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September 2, 2010
I could not help but notice that five of the top twenty highest paid hospital CEO's were from a single system - MedStar Health. Their combined pay for 2009 was $6,982,361. Almost $7 million a year for five people! Something is terribly wrong with this so-called non-profit system. Rich Townsend, Monkton
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September 21, 2014
Larry Hogan held a fundraiser recently featuring New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, and there are a few things Marylanders should consider before they jump on his bandwagon ( "New Jersey Gov. Christie comes to Maryland for Hogan," Sept. 17). What Mr. Christie didn't talk about was how New Jersey just had its bond rating reduced from AA- to A+ because of its $2.4 billion budget deficit - while Maryland continues to maintain a AAA rating. He claimed the economic climate in Maryland is terrible, but he doesn't mention all the successful companies that either call Maryland home or have significant operations here employing hundreds of thousands of people.
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Editorial from The Aegis | December 20, 2012
Even as the future of health care and how it will be provided and paid for remain a subject of much discussion at many levels thanks to the enactment of the federal health care reform law that has come to be called ObamaCare by critics and supporters alike, private health care businesses have been pressing ahead with some rather large scale plans. It's hard to drive into east Baltimore without noticing the massive overhaul that is coming to fruition at the already gigantic Johns Hopkins Hospital.
HEALTH
Scott Dance and The Baltimore Sun | September 17, 2014
As health officials fail to contain West Africa's Ebola outbreak, recent scares at two Baltimore-area hospitals highlight the need for hospitals here and across the United States to prepare space and equipment for what some consider inevitable - the arrival of the deadly virus here. While experts say the chances of an epidemic spreading in the U.S. are low, there is a real possibility that someone could come down with Ebola after returning from a trip to Africa, they said. Hospitals routinely ask patients with flu-like symptoms whether they have visited that continent recently.
BUSINESS
By M. William Salganik and M. William Salganik,SUN STAFF | May 17, 2000
Fitch IBCA, a New York bond-rating agency, downgraded the rating yesterday on $580 million of bonds issued by MedStar Health, which operates six hospitals in Baltimore and Washington. The rating agency was concerned about continued operating losses and MedStar's plan to take over financially troubled Georgetown University Hospital. On the other hand, said Anthony M. LoVaglio, a Fitch analyst, "what the management team has been doing is very positive. They're making tough decisions and moving forward."
NEWS
December 24, 2001
Robey will give State of the County address Jan. 16 County Executive James N. Robey will give his fourth State of the County address to the Howard County Chamber of Commerce at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 16 the Sheraton Columbia Hotel, 10207 Wincopin Circle, Columbia. Early reservations are advised. Space is limited. The cost is $35 for chamber members; $45 for others. A $10 surcharge will be added for registration after Jan. 11. The gathering is sponsored by Citizens National Bank, Spherion and MedStar Health.
NEWS
January 15, 2001
Eyre bus driver honored by Carroll seniors group Michael A. Parker, a driver for the Eyre Bus Service of Glenelg, was honored by Carroll County Seniors in Action on Dec. 12. Parker has been employed with Eyre since 1988 and has driven more than 60 trips for the seniors group, which named him "Driver of Choice," said Ronald L. Eyre, the company's president. Marzano completes leadership program John A. Marzano, corporate director of communications and public affairs for MedStar Health Inc., recently completed an eight-month leadership development program sponsored by Leadership Maryland.
BUSINESS
April 21, 2005
In The Region Prescription drug spending accounts for 13% of Md. health bill Prescription drug spending in Maryland was $3.5 billion, or about 13 percent of total health costs, according to a Maryland Health Care Commission study based on insurance claims in 2003. The median spending per person - meaning half generated more spending and half less - was $204, with $73 coming out of pocket from patients and the rest covered by insurers. While total health spending increased 5 percent, out-of-pocket costs rose 13 percent, as many insurance plans increased co-payments and deductibles.
BUSINESS
By M. William Salganik and M. William Salganik,Sun reporter | October 26, 2006
John P. McDaniel, who led MedStar Health and its predecessors for a quarter-century, building it into a large comprehensive health system, will retire as chief executive officer at the end of next year, MedStar announced yesterday. Kenneth A. Samet, president and chief operating officer, will assume the CEO title Jan. 1, 2008. Samet first went to work for McDaniel as part of Samet's graduate training in hospital administration in 1982, and he has worked for McDaniel ever since. MedStar, with headquarters in Columbia, was formed by the 1998 merger of Medlantic Healthcare Group - including its flagship Washington Hospital Center, the largest hospital in the District of Columbia - and Helix Health, which operated five hospitals in the Baltimore area.
BUSINESS
January 21, 2003
New positions Boswell is sales executive at New England Motor New England Motor Freight announced that Rick Boswell joined its Hagerstown terminal as an account executive. Boswell is responsible for maintaining and expanding sales in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Northern Virginia. He formerly was a salesman with Charlton Brothers. The Falling Waters, W.Va., resident attended Hagerstown Community College and was active as a coach with the Martinsburg area youth soccer league. Decision Systems appoints Kelly group vice president Decision Systems Technologies Inc. of Rockville appointed Eugene E. Kelly as vice president of its Technology Services Group.
