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A visionary volunteer steps away from leading Harford's hospitals

A visionary volunteer steps away from leading Harford's hospitals

As the relatively young chief of surgery at the old Fallston General Hospital more than a quarter of a century ago, Dr. Roger Schneider wasn’t bashful about complaining about the poor condition of the building, or the need for more better trained physicians.

He recalled a meeting with Frederick Mitchell, who was then chairman of Upper Chesapeake Medical Systems, owner of Fallston General and Harford Memorial hospitals, “who told me it was time to put up or shut up,” and offered him a seat on the Harford County nonprofit’s board of directors.

Barely two years later, Schneider found himself in another meeting with Mitchell and other leaders, who offered him the board...

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