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Sheppard Pratt Health System

Sheppard Pratt Health System
Sheppard Pratt Health System, based in Towson, is Maryland's largest provider of mental health and special education services.
Sheppard Pratt Health System, based in Towson, is Maryland's largest provider of mental health and special education services. « Show less

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  • Style Standout: Sheppard Pratt Cares for Kids

    Style Standout: Sheppard Pratt Cares for Kids
    Dr. Tess Carpenter, 38, doesn't generally go for attention-getting style. She says her 6-foot height brings her all the notice she needs.
  • Party: Sheppard Pratt Cares for Kids

    Party: Sheppard Pratt Cares for Kids
    The 23rd annual "Sheppard Pratt Cares for Kids" benefit was a sell-out even before invitations to the $300-a-plate event were mailed out. That's probably in part because of its aim of raising money for the hospital's pediatric patients and students, but...

    Will Maryland go back on its word?

    Will Maryland go back on its word?
    Several years ago when opponents of the death penalty were making their case for repeal, we constantly heard the refrain that "life without parole" is a sufficiently tough sentence. This year the assault on eliminating life without parole has begun....

    Maryland needs outpatient civil commitment law

    Maryland needs outpatient civil commitment law
    Those of us who work in psychiatric hospitals know that persons with serious mental illnesses such as schizophrenia are frequently readmitted to the hospital because they don't continue in treatment after discharge. These readmissions are often the result...

    Overuse of antipsychotics a growing concern

    Overuse of antipsychotics a growing concern
    Antipsychotic medications and the risks associated with their use in nursing homes to treat dementia is an issue of growing concern in the U.S. An interprofessional approach, enlisting pharmacists to work closely with other providers, is key to addressing...