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By JOHN BRAIN | January 27, 1994
There was once a Samaritan traveling the road from Jerusalem to Jericho who found someone lying by the highway, badly beaten and left for dead.Samaritans were good neighbors and noted for social responsibility, unlike priests and Levites and others who minded their own business and avoided getting involved. So when the Samaritan came across this victim of violent crime lying by the roadside he knew exactly what to do: He starting wringing his hands.''Do I have a strong personal interest in helping this stranger?
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By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | May 27, 2014
A transformer explosion resulted in a single-alarm fire early Tuesday morning at the Good Samaritan Hospital campus. The fire, which was reported at 8:05 a.m., was quickly contained and did not spread to the main hospital, said Ian Brennan, a spokesman for the Baltimore City Fire Department. No injuries were reported. Baltimore Gas & Electric Company crews are on scene working to repair the transformer, Brennan said. The hospital, located in the 5600 block of Loch Raven Boulevard, is using a back-up power generator in the meantime.
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By Tom Bisset | September 21, 1994
I AM SITTING on the deck of a gorgeous beach home in Bethany Beach, Del. It is morning, cool, breezy and quiet.Off to the west, high clouds are drifting southward. Behind me to the east, the early morning sun is resting briefly on the glittering ocean before pushing up into the sky for its daily round.All of this is especially pleasant because my wife and I are staying in this lovely place free of charge. My brother, Steve, who is also here with his wife, is not paying either. Indeed, he is the reason for this free pass to beach heaven.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | May 19, 2014
A city police officer used his Taser five times to subdue a heavily medicated 19-year-old man who was fighting staff at Good Samaritan Hospital and later died, according to his family's attorney and an account from a law enforcement source. State social services officials identified the teen Monday as George V. King, a Charles County foster youth living in a Baltimore residential facility. King was in a coma for a week after the altercation, then died May 14. Police disclosed the incident a day later, saying they had opened a criminal and administrative investigation.
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By DAN RODRICKS | December 6, 1996
Outraged by the Mike Donlan story -- good Samaritan beaten unconscious by thugs -- a well-known Baltimore businessman has set up an account to help Donlan pay medical bills and offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of his assailants. The businessman, who wishes to remain anonymous, sent a check to Metro Crime Stoppers (276-8888) yesterday."Here's a guy [Donlan] who tried to help somebody and he gets his head beat in," the donor said by phone from his Pikesville office.
ENTERTAINMENT
By James Asher and By James Asher,Special to the Sun | January 26, 2003
Samaritan, by Richard Price. Knopf. 400 pages. $25. Samaritan is good. Very good. Pick it up, and you won't be putting it down. This book reinforces my bias that novelists had better be good writers. Richard Price is and he had me hooked to the end. Set in post-World-Trade-Center-New Jersey, Samaritan is about "good deeds" done by the well intentioned and how, too often, they go astray. Ray Mitchell, a ghetto escapee who also overcame a go-round with drugs, returns to his old neighborhood with a fat bank account and a mission to do some good in his part of this rotten, messed-up world.
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By David Michael Ettlin and David Michael Ettlin,Staff Writer | November 5, 1993
Celebrating the 25th anniversary of its opening, Good Samaritan Hospital announced plans to improve health care for the needy in its Northeast Baltimore area and donated $1.5 million to the Johns Hopkins medical school to endow a chair in physical medicine and rehabilitation.The money for both comes from Good Samaritan's endowment created 74 years ago with a bequest from department store owner Thomas O'Neill to build a hospital reserving 20 free private beds for "people of moderate circumstances."
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August 17, 1991
A 25-year-old man was shot and killed yesterday in a Northeast Baltimore apartment, shattering the quiet of a normally placid neighborhood.The man, whose name was not released because relatives had not yet been notified, was shot several times in an apartment in the 5600 block of Loch Raven Boulevard at 12:45 p.m., said city homicide Detective Jim Hagen.Police would not release many details of the shooting because of the continuing investigation. But a man who lives in an apartment near the one where the shooting occurred said it was preceded by a domestic dispute.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | October 8, 2013
Two men were rescued from the St. Martin River near Ocean City on Monday after their sail boat capsized in high winds, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. A "good Samaritan" who noticed the sail boat overturned in the water alerted the Coast Guard's Ocean City station about 12:30 p.m., and a crew arrived at the scene about 15 minutes later, the Coast Guard said. There, the crew noticed the mast of the overturned boat "raising and falling in and out of the water," and realized one of the boaters was trying to right the boat, said Petty Officer 1st Class William King, the Coast Guard's responding coxswain, in a statement.
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By Julie Bell and Julie Bell,SUN STAFF | December 9, 2004
Good Samaritan Hospital's laboratory regularly failed to follow up on labeling problems that put patients at risk of errors such as receiving the wrong blood type, while Union Memorial Hospital's blood bank director didn't properly ensure the safety of transfusion recipients, state inspectors recently found. Both laboratories are at risk of getting kicked out of the Medicare program and losing their state licenses if these and other problems that inspectors found aren't corrected. But both also have submitted plans of correction to the state, and Carol Benner, director of the Maryland Office of Health Care Quality, said, "We're confident at this point that they're getting the problems fixed."
