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By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,SUN STAFF | January 12, 2000
A Reisterstown woman whose mother died at St. Joseph Medical Center in 1996 sued the hospital yesterday, alleging that the treatment she received there caused her death. Debra Ann McCann alleges that her mother, Freda Mae Bradshaw, died the day after she was admitted to St. Joseph because hospital staff failed to follow treatment prescribed by her physician Dr. Robert Baxt. The suit was filed in Baltimore County Circuit Court. Bradshaw, 77, of Reisterstown was suffering from a bowel obstruction, was vomiting and had abdominal pains and nausea when she was admitted at 2 p.m. July 12, 1996, according to Jay Miller, McCann's lawyer.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | July 30, 2014
Laurel A. Oleynick, a former X-ray technician and longtime volunteer, died Tuesday of complications from a stroke at the Loch Raven VA Community Living & Rehabilitation Center in Northeast Baltimore. She was 82. The daughter of Byron Coggins, a postal worker, and Estelle Coggins, a homemaker, Laurel Adele Coggins was born and raised on Nantucket. After graduating from Nantucket High School in 1949, she enlisted in the Air Force and served for seven years as a technician with the Strategic Air Command.
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BUSINESS
By M. William Salganik and M. William Salganik,SUN STAFF | December 22, 2000
St. Joseph Medical Center named John K. Tolmie its new president and chief executive officer yesterday. Tolmie is president and chief executive officer of the St. Joseph Regional Health Network, a two-hospital system in Pennsylvania. He starts work at the Towson hospital Jan. 8. He will be replacing James J. Cullen, who came to St. Joseph two years ago and resigned this month. Yesterday, Cullen declined to discuss his reasons for resigning, saying, "That's past." Carmen Deyesu, chairman of the St. Joseph board of directors, said of Cullen, "He had to decide if this environment was best for his abilities, and both sides came to the same conclusion."
HEALTH
By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | June 16, 2014
A popular midwife practice whose partnership with Mercy Medical Center is ending because of rising malpractice costs has found a new home at the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson. Kathleen Slone CNM & Associates will move to new offices on York Road this week and begin taking patients June 23. Mercy told the midwives in October it was severing ties after two high-profile medical malpractice cases, though unrelated directly to the hospital, had driven up the cost of insurance and that it was looking for ways to alleviate the financial pressure.
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February 14, 2007
Sister Magdalen Joseph Drury, a member of the Sisters of St. Francis and retired hospital administrator, died of a stroke Feb. 7 at Assisi House, her order's retirement home in Aston, Pa. She was 91. Born Nona Magdalen Drury in Baltimore, she was a graduate of the old St. Anthony of Padua Commercial School. She professed her vows in 1939 after entering the order. She was an elementary school teacher from 1939 to 1941 at the old St. Paul's Parochial School in East Baltimore, and from 1944 to 1945 at St. Thomas Parochial School.
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By David L. Greene and David L. Greene,SUN STAFF | August 27, 2000
Officials at St. Joseph Medical Center are continuing to ask patients not to drink tap water or take showers as the Towson hospital began treating its water system yesterday to wipe out any remnant of the bacteria that cause Legionnaires' disease. Elevated levels of the Legionella bacteria were discovered early last week in the hospital's hot-water supply during a test, after a patient complained of mild symptoms after being discharged. Health officials have yet to determine whether the patient - whose name was not released - came in contact with the bacteria at the hospital or elsewhere.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com | May 12, 2009
Mary K. Darling, a longtime St. Joseph Medical Center volunteer who established the patient library at the Towson hospital, died May 5 of complications from dementia and a fractured hip at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. She was 90. Mary Kochen, the daughter of Austrian immigrant parents, was born at home in Dundalk's Colgate Creek neighborhood. She was a graduate of St. Wenceslaus Parochial School and St. Michael's Business School. During the Depression, Mrs. Darling worked as a food packer at the old Crosse & Blackwell plant on Eastern Avenue, and later was a billing clerk at the old Montgomery Ward catalog store on Monroe Street.
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By Reginald Fields and Reginald Fields,SUN STAFF | January 4, 2003
Tony Davis is homeless, jobless, doesn't have a doctor, doesn't have medical insurance, but he does have ailments that could use a physician's touch. Despite his circumstances, Davis is fortunate. He's getting the medical attention he needs and from an unlikely source -- a full-fledged primary care doctor's office on wheels that visits two Baltimore homeless shelters each week. Davis, with bloodshot eyes, raspy voice and toothy smile, strolls into the huge white mobile home parked outside the Franciscan Center in Charles Village and looks for nurse practitioner Bill Gough, whom he has seen almost exclusively since first using the vehicle for medical care in May 2001.
