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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | August 11, 2014
Dorothy L. Abrams, a registered nurse and World War II veteran, died July 7 at Northwest Hospital of complications from a stroke. She was 93. The daughter of William Weatherington, an Illinois Central Railroad worker, and Pearl Rudd Weatherington, a homemaker, Dorothy Louise Weatherington was born and raised in Paducah, Ky., where she graduated in 1939 from Heath High School. After earning her nursing degree from the Baptist Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., she joined the Navy Nurse Corps shortly after the bombing of Pearl Harbor and went on active duty in 1942.
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August 24, 2014
The dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing recently claimed that "today, nurses are full partners and leaders in the heath care process" ( "This is not crazy; this is nursing," Aug. 18). But if that's so, why are nurses (primarily a female workforce) still being paid at a flat per diem rate out of their hospital's room and board line item? According to a 2007 article in the Journal of Nursing Administration, during the 1920s nurses presented a separate bill to the patient at discharge that directly competed with the hospital and physician bills.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | June 16, 2014
Priscilla G. Teeter, a registered nurse who later became an administrator with the Carroll County Health Department, died May 30 of brain cancer at Carroll Lutheran Village in Westminster. She was 85. The daughter of James Harvey Gray, an electrical engineer with the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Mary Emma Edwards Gray, an educator, Priscilla Gray was born in Rising Sun. "Because of her father's work with the TVA, she moved 13 times before she was 6 years old," said a daughter, Rebecca Teeter Herrick of Westminster.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | August 11, 2014
Dorothy L. Abrams, a registered nurse and World War II veteran, died July 7 at Northwest Hospital of complications from a stroke. She was 93. The daughter of William Weatherington, an Illinois Central Railroad worker, and Pearl Rudd Weatherington, a homemaker, Dorothy Louise Weatherington was born and raised in Paducah, Ky., where she graduated in 1939 from Heath High School. After earning her nursing degree from the Baptist Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., she joined the Navy Nurse Corps shortly after the bombing of Pearl Harbor and went on active duty in 1942.
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July 31, 2006
Richard Craig Slaysman, who worked as a registered nurse for more than a decade, died Tuesday at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air after an extended illness caused by complications from diabetes. He was 56 and lived in Abingdon. He grew up in Hebbville and graduated from Woodlawn High School in 1967. He went on to Baltimore City Community College, where he earned an associate's degree in nursing, and the University of Baltimore, where he received bachelor's and master's degrees in business administration.
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July 13, 1991
Grace W. Mitchell, whose nursing career spanned nearly 50 years, died July 3 after a long illness at the Keswick Home. She was 79.Born in Chestertown, the former Grace Wright was educated in public schools. She graduated from Easton's Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in 1930.She worked as a registered nurse until 1931, when she married James W. Mitchell. After her husband's death in 1942, Mrs. Mitchell worked as a nurse for McCormick & Co. In 1943, she moved to the McDonogh School in Owings Mills, where she was a nurse for 15 years.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen | November 26, 2008
Mary Ann Metcalfe, a registered nurse whose career at St. Agnes Hospital spanned nearly 40 years, died Nov. 19 of complications from a stroke at Joseph Richey Hospice. The Violetville resident was 82. Mary Ann Hearn was born and raised in Asheville, N.C. After graduating from Lee H. Edwards High School, she enlisted in the Army Cadet Nurse Corps. She received her training at the St. Agnes Hospital School of Nursing, from which she graduated in 1946. Mrs. Metcalfe began working at the hospital and as a private-duty nurse.
