James Hursey has joined St. Joseph Medical Center as vice president of business development. Most recently, Hursey served as senior vice president of business development at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center, where he worked for 15 years.

In his new position, Hursey will oversee the departments of marketing and public relations, physician services and governmental affairs. Hursey has a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and business administration from McDaniel College and a master's degree in business administration. He lives with his family in Finksburg.

Dr. Edward G. McFarland has been named the inaugural Wayne H. Lewis Professor of Orthopaedics and Shoulder Surgery in the department of orthopaedic surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

The endowed chair was made possible by a $2.5 million commitment from Wayne H. Lewis, president of Investor Services Limited.

McFarland is a specialist in the diagnosis and treatment of shoulder joint conditions.


Dr. Donald E. Wilson, dean of the University of Maryland School of Medicine, has received the Alumni Distinguished Service Award from Tufts University in Medford, Mass., where he earned his medical degree in 1962.

Wilson will retire in September after serving as its dean since 1991. During his 15-year tenure, research funding increased from $77 million in 1991 to $341 million in 2005, placing Maryland in the upper echelon of all public and private medical schools.

Eden Stotsky, a health educator and coordinator at the Johns Hopkins Colon Cancer Center, has received the Lane Adams Quality of Life Award from the American Cancer Society.

A cancer survivor and specialist in patient education for colon cancer, Stotsky "offers comfort, courage, hope and inspiration to all she meets, going above and beyond the usual roles and responsibilities. She is a role model for her colleagues," said Dr. Michael Choti, professor of surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.


The Greater Baltimore Medical Center has announced four nursing promotions:

Kim Bushnell has been named administrative director of critical care and emergency services. A 25-year veteran, Bushnell earned her bachelor's degree in nursing from George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., and a master's from Catholic University in Washington. She is a member of the Emergency Nurses Association, American Organization of Nurse Executives and Maryland Organization of Nurse Executives.

Luke Gabriel has been promoted to clinical nurse manager of the general operating room. Gabriel, who has been at GBMC for four years, was previously the perioperative care coordinator for GBMC's Joint & Spine Center. A graduate of Catonsville Community College, he has been a clinician in an operating room setting for 16 years -- nine as a registered nurse and seven as a nursing technician.

Kate O'Toole has been named administrative director for perioperative and invasive services. O'Toole served as the director of perioperative services and corporate laser safety officer at Evanston Northwestern Healthcare/Highland Park Hospital in Illinois. She earned a bachelor's degree in education from Michigan State University, a nursing degree from the University of Illinois and master's in management and organizational behavior from Benedictine University in Illinois.

Eileen M. Skaarer is the new clinical manager of Unit 48 (the surgical unit). With a background in rural health care, Skaarer most recently spent 13 years in Colorado and was chief nursing officer with the Southeast Colorado Hospital District. Skaarer earned her licensed practical nurse degree from Seward County Community College in Kansas and an associate's degree in nursing from Lamar Community College.

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