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.
December 22, 2013
When physician Lenny Feldman visits a hospitalized patient, he said, he does what he can to infuse the encounter with a personal touch. One favorite technique: sitting at the edge of the bed so he can address his client eye-to-eye. Their reaction often takes him aback. "It's not uncommon for a patient to get this panicked look and ask, 'What's wrong, Doc? Is it bad news?'" said Feldman, an internist who also directs the training of medical residents at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
November 23, 1994
BALTIMORE -- An 18-month-old boy, one of seven children overcome by dangerous carbon monoxide fumes Monday night, remained hospitalized yesterday at the University of Maryland Medical Center, fire officials said.The condition of the toddler, Davon Harper, could not be learned. Nine other victims were released from hospitals yesterday. Officials said the occupants of a rowhouse in the 2400 block of E. Biddle St. were overcome by the odorless fumes about 10:30 p.m. when a furnace malfunctioned.
August 2, 2000
The death Monday of a man who was severely beaten more than three weeks ago on a Southwest Baltimore street has been ruled a homicide, police said yesterday. James Lyons, 54, whose last known address was the 400 block of Edsdale Road, was in the 4600 block of Old Frederick Road about 4:30 a.m. July 8 when he was attacked by several men. He died about 3 p.m. Monday at University of Maryland Medical Center. Anyone with information is urged to call 410-396-2100.
June 15, 2003
A 16-year-old Pasadena boy was hospitalized last week after he was accidentally shot by his older brother, Anne Arundel police said. Police said the shooting took place Wednesday afternoon in the 7800 block of Mayford Road. Authorities said the older brother, 23, said the two were trying to move a firearm from a table to the gun cabinet when it accidentally discharged. The teen was struck in the arm. Although his injuries were not considered life-threatening, he was flown to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, and treated at University of Maryland Medical Center.
May 5, 2004
The 8-week-old son of Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr. and first lady Kendel Ehrlich returned home yesterday morning after undergoing surgery for an obstruction between the stomach and small intestine at the University of Maryland Medical Center, the governor's office said. Joshua Ehrlich underwent a second procedure Monday night to ensure the success of the first procedure to correct a condition known as hypertrophic pyloric stenosis, the office said. The initial operation was Sunday. Joshua is expected to make a full recovery.
February 11, 1995
Lynn Carol Cockerham, 44, a Jarrettsville resident, died Tuesday of complications of kidney disease at the University of Maryland Medical Center.Services for the Baltimore native were to be held at 1 p.m. today at New Life Church of God, 1249 North Bend Road, Jarrettsville.She is survived by two sons, William Marcus Cockerham of Jarrettsville and Wesley Michael Cockerham of Airville, Pa.; a brother, Stephen Wayne Cockerham of Upperco; two sisters, Linda Berkowitz of Mechanicsville, Pa., and Anne E. Berrell of Bel Air; and a granddaughter.
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.
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.
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.