| Jan 20, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Maryland hospitals are buying more food locally, according to a new analysis.
Forty hospitals in Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Northern Virginia are now purchasing locally grown fruits and vegetables regularly during the growing season and nine...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 4:12 PM
Four patients treated at Johns Hopkins Hospital are likely to have contracted hepatitis C from a rogue medical technician accused of stealing drugs and leaving contaminated needles behind, lab tests have confirmed.
Special molecular testing on blood...
| Aug 12, 2012
| 2:37 PM
Four Maryland hospitals are offering free hepatitis C testing to at least 1,750 patients who may have been exposed to the viral disease by a traveling medical technician, as state officials launch a broad regulatory review in response to the case.
| Sep 4, 2012
| 5:00 PM
A patient believed to have contracted hepatitis C from a rogue medical worker has sued Columbia-based Maxim Staffing Solutions Inc. for failing to report the traveling technician to legal authorities even though the company knew he had stolen narcotics...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 1:23 PM
Paul E. Smith, former head basketball coach at Dunbar High School and McDonogh School who later coached in Baltimore County public schools, died Monday of kidney failure at Maryland General Hospital.
The Randallstown resident was 71.
"Paul coached for...
| Sep 9, 2012
| 7:45 PM
A 65-year-old Baltimore man was infected with hepatitis C by a traveling medical technician at the Baltimore VA Medical Center in 2008, he and his attorney said — making him the first Marylander to come forward in a sweeping investigation into the...
| Nov 3, 2012
| 12:38 PM
When David Kwiatkowski was found slurring his words and smelling of alcohol in a Boston-area hotel room littered with prescription pills late one July night, his life as a traveling medical technician had largely unraveled already.
In his early 30s, he...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 7:39 PM
Supervisors at a Maryland hospital weren't surprised when drugs were missing from a treatment room where contract radiology technician David Kwiatkowski was assigned.
A manager had spotted him going through needle-disposal containers and he was among...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 9:02 AM
City detectives are investigating two overnight shootings that left one man dead in Oliver and another man wounded in Upton, the Baltimore Police Department said.
About 11:46 p.m. Thursday, officers were dispatched to the intersection of Pennsylvania...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 7:07 PM
A class-action lawsuit has been filed against a Columbia-based medical staffing agency claiming it acted negligently in 2008 by hiring and placing a medical technician who allegedly went on to expose the plaintiffs to hepatitis C.
The lawsuit also says...
| Jun 18, 2012
| 12:32 PM
Milton Lee Eckstein Jr., a retired grocery store manager and fast-pitch softball player, died of complications from cancer Saturday at his Inwood, W.Va., home. He was 84 and had lived in Joppa.
Born in Rosedale, he attended Kenwood High School. He worked...