Dr. Anthony "Tony" Perlman, a retired pediatric cardiologist who had been chief of pediatric cardiology at the old Baltimore City Hospitals, then Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, died Wednesday from complications of a stroke at his Mount Washington home. He was 92.
The loss of a quarter of a million Americans each year from medical mistakes is proof that the current system of secret peer review is not working as devised and, in fact, is causing patients, their families and the public great harm. It's time to end it.
In February, Joi Turner and Natalie Estelle launched Preemie Moms Rock, an organization that provides healthy meals and emotional support to NICU parents. It's one of several local and national programs run by fellow preemie parents and hospitals, targeting moms and dads.
Johns Hopkins Hospital said Thursday it is appointing the first female president since the medical institution was founded 127 years ago. Dr. Redonda Miller, a 20-year Johns Hopkins employee, will begin her new duties July 1. She replaces Ronald R. Peterson who held the position for 19 years and announced he was leaving January.
For Nurses Day this year, let's skip the annual ritual of patting nurses on the head. Instead, give nurses what they need to protect patients: mandatory minimum ratios of four patients or fewer in hospitals, at least one professional nurse for every school, full funding for nurse-family partnerships, and a majority of nurses on every hospital board.
The Maryland Faith Community Health Network, launched earlier this year in conjunction with LifeBridge Health centers such as Carroll Hospital, takes this a step further, seeking to keep people from going back to the hospital by providing help at home.
It seems to me my mother's life was contained in her death. If I can solve that one puzzle, the moment when things spun irretrievably out of control, perhaps I will better understand who she was. This is the story of one particular daughter's attempt to come to terms with the loss of one particular mother. But perhaps my experience will resonate with other sons and daughters.
Sandy Wright, a founding member of the Carroll County chapter of Healthcare is a Human Right, encourages anyone concerned about their well-being to attend Thursday's free screening of "Fix It: Healthcare at the Tipping Point" at the Westminster branch of the Carroll County Public Library.
Mid-Atlantic Health Care plans to convert a largely vacant building in downtown Baltimore into a $20 million skilled nursing facility with 80 beds where frail, elderly residents could go for rehabilitation after a hospital stay.
Since arriving at Sinai Hospital in 2013, Amy Perry has helped usher in new "population health" style of doing business. The idea is that there are a lot of social problems contributing to bad health that hospitals, working with community partners, can help address.
Every Tuesday, Jay Perman, president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore, sees about a half-dozen patients in a four-hour session called the President's Clinic. It's a way for the pediatric gastroenterologist to remain hands-on with patients and students despite his busy schedule.
Nearly 19,000 Baltimoreans used heroin in the past year, according to a city task force. Methadone maintenance programs help people quit heroin by substituting prescribed doses of a synthetic opiate that minimizes withdrawal symptoms and reduces cravings. A movement to treat addiction as a public health issue rather than a criminal justice issue has grown over the years. That treatment has to take place somewhere, though, and many methadone patients must come to the clinic every day to have
The Towson hospital is beginning to teach staff how to recognize and prevent domestic violence among its staff of 2,700, and organizers hope the shift in attention normally reserved for patients not only helps workers stay safe but sets a standard that can be replicated at other hospitals in the state and around the country
Sheppard Pratt Health System said Monday that Harsh K. Trivedi will become president and chief executive, replacing Dr. Steven S. Sharfstein, who previously announced he would retire after three decades with the system
The hackers who locked up data on MedStar's computers this week are demanding ransom to begin unlocking it — and they're offering a bulk discount to release all of it, according to a copy of the demands obtained by the Baltimore Sun.
As MedStar Health suffered through a second day without access to its computer systems, a lobby security guard thumbed through printed sheets of patient information as visitors showed up at Union Memorial Hospital on Tuesday afternoon.
Baltimore, Md. - March 25, 2015 - University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) President and CEO Robert Chrencik, MBA, CPA, has appointed David A. Zimrin, MD, as the System Chief of Cardiology. Zimrin, an associate professor of medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (SOM), was recently named the Division Head of Cardiology in the Department of Medicine at the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC). "Dr. Zimrin's appointment supports our UMMS strategy to deliver high quality, market-leading programs providing coordinated cardiac care within and among each of our System hospitals and our affiliated cardiology specialists," says Chrencik. ...
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More than 42,000 medical students from the University of Maryland, Johns Hopkins University and others around the country and world learned where they would train to become family doctors, surgeons or other kinds of physicians
Physicians are an essential part of the health care team. Many people consider them their health care "quarterbacks." They keep us healthy, treat us when we are ill and direct us in making better choices to ensure our future well-being.
A proposal for reforming veterans health care under discussion would limit the mission of VA health care facilities and clinics to focus only on service-related injuries and illnesses, rather than the overall health of veterans. While this may sound reasonable, unfortunately, for many veterans — especially disabled veterans — such a plan could lead to lower quality of care and worse health outcomes.