BUSINESS
By M. William Salganik and M. William Salganik,SUN STAFF | February 11, 1998
John Prout, president and chief executive officer of St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson, said yesterday that he is leaving to assume a similar position at a three-hospital system in Ohio.The announcement comes as St. Joseph is holding talks regarding possible alliances with Greater Baltimore Medical Center and Upper Chesapeake Health System.Prout's decision to leave is "independent of any partnering discussion," said Linda Harder, director of marketing and public relations at St. Joseph.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,sun reporter | August 1, 2007
Sister Edward Thomas Griffin, a member of the Sisters of St. Francis whose nursing and pastoral career at St. Joseph Medical Center spanned five decades, died of heart failure Friday at her order's retirement home in Aston, Pa. She was 89. Julia Lucy Griffin was born and raised in Moycullen, County Cork, Ireland. In 1935, she entered the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia and professed her vows in 1938. Sister Edward Thomas began working in 1938 at the old St. Joseph Hospital on Caroline Street and graduated in 1943 from its nursing school.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | June 6, 2014
Dr. Charles J.E. Arnold, former chief of radiology at North Arundel Hospital and the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center, died suddenly Wednesday of undetermined causes at his Green Spring Valley home. He was 72. The son of Dr. Emerson Victor Arnold, an internist, and Esther Jack Arnold, a homemaker, Charles Jack Emerson Arnold was born and raised in Delaware, Ohio, where he graduated from Willis High School in 1959. Dr. Arnold, who was known as Jack, earned a bachelor's degree in 1963 from Ohio Wesleyan University and attended Ohio State University for a year before earning his medical degree in 1969 from the University of Cincinnati.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | April 9, 2013
A Towson cardiologist and his former employer disputed claims during a civil trial Tuesday made by 21 plaintiffs who allege that the doctor performed unnecessary stent procedures to treat heart patients. Dr. Mark Midei, St. Joseph Medical Center and Catholic Health Initiatives are being sued in Baltimore County Circuit Court by former patients of Midei, who claim that the doctor completed an excessive number of the procedures and that the hospital failed to provide any oversight, leaving the patients with lasting medical complications.
HEALTH
By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | February 12, 2013
The University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center failed a critical federal inspection and has been unable to collect what is likely millions of dollars in Medicare reimbursements from the federal government since Dec. 1. As part of its takeover of the troubled St. Joseph that day, the University of Maryland voluntarily gave up a certification needed to bill Medicare and applied for a new one. The university health system wanted to disassociate itself...
NEWS
December 3, 2012
St. Joseph Medical Center officially became part of the University of Maryland Medical System this past weekend, and it's difficult not to see this development as a victory for all involved. The hospital had been rocked by a malpractice scandal — and hundreds of lawsuits — involving unnecessary surgeries conducted by its cardiology department, and the new ownership would seem to give the institution and its employees a fresh start. For several years, St. Joseph has been operating under a cloud left behind by Dr. Mark Midei and the stent procedures of questionable merit.
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By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | November 30, 2012
The University of Maryland Medical System expects to complete its acquisition of St. Joseph Medical Center Friday nearly a year after the Towson hospital sought a buyer as it looked to bounce back from the fallout of accusations that one of its doctors performing unnecessary cardiac procedures. Signs will be erected Saturday at the new entity, to be called The University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center. The 2,000-employee hospital suffered revenue, patient and staff losses after its star cardiologist, Dr. Mark Midei, was accused of placing stents in the arteries of hundreds of patients who may not have needed them.
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By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | November 15, 2012
The man tapped Thursday as the CEO of the newly created University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center is known for his work in oncology, but for the last few years has been working toward a career on the administrative side of the hospital business. Radiation oncologist Dr. Mohan Suntha will take over as president and CEO of the Towson hospital Dec. 1, when the University of Maryland Medical System is expected to complete its acquisition of St. Joseph Medical Center from Denver-based Catholic Health Initiatives.
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By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | October 16, 2012
A Towson law firm has accused eight more doctors of playing a role in implanting unnecessary heart stents in patients at St. Joseph Medical Center, where cardiologist Dr. Mark Midei was accused of performing the procedure in hundreds of patients who didn't need them. The law firm of Kenny & Vettori filed claims on behalf of 39 patients this month with Maryland's Health Care Alternative Dispute Resolution Office, which arbitrates malpractice cases. The claims are the latest in a string of legal actions against the embattled cardiologist and hospital.
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