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September 10, 2012
On July 27, nominated members of Bel Air Health and Rehabilitation Center were honored at a recognition luncheon at Turf Valley Conference Center by HFAM.
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By Will Fesperman, The Baltimore Sun | July 30, 2014
"Once you've seen it, you've seen it," said Tom Shutt of Hershey, Pa. Still, Shutt and his wife Martha returned Wednesday to Chincoteague Island in Virginia, their seventh trip since 2000, to see "it" - a herd of wild ponies swimming from Assateague Island to Chincoteague. After 89 years, the pony swim follows a strict tradition. About 150 ponies are herded from their year-round home on Assateague Island across a channel to Chincoteague, where they are paraded through the streets to the island's carnival grounds.
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By Ed Heard and Ed Heard,Sun Staff Writer | September 11, 1994
Leslie Leopold, 39, can now put her shoes on with ease -- thanks to the help she has received at a new rehabilitation center.The Columbia resident, who has limited coordination in her hand because of a ligament injury she suffered in a car accident in April, is a patient at the Rehabilitation Services Center at Howard County General Hospital.One of the gadgets designed for Ms. Leopold at the center is a pair of elastic shoestrings that allow her to get into her shoes without untying them.
NEWS
By Scott Dance and Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | June 26, 2014
An addiction rehabilitation psychiatrist with a history of treatment for alcohol and drug abuse was among those charged Wednesday with manufacturing and distributing the drug Ecstasy at a Towson home. Dr. Priscilla W. Sheldon-Cost, 51, and her boyfriend, Thomas Ronald Joyave, 52, of the 700 block of Walker Ave. are both charged with five counts of narcotics offenses, including manufacturing and possessing drugs with the intent to distribute them, Baltimore County police said. Vincent Mark Ricker, 24, of the 7700 block of Fairgreen Road faces the same charges.
NEWS
By Ivan Penn and Ivan Penn,Sun Staff Writer | August 30, 1995
In an effort to cut health care costs and remain competitive, Howard County's only hospital has found a location for an outpatient rehabilitation center that it plans to open with the University of Maryland Medical System.Moving the rehabilitation services from Howard County General Hospital to a new site in east Columbia's Owen Brown village will enable the private hospital to charge lower rates than the state-mandated rates charged at the hospital."It will save the consumer and insurers money," said Victor A. Broccolino, president of Howard County General.
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By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,SUN STAFF | April 2, 2004
Sarah Bentrem, the 8-year-old Virginia girl who nearly died in the March 6 Seaport Taxi accident that killed five other passengers, has been released from the hospital in Baltimore. She was the last of the 25 people on board the water taxi to be hospitalized after their harbor shuttle capsized in a storm. Sarah was released from the University of Maryland Medical Center early yesterday and transported by ambulance to the Kluge Children's Rehabilitation Center in Charlottesville, Va., according to hospital officials and her family.
NEWS
By John A. Morris and John A. Morris,Staff writer | April 24, 1991
A Glen Burnie father has asked the Army to surrender the ground where it once trained for war to a nobler cause.Ralph Crawson, whose son was born brain-damaged and club-footed, wants to use a portion ofthe surplus land at Fort George G. Meade as a recreation and rehabilitation center for the physically and mentally handicapped and disabled veterans."
HEALTH
By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | December 2, 2010
Towson-based Genesis Healthcare Inc. said Thursday that it has been hired to manage and operate a group of skilled nursing facilities that were previously owned by Adventist Healthcare. Rockville-based Adventist sold the six Maryland properties this week to JER Partners, a private real estate investment firm, and Formation Capital, an investment company that specializes in the senior housing market. Five of the properties were owned by Adventist, while a sixth was a joint venture between Adventist and Frederick Memorial Healthcare System.
SPORTS
By N.Y. Times News Service | March 4, 1994
POMONA, Calif. -- Jeff Lukas, the trainer who was run over by a horse in a stable-area accident at Santa Anita last December, took a significant step in his recovery this week when he was transferred to a private rehabilitation center.Lukas, 36, is now at Casa Colina, a rehabilitation center here that helps patients recover from head trauma injuries. Lukas had been at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, Calif., since the accident on Dec. 15 until Wednesday.Lukas was trampled by the colt Tabasco Cat after the horse got loose from his handlers.
HEALTH
By Andrea K. Walker | October 10, 2012
Sinai Hospital of Baltimore announced Wednesday it has opened a 20-bed rehabilitation center to treat patients who have suffered brain injuries, strokes or other neurological disorders. The $7.7 million Louis and Phyllis Friedman Neurological Rehabilitation Center is located on the fifth floor of the hospital's South Tower. Features of the center include: • A dedicated nine-bed brain injury unit with the highest number of certified brain injury specialists in Maryland • A gym filled with the latest technology including a ZeroG gait and balance training system and the latest generation of training devices for visual perception • A simulated community called Greater Heights that helps facilitate patients' integration into their own community following discharge, featuring grocery store and bus stop settings  and an ATM  • A fully equipped home transition apartment that allows patients to replicate the activities they will be doing at home • Specially designed, private patient rooms that can be adjusted to a person's particular therapy needs to help control levels of stimulation The center was built with the help of a $2 million grant from the state of Maryland and a lead gift from Louis and Phyllis Friedman.
