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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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  • 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 it may have something to do with the event's reputation for fun themes.
  • 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. "I have four colors that I wear: black, gray, brown and white. And maybe some ivory, sometimes. If you go into my...

    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...

    Sheppard Pratt president Sharfstein to retire in 2016

    Sheppard Pratt president Sharfstein to retire in 2016
    Dr. Steven S. Sharfstein, president of Sheppard Pratt Health System, announced Thursday that he will retire. Sharfstein, who was hired as vice president and medical director before taking over as president and CEO in 1992, said he would retire after...