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Joan S. Shnipper, former University of Maryland Medical Center communications official, dies

Joan S. Shnipper, former University of Maryland Medical Center communications official, dies

Joan S. Shnipper, a former vice president of communications and public affairs at University of Maryland Medical Center and the University of Maryland Medical System, died of respiratory failure Monday at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson.

The longtime Cross Keys resident was 64.

"Joan was a sweet, sweet lady," said Dr. Morton I. Rapoport, former CEO and president of the University of Maryland Medical System.

"She was there during a period of transition for the hospital at a time when we were trying to become a competitive enterprise and aggressively recruiting talent," said Dr. Rapoport.

"She was just outstanding during this time, and we...

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