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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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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 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
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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.
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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 Scott Calvert, The Baltimore Sun | January 12, 2011
State health investigators disclosed Wednesday that they have uncovered evidence of "fraud or willful misrepresentation" by an Eastern Shore drug treatment and mental health clinic, including overbilling and charging for the work of physicians who were not at the facility. The inspector general of the state health department sent a letter Wednesday to Warwick Manor Behavioral Health Inc., near Cambridge, saying the state has suspended all Medicaid payments to the clinic. Warwick Manor treats roughly 2,000 patients a year and billed the state's Medicaid program $1.5 million last year.
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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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February 19, 1991
Quote of the day"I cast that vote for my two daughters, that they will have the right to privacy in the years ahead."-- Delegate Lawrence A. LaMotte, D-Baltimore County, explaininghis vote for the abortion-rights billTodayB610 a.m.: House and Senate convene, State House.1 p.m.: Senate Budget and Taxation Committee considers budget of the Department of Economic and EmploymentDevelopment, Room 100, Senate Office Building.1 p.m.: Senate Finance Committee considers proposed reorganization of Departments of Health and Mental Hygiene and Human Resources.
HEALTH
By Meredith Cohn | February 15, 2012
Want to give to the Maryland Cancer Fund? Officials have made it easy this year. You just have to check a Line 37 on your state tax form and fill in the amount. The money will get deducted from your refund or added to you bill. The contribution is also t ax deductible. The fund provides cancer prevention, detection and treatment programs. "Cancer is the second leading cause of death in Maryland," said Dr. Joshua M. Sharfstein, secretary of the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene , in a statement. "Giving to the Maryland Cancer Fund is a great way to help your community.
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