HEALTH
By Meredith Cohn | June 26, 2014
MedStar Health plans to open its new hybrid health care facility off Key Highway in the Federal Hill-Locust Point area July 7 that will offer both urgent care and doctor appointments.   The hospital chain already has a similar facility in Mitchellville and plans and third in Bel Air. Officials believe such "one-stop shops" will be convenient for patients and a good business model for them. More than 25,000 people are expected to use the facility in the first year, either for urgent care or for medical services in the areas of primary care, orthopedics and sports medicine, cardiology or obstetrics-gynecology.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | May 21, 2014
Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts said he wants police supervisors to evaluate whether to send officers to emergency calls at hospitals and mental health facilities, a move that brought concern from a major hospital system and the Maryland Hospital Association. Batts said the "moratorium" comes in response to an incident this month when officers were called to Good Samaritan Hospital and used a Taser on a teenage patient who later died. Eight to 10 hospital staff had been trying to restrain 19-year-old George V. King when an officer used a Taser on King five times, including four stuns applied directly to his body, according to an account from a law enforcement source.
BUSINESS
By Laura Barnhardt Cech, For The Baltimore Sun | April 19, 2014
Donna Schramek is looking forward to retirement on the Eastern Shore. She loves the smell of the ocean, walking on the beach, and spending time with her grandchildren. That's why the 64-year-old Brooklyn Park administrative coordinator at Medstar Health didn't hesitate to have arthroscopic knee surgery last month. The pain "was making me feel old," says Schramek, who plans to retire in the next two years. "It was limiting me. " Health is an important consideration as workers near retirement.
HEALTH
By Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun | November 26, 2013
This year's flu season got off to an early start, and public health officials are asking people to get their vaccinations to ward off a serious outbreak. State health officials announced the first confirmed case Oct. 3: a child in the Washington suburbs. They said it came more than two weeks before the previous season's first case and earlier than any year in the last decade. Instances of flu-like activity are slowly rising, according to the Baltimore Health Department. Local officials said if enough people get vaccinated, the numbers can remain low. Plenty of vaccine is available in doctors' offices, drugstores and local health department clinics, they said.
HEALTH
By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | November 15, 2013
Columbia-based MedStar Health has shed about 1 percent of its work force at its four Baltimore-area hospitals over the past year, less than the layoffs of about 5 percent of its employees at MedStar Washington Hospital Center announced this week, officials said. Most of the 100 Baltimore job losses were through attrition, with a small number of layoffs, MedStar spokeswoman Ann Nickels said. The system's Baltimore-area hospitals, MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, MedStar Harbor Hospital, MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital and MedStar Franklin Square Hospital, employ 10,177 people, she said.
NEWS
EDITORIAL FROM THE AEGIS | September 5, 2013
It is necessary to look no farther than a high school civics book to come up with the basic idea that majority rule, unchecked, is nothing more than mob rule. For a society to be a democracy, it must abide by the rule of law and respect the rights of the minority. It's a simple idea and one that should sound familiar to every American. The simple idea is the reason the Bill of Rights was appended to the original U.S. Constitution, and the idea of being treated equal under the law is one of the many things that makes this country appealing to so many people who come from places that don't have such an ingrained sense of fair play.
BUSINESS
April 26, 1999
New positionsMcCormick names Brennan trade marketing directorMcCormick & Co., the Sparks-based spice and flavorings maker, appointed James E. Brennan as director of trade marketing for its McCormick/Schilling division. He will be responsible for trade practices, planning and trade spending. Brennan joined the company in 1981 as a sales representative. A resident of Timonium, he is a graduate of Wheeling Jesuit College in West Virginia.Teague is marketing chief for Marley Station mallMarley Station named Melissa Teague director of marketing for the north Anne Arundel County shopping mall.
NEWS
By Kurt Streeter and Kurt Streeter,SUN STAFF | October 19, 1999
A top official of MedStar Health, the company that owns Chuch Hospital in East Baltimore, said last night that the 142-year-old institution will definitely begin to shut its doors next month and will not listen to community efforts to keep it open."
NEWS
AEGIS STAFF REPORT | September 4, 2013
Lawyers representing the owner of two Bel Air South properties that have figured prominently in a year-plus debate over future development in the area have asked a judge to review Harford County's recent approval of a site plan for a medical arts campus in the same neighborhood. The petition for judicial review of the site plan approval for the proposed MedStar Health ambulatory care campus was filed in Harford County Circuit Court on Aug. 9 on behalf of Evergreen Business Trust and the Haron Dahan Foundation.
HEALTH
By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | August 22, 2013
J.T. Barker sometimes lives in the woods near Veterans Park in Dundalk and at other times sleeps in the shadows of an industrial park. On a recent hot and muggy day, the 43-year-old homeless man found a little relief in the air conditioning at the Health Care for the Homeless Baltimore County medical clinic where he goes about once a month for free treatment. This day he needed a refill for his asthma medication. Located on the campus of MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center in Rosedale, the tiny clinic provides primary care and referrals for specialty services to treat mental illness and substance abuse among the homeless.
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