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March 17, 2006
Leonard E. Albert, retired supervising budget manager for the Maryland Department of Budget and Fiscal Planning, died of lymphoma March 10 at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. The Pikesville resident was 78. Mr. Albert was born in Baltimore and raised on Park Heights Avenue. He graduated from City College in 1943 and served in the Navy as a pharmacist's mate from 1945 to 1946. He earned a bachelor's degree from the Johns Hopkins University in 1948 and an accounting certificate from the Baltimore College of Commerce in 1962.
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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.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | May 12, 1998
Lyme disease cases in Maryland increased 17 percent last year, according to figures released recently by the state Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Officials believe the increase is because of better public awareness and reporting.There were 493 confirmed cases reported in 1997, compared with 423 in 1996, said Dr. Clifford Johnson, the state's public health veterinarian.The disease is transmitted by ticks and symptoms include a circular, expanding reddish rash.Pub Date: 5/12/98
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 Robert M. Pennington of the Ann Arrundell County Historical Society | May 1, 1994
25 Years Ago* Crownsville State Hospital contains the highest percentage of Negro patients of any state mental hospital, according to the Maryland Department of Mental Hygiene. Before desegregation in 1963, Crownsville was all-Negro and the other three state hospitals were all white. -- The Sun, May 1, 1969.* County Executive Joseph W. Alton, Jr. yesterday recommended a record county budget, a $3 property tax for each $100 of assessed valuation and a 50 percent "piggyback" income tax to finance it. -- The Sun, May 2, 1969.
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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 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.
NEWS
April 30, 1992
Dr. Paul V. Lemkau, pioneer in mental hygiene, dies at 82Dr. Paul V. Lemkau, the first chairman of the Department of Mental Hygiene at the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, died Sunday of pneumonia at his home in Lusby. He was 82.He headed the department from its creation in 1961 until 1975. He was named professor emeritus of mental hygiene in 1978.He began teaching at the school as a part-time professor of public health administration in 1939. He was named a full-time faculty member two years later and a full professor in 1953.
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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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