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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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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.
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.
HEALTH
By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | September 13, 2013
The University of Maryland Medical System has set aside tens of millions of dollars because of complex financial transactions related to interest rates that have not paid off — yet. The medical system cannot use those funds — $93 million at the end of March — even as it wrestles with financial pressures that have led to layoffs. Several years ago, UMMS entered into what are known as interest rate swaps when the financing tool was popular and widely used by hospitals, municipalities and businesses looking to protect themselves against the risk of rising interest rates.
NEWS
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.
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.
NEWS
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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