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By Andrea K. Walker | September 14, 2011
The cost of a hospital stay in Maryland is on the rise, but not as much as that nationally, according to a report released Wednesday by the Maryland Health Services Cost Review Commission. The average cost to stay in a Maryland hospital was $10,983 in fiscal year 2010, compared to $10,767 the previous year, according to the report. The 2 percent increase was lower than that nationally, where the cost of a hospital stay increased 3 percent. The markup, or difference between hospitals costs and what hospitals ultimately charge patients, is also the lowest in the nation, the report found.
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By Colin Campbell and The Baltimore Sun | October 7, 2014
A man who was admitted to the National Institute of Health in Bethesda last week after being exposed to Ebola was released Tuesday, after his symptoms were determined not to be related to the virus, the NIH said. The patient was identified only as an American doctor who had a "high-risk exposure" when he was accidentally stuck with a needle while treating patients of the virus in Sierra Leone. He flew back to the U.S. and was admitted to the NIH Clinical Center's Special Clinical Studies Unit on Sept.
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TRAVEL
By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman and The Baltimore Sun | June 13, 2011
A multiple-vehicle crash on Coastal Highway near 67th Street sent five people to the hospital just after midnight last night. Ocean City Police said a Ford Mustang was driving recklessly when it crashed into several other cars, struck trees, went into the median and then burst into flames. All five people were sent to Peninsula Regional Medical Center with injuries that were not considered life-threatening. A passenger in the Mustang was transported to John Hopkins Bayview Medical Center for treatment of burns she received in the crash.
FEATURES
By Lisa Driscoll and The Baltimore Sun | October 5, 2014
After 13 years of experience in Maryland real estate, David Orso decided to use his skills to better equip those entering the housing market by writing a book. That this effort would also become a way to pay tribute to his wife was a heartbreaking coincidence. The book, "Step Inside: The Unfiltered Truth About Listing and Selling Your Home," reveals insider advice on finding the best agent, listing and pricing a home, roles of listing agents, and how to go from listed to sold smoothly.
NEWS
By Danae King, The Baltimore Sun | August 8, 2014
After being shot twice in the leg Friday morning around 2 a.m., a victim is in the hospital in good condition. The shooting took place in the 1100 block of N. Lakewood Ave. in Baltimore and police found the victim in the living room with two shots to the lower right leg. No further information was immediately available.
NEWS
By Matthew Hay Brown and The Baltimore Sun | September 15, 2014
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake was discharged from the University of Maryland Medical Center Sunday, where she had been since experiencing chest pains and shortness of breath Saturday night at the Star-Spangled Spectacular concert at Fort McHenry. Doctors performed what the mayor's aides described as "a series of tests to assess her medical condition" before releasing her. She spent less than 24 hours at the hospital and has cancelled her public appearances for Monday. After her release, Rawlings-Blake said she had pushed herself "a bit too hard" amid the celebrations to mark the bicentennial of the Battle of Baltimore and the creation of the Star-Spangled Banner.
NEWS
August 24, 2014
The dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing recently claimed that "today, nurses are full partners and leaders in the heath care process" ( "This is not crazy; this is nursing," Aug. 18). But if that's so, why are nurses (primarily a female workforce) still being paid at a flat per diem rate out of their hospital's room and board line item? According to a 2007 article in the Journal of Nursing Administration, during the 1920s nurses presented a separate bill to the patient at discharge that directly competed with the hospital and physician bills.
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | June 25, 2012
A fire over the weekend in an elevator at Anne Arundel County Medical Center was arson, county fire officials said. The small fire, which occurred around 4:45 p.m., was quickly extinguished, according to Division Chief Michael E. Cox. Investigators determined that the fire was intentionally set, he said. Hospital spokeswoman Kelly Swan said the hospital's Health Sciences Building, where the fire took place, houses offices, and outpatient and support services. Officials have no suspects.
NEWS
May 5, 2013
Baltimore City Police say a woman shot on Saturday afternoon suffered non-fatal injuries, and took herself to a hospital. According to police, the 23-year-old woman had been walking in the 1100 block of Windsor Mill Road when someone shot at her. She was struck in the right shoulder. Police said the woman transported herself to an area hospital. Police said no suspect description or motive was known as of Sunday morning, and detectives were investigating. Anyone with information may call 410-396-2488.
NEWS
June 9, 2013
Baltimore City police say a teenager was found shot in the foot late Saturday and was transported to a hospital for treatment. At about 11:50 p.m. Saturday, police were called to the 3400 block of Elmora Avenue for a report of a shooting. When they arrived, they found a 19-year-old male with a gunshot wound to his foot. There was no additional information on the incident available. Police said investigators from the Northeast District are looking into the incident. Anyone with information is asked to call 410-396-2444.
HEALTH
By Scott Dance and The Baltimore Sun | October 4, 2014
Officials at two Washington, D.C.-area hospitals said Friday they had isolated patients over fears of Ebola after the nation's first case of the deadly virus was confirmed in Dallas this week. But officials at one of the hospitals, Shady Grove Adventist Hospital in Rockville, determined late Friday that their patient had malaria, not Ebola, hospital officials said in a statement late Friday. Howard University Hospital quarantined a patient who had recently traveled to Nigeria out of "an abundance of caution," officials said.
