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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)
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.
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.
By Lionel Foster | September 7, 2012
I'm from the part of Baltimore that was knocked down. I grew up with a clear line of sight to the giant white letters spelling "Johns Hopkins" on the hospital's Monument Street campus. It was like my neighborhood's version of the Hollywood sign: tall, prestigious and distant, despite being just blocks away. This was the '80s, years before large sections of Baltimore's Middle East were seized under eminent domain and leveled after being scouted as the setting for a biotechnology park.
By Frederick N. Rasmussen | | March 13, 2010
Robert James Lyden Sr., a longtime Baltimore County general practitioner who helped soothe jittery patients' nerves with Tootsie Roll pops, died Tuesday of cancer at his Rosedale home. He was 84. Dr. Lyden, the son of a tavern owner and a homemaker, was born and raised in Clarksburg, W.Va. After graduating in 1943 from St. Mary's High School in Clarksburg, he attended Mount St. Mary's College in Emmitsburg for a year before enlisting in the Navy. He served as a hospital corpsman in the Pacific before being discharged in 1946.
By Nancy Jones-Bonbrest and Nancy Jones-Bonbrest,Special to The Baltimore Sun | November 29, 2009
Salary: $32,000 Age: 32 Years on the job: 10 How she got started: After high school, Erica Small knew she wanted to go into the medical field and started taking classes at what is now Stevenson University. She switched to the Community College of Baltimore County and became certified as an emergency medical technician and a certified nursing assistant. While still in school, she began working as a patient service associate in Sinai Hospital's emergency room. When she graduated from CCBC, she began working in the same department as a critical care technician.
By Jennifer McMenamin and Jennifer McMenamin,SUN STAFF | May 27, 2004
Visit a typical emergency room, and you are likely to be greeted by a hospital worker with a tall stack of registration papers and a long waiting list. The $13.4 million emergency department that opens today at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center seeks to change all that with a single innovation: the "quick-look nurse." From a desk similar to a hotel concierge's - right down to the oversized vase of flowers - the nurse will ask only patients' name, date of birth and reason for visiting before shepherding them off to a patient-care room for full registration and the medical evaluation.
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | October 18, 2012
The rapid decline in health and ultimate death of a woman from fungal meningitis at Johns Hopkins Hospital after she'd received a tainted steroid injection was outlined by a team of Hopkins doctors in a medical journal article released online Thursday. The article, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, says a 51-year-old woman arrived at a local emergency room at the end of August with a headache "radiating" from the back of her head to her face. She'd received the steroid injection a week earlier.
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.
November 13, 2013
The Laurel Regional Hospital Foundation's Crystal Heart awards gala this year will serve as a fundraiser for the development of a new women's health care facility. "The fundraiser is going to help us get this women's health care center going," Dr. Trudy Hall, Laurel Regional's vice president for medical affairs, said of the Dec. 6 event, which is a black-tie affair with lavish food and entertainment. Since the gala debuted 24 years ago, money raised usually has been spread to fund equipment purchases, renovation projects and programs.
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