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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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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.
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.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | June 19, 2014
Ruth E. Eger, the former executive director of the Joseph Richey Hospice who lectured widely on death and dying, died June 9 of pneumonia at Saint Agnes Hospital. She had just celebrated her 80th birthday. "Ruth was the most spirited and positive-thinking person. No problem was so big that we couldn't grow and learn from it, and she found that in everybody," said Catherine M. Frome, who was named clinical director of the Joseph Richey Hospice in April. "She turned Joseph Richey Hospice around and made its finances viable in order to care for the underserved in Baltimore," said Ms. Frome.
NEWS
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 DAVID KOHN | May 21, 2008
Twenty Maryland hospitals, including Johns Hopkins Bayview and the University of Maryland Medical Center, are featured in a print ad campaign by the federal government, which wants consumers to look at the hospitals' quality ratings. The ads, paid for by the national Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, are appearing today in 58 major daily newspapers, including The Sun. They cover 2,500 hospitals and promote Hospital Compare ( www.hospitalcompare.hhs.gov), a government Web site that offers information designed to help choose a hospital.
NEWS
April 6, 2009
* Dr. Rajabrata Sarkar, an expert in treating blood vessel disorders and a nationally known researcher in blood vessel growth and development, has joined the University of Maryland School of Medicine as professor of surgery and head of the division of vascular surgery. He also becomes chief of vascular surgery at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Sarkar is a former associate professor of surgery and a vascular surgeon at the University of California, San Francisco. He received his medical degree and a doctorate in physiology from the University of Michigan Medical School.
NEWS
March 13, 1991
George Smith, 71, one of the longest surviving kidney-dialysis patients at the University of Maryland Medical Center, died March 2 at the hospital after a long illness.Funeral services for Mr. Smith were held March 7 at the Cornerstone Church of Christ, 4200 Park Heights Ave.Mr. Smith, who lived in West Baltimore, was employed by the Barton Cement Co. for 40 years until his retirement in 1975.He had been a kidney-dialysis patient at University for 15 years, and was remembered by staff members there for his courage, patience and willingness to assist other dialysis patients.
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By John-John Williams IV, The Baltimore Sun | May 27, 2013
An adult male suffering multiple gunshot wounds walked into the emergency room of University of Maryland Medical Center on Monday afternoon and told police that he was shot at a nearby cookout by an unknown man who opened fire. The man, whose identity was not disclosed, entered the emergency room at 12:44 p.m. and told police that he was shot multiple times at Fayette and Gilmor streets, Det. Angela Carter-Watson said. The man's injuries are believed to be non life-threatening, she said.
NEWS
April 3, 2006
Supriya Chowdry, a medical assistant in Ellicott City, died of cancer March 26 at University of Maryland Medical Center. The Columbia resident was 50. Supriya Mookherjee was born in Calcutta, India, and earned an undergraduate degree in philosophy and a master's degree in psychology at the University of Calcutta. She moved to Baltimore in 1978 with her husband, Barun Chowdry, a certified public accountant. He died last year. They had been married for 26 years. Known as Sue, Mrs. Chowdry worked for 15 years as a medical assistant at Crossroads Medical Associates, an internal medical practice in Ellicott City.
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