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Sydney elected president of hospital professional staff

Dr. Sam V. Sydney, a Columbia-based orthopedic surgeon, has been elected president of the professional staff of Howard County General Hospital: A Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine.

He succeeds Ellicott City internist Dr. Steven A. Geller.

As president, he oversees the medical and dental staff of almost 600. He will serve on the hospital's board of trustees and the board of the Johns Hopkins Health System, and as co-chairman of Hopkins Medicine's Practice Coordination Council -- a team of physicians coordinating clinical efforts for the two institutions that merged recently -- Howard County General Hospital and Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Sydney, 42, of Ellicott City has been a private-practice orthopedic surgeon for 11 years and was granted staff privileges at the hospital in 1988. He received his medical degree from the University of Ibadan in Nigeria.

Also elected to hospital staff leadership positions were Columbia anesthesiologist Dr. John C. Payne, who becomes vice president of the professional staff; and Ellicott City internist Dr. Harry A. Oken, who becomes secretary/treasurer.


David Stratmann, an Ellicott City native, has been named president of First American Management Inc. and PCF Management Inc. First American provides property management services for condominium and homeowners associations; PCF manages and leases residential properties. Both are divisions of Columbia-based Consolidated Management Group.

Don Lundblad has joined Amerix Corp. in Columbia as executive vice president of operations. Amerix, a debt-management-service provider to the credit-counseling industry, plans to open a second call center, employing about 1,200 people, in March. The company negotiates with creditors on behalf of consumers, creates systems to receive and disburse funds to creditors, and provides data for credit counseling agencies.

Melissa Quirk has been promoted to senior vice president of operations for Columbia Bank, based in Howard County. She was vice president of operations. Her responsibilities include overseeing management and operations for the 14-branch bank, including data processing, bookkeeping, check processing, funds transfers and statement-rendering.

Pub Date: 2/15/99

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