Bosnian refugee undergoes 2nd surgery on foot
A second operation has been performed by Anne Arundel Medical Center physicians on wounded Bosnian refugee Abid Kadric.
Mr. Kadric, who was shot while fighting in the former Yugoslavia, yesterday underwent had surgery for the second time on his left foot. Nancy Thornton, a spokeswoman for the medical center, said doctors performed both operations to strengthen the bone in Mr. Kadric's left heel.
The first operation was performed March 11.
Mr. Kadric was shot in the foot last May, resulting in an open fracture of the left heel. He has been unable to walk without using canes.
A Millersville company, Medic Aire, donated a set of crutches to the medical center for Mr. Kadric's use. Since Mr. Kadric needs only one crutch, the second crutch has been donated to the center's physical therapy department, Ms. Thornton said.
Mr. Kadric is expected to remain hospitalized through the end of the week. He will continue to receive treatment and physical therapy at the medical center for the next three months.
A former construction worker, Mr. Kadric arrived in Annapolis March 4. He came to the medical center through the International Organization for Migration, which has helped refugees around the world for more than 40 years.
The organization placed an advertisement in the Orthopedics Overseas newsletter asking doctors to provide free treatment for patients. Annapolis orthopedic surgeon Dr. Allen Egloff offered his assistance.
Medical Center gets grant for hospital
The County Council has unanimously approved a $200,000 grant to the Anne Arundel Medical Center for the construction of a new Women's Hospital at Medical Park in Parole.
The grant, approved Monday, is the first of three payments spread over three years that will total $600,000. The medical center's foundation is conducting a $41 million fund-raising campaign the includes the Women's Hospital, and a cardiac catheterization center and major renovations at the hospital in downtown Annapolis.
Groundbreaking for the three-story, $16 million hospital, which will house the obstetrics and gynecology departments, is set for spring with construction beginning this summer.
St. Patrick's parade set for March 28
The 13th annual St. Patrick's Day Party has been rescheduled for 5:30 p.m. March 28 at the Holiday Inn on Riva Road in Annapolis. Originally planned for March 13, the event was canceled because of snow.
Sponsored by the Commodore John Barry Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, the dinner-dance will benefit the children of Northern Ireland. Tickets are $30 and include dinner, entertainment, door prizes and dancing.
A drawing is planned for two round-trip tickets to Ireland. Tickets are $2.
Gourmet nut shop moving to Main Street
A gourmet nut shop is moving into the former Irish Centre in downtown Annapolis, but three other shops have moved off Main Street in the last month, leaving a row of vacant windows between Church Circle and the harbor.
The Peanut Shop, a chain that sells Virginia peanuts, hams and other specialty items, is moving into the old Irish Centre in the 100 block of Main St. The Irish Centre moved to a nearby side street after being unable to negotiate a lower rent on Main Street earlier this year.
In March, Sam Goody's record shop, Heaven on Earth gift shop and Rainbow Cleaners moved off Main Street. Merchants have complained that parking problems, high rents and the recession have hurt their business. City officials contend it's typical turnover.
In other business moves, a Vermont-based clothier, Cornell Trading Co., is moving into the former Ralph Lauren Polo shop at the dock. And The Lodge, a women's clothing chain, is filling the former Britches for Women shop on Main Street.