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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.
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.
NEWS
By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,Sun reporter | October 24, 2007
With two transplanted lungs and a record-setting medical history, Tim McClellan inspires both his family and the doctors who treat him. The 24-year-old waiter, recovering in an intensive-care wing at the University of Maryland Medical Center, can barely talk, mouthing words that require lip reading to understand him. But he can hear, nod slightly, sit up in a chair - and he knows the machinery attached to him is monitoring his vital signs. Before his transplant, McClellan lasted 107 days - almost twice as long as anyone else - on an artificial lung designed 30 years ago. For Maryland researchers who have spent years trying to improve that design, he is an inspiration.
NEWS
By John Rivera and Michael James and John Rivera and Michael James,Staff Writers | November 9, 1993
A prominent Baltimore surgeon has been convicted of fondling a patient during an examination.But Dr. E. George Elias -- a professor and director of surgical oncology at the University of Maryland Medical Center and president of the Maryland Chapter of the American College of Surgeons -- strongly declared his innocence last night."
NEWS
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.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | February 1, 2004
A 21-year-old Carney woman was charged yesterday with attempted murder and first-degree assault after her boyfriend was hit twice by her car Friday night, Baltimore County police said. About 10 p.m., Taryn Wright of the first block of Lerner Court and Eugene Walizer, 33, were arguing in her car on Ridgely Oak Road in Parkville, where he lives, said Lt. Kevin Green. Police said Walizer got out of her Toyota and Wright struck him with her vehicle. She then made a U-turn and ran over Walizer, police said.
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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