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By William Thompson and William Thompson,Staff Writer | January 14, 1993
EASTON -- A doctor who stunned a courtroom this week when he admitted signing blank death certificates for Hartley Hall Nursing Home has resigned as its medical director.A key prosecution witness in the murder trial of former Hartley Hall nursing director Marjorie Karen Alpaugh, Dr. Edward J. Colwell resigned yesterday after the trial ended when Deputy State's Attorney Joel J. Todd agreed to drop the charges.Mrs. Alpaugh was on trial in connection with the death of patient Maidie Lang Shay, 91, who authorities said was given an illegal and lethal dose of morphine medication almost a year ago. Problems with the credibility of Dr. Colwell's testimony forced Mr. Todd to abandon the Alpaugh case.
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By Meredith Cohn | June 20, 2014
Anne Arundel Medical Center has adopted a new policy that prohibits use of all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes. And next year, the hospital plans to stop hiring anyone who uses tobacco products. The hospital has banned cigarette smoking on campus since 2007, like many hospitals, but the new policy in effect July 1 was expanded to include the smokeless products. And there will be no designated smoking areas in garages or on sidewalks. The policy applies to staff, as well as vendors and visitors.
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January 23, 2012
Erickson Living, manager and developer of Oak Crest retirement community, announced the promotion of Dr. Jeff Landsman, of Bel Air, to vice president and regional medical director. Landsman has served at Oak Crest for more than 10 years where he began as a staff physician and received prior promotions to associate medical director, medical director and regional medical director.  His current responsibilities include leadership for the medical group at Erickson Living communities in Virginia (Ashby Ponds and Greenspring)
HEALTH
By Sarah Hainesworth, The Baltimore Sun | November 8, 2013
Annapolis physician and nutritional intervention expert Dr. Wayne Scott Andersen wants to help Americans take back their health with his new book, "Discover Your Optimal Health. " The book, which came out this summer, reached the New York Times best-seller list for a week within 30 days of the release. Andersen is also author of "Dr. A's Habits to Health," another New York Times best-seller. A board-certified critical-care physician, Andersen also serves as medical director of Medifast, a weight loss company headquartered in Owings Mills, and co-founder of Take Shape for Life, a division of Medifast that offers personal coaching.
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May 13, 2013
Upper Chesapeake Health (UCH) is pleased to announce that it has named Dr. Philip Nivatpumin has been named by Upper Chesapeake Health as medical director of the UCH Patricia D. and M. Scot Kaufman Cancer Center. The Kaufman Cancer Center is currently under construction on the UCMC campus in Bel Air and is expected to open in the fall. Nivatpumin is well-known to Harford County, where he is a medical oncologist with Upper Chesapeake Hematology/Oncology, a mainstay in the community.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | October 24, 2012
Dr. Frances H. Trimble, a gynecologist who had been medical director of Planned Parenthood of Maryland for nearly three decades, died Friday of pneumonia at Roland Park Place. She was 94. "She took Planned Parenthood from a highly criticized small organization at the time and made it into a force," said Dr. J. Courtland Robinson, who succeeded Dr. Trimble as medical director. "It was about women's rights and contraception, and she gave it the medical leadership to make it go. And it grew into a large, large organization.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,SUN STAFF | December 30, 1999
Dr. Aubrey DeVaughn Richardson, the retired medical director of Keswick Multi-Care Center, died Friday of a heart ailment in his sleep at Roland Park Place. He was 76 and had lived in Guilford.Recognized as a physician advocate for improved medical care in nursing homes, he set criteria that were later adopted by the Maryland Medical Society, the American Medical Association and the federal government."He was an exacting person who set an example of high standards," said Dr. Isabelle MacGregor, Keswick's medical director.
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May 15, 2003
Dr. Charles J. Blazek Jr., a retired internist and former Maryland Casualty Insurance Co. medical director, died of complications from an infection Sunday at St. Joseph Medical Center. He was 82. Dr. Blazek was born in Baltimore and raised in Flushing, N.Y. He earned his undergraduate and medical degrees from Columbia University, and served in the Army briefly at the end of World War II. After completing a residency in internal medicine at Bellevue Hospital in New York City, he returned to Baltimore in 1950 and established a private medical practice on St. Paul Street.
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March 27, 1997
A PHYSICIAN serving as the medical director of a managed care company has vast power over patients. Does your primary care physician think you need gall bladder surgery? You better hope the medical director agrees.Despite all this power, there is no way to hold these physicians accountable for their professional judgments. And unless the House Environmental Matters Committee agrees to consider a bill passed by the Senate earlier this week, that egregious loophole in Maryland law will remain in place.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,sun reporter | March 14, 2007
Dr. Peter VanVechten Hamill, who was medical director for the pivotal 1964 U.S. surgeon general's report that linked smoking with lung cancer and other pulmonary diseases, died of pneumonia Saturday at Anne Arundel Medical Center. He was 80 and lived in St. Margaret's near Annapolis. Dr. Hamill was scientific director and medical coordinator for the landmark "Smoking and Health" study. Congress responded a year later by requiring cigarette packages to include this warning: "The surgeon general has determined that cigarette smoking is dangerous to your health."
