Gov. William Donald Schaefer congratulated Harbor Hospital Center's Kathy Babus, R.N., on her nomination as Maryland Hospital Nurse of the Year.

Babus of Brooklyn Park was among 48 nurses nominated from Maryland hospitals for the honor.

She was named Harbor Hospital Center's Registered Nurse of the Year during National Nurses Week in May. Joining her at the reception at the Governor's Mansion was Nancy Riegel, director of critical care nursing, and De Wayne Oberlander, senior vice president of corporate operations.


Host families are being sought for high school exchange students from Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Holland, Austria, Turkey, Switzerland, Germany, Spain, Columbia, Brazil, France, Japan, Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia for the 1991-1992 school year in a program sponsored by the American Intercultural Student Exchange.

The students, age 15 to 17, will arrive in the United States next month, attend local high schools, and return to their home countries next June. The students are fluent in English, have been screened by their school representatives in their home countries and have spending money and medical insurance.

Families with young children are welcome and encouraged to participate in this exchange experience.

Families interested in being hosts can call toll-free, (800) SIBLING or Bonita Kocka at 437-8098.


Serving as the Harbor Hospital Auxiliary officers for the upcoming year are:Rose Romanczyk, president: Sister Esther Batille,recording secretary: Margaret Norfolk,second assistant treasurer:A.Holly Schelhause, treasurer: Delores Monch,second vice president and Margaret D'Anna,first assistant treasurer.

The officers were installed at the auxiliary's June luncheon meeting.

Made up of area residents, the auxiliary manages Harbor Hospital Center's Gift Shop and coordinates jewelry,book, art and bake sales.The group donates proceeds from fund-raisingactivities to the hospital.

The auxiliary has made its sixth $73,000 installment out of the 10 it pledged for Harbor Hospital Center'sModernization Fund Drive.

In addition to the annual donation.the group sponsors scholarships and donates money for hospital equipment and other renovations.

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