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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | February 15, 2013
Anne G. Karlsen, a registered nurse who had worked for the Baltimore County Health Department, died Jan. 25 of heart failure at Gilchrist Hospice Care. She was 86. Anne Bradford Grafflin was born in Baltimore and spent her early years on Wilson Street in Bolton Hill, before moving in 1934 to the Dixon Hill neighborhood in Mount Washington. After graduating from Western High School in 1945, she attended Baltimore Business College and later that year went to work as a mail sorter in the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad's downtown freight office.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | February 14, 2013
Rosalie A. "Rosie" Fonner, a registered nurse who had worked for several decades in the mother-baby unit at University of Maryland Medical Center, where she relished her role as an advocate, died Feb. 3 of cancer at her Halethorpe home. She was 62. "Rosie was an incredible advocate for moms who were disadvantaged by addiction or their social situation. She would encourage them that they could be good moms," said the Rev. David Harness, a Church of God pastor who is one of the medical center's chaplains.
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By Liz Atwood, For The Baltimore Sun | December 19, 2012
Meagan Shipley, a nurse in the Baltimore City Health Department, works at a family planning clinic during the day and helps provide health care to workers on The Block in the evenings. When she was contacted by photographer Carolyn Jones to be part of a new coffee-table book, "The American Nurse," she agreed, hoping to publicize the work the city is doing to help workers in Baltimore's strip-club hub "A lot of people want to write off [Block workers]," she says. "I hate this attitude.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | December 17, 2012
Mary Love Mezzanotte, a registered nurse who later became a lawyer, died Thursdayof liver cancer at her West Friendship home. She was 56. The daughter of a career naval officer and a homemaker, Mary Love Green was born in the Canal Zone in Panama and because of her father's work, was raised at Navy installations in California, Virginia and Florida. After graduating from Lorraine High School in Upper Marlboro, she earned her nursing degree in 1978 from the University of Maryland.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | November 23, 2012
During Anne Arundel Community College's emergency department simulation, nursing professor Kathy Jo Keever played a patient brought to an emergency room after falling from a tree stand while trying to shoot a 14-point buck. After having her belongings - including a crushed beer can and fake pistol - removed, she was wheeled into a chaotic, crowded ER: Every patient bed was taken, some occupied by mannequins with voice commands, while an actress patient pleaded for pain medication.
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By Joe DeMattos | November 7, 2012
Many people think of nursing homes as places to go to die. But here in Maryland, skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers are in fact places people go to live. They are a big part of the solution to the state's health care challenges, providing quality and cost-effective transitional, rehab, long-term and high-acuity care to those in need. With the impending implementation of the Affordable Care Act in Maryland, we have an opportunity to identify and pilot ways in which Maryland's skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers can be essential to providing expanded care to people and families in need and deploying centerā€based resources into the community for public health challenges.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | November 6, 2012
Elizabeth G. Kirkpatrick, a homemaker who had been an Army nurse during World War II, died Oct. 29 from complications of cancer at Gilchrist Hospice in Towson. The longtime Ruxton resident was 91. The daughter of a career Army officer and a homemaker, Elizabeth Reily Gross was born and raised in Harrisburg, Pa., where she graduated from the Seiler School. A boarding student, she graduated in 1939 from St. Timothy's School and earned a bachelor's degree in 1942 from Bryn Mawr College.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | November 1, 2012
A man was shot in the leg in the 500 block of W. Franklin Street, according to the Baltimore Police Twitter account. The shooting appeared to have happened in an alley by the Harborside Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in the Seton Hill neighborhood, but no other information about the incident was immediately available. The shooting took place opposite Select Lounge where officers shot and killed a plainclothes policeman last year. A bouncer at the bar said the lounge was not connected to the shooting Thursday.
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