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By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | August 30, 2013
As the Hispanic community in Baltimore boomed in the last decade, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center responded by adding health programs to meet the population's unique needs. Now the East Baltimore center is bringing all its past efforts - and some new ones - together under one umbrella with the creation of the Center of Excellence for Latino Health. The center, which is in the strategic planning stage, seeks to provide more comprehensive care to Latino patients. Medical staff will provide traditional services such as pediatric, psychiatric and obstetrics and gynecological care.
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HEALTH
September 12, 2014
Federal health officials have awarded $3.5 million in Affordable Care Act funds to 14 community health centers in Maryland. The money will go to hire 60 new workers, expand hours and increase access to primary care. The money will also go to expand services to include dental care, mental health services, prescription drug coverage and vision services. The money is expected to provide care to more than 20,000 new patients around the state. See the list of centers receiving grants here . Around the nation, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded $295 million to 1,195 centers with ore than 9,000 sites.
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NEWS
BY A SUN REPORTER | February 12, 2006
A new health center for uninsured and underinsured Howard County residents will be coming to Columbia in July. The center, in the Knoll North Building in Oakland Mills village, will have eight examination rooms. The facility will offer dental care, mental health services and treatment for victims of substance abuse. "This new facility is a major milestone in meeting the health care needs of thousands of ... residents," said Richard Kreig, president and chief executive officer of the Horizon Foundation.
HEALTH
September 11, 2014
A selection of events, resources and medical institutions. Events Free prostate screening 4-6 p.m. Thursday at the Good Health Center at MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital, 5601 Loch Raven Blvd., Baltimore. Registration is required. To make an appointment, call 443-444-4100. ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk 10K run, 5K run/walk, 1 mile fun walk, Kids Superhero Dash for Dad and virtual Snooze for Dudes program. Funds raised are split between local community and national efforts to fund research, testing, and education for men and their families.
NEWS
By Darren M. Allen and Darren M. Allen,Sun Staff Writer | June 7, 1995
C County officials have promised Taneytown that family planning services will not not be a part of a proposed community health center, and the City Council is poised to reverse itself and approve the $100,000 state grant that it turned down a month ago."This brings us back to the very beginning, back where we were when we asked if the health center could be provided without the family planning component," said Councilman Henry C. Heine Jr., one of three council members who voted against the state grant a month ago because he feared abortion counseling would be included among the family planning services.
BUSINESS
By Ross Hetrick and Ross Hetrick,Staff Writer | November 6, 1992
In an effort to hold down mounting health care costs, Bethlehem Steel Corp. announced yesterday that it has reached a tentative agreement with PHP Healthcare of Alexandria, Va., to create a health care center in Bethlehem, Pa., for the exclusive use of Bethlehem workers.If the plan proves successful, it could be expanded to other Bethlehem operations, including its Sparrows Point steel mill and shipyard in Baltimore County. A company spokesman said there was no set time on the test period.
NEWS
April 20, 1993
The Glen Burnie Health Center will reopen next month with two open houses.The first open house will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 5.The second will be from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on May 12.Both events will be held at the renovated health center, 416 A St. S.W.The health center, which runs clinics for the community regardless of patients' ability to pay, was torn apart and remodeled over the winter.Patients have been going to other health centers for some services.Most of Glen Burnie's staff worked out of the Anne Arundel County Department of Utilities building on Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard.
NEWS
By Shirley Leung and Shirley Leung,Sun Staff Writer | June 13, 1995
The Odenton Health Center, which helps thousands of West County residents every year, will be getting some first aid for its ailing 48-year-old building.The Odenton Health Association, the nonprofit group that owns the building, routinely has patched the roof and made repairs, but two years ago it became evident that such work wasn't enough, said Vicki Wellford, president of the association.Last winter, the situation got so bad that in addition to their regular duties, staff members spent time devising ways to divert leaks from their work areas and files.
NEWS
By Vicki Wellford and Vicki Wellford,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 1, 1997
THE ODENTON Health Center, 1370 Odenton Road, will have an open house from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. April 8 as part of its observance of National Health Week.The center provides child health care, family planning instruction, immunizations, pregnancy screenings, human immunodeficiency virus screening, home visits to women during pregnancy and after-delivery service to west county residents through the county Health Department.The center is staffed by a nurse manager, four community health nurses, two health aides and two secretaries.
NEWS
By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,Staff Writer | May 5, 1993
Gone from the Glen Burnie Health Center is reception area plastic glass so gray the secretaries looked as if they were sitting in a cloud. Gone, too, are the institutional yellows and browns, stylish when the center first opened in 1952.The sleek new secretarial area has a counter on which patients can rest their paperwork and elbows. And the colors are the more inviting blues, grays and mauve of the 1990s as the building at A Street and Fifth Avenue reopens after renovation.Even the remains of urinals are gone from Maureen O'Brien's nurse manager office, replaced by shelves and space to turn around.
