February 26, 2014
FOCUS ON PEOPLE Longtime Catonsville resident Helen Trump retired Dec. 31 from St. Agnes Hospital, after devoting more than 44 years as a nurse in the hospital's Coronary Care/Intensive Care Unit, except for a 12-month assignment in the operating room. She was honored as Hospital Nurse of the Year in 2004. On Sept. 7, 1969, Trump graduated from the Chesapeake & Ohio Hospital School of Nursing, in Clifton Forge, Va. After her wedding two weeks later, she and her husband moved to Catonsville.
May 15, 1995
Stacey Gaskin's life is filled with scalpels, blood and antiseptic scrub. It also is rich in frilly dresses, painted nails and shiny patent leather shoes.The balancing act feels perfectly natural to Ms. Gaskin, an operating room assistant at Anne Arundel Medical Center and owner of a modeling school for low-income children in Annapolis.Yesterday, Ms. Gaskin left her blue scrubs at home and donned fancy clothes for her fifth annual Mother's Day fashion show, at the Annapolis Marriott Waterfront Hotel.
November 19, 2008
Dr. James Russo, a retired anesthesiologist who established the department of anesthesiology at what is now Mercy Medical Center, died Saturday of heart failure at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium. He was 91. Dr. Russo, the son of an immigrant Italian grocer, was born and raised in Norristown, Pa. He was a 1935 graduate of Norristown High School and earned a bachelor's degree from Ursinus College in 1939. "He had a brother who was 18 years older who had gone to medical school, and he wanted to follow in his footsteps," said a daughter, Elena R. Trentalange of Glen Arm. After earning his medical degree in 1943 from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, he completed an internship at what is now Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Darby, Pa., and an internship in anesthesia at the Lahey Clinic in Boston.
August 29, 1991
Financially strapped Kirschner Medical Corp. received a lift from Maryland National Bank in the form of an agreement to restructure $17.3 million in debt, Kirschner said yesterday.Arrangements were also made to link a $12 million line of credit to inventory and receivables, according to Dr. C. Scott Harrison, chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer."Kirschner had a large amount of debt that was demand debt, which means that it could be called at any time," Dr. Harrison said.
November 30, 1990
THE GUILTY verdict is in and the big fines have been imposed, but countless Americans still believe that a woman reporter's place is not in the locker room of a professional football team.When this furor first erupted, I received mounds of letters from men and women. The majority of them said that female sports reporters aren't really looking for news stories; they are shameless hussies who want to enter locker rooms to gaze upon the players' sex organs.At first, I disagreed, saying that the players could easily resolve the dispute by donning robes or wrapping towels around their waists.
April 24, 2014
I read with interest Susan Reimer 's April 21st column: "A gender gap in confidence," expressing concern about women's lack of confidence. In the 1960s and early 1970s, very few women went to medical school. Our 1969 graduating class at the University of Maryland School of Medicine included six women out of 125 graduates. Nevertheless the following incident occurred to the first woman surgical resident at a major hospital. The first day, when she showed up in the Operating Room anteroom to undress and gown, she was confronted with two doors: "Doctors" and "Nurses.