| 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...
| Jun 9, 2012
For 35 years, Maryland has enjoyed a unique exemption from the federal government that allowed it to regulate hospital rates so that patients are charged the same no matter where they seek care.
But the system that state health officials say has...
| May 21, 2012
| 4:21 PM
A city police officer was taken to Mercy Medical Center after his police cruiser was rear-ended by another vehicle on the southbound Jones Falls Expressway late Monday afternoon, according to a police spokesman.
The officer was on the side of the roadway...
| Dec 12, 2011
| 1:28 PM
Fredric Julian Ptaschek Jr., a former Army musician who had worked in University of Maryland medical collections, died of a heart attack Dec. 9 at Christiana Medical Center in Newark, Del. The Parkville resident was 63.
The former pipe major of the...
| Feb 20, 2012
| 2:39 PM
Anne B. Altemus, a registered nurse and homemaker, died Feb. 12 of cancer at St. Joseph Medical Center.
She was 80 and had been a resident of the Edenwald retirement community in Towson since August.
Anne Watters Bacon was born in Baltimore and raised...
| Feb 27, 2012
| 3:51 PM
The new Herman & Walter Samuelson Children's Hospital at Sinai will boast some of the latest medical technology, but just as important is its expanded playroom.
When the building opens to patients next month, it will feature a playroom 50 percent...
| Mar 3, 2012
| 5:39 PM
Dr. Michael Victor Edelstein, whose career at Sheppard Pratt Health System spanned nearly 30 years and whose hobbies were auto repair and listening to gospel music, died of a heart attack Monday at St. Joseph Medical Center.
The Cockeysville resident was...
| Mar 2, 2012
| 3:45 PM
Baltimore Deputy Mayor Christopher Thomaskutty is leaving city government after nine years to become an executive at Mercy Medical Center, city officials said Friday.
Thomaskutty, who has served as a deputy mayor since 2007, oversees public safety and...
| Mar 4, 2012
| 12:35 PM
Dr. Ronald L. Gutberlet, a retired pediatrician who was a specialist in the care of premature infants, died of metastatic bladder cancer Wednesday at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore. The Cockeysville resident was 78.
Born in Baltimore, he attended...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 2:40 PM
Helen G. Rigler, a former elementary school educator and opera buff, died Saturday of heart failure at Mercy Medical Center.
The Parkton resident was 93.
The daughter of a Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. draftsman and a homemaker, Helen Gill was born...
| Mar 16, 2012
| 3:44 PM
Peter O'Malley, who has served as chief of staff to Baltimore's mayor for less than a year, is leaving City Hall to join a private law firm.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced O'Malley's departure and several other Cabinet-level staff changes in...