NEWS
By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | August 25, 2014
Nearly two months after People's Community Health Centers shut the doors to five low-income health clinics in Baltimore city and Anne Arundel County, a federal agency confirmed it is no longer providing critical grant money to the nonprofit group. People's had received $2.4 million a year from the Health Services Resources Administration to treat uninsured patients - its largest source of revenue. That loss comes as the organization faces a new federal tax lien nearly that doubled the amount it owes the Internal Revenue Service and mounting claims from employees seeking back pay. Yet Andrew Sindler, attorney for People's, said Monday the nonprofit hopes to pay off or settle its debts and has "some new opportunities in the works to revive the organization" under a new name and with new investors, though he declined to offer details.
HEALTH
By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | August 21, 2014
As People's Community Health Centers' financial problems mounted and the closure of the group's clinics became inevitable, government and health officials formulated a plan to get a replacement clinic up and running in Anne Arundel County. In a matter of weeks, Chase Brexton Health Care opened a branch in Glen Burnie, in temporary office space and with staff borrowed from other clinics. As soon as the doors opened July 25, patients showed up needing help. "We hit the ground running," said Katie Meara, director of operations for the new Chase Brexton clinic on Aquahart Road in Glen Burnie.
NEWS
By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | June 21, 2014
Among financial problems facing the Baltimore-based People's Community Health Centers — which plans to close its five clinics that assist low-income people — is a lawsuit filed by the city. Officials say the nonprofit owes $18,607.04 in back rent for an office in a city-owned building at 5225 York Road in the Govans area, according to the suit filed in Baltimore District Court on May 14. People's signed a lease last summer agreeing to pay $2,325.88 per month for the 2,045-square-foot space on the first floor, the lawsuit states.
NEWS
By Pamela Wood and Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun | June 18, 2014
When Will Boyd arrived Wednesday at the People's Community Health Center's Brooklyn Park clinic, he was furious to learn that the center will close at the end of the month. The 63-year-old has two broken teeth needing repair and said he was told he couldn't be helped there. "This is not a way to take care of people when they've got pain," said the Brooklyn Park resident. Local and state health officials are scrambling to find alternate health care providers for People's 1,100 low-income clients after the Baltimore-based nonprofit announced this week that it will close its five centers in Baltimore and Anne Arundel County.
NEWS
By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | June 17, 2014
A nonprofit health clinic that serves more than 11,000 low-income clients at centers in Baltimore and Anne Arundel County is closing its doors at the end of the month. Stacy C. Fruhling, interim CEO of People's Community Health Centers, blamed the decision on "circumstances beyond our control. " Delays in receiving funds from a federal grant have affected the organization's ability to provide ongoing care, she wrote in a letter released Tuesday. She said all patients were being transferred to other health care providers.
BUSINESS
By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | May 8, 2014
Under Armour will give $10 million to the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins Hospital to create the Under Armour LiveWell Center, marking the Baltimore-based sports brand's largest gift ever to any group. Part of Under Armour's "Power in Pink Campaign," a breast cancer awareness program, the money will be used to build and outfit a state-of-the-art breast-health center in Kimmel's planned new facility, the Skip Viragh Outpatient Cancer Building. The patient care building, which Hopkins announced Tuesday and named for a Maryland mutual fund innovator who died of pancreatic cancer in 2003, is slated to open in 2017.
NEWS
By C. Fraser Smith and C. Fraser Smith,Staff Writer Reporters Tom Bowman, Eileen Canzian and John W. Frece contributed to this article | May 14, 1992
President Bush brought his quest for an urban policy to Baltimore yesterday, announcing another $600 million in relief for the newly homeless in Los Angeles and touring an East Baltimore health center which he pronounced a model for inner cities across the nation."
NEWS
By Gerard Shields and Gerard Shields,SUN STAFF | February 26, 2002
Baltimore County officials opened yesterday a first-of-its-kind Police Athletic League Center in Essex that also will provide health care for area children. The $1.2 million PAL center at 1498 Homberg Ave. will serve about 1,000 area children: 530 from Mars Estates Elementary School next door and 470 from Deep Creek Elementary. The health center will be open during the day and the PAL center after school. County Department of Health officials said the health center was needed in an area where many children show up sick for school, and many families don't qualify for medical insurance.
BUSINESS
By Natalie Sherman, The Baltimore Sun | December 4, 2013
Lockheed Martin, a government contractor best known for its fighter jets, formally opened a health care center in Baltimore County Wednesday, part of a bid to expand the company's role in the medical sector. While health care services still represent a small portion of Lockheed's business, company representatives said they see the opportunity to apply Lockheed's technology and security background to the rapidly increasing amount of data entering the medical field. "We've done really large information systems in other domains, like defense intelligence … and health care is, I don't want to say just another domain, but it's going through the same pains and revolutions that we've seen in our other businesses," said chief scientist Michael Hultner.
HEALTH
By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | August 30, 2013
As the Hispanic community in Baltimore boomed in the last decade, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center responded by adding health programs to meet the population's unique needs. Now the East Baltimore center is bringing all its past efforts - and some new ones - together under one umbrella with the creation of the Center of Excellence for Latino Health. The center, which is in the strategic planning stage, seeks to provide more comprehensive care to Latino patients. Medical staff will provide traditional services such as pediatric, psychiatric and obstetrics and gynecological care.
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