A tired physician prescribes the wrong medication. A surgeon misreads a patient's chart. A nurse inserts the wrong IV or administers too great a dose of a drug.
As Baltimore continued to reel after a May marred by 42 homicides, the most in a single month in 25 years, citizens and community leaders at two events Saturday took starkly different approaches toward a common goal: restoring and keeping the peace.
Like all good registered nurses, Kristin Kraus keeps up with the latest in technological developments, so when a terminally ill older patient entered her operating room one night, she was as ready as ever with the required monitors and meds.
The University System of Maryland has turned to a veteran college administrator from New York to take over as president of Coppin State University, the historically black West Baltimore institution that has battled financial problems and poor graduation rates.
To replace the bishop accused of driving drunk and killing a bicyclist in Roland Park last year, the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland has chosen a retired bishop who has made her own recovery from alcoholism central to her ministry.
The leader of 30 million South Asian Buddhists walked the streets of West Baltimore on Thursday with more than a dozen local ministers and other peace advocates, offering prayers, blessings and words of encouragement in the aftermath of last week's unrest over the death of Freddie Gray.
Mary Jackson was watching CNN when the rioting broke out in West Baltimore last Monday, and she couldn't take her eyes off the screen.
The clerical career of Heather Elizabeth Cook, the Episcopal bishop accused of driving drunk and killing a local bicyclist in December, is over.