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By Jacques Kelly | November 29, 2008
Frances Virginia Dentry, a retired registered nurse and family historian, died of cancer Nov. 20 at her Towson home. She was 88. Born Frances Virginia Bortner in Baltimore and raised on a family farm in White Hall, she was a 1937 Sparks High School graduate. She then earned a nursing degree from the St. Joseph's Hospital School of Nursing. She raised her family - six sons and two daughters - in a large Victorian home in Corbett in northern Baltimore County. In the mid-1960s, she resumed nursing and initially worked at the Masonic Home of Maryland.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | June 16, 2014
Priscilla G. Teeter, a registered nurse who later became an administrator with the Carroll County Health Department, died May 30 of brain cancer at Carroll Lutheran Village in Westminster. She was 85. The daughter of James Harvey Gray, an electrical engineer with the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Mary Emma Edwards Gray, an educator, Priscilla Gray was born in Rising Sun. "Because of her father's work with the TVA, she moved 13 times before she was 6 years old," said a daughter, Rebecca Teeter Herrick of Westminster.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | May 30, 2014
Cynthia L. "Cindy" Howl, a retired registered nurse and a lifelong Green Bay Packers fan, died May 23 of complications from diabetes at her Broadmead retirement community home in Cockeysville. She was 54. The daughter of Paul Peterson, who had been medical administrator at Eisenhower Medical Center in Palm Springs, Calif., and Sharon Peterson, a homemaker, Cynthia Lee Peterson was born in Milwaukee and moved to Palm Springs when she was a teenager. She graduated in 1977 from Palm Springs High School and earned her bachelor's degree in 1986 from the University of Minnesota School of Nursing.
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | February 12, 2014
Terry Junior Davis was a registered nurse with a good sense of humor and strong work ethic. He seemed to always be in his scrubs and on his way to work, said a neighbor, Dietrich Fitts. Davis lived with his mother and stepfather in a yellow, two-story house he owned along The Alameda in Northeast Baltimore, Fitts said. Neighbors said Davis appeared to live a quiet life surrounded by a close-knit circle of family members. Fitts was shocked to come home Tuesday morning to the sight of police cars.
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December 31, 2013
Festival of trains The B&O Railroad Station Museum's annual Holiday Festival of Trains is on view through Sunday, Jan. 26, at 2711 Maryland Ave. The exhibit includes a multilevel LEGO layout with interactive lights, motors and sounds, a Thomas the Tank G-scale layout, children's push-button layout and an N-scale layout. For hours and information, call 410-461-1945. Ellicott City Senior Center These events take place at the Ellicott City Senior Center, 9401 Frederick Road, 410-313-1421: Genealogy session A genealogy program, "Back to Basics," will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Jan. 8, for those who want to get into genealogy but don't know where to start.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | November 22, 2013
Jacqueline A. Stewart, a retired nursing supervisor and dog lover, died Nov. 16 of complications from a stroke at Lorien Riverside Nursing Center in Belcamp. She was 76. Mrs. Stewart was recovering from injuries suffered in an October head-on collision in Harford County when she suffered the stroke, said her daughter, Donna R. Taylor of Hamilton. The daughter of Jackson P. Dallam, a General Motors worker, and Gertrude Standiford Dallam, a homemaker, Jacqueline Anne Dallam was born and raised in East Baltimore.
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | October 15, 2013
A psychiatric patient in Cumberland faces attempted-murder charges in connection with the stabbing of a medical center staff member in the head. Craig Harris Zello, 50, of Hagerstown has been charged with first- and second-degree attempted murder, assault, reckless endangerment and weapons violation charges in the incident at the Thomas B. Finan Hospital Center, according to Maryland State Police. Authorities say the victim, a registered nurse whose name was not released, was trying to restrain a combative Zello on Monday morning when Zello stuck him in the head with a 7-inch galvanized spike.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | September 1, 2013
Jeanne D. Granofsky, a registered nurse who worked for 30 years with the Baltimore City Health Department, died Tuesday at the Bel Air Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was 84. The daughter of a furniture maker and a homemaker, the former Jeanne Disharoon was born and raised in Fruitland. After graduating from Wicomico High School, she attended what was then Salisbury State Teachers College for a year before enrolling at the Union Memorial School of Nursing, from which she graduated in 1949.
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