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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.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | May 30, 2013
Donald J. Artes, a Sinai Hospital pediatric respiratory therapist who was known as a skilled clinician and administrator, died May 24 of complications from an infection at the University of Maryland Medical Center. The Fullerton resident was 54. "He was a great man for sure. He was an inspiration to everyone at Sinai, and he always had the right attitude and sense of humor, no matter what the circumstances as he faced Crohn's and kidney disease," said David R. Madden, manager of the respiratory department at Sinai Hospital, whom Mr. Artes had hired at the University of Maryland Medical Center in 1996.
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By Larry Carson, The Baltimore Sun | May 23, 2011
If Gov. Martin O'Malley wants to make some real money when his second term ends, he might want to apply for work at the University System of Maryland. The great majority of the 1,346 workers who match or beat the governor's $150,000 annual salary, including the 15 highest earners, work for the university system, according to a Baltimore Sun analysis of state employee salaries for 2010. Most of the exceptions are doctors with the state Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, a few judges and a scattering of others.
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May 13, 2013
All of us mourn the loss of Richard E. Hug, who had a profound impact on the civic and political life of our community (May 7). I thought it might be useful to single out the incredible impact that Dick had on the formative years of the University of Maryland Medical System beginning in 1984 and continuing to this day. In our privatization process beginning in 1984, Dick was a key member of the first board of directors and, equally important to...
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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.
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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.
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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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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | November 11, 2013
The Baltimore Fire Department has released the name of the man killed in the University of Maryland Medical Center fire last week as William Turner, born in 1950. Turner, a patient at the hospital, was killed in a fire in his room late Friday night. The cause of the fire and cause of death are still under investigation, spokespeople for the fire department and the hospital said. Mary Lynn Carver, a spokeswoman for the hospital, said the fire was contained to the one room and quickly extinguished.
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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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