problem until hours later.
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By Carl Schoettler and Elisha King and Carl Schoettler and Elisha King,Evening Sun Staff | July 11, 1991
Police are awaiting the results of a psychiatric evaluation before deciding whether to file criminal charges against a 326-pound man who, investigators said, threatened emergency room workers at Johns Hopkins Hospital with a knife.A police officer brought Glenn A. Beasman, of the 3800 block of Bayonne Ave., to Hopkins for a psychiatric evaluation. After the officer left the emergency room about 3 p.m., Beasman pulled a 7-inch knife from his pocket and threatened emergency room workers, said police spokesman Dennis Hill.
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By Angela Winter Ney and Angela Winter Ney,Staff Writer | March 16, 1993
North Arundel Hospital has joined some hospitals in the state in adding physician assistants to speed emergency room care, resulting in an average 20-minute cut in waiting times, a spokesman said yesterday."
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | August 15, 2014
Dr. Robert R. Hahn, former emergency room chief at what is now the University of Maryland Shore Medical Center in Easton, died Aug. 7 of coronary artery disease at William Hill Manor in Easton. He was 93. "Dr. Hahn was a wonderful, wonderful man. He was a great patient advocate and was an advocate for the nurses. He was an advocate for education. And he was always very open with the staff," said Dottie Waters, who worked with Dr. Hahn for more than 20 years and is now a relief nurse at the University of Maryland Shore Medical Center.
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By JORGE VALENCIA and JORGE VALENCIA,SUN REPORTER | August 4, 2006
Howard County General Hospital will add a 10-bed mental health unit to its emergency room that will ease admission of involuntary psychiatric patients and improve emergency operations, hospital officials confirmed this week. The $775,000 project is scheduled to begin next week and be completed by January, said Beth Plavner, the hospital's construction consultant. It will be an addition of almost 2,200 square feet and will have three locked rooms and seven cubicles -- expanding the emergency room from 36 adult beds to 46. The unit would be staffed with a nurse and a hospital security guard 24 hours a day, according to Debbie Fleischmann, administrative director of the Emergency Department.
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June 4, 1993
Hospital plans $5 million expansionGreater Laurel Beltsville Hospital has announced plans to spend $5 million to build a two-story, 6,000-square-foot addition at the corner of the hospital where the emergency room is presently located. Hospital officials say construction could begin by next spring.When completed, the expansion will provide the hospital with a larger emergency room, a new intensive care unit, and a new entrance and registration area for outpatients.The larger emergency room is needed because Greater Laurel now treats more than 25,000 emergency patients a year in a facility built to accommodate 10,000 to 12,000.
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June 21, 2010
In an ideal health care system, patients with non urgent complaints would not visit urgent centers. Yet the premise of the June 18th article "Hospitals try to improve emergency wait times" is that to solve our over-crowding problem in emergency rooms we need to streamline the care. But this solution addresses only the symptom and not the underlying disorder: too many patients with non-urgent illness seek care in urgent centers. Inappropriate use of the emergency room is a public health emergency.
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