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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | April 19, 2012
Rosie L. Stanfield, a registered nurse who later became the first African-American director of nursing at Spring Grove Hospital Center, died Saturday of ovarian cancer at Gilchrist Hospice in Towson. The longtime Randallstown resident was 66. The daughter of a long-distance truck driver and a homemaker, Rosie Louise Walker — who went by the name Rose — was born one of 10 children in Olney. The family later moved to Catonsville, where she attended Baltimore County public schools.
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By Colleen Thomas and The Baltimore Sun | June 3, 2013
The Maryland football team added a monster to its defensive line when Frankenshaw committed to the program Monday morning. David Shaw, as he's more commonly known, a junior from Spring Grove, Pa., is the fourth commit in the Terps' 2014 class and the first defensive recruit in the class. The 6-foot-6, 275 pound defensive lineman brings a combination of speed and strength to the line in addition to his work ethic. Shaw's nickname, Frankenshaw, came about when Spring Grove assistant Greg Bowman watched Shaw do a drill called “Frankensteins,” where he lifted one leg forward, touched his toes and switched to the other leg. Shaw comes from a family of Division I athletes, as his brothers, John and Jim, both played at Penn State and his father, James, played at Colgate.
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December 1, 1991
The Schaefer administration and the General Assembly ought to be ashamed of themselves for allowing Spring Grove Hospital Center to revert to a dumping ground for mentally ill patients that is so bereft of basic services it cannot meet even minimum federal or private standards of decency.As Sun reporter Suzanne Wooton documented last Sunday, Spring Grove is so dreadfully understaffed and its buildings are in such terrible shape that nurses and doctors have given up the pretense of trying to treat patients.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | March 2, 2013
In-patient units at Spring Grove Hospital Center in Catonsville have become troubled environments where serious assaults on hospital staff are common, according to a scathing new report from a consultant for the Maryland health department. The chaos at the state's largest psychiatric hospital, the consultant found, is fueled by a few patients who "prey upon patients and staff with relative impunity" after being ordered by courts to the hospital for psychiatric evaluation — sometimes with dubious symptoms.
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August 29, 2007
Police and federal agents in two states were seeking a 32-year-old man charged with burglary, theft and rape who escaped early yesterday from Spring Grove State Hospital in Catonsville, a state police investigator said. Paul D. McGlothlin, who has addresses in Harford County and Delta, Pa., was being held at the Harford County Detention Center awaiting trial on burglary and theft charges when a court ordered him Aug. 14 to the hospital for treatment, said Cpl. James DeCourcey, the criminal investigation division supervisor at the Bel Air barracks.
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By Brent Jones and Brent Jones,brent.jones@baltsun.com | November 20, 2008
A review found hundreds of thousands of dollars' worth of projects were awarded, without a competitive bid process, to four contractors to do maintenance work at Spring Grove Hospital Center, according to a special report released yesterday by the state's Department of Legislative Services. Spring Grove is the state's oldest and largest hospital, serving more than 1,000 patients a year on a 190-acre campus in Catonsville. The review, which spanned July 2005 to February 2008, found that projects were given to a particular contractor after Spring Grove officials had previously faxed the competing bids to the contractor.
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By Frank D. Roylance and Sue Miller and Frank D. Roylance and Sue Miller,Evening Sun Staff | November 1, 1991
State health officials are pondering what, if anything, to do about Dr. Bruce L. Regan, the superintendent of the Spring Grove Hospital Center, who was disciplined last week for writing improper prescriptions in his private psychiatric practice.Regan, who has been superintendent at the Spring Grove hospital for the mentally ill since 1987, has been placed on three years' probation by the state Board of Physician Quality Assurance.He was found by the board to have prescribed narcotics in a manner "clearly outside the accepted standard of care."
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By Fred Rasmussen and Fred Rasmussen,Sun Staff Writer | June 20, 1995
The Rev. Henry J. Hughes, who ministered to the mentally ill and the addicted, died Sunday of a stroke at University of Maryland Medical Center. He was 82.Father Hughes retired in 1983 as chaplain at Spring Grove Hospital Center. He was the state institution's first full-time Catholic chaplain after his appointment in 1963. He began his association with the institution on a part-time basis in 1948."I see the young and the old of all races, those whose troubles may be mild or severe. There are alcoholics, drug addicts, people who suffer from psychosis or neurosis, schizophrenics and a few people who are retarded," Father Hughes said in an Evening Sun interview in 1964.
