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By Adam Sachs and Adam Sachs,Staff writer | March 11, 1992
A Carroll delegate and a Carroll County General Hospital executive urged a House committee yesterday to approve a $500,000 grant for the expansion of CCGH's overburdened emergency room."
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By Donna E. Boller and Donna E. Boller,Staff Writer | December 21, 1992
Deborah D. Martin says it seemed like a long wait at Carroll County General Hospital's emergency room.It was.The 38-year-old Westminster resident spent more than eight hours locked in the bare, windowless "quiet room" where the emergency room staff places psychiatric patients.Her wait was nearly three times as long as the hospital's reported average emergency room wait for psychiatric patients, 2 1/2 to 3 hours.Miss Martin never protested during the wait or in subsequent interviews. But when Nancy Martin of Finksburg learned how long her daughter had spent at the emergency room, she was furious.
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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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By Diana K. Sugg and Jonathan Bor and Diana K. Sugg and Jonathan Bor,SUN STAFF Staff writer David Folkenflik contributed to this article | January 9, 1996
With buzzing command centers orchestrating everything from the pickup of hundreds of doctors and nurses to conserving bed linens, hospitals moved quickly over the weekend to cope with weather-related injuries and a host of logistical problems.Despite the cancellation of elective surgeries and outpatient appointments, patients were still making it to hospitals. Those who needed to come in -- for chemotherapy or radiation -- were transported by volunteers. One couple walked from the Towson Mall area to Greater Baltimore Medical Center for an in-vitro fertilization procedure that had to be done yesterday.
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By Diana K. Sugg and Diana K. Sugg,SUN STAFF | January 18, 1997
Seeking to set a national standard for the definition of an "emergency," two members of Maryland's congressional delegation plan to introduce legislation that would prohibit HMOs from denying payment for emergency medical services after the fact.Such denials are a complaint across the country from emergency physicians and people insured by health maintenance organizations. And the stories are all the same: A person arrives at the emergency room, believing something may be seriously ** wrong.
FEATURES
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 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 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 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.
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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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