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May 13, 2013
Upper Chesapeake Health (UCH) is pleased to announce that it has named Dr. Philip Nivatpumin has been named by Upper Chesapeake Health as medical director of the UCH Patricia D. and M. Scot Kaufman Cancer Center. The Kaufman Cancer Center is currently under construction on the UCMC campus in Bel Air and is expected to open in the fall. Nivatpumin is well-known to Harford County, where he is a medical oncologist with Upper Chesapeake Hematology/Oncology, a mainstay in the community.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | October 26, 2012
Dr. Alice Heisler Hissey, medical director of the University of Maryland Medical Center's Behavioral Pediatrics Clinic who also was a consultant to city public schools, died Oct. 18 of pancreatic cancer at her Columbia home. The former Catonsville and Laurel resident was 75. "When I arrived here six years ago, Alice befriended me and took the time and effort to come by my office and talk about the glorious history of this department," said Dr. Steve J. Czinn, professor and chair of the department of pediatrics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine where he is also physician-in-chief.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | October 24, 2012
Dr. Frances H. Trimble, a gynecologist who had been medical director of Planned Parenthood of Maryland for nearly three decades, died Friday of pneumonia at Roland Park Place. She was 94. "She took Planned Parenthood from a highly criticized small organization at the time and made it into a force," said Dr. J. Courtland Robinson, who succeeded Dr. Trimble as medical director. "It was about women's rights and contraception, and she gave it the medical leadership to make it go. And it grew into a large, large organization.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | October 1, 2012
Dr. Georgina Y. Goodwin, a retired anesthesiologist and Postal Service medical director who was an activist for the addicted, died of congestive heart failure Sept. 27 at her residence at St. Elizabeth Hall in Timonium. She was 87. She was born three months' premature at her parents' home in Queens, N.Y. Friends said that at her birth, she weighed 1 pound, 11 ounces. A midwife carried her in a shoe box to a hospital, where she spent three months in an incubator. Her father was an oil company executive and her mother a concert pianist.
SPORTS
By Sandra McKee and The Baltimore Sun | September 2, 2012
IndyCar chief executive officer Randy Bernard seemed to be picking up positive vibes at the Grand Prix of Baltimore. "I'm very tickled with the way it's going," Bernard said during a meeting with a small gathering of media Sunday morning. "The Andretti group has done a good job organizing the event and J.P. Grant has stepped up. All the venders have been taken care of, eliminating any embarrassment. " Bernard also said he was pleased with the Saturday crowd for the American Le Mans Series race Saturday and expects to see even a bigger crowd today.
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January 23, 2012
Erickson Living, manager and developer of Oak Crest retirement community, announced the promotion of Dr. Jeff Landsman, of Bel Air, to vice president and regional medical director. Landsman has served at Oak Crest for more than 10 years where he began as a staff physician and received prior promotions to associate medical director, medical director and regional medical director.  His current responsibilities include leadership for the medical group at Erickson Living communities in Virginia (Ashby Ponds and Greenspring)
NEWS
By Jamie Stiehm and Jamie Stiehm,SUN STAFF | July 2, 2002
Dr. Conrad Louis Richter, 87, a longtime medical director for the former Glenn L. Martin Co., later Lockheed Martin, died of congestive heart failure at St. Joseph Medical Center on Saturday. The former longtime Homeland resident lived at Blakehurst Life Care Community in Towson. The Baltimore native grew up as an only child in the Morrell Park neighborhood and graduated from City College in 1932. His mother was a German immigrant and his father, also of German descent, worked as a brewmaster.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,SUN STAFF | July 16, 2001
Dr. Arthur T. Hall Sr., a retired surgeon, died Thursday after undergoing surgery at Atlantic General Hospital in Salisbury. The Ocean City resident was 81 and had previously resided in Ten Hills. A general surgeon, he served his internship at St. Agnes Hospital and later practiced there and at Bon Secours. For many years, he saw patients at the Professional Arts Building in Catonsville. In 1958, he was appointed medical director of the Westinghouse Space and Defense Center in Linthicum, a position he held until he retired in 1983.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | October 29, 2011
Dr. Lewis B. Newberg, a retired ear, nose and throat specialist who turned his personal battle with sleep apnea and snoring into a book in which he combined humor and practical medical advice for those similarly afflicted, died Oct. 22 of heart failure at his Edgewater home. He was 72. The son of a businessman and a homemaker, Dr. Newberg was born in the Bronx, N.Y., and raised in Jamaica, N.Y., where he was a graduate of public schools. After earning a bachelor's degree from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, he earned his medical degree in 1964 from the Chicago Medical School.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | October 28, 2011
Dr. Lewis B. Newberg, a retired ear, nose and throat specialist who turned his personal battle with sleep apnea and snoring into a book in which he combined humor and practical medical advice for those similarly afflicted, died Oct. 22 of heart failure at his Edgewater home. He was 72. The son of a businessman and a homemaker, Dr. Newberg was born in the Bronx, N.Y., and raised in Jamaica, N.Y., where he was a graduate of public schools. After earning a bachelor's degree from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, he earned his medical degree in 1964 from the old Chicago Medical School.
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