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By Patrick Ercolano and Patrick Ercolano,Staff Writer | March 4, 1992
Concerned that the Maryland budget crunch might prompt the state to close Spring Grove mental hospital in Catonsville, Baltimore County health officials this week are sending two separate letters to county government leaders urging that Spring Grove remain open.The health officials said they fear the grim economic climate, combined with the trend toward removing mental patients from institutions and placing them in community-based treatment programs, could persuade state officials to close one of the three remaining large state hospitals and consolidate the other two.The three hospitals are 197-year-old Spring Grove, Crownsville in Anne Arundel County and Springfield in Carroll County.
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By FREDERICK N. RASMUSSEN and FREDERICK N. RASMUSSEN,SUN REPORTER | October 20, 2005
Dr. Carmen I. Rivera-Cuesta, a retired psychiatrist who had worked at Spring Grove State Hospital, died of complications from Parkinson's disease Oct. 13 at Manor Care in Towson. The Pikesville resident was 75. Carmen I. Rivera was born and raised in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico, and earned her bachelor's degree in chemistry in 1948 from the University of Puerto Rico, graduating magna cum laude. Dr. Rivera-Cuesta became a registered medical technologist after earning a degree from the Registry of Medical Technologists in 1950.
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By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | February 14, 2013
Baltimore County officials want to create a regional park on a piece of the Spring Grove Hospital Center campus in Catonsville, property that the University of Maryland, Baltimore County also has been eyeing to expand research facilities. County Executive Kevin Kamenetz said Thursday he is working with state officials to secure an 8.8-acre parcel that's no longer used by the state psychiatric facility. Spring Grove is a 425-bed hospital providing inpatient psychiatric services for adults and adolescents.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | May 16, 2012
Two copper-theft suspects arrested Tuesday on the Spring Grove Hospital Center campus in Catonsville have been charged with burglary, theft and destruction of property, according to Maryland State Police. Police have also recovered more than 130 pounds of copper pipe the pair had collected before their arrests, which state police said would be worth about $400 if sold as scrap. Charged were Dennis W. Dyer, 43, of the 8100 block of Mild Haven Road in Dundalk, and Matthew R. Blizzard, 29, who police believe lives in the Baltimore County men's homeless shelter off Wade Ave. on the psychiatric hospital's campus.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | May 15, 2012
Two alleged copper thieves were arrested at Spring Grove Hospital Center on Tuesday, one after hiding for hours in the attic of an abandoned building on the Catonsville campus while police surrounded him. Dennis W. Dyer, 43, of the 8100 block of Mild Haven Road in Dundalk, climbed out of a porthole in the roof of the psychiatric hospital's Hamilton Building, which was closed and condemned in 1974, and handed himself over to state police troopers...
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | April 19, 2012
Rosie L. Stanfield, a registered nurse who later became the first African-American director of nursing at Spring Grove Hospital Center, died Saturday of ovarian cancer at Gilchrist Hospice in Towson. The longtime Randallstown resident was 66. The daughter of a long-distance truck driver and a homemaker, Rosie Louise Walker — who went by the name Rose — was born one of 10 children in Olney. The family later moved to Catonsville, where she attended Baltimore County public schools.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | January 22, 2012
Donald LeRoy Calp, a retired air-traffic control engineer, died of an acute pulmonary hemorrhage Jan. 17 at his Columbia home. He was 79. Born in Manchester, he was a 1950 Sparks High School graduate. He also attended Edison Junior College in Fort Myers, Fla. Mr. Calp served in the Air Force during the Korean War. After he left military service in 1957, he joined the Bendix Field Engineering Corp., where he worked for nearly 40 years. He traveled to Korea, Iceland, Cuba, Florida, Australia, Madagascar, Alaska and Saudi Arabia before he returned to Maryland in 1975.
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By Melody Simmons and Melody Simmons,SUN STAFF | November 20, 1998
Bowing to community pressure, Baltimore County officials said yesterday they will move a Catonsville shelter to the grounds of Spring Grove Hospital Center by the end of the month -- a move that immediately raised concerns for homeless advocates.The shelter, at the Banneker Center in one of the county's historically black communities just off Interstate 695 and U.S. 40, has for years sparked protests from neighbors. It shares a building with a Head Start program and an athletic club for teen-agers, said County Councilman Stephen G. Sam Moxley, a Catonsville Democrat.
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By Robert Erlandson and Robert Erlandson,Sun Staff Writer | April 12, 1994
Battle lines were drawn last night for what promises to be a bitter years-long fight over the projected turn-of-the-century closing of one of the three Central Maryland psychiatric hospitals.The hospitals are Spring Grove in Catonsville, Crownsville in Anne Arundel County and Springfield in Sykesville, Carroll County.State-employee unions oppose closing any of the three, and officials of each are ready to fight for their hospital.The Mental Health Association of Maryland agrees with the plan and wants to see all three hospitals closed by 2010 as long as any fiscal savings are redirected toward community mental health care and rehabilitation.
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