BUSINESS
By Natalie Sherman, The Baltimore Sun | March 11, 2014
Lutherville-based Mid-Atlantic Health Care, LLC closed last week on a $39 million deal to add a large skilled nursing and rehab facility in Pennsylvania to its rapidly expanding holdings. Mid-Atlantic Health Care, founded in 2003, owns and operates 16 post-acute care facilities in Maryland, Delaware and Pennsylvania. The firm has specialized in acquisitions of facilities sold by local governments and non-profits and has financing to acquire another five to 10 in the next two years, CEO Scott Rifkin said.
NEWS
By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | December 10, 2013
Wilbur L. Iley, a decorated World War II veteran who worked in the Harford County dairy industry for many years, died Monday of cancer at the Forest Hill Medical and Rehabilitation Center. The Fallston resident was 94. Mr. Iley was born on his family's farm off Grier Nursery Road in Street and was a 1937 graduate of Highland High School. He worked on the 70-acre farm until he entered military service in the Army during World War II. Family members said he was an expert marksman; he attained the rank of master sergeant.
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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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By Elizabeth Heubeck, For The Baltimore Sun | August 11, 2013
Josephine Grant never knows what she'll find at her doorstep when she comes home. The biggest surprise came when she returned from school one day last spring to a stack of 10 enormous cardboard boxes, each containing dozens of baby bottles. No one in her family could use them. But nearby, there was a great need for the bottles, and Grant knew what to do. This "hobby" of Grant's started when she was 13. "My little cousin was born with Goldenhar syndrome, was always in and out of the hospital, and never had anything to do while in there," she said.
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | July 1, 2013
Evelyn M. "Evvie" Spohn, whose career as a registered nurse caring for patients and their families spanned more than 70 years, died Wednesday of heart failure at Lorien Columbia Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was 93. "Evvie was really my first experience in nursing homes, and I soon found out she was the consummate nurse," said Louis E. Grimmel Sr., CEO of Lorien Columbia Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, who hired Ms. Spohn in 1977. "She was caring and always had a positive attitude.
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | June 20, 2013
Hal D. Wood, a retired engineer and Navy veteran, died June 12 of heart failure at Englewood Health Care and Rehabilitation Center in Englewood, Fla. The former longtime Wiltondale resident was 85. The son of orange grove farmers, Hal Deaver Wood was born and raised in Evinston, Fla., where he graduated from high school. Mr. Wood attended the University of Florida, where he played football. But he wanted to become a naval aviator, and he left the university to attend the Naval Preparatory School.
NEWS
By Consella A. Lee and Consella A. Lee,Sun Staff Writer | May 21, 1995
When he left high school three years ago, Wally Truelove's dream was to go Towson State University and study to become a special education teacher.That dream is no more, and Mr. Truelove, 20, is now in a motorized wheelchair.He was born with a genetic disorder that causes a shortening or contraction of the limbs. He has no arms. His hands are attached to his shoulders. His right leg is 3 inches shorter than his left.The turn in his life began during his senior year at Glen Burnie High School when Mr. Truelove, whose full name is Walter Lee Truelove Jr., found himself tripping over his own feet.
SPORTS
December 5, 1992
Ex-Royal asks fans to help daughterIt was in July, two days after watching her father, former Kansas City shortstop Fred Patek, inducted into the Royals Hall of Fame, that 20-year-old Kimberlie Patek lost control of her pickup truck. She suffered a serious spinal cord injury and is paralyzed from the neck down and unable to breathe without a respirator.She was uninsured and her medical bills since the accident approach $1 million. Her father needs another $350,000 as a down payment for treatment at a special Houston rehabilitation center.
EXPLORE
June 17, 2013
Bel Air Health & Rehabilitation Center celebrated its volunteers at its annual volunteer luncheon at the Bayou Restaurant on April 26.
NEWS
By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | June 3, 2013
A 48-year-old man, who was assaulted outside a York Road carryout in April, died last week from his injuries, Baltimore police said. Curtis Epps, of the 400 block of N. Milton Ave. was found injured on a sidewalk in the 5500 block of York Rd. in the early morning hours of April 13, police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said. He was transported to a hospital for treatment, and later taken to a rehabilitation center. His condition worsened, and on June 1 he was pronounced dead at Good Samaritan Hospital, Guglielmi said.
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