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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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  • Ruxton project is all about money

    After reading yet one more letter accusing the residents of Ruxton of prejudice, bigotry and outright snobbery, I am compelled to inject a little reality into the "soup" of emotion-based rhetoric. The proposed "retreat" on Labelle Avenue in Ruxton by...
  • Transitional housing for those with mental illness works well

    I have been a member of the board of a mental health organization that for many years has provided neighborhood housing for people who suffer from mental illness. Many people with mental illness live and work in their communities. Only people who are in...
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  • More hospitals allowing visits from patients' pets

    More hospitals allowing visits from patients' pets
    Ask patients in some area hospitals which caregivers they most look forward to seeing, and they'll say the ones with hairy faces and bad breath. For Sean Harris, they were his dogs Diesel and Wilson. For Michael Friedman, it was the family pooch,...
  • Keswick Multi-Care Center refocusing on community-based health

    Keswick Multi-Care Center refocusing on community-based health
    When Libby Bowerman retired late last year as chief executive officer of Keswick Multi-Care Center, she said the long-term and memory care facility was well-positioned for "whatever health care is going to become." But what that would be exactly was...
  • Sheppard Pratt to affiliate with Alliance Inc.

    Sheppard Pratt to affiliate with Alliance Inc.
    Sheppard Pratt Health System Inc., Maryland's largest provider of mental health and special education services, is forming an affiliation with Alliance Inc. in what would essentially be a merger in the business world. Towson-based Sheppard Pratt and...
  • Md. man accused of cannibalism is indicted, moved to mental hospital

    Alexander Kinyua, the 21-year-old accused of killing a man and eating his organs, has been formally indicted on charges of first-degree murder and assault and has been sent to a Maryland state mental hospital. Harford County State's Attorney Joseph I....
  • Local schools see benefits from good behavior program

    Local schools see benefits from good behavior program
    At Stevens Forest Elementary School in Columbia, fifth-graders delight when good behavior leads to rewards, from earning shiny trophies to playing Nintendo Wii with the principal at recess. In fact, they say they've had so much fun being respectful,...
  • Burning down the house

    Burning down the house
    Fire first broke out in a back bedroom, flames rolling over the ceiling and into a nearby bathroom. Several more fires were set in the house over the next few hours, the last one reducing it to rubble. This was not arson. It was training. With every...
  • Elkridge: Holiday tour of historic Grace Episcopal Church a must-see event Dec. 27

    Don't miss the holiday tour of the historic Grace Episcopal Church Tuesday, Dec. 27, 7 p.m., at 5805 Main St. This event, sponsored by the Elkridge Heritage Society and Grace Episcopal Church, will offer refreshments at the Brumbaugh House immediately...
  • Burning questions: ATF sets Ellicott City home on fire to train investigators

    Burning questions: ATF sets Ellicott City home on fire to train investigators
    Through cameras installed in the walls, the investigators watched the blaze from its beginning, starting slowly on a pillow cushion before spreading quickly to the couch and the floor. The temperature in the room rose until the flashover point, when the...
  • Bullying an issue at any age and anywhere

    Nearly half of adults who attended last week's symposium on drug prevention, intervention and treatment had participated in bullying, been bullied or seen someone be bullied some time in the past year. That was in response to a question posed by Michael...