April 2, 1991
Homer Gudelsky understood the importance of quality medical care. During the five years he was treated for bone cancer at the University of Maryland Medical Center, Mr. Gudelsky experienced first-hand the skill of hospital physicians and nurses. Now his widow has stepped forward to ensure that others receive the same kind of high-caliber medical attention at University Hospital. The Homer and Martha Gudelsky Foundation has donated $5 million for a new clinical tower.This gift -- the largest ever given to the University of Maryland -- serves as the cornerstone for a massive fund-raising drive by the hospital in its modernization plans.
December 13, 1990
Two people were injured critically yesterday when a car ran out of control in the southbound lanes of the Jones Falls Expressway and flipped over near the downtown St. Paul Street exit, authorities said.The car, a 1987 Mitsubishi driven by Constance L. Waites, 38, of the 5400 block of Jamestown Court, hit the right retainer wall about 11 a.m.,crossed the three traffic lanes of the road, hit the middle retainer wall and flipped, city police said.Southbound traffic was halted at Maryland Avenue for about 90 minutes as firefighters worked to free Mrs. Waites and two passengers from the vehicle and clear away debris, said Officer Joseph B. Johnson of the Traffic Investigation Section.
November 10, 1990
Services for Eva F. Darley, retired nursing director at University Hospital, will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Barranco and Sons Funeral Home, Ritchie Highway and Robinson Road in Severna Park.Mrs. Darley, who was 84 and lived in Severna Park for about 30 years, died Thursday of heart failure at North Arundel Hospital.She retired in 1969 after working for University Hospital since 1943.She started her career at University Hospital, then worked at the Johns Hopkins Hospital for 14 years before returning to University in 1943.
November 9, 1990
A medical malpractice case stemming from the death of an elderly immigrant carpenter whose intestine was inadvertently sewn shut at University Hospital has been settled out of court for "a very substantial sum of money," the lawyer for the patient's family said yesterday.The error in the 1984 operation was discovered during an autopsy at the hospital, but the surgeons involved -- including Dr. H. Harlan Stone, then chief of general surgery at University -- failed to cite it on the death certificate or inform the family of the cause of death.