| Aug 5, 2013
| 8:47 AM
Maryland's 32 birthing hospitals have all agreed to adopt new state breast-feeding policies and become certified as "baby-friendly."
The state Department of Health and Mental Hygiene embarked on a campaign nine months ago to get hospitals more...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 12:46 PM
To win the two-bedroom Canton condo Jillian Rimmer wanted, she offered to pay $75 more a month than the asking rent of $1,600.
It worked: The landlord chose her bid, and she and a roommate live there now.
"I was willing to pay that for the great...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 4:06 PM
Legislators who help shape criminal justice policy in the state have joined union officials in demanding answers in the stabbing of a Western Maryland corrections officer, after it was revealed prison officials knew of a threat against the officer but...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 3:04 PM
Jean E. Hill, a Baltimore model and actress who later performed in three John Waters films, died Wednesday of renal failure at Mercy Medical Center. She was 67.
"Jean Hill was my only African-American star. She was a talented comedian, a brave actress...
| Apr 6, 2013
| 12:39 PM
A state plan to tie medical spending to the growth of the economy is making hospital executives uneasy.
Executives support the spirit of the plan proposed by the state Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, which seeks to reduce health spending by...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 12:59 PM
The 37-story downtown hotel that was for decades the Tremont Plaza Hotel is now the Embassy Suites Baltimore-Downtown, hotel management announced Monday.
"We're pleased to mark the official opening of our Baltimore-Downtown property," said John Rogers,...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 2:03 PM
Dr. Henry V. "Harry" Chase, a retired internist who served in the Navy during World War II and the Korean War, died June 9 of complications from Alzheimer's disease at Somerford Place, a Frederick assisted-living facility. He was 90.
The son of Harry...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 2:49 PM
The prior owner planned to convert a 37-story hotel towering over St. Paul Street into apartment and long-term stay suites, but a new owner decided to invest $14 million in a renovation and keep it a hotel.
The Tremont Plaza Hotel, which has been called...
| May 15, 2013
| 12:27 PM
Carmel Quinn, a homemaker and volunteer, died of a heart attack Sunday at University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center. The Timonium resident was 83.
Born Mary Katherine Carmel Fay in Belturbet, in County Cavan, Ireland, she moved to Baltimore in...
| May 11, 2013
| 3:40 PM
Geraldine Andrews had no idea last year at this time what she was in for in the months to come. She worked as a hair stylist and enjoyed tight-knit relationships with her husband, two daughters and four grandchildren.
Then, in August, Andrews, 58, of...
| May 2, 2013
| 8:41 AM
Maryland hospitals said they will need to cut jobs and patient services after a state panel voted Wednesday to keep hospital rates flat, despite a 2 percent cut in Medicare payments required by federal sequestration.
"There are significant job cuts...