NEWS
By Sean Welsh and The Baltimore Sun | October 3, 2014
Howard County police arrested a 40-year-old man on Friday they said shot another man in a Columbia parking lot Thursday night. Conrad Louis Simpson, 40, has been charged with attempted armed robbery, first- and second-degree assault, use of a handgun to commit a felony, and reckless endangerment, police said. Officers responded at 9:48 p.m. to the 5400 block of Harpers Farm Road for a report of a shooting victim. The victim, who police identified as Darnell Rasheen Furby, 21, of Columbia, is in fair condition at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center.
NEWS
October 2, 2014
Sexual abuse by a doctor is medical malpractice. The abuse took place while Dr. Nikita Levy was an employee of Johns Hopkins, working at a Johns Hopkins facility, where he was not adequately supervised ( "Why is Hopkins liable in the Levy case?" Sept. 30). For example, he performed thousands of pelvic exams with no chaperon present - a violation of standard medical practice. Did his staff not notice? The women's claims were not handled as individual malpractice lawsuits but as a class action, which saved the hospital years of costly litigation and embarrassment.
SPORTS
Sports Digest | September 29, 2014
Colleges Navy's Williams-Jenkins released from hospital Navy slotback-kick returner Ryan Williams-Jenkins was released from Maryland Shock Trauma Center on Sunday after being treated for a fractured right cheekbone. He suffered the injury, originally reported to involve his neck, when hit head-on by Western Kentucky's Drew Davis while returning a second-quarter kickoff during the Midshipmen's 36-27 loss to the Hilltoppers on Saturday. Field hockey: Senior captain Maxine Fluharty scored two goals Sunday to help No. 4 Maryland (7-2, 2-1 Big Ten)
NEWS
Colin Campbell and The Baltimore Sun | September 28, 2014
An American doctor who was exposed to Ebola while volunteering to treat patients with the virus in Sierra Leone was admitted to the National Institute of Health in Bethesda on Sunday, the institute said. The patient will be treated at the NIH Clinical Center's Special Clinical Studies Unit, which is "specifically designed to provide high-level isolation capabilities" and staffed by experts on infectious diseases and critical care, according to an NIH release. "The unit staff is trained in strict infection control practices optimized to prevent spread of potentially transmissible agents such as Ebola," the institute said.
NEWS
By Justin George and The Baltimore Sun | September 26, 2014
A lead attorney in a multimillion-dollar settlement against Johns Hopkins Medicine said Friday that some clients complained to medical staff about improper exams before the internal investigation that uncovered illegal filming of female patients by gynecologist Nikita Levy. "All I know, and I'm taking the word of certain people who were patients, was at some point in time or some points in time, patients made complaints to hospital personnel," said Baltimore attorney Jonathan Schochor.
NEWS
By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | March 27, 2011
A 24-year-old man was in critical but stable condition Sunday night after being shot in the back in West Baltimore, police said. The victim, whose identity police did not provide, was sitting in his vehicle in the 400 block of Random Road just before 2:30 p.m. when a man approached and began firing. The victim drove himself to an area hospital, according to Det. Kevin Brown, a city police spokesman. tim.wheeler@baltsun.com
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By Brent Jones | brent.jones@baltsun.com and Baltimore Sun reporter | January 14, 2010
A police-involved car accident in Randallstown Thursday morning sent one Baltimore County officer to the hospital with knee and head injuries, according to police. Police say the accident happened at the intersection of Winands and McDonogh roads about 6:30 a.m. The officer, whom police have not identified, was the only person hurt. His injuries are not considered life-threatening, and he was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, police said. Police have not released details of the accident.
NEWS
Jessica Anderson and The Baltimore Sun | September 23, 2014
A Maryland Shock Trauma Center technician was waiting for a bus home after work Sunday night when he was "used as a human shield" and killed during a gang shooting, Baltimore police said. Police said Tuesday that they have arrested two members of the Black Guerrilla Family in the death of Brandon Finney, a 25-year-old father who was saving up for his first car. The intended target - a Bloods gang member, Christopher Camphor, 20 - was also killed in the attack, police said. Finney's death drew dozens - some who barely knew him - for a vigil Tuesday night at the bus stop where he died at Saratoga and North Paca streets.
NEWS
Justin George and The Baltimore Sun | September 22, 2014
A Maryland Shock Trauma Center worker was among two people shot to death Sunday night in downtown Baltimore, police and hospital officials said. Surgical-support technician Brandon Finney, 25, and Christopher Camphor, 20, were both killed in the 400 block of W. Saratoga St., about four blocks north of Shock Trauma and just north of Lexington Market. Hospital officials confirmed Finney's death Monday afternoon. "This is a shocking and terrible loss, and we extend our heartfelt thoughts and prayers to his family, friends and colleagues during this extremely difficult time," the hospital said in a statement.
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