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December 7, 2013
I would publicly like to thank the wonderful people who came to my aid when I fell on Wednesday, Nov. 27, in front of the Barnes and Noble store in Pikesville. One young man was a medic, one woman had her cellphone ready and offered to call someone for me. Someone else said "put an umbrella over her head. " It was extremely gratifying in this day and age to encounter so many Good Samaritans. Thanks again. Marlene Greenebaum, Owings Mills - To respond to this letter, send an email to talkback@baltimoresun.com . Please include your name and contact information.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | October 8, 2013
Two men were rescued from the St. Martin River near Ocean City on Monday after their sail boat capsized in high winds, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. A "good Samaritan" who noticed the sail boat overturned in the water alerted the Coast Guard's Ocean City station about 12:30 p.m., and a crew arrived at the scene about 15 minutes later, the Coast Guard said. There, the crew noticed the mast of the overturned boat "raising and falling in and out of the water," and realized one of the boaters was trying to right the boat, said Petty Officer 1st Class William King, the Coast Guard's responding coxswain, in a statement.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | September 10, 2013
A blown transformer knocked out the power to two buildings on the campus of MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital in Baltimore Tuesday afternoon, though the hospital itself was not affected. The Morgan and Smyth buildings, which are used to house out-patient doctors' offices, lost power sometime between 4 and 4:30 p.m., officials said. The hospital, daycare, and a nursing home on the campus, in the 5600 block of Loch Raven Blvd., "thankfully" did not lose power, said Debra Schindler, a regional MedStar Health Baltimore spokeswoman.
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | September 2, 2013
A "good Samaritan" rescued multiple passengers onboard a 45-foot cabin cruiser that caught fire and sank off Ocean City over the weekend, the U.S. Coast Guard reported. On Sunday, Coast Guard officials said, a boat named the Sea Witch caught fire and a nearby boat rescued the people onboard. "All passengers were taken off the vessel and then the fire was extinguished and the boat sank as it was being prepped for tow back to Ocean City ," Coast Guard Lt. Scott Williams said.
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By Katie V. Jones | October 23, 2012
On Oct. 23, a purse was the ticket to a good time at Power of the Purse, an event hosted in Towson by the Baltimore County Commission for Women 's and the nonprofit Samaritan Women. The night's goal was to raise awareness — and ultimately money through the resale of donated purses — to fight human trafficking, an issue that commission members say has shown increasing concern in Baltimore County, and Maryland overall. Outside 7 West Bistro Grille, people were asked to drop off new or gently used purses.
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By Katie V. Jones | October 22, 2012
On Tuesday night, Oct. 23, a purse is the ticket to a good time - and for fighting a good cause - at Power of the Purse, an event being hosted in Towson by the Baltimore County Commission for Women and the Samaritan Women organization The night's goal is to raise awareness, and ultimately money through the resale of the donated purses, all to fight human trafficking, an issue that Commission for Women members say has seen increasing concern in...
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February 13, 2009
Mary G. Lochary, A memorial mass will be held at St. Michael's Overlea on Saturday, February 14 at 11:00A.M. Donations may be made to Good Samaritan Hospital Office of Development Cancer Fund.
NEWS
February 16, 1998
Joseph Cohen, 79, the high priest of the Samaritan sect that broke away from mainstream Judaism three millenniums ago, died Friday. The Samaritans have two communities, one in the Israeli town of Holon and one on Mount Gerizim overlooking the Palestinian-run West Bank town of Nablus.Zina Gladys Pitsor, 93, who was actor James Dean's dance instructor when he was a boy, died Friday in Marion, Ind., after a long illness.Pub Date: 2/13/98
HEALTH
By Andrea K. Walker | September 24, 2012
MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital has opened an expanded center to treat chronic wounds with a procedure where patients are placed in oxygen chambers. The Wound Healing Center at the hospital has four hyperbaric oxygen therapy chambers that expose patients to 100 percent pure oxygen - nearly five times that found in air - and pressure that is two to three times atmospheric pressure. The process accelerates tissue formation that helps wounds heal more quickly. More than 8 million people in the United States suffer from chronic wounds that don't heal well because of conditions such as diabetes, obesity, aging and the late effects of radiation therapy.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | August 31, 2012
George T. Myrick, a retired hospital director of personnel and model railroad fan, died Wednesday of pneumonia at Chester River Hospital Center in Chestertown. He was 85. The son of a Bendix Radio Corp. worker and a homemaker, George Thompson Myrick was born in Philadelphia and moved to Homeland when his father went to work at Bendix. He attended St. Paul's School for two years and graduated in 1945 from Friends School. After leaving Friends, he enlisted in the Navy and served until 1946.
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