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Steers joins staff of surgery at hospital

Dr. John A. Steers has been appointed to the department of surgery at Carroll County General Hospital.


A graduate of the Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland medical school, he has joined his father, Dr. John E. Steers, and Dr. Donald Coker in their Westminster surgical practice.

After completing his residency at the University of Maryland, he was an assistant clinical professor of surgery at the medical school, a position he will retain. He has extensive training as a general surgeon, treating cancer of the colon and rectum, breast and endocrine system, as well as peripheral vascular disease. He also has expertise in laparoscopic procedures, training with the UM surgeons who pioneered the technique.


The Westminster native lives in Eldersburg with his wife and three children.

UM graduate joins Taneytown practice

Dr. Jason Tate, a graduate of the University of Maryland medical school, has joined the practice of Dr. William Linthicum in Taneytown.

A native of Glen Burnie, Dr. Tate said his family once owned a farm in Taneytown, where he spent many summers as a child.

"It's a beautiful area with wonderful, friendly people," he said. "I'm looking forward to helping care for them as a physician."

Dr. Tate, who received his undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland Baltimore County, recently completed his residency training in family practice medicine at Franklin Square Hospital Center in Baltimore.

Hospital appoints two new managers

Carroll County General Hospital has appointed two new members to its management team.


Marge Davidson is the new admitting manager and Michael Gomes is manager of network services for the Information Systems Division.

Ms. Davidson will be responsible for supervising registration for all in-patient and out-patient procedures. The department includes 32 admitting counselors.

Previously, she was chief administrator for Litosky, Brager and O'Brien, a physical therapy practice in the Baltimore area.

Mr. Gomes will be responsible for developing a network among all of the hospital's computer systems. He had a similar position at Loyola College in Baltimore.

Self-help group relocates meetings

Rational Recovery Self-Help Network of Maryland is a network of nonprofit self-help groups staffed by volunteers who help others overcome their addictions.


A group that has been meeting in Reisterstown has recently relocated to the Finksburg area.

Temporarily, the Carroll County group is meeting from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. every Thursday in a private home at 2606 Neudecker Road, north of Carrollton.

Rational Recovery is based on two principles: rational-emotive behavior therapy, originated in 1955 by Albert Ellis, and the addictive voice recognition technique pioneered by Jack Trimpey, founder of the organization in 1986.

Information: 876-6702 or 848-0169.