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By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | August 16, 2013
A case of Eastern equine encephalitis was confirmed in Worcester County, state health officials said Friday. The disease is rare in humans, but officials with the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene used the incident to warn residents to take precautions to prevent mosquito-borne diseases. The last confirmed human case in Maryland was in 1989 and the last confirmed case in a horse was in 2009. The horse in Worcester County had not been vaccinated, officials said.
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NEWS
October 3, 2001
The state Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has received federal grants totaling $250,000 to help people who are having emotional or substance abuse problems as a result of last month's terrorists attacks in New York and Washington. A portion will support substance abuse programs in five counties - Anne Arundel, Frederick, Harford, Prince George's and St. Mary's - that have large military installations. Some will be used to identify gaps in mental health services throughout the state.
NEWS
September 20, 2004
Nelson J. Sabatini, head of the state Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, has informed his staff that he will leave his position at the end of the month. Sabatini's departure has been expected, although a date had not been set. He previously held the job under Gov. William Donald Schaefer, and reluctantly returned at the insistence of Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., agreeing to stay through two legislative sessions. Sabatini, 64, plans to split his time between Hawaii and Maryland, and to launch a consulting business.
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By New York Times News Service | July 5, 1991
Dr. Ernest M. Gruenberg, an expert on the epidemiology of mental disorders and a former chairman of the Department of Mental Hygiene at the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, died Tuesday of multiple organ failure at Washington Hospital Center in Washington. He was 75 and lived in Bethesda.A proponent of community care for the mentally ill, Dr. Gruenberg retired in 1981 after heading the department at Hopkins since 1975. He also served as a professor of psychiatry in the medical school.
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By Matthew Dolan and Matthew Dolan,SUN REPORTER | October 6, 2006
The director of a state-run institution for the developmentally disabled in Baltimore County, where investigators discovered alarming neglect of its residents, will retire next month, officials confirmed yesterday. The Rosewood Center's director, James Anzalone, had been a state employee for 32 years. "I just received information from our Office of Human Resources that Mr. Anzalone has filed paperwork to retire from State service, effective November 1 of this year," state Department of Health and Mental Hygiene spokesman John Hammond wrote in an e-mail yesterday.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | January 4, 2014
Much has been made recently about proposed pay increases for some Maryland's politicians, but even the highest-earning elected officials don't come close to the top of the state-employee income scale. Gov. Martin O'Malley's 2012 income of $150,000 was just a fraction of the $2 million that Terps football coach Randy Edsall and men's basketball coach Mark Turgeon each pulled in, according to an updated state salary database made available by Maryland officials under a Public Information Act request.
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By Michael James and Michael James,Sun Staff Writer | August 17, 1994
Embarrassed state officials, conceding that they had been taken in by a "con man," said last night that they have forced the resignation of the head of Crownsville Hospital Center after it was discovered he falsified his resume to include degrees he never earned.Haroon R. Ansari, 33, who was chosen after a national search last year to oversee the 253-bed hospital and its $24 million budget, resigned Monday after being confronted with several "discrepancies" on his resume, said Robert W. Eastridge, deputy secretary of the state Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
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By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,Sun Staff Writer | October 18, 1994
The Maryland attorney general filed suit yesterday seeking $73,481 from the former director of the Crownsville Hospital Center, who quit in August after state officials found that he faked his resume.The suit was filed in Baltimore County Circuit Court against Haroon R. Ansari, 33, whose last known address was the first block of Heatherton Court, Woodlawn. It accused him of breach of contract and misrepresentation for lying to state officials when he applied to be director of the Crownsville Hospital Center in 1992.
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By John Rivera and John Rivera,Staff Writer | August 18, 1993
The County Council has cleared the way for Anne Arundel to become the first local jurisdiction to use a nonprofit agency to coordinate state-funded mental health services.The council approved a bill Monday night creating a Core Services Agency, which will administer nearly $7 million worth of services from the state Mental Hygiene Administration.The county formed the nonprofit organization in accordance with County Executive Robert R. Neall's philosophy of privatizing some sectors of county government.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | April 21, 1999
Deborah I. Chang, a federal health official from Silver Spring, has been named a deputy secretary at the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. She will oversee state Medicaid and other health care programs.Chang's appointment, which follows Dr. Georges C. Benjamin's recent promotion to department secretary, was announced yesterday by Gov. Parris N. Glendening. State officials said her appointment is part of an overall reorganization of the department.Chang works for the federal Health Care Financing Administration as director of benefits, coverage and payment for the HCFA's Medicaid and state operations section.
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