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By Fred Rasmussen and Fred Rasmussen,Sun Staff Writer | September 11, 1994
Dr. Cyrus Lloyd Blanchard, whose pioneering techniques in ear surgery offered hope to the deaf and sufferers from tinnitus, died Tuesday of cancer at the University of Maryland Medical Center. The Catonsville resident was 73.Dr. Blanchard's surgery, known as a stapedectomy, involves the removal of the stapes, a bone in the middle ear that becomes immobile because of otosclerosis, a medical condition."Thousands have benefited from this procedure," said Dr. William Gray, an otolaryngologist at the University of Maryland Medical Center who studied under Dr. Blanchard.
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October 3, 2002
Samuel Riggs IV, a cattle farmer, philanthropist and former Northwest Baltimore utility construction firm official, died Monday at University of Maryland Medical Center of injuries suffered in an automobile accident. He was 82. On Sept. 19, the truck Mr. Riggs was driving on Route 108 near his Olney farm hit a stopped car and then struck two trees. In 1998, Mr. Riggs gave $2.5 million to a new University of Maryland, College Park alumni center, which is slated to be constructed next year and to be named for him. Montgomery General Hospital's critical care unit is also named in his honor.
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By Sherry Joe and Sherry Joe,Sun Staff Writer | May 27, 1994
A regional oncology center created by Howard County General Hospital and the University of Maryland is set to open in Columbia in October.Yesterday the University of Maryland Medical Center announced that it has finalized an agreement with Philips Medical Systems North America, a supplier of diagnostic imaging and radiation equipment.According to the April 30 agreement, Philips will provide $10 million worth of equipment to the Howard County site and to a new University of Maryland facility in Baltimore, with about a third of the equipment to be used in the Columbia center.
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March 4, 2004
Dean Dougherty Keagle, a former medical technician who had moved to Baltimore a decade ago for medial care, died of complications from diabetes Feb. 26 at University of Maryland Medical Center. The Towson resident was 42. Born in Marion County, Ind., and raised in Colorado, he served in the Navy from 1980 to 1981. He then took medical technology courses and became a phlebotomist, a technician who draws blood, in Tucson, Ariz. He was the recipient of several kidney and pancreas transplants at University of Maryland Medical Center.
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April 14, 1994
Two women were flown to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center and one man was taken to the emergency room at the University of Maryland Medical Center after a collision early yesterday at Route 170 and Amtrak Way in Hanover, county police said.Alyssa Brooks, 26, of the 4500 block of Springdale Ave., Baltimore, and Cionita Placer, 34, of the 600 block of Stafford Hill Road, Glen Burnie, were treated at Shock Trauma. Mrs. Placer's husband, 35-year-old Perlipo Placer, was treated at the emergency room of the University of Maryland Medical Center.
BUSINESS
Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | May 5, 2014
Five thousand workers at the University of Maryland Medical Center now have labor protections under the National Labor Relations Board thanks to a bill signed by Gov. Martin O'Malley Monday. Local labor union 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East had pushed for legislation that would allow the workers to unionize. Attorney General Doug Gansler issued an opinion on the matter last year saying the Maryland General Assembly had the authority to enact legislation subjecting UMMC to Maryland's collective bargaining law. In Maryland, private hospitals fall under the National Labor Relations Board and public hospitals fall under the Maryland Labor Relations Act. The University of Maryland Medical Center was governed by neither.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Sloane Brown | February 14, 1999
It was time for most of Baltimore's heart doctors to follow their own advice and get a cardio workout, albeit on the dance floor at the 1999 Heart Ball.Some 200 area cardiologists and cardiac surgeons, and 400 other guests, not only raised their heart rates, but $180,000 for the American Heart Association at the annual heartfelt fest, held at the Baltimore Convention Center.Jay M. Weinstein, AHA's Baltimore Division board chairman, presented the evening's two honorees, who joined the fight against heart disease from different sides of the battlefield.
NEWS
October 16, 2007
The Rev. Eileen C. House, assistant rector at St. James' Episcopal Parish in Lothian, died of Wegener's disease Oct. 9 at University of Maryland Medical Center. She was 51 and lived on the parish grounds. Born in Baltimore and raised in the Parkville area, she was home-schooled and attended Parkville High School. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Loyola College. She was a respiratory therapist at the University of Maryland Medical Center before earning a master's degree from Yale Divinity School.
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By Jill Hudson and Jill Hudson,SUN STAFF | January 18, 1998
Ronald W. Price, the Anne Arundel County teacher convicted in 1993 of sexually abusing three female students, died of lung cancer yesterday at the University of Maryland Medical Center, a day after his release from a 21-year prison term.An Anne Arundel County circuit judge ordered that Price, 53, be released from the Maryland House of Correction Friday so that he could die in a hospice rather than in an infirmary at the prison."Members of his family were with him when he passed away," said Ellen Beth Levitt, a spokeswoman for the University of Maryland Medical Center.
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By Matthew Dolan and Matthew Dolan,Sun reporter | November 4, 2006
A scandal over the employee referral bonus program at University of Maryland Medical Center widened yesterday when federal prosecutors announced that three more employees had been charged with pocketing funds. A federal grand jury indicted Paula Anderson, 39; her mother, Carlet Clemons, 59; and Michael Venable, 31, all of Baltimore, in a $1.5 million scheme to defraud the university. The indictment was returned yesterday and unsealed today upon the arrest of the defendants. All three appeared in U.S. District Court yesterday.
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