Coverage of area hospitals
Hopkins | UMMC | St. Joseph | Sheppard Pratt | Mercy | Franklin Square
3:49 PM CDT, June 14, 2012
Sheppard Pratt Health System Inc., Maryland's largest provider of mental health and special education services, is forming an affiliation with Alliance Inc. in what would essentially be a merger in the business world.
12:27 PM CDT, June 9, 2012
For generations, patients entering Johns Hopkins Hospital walked past an oil painting of the founder and a marble statue of Jesus Christ. In the building that Hopkins opened this spring, they see blue and green rhinos, a flying ostrich and a purple cow jumping over 28 moons.
6:00 AM CDT, May 29, 2012
MedStar Health, among the largest health systems in the state, is entering the increasingly crowded urgent care market with its first facility on York Road. A ribbon cutting is planned for May 30.
10:31 AM CDT, May 26, 2012
The vision is this: At a six-acre wooded campus in Pasadena, Hospice of the Chesapeake has its headquarters, counseling program, a conference center and hospice facility. But the setting includes services, including tutoring and transportation, offered by others.
6:00 AM CDT, May 15, 2012
Mothers who deliver their babies at Mercy Medical Center will soon do so with an expansive view of the Baltimore skyline.
7:44 PM CDT, May 2, 2012
Patients and their insurers won't see much of a difference in hospital bills in the next year, as the state rate-setting panel decided to adopt a plan favored by the hospitals that holds payments "to a near-freeze level."
9:05 PM CDT, April 29, 2012
At the ding of a cowbell Sunday, staffers in a command center at the Johns Hopkins Hospital began clapping and yelling out victory cheers.
6:18 PM CDT, April 26, 2012
For the first time in the six years since Victoria Chakwin was diagnosed with a deadly lung disease, the gown she wears won't be hospital issue.
4:31 PM CDT, April 24, 2012
Dr. Mark Midei knew about ongoing state and federal investigations into heart stent procedures he performed when he gave up his right to sue St. Joseph Medical Center, meaning he couldn't have been duped into it, a Baltimore County judge ruled Monday.
7:03 PM CDT, April 16, 2012
The University of Maryland School of Medicine has begun construction of a $200 million proton center that will bring the latest in cancer treatment to the region and double investment in the University of Maryland's growing BioPark in West Baltimore.
9:27 AM CDT, April 16, 2012
8:31 PM CDT, April 12, 2012
Michael Bloomberg's first donation to Johns Hopkins was $5, which he gave the year after he graduated in 1964 from the university with an engineering degree.
7:10 PM CDT, March 30, 2012
Early Friday in a small, brightly lit operating room in Johns Hopkins Hospital, a half-dozen doctors and nurses huddled over the gut of a cancer patient, quietly passing metal instruments and surgical sutures.
6:12 PM CDT, March 29, 2012
Johns Hopkins Bayview campus plans to begin construction on a new $40 million emergency department annex on April 1, and some roads will be closed while work is being done.
7:16 PM CDT, March 28, 2012
Good Samaritan Hospital agreed to pay $793,548 to settle allegations that it submitted false claims to federal health benefit programs for four years ending in December 2008, federal Department of Justice officials reported Wednesday.
8:53 PM CDT, March 27, 2012
When Richard Lee Norris opened his eyes after a marathon 36-hour surgery to give him a new face, he immediately wanted a mirror.
7:36 PM CDT, March 23, 2012
Financially troubled St. Joseph Medical Center ended its search for a new owner Friday, announcing that it has entered an agreement to become part of the rapidly expanding University of Maryland Medical System.
7:38 PM CDT, March 20, 2012
St. Joseph Medical Centertook another step in choosing a buyer for its Towson campus.
6:23 PM CDT, March 20, 2012
The University of Maryland said Tuesday that it had completed a rare full face transplant on a 37-year-old man, including a double jaw and tongue.
7:45 PM CST, March 2, 2012
St. Agnes Hospital officials said Friday that they are negotiating with the Archdiocese of Baltimore to buy the historic Cardinal Gibbons School, two years after it was shut down amid protests from alumni and parents.
7:06 PM CST, February 29, 2012
Kaiser Permanente will open a new medical facility in Lansdowne next year as part of a long-term strategy to double the number of patients it serves in the Mid-Atlantic region in the next decade.
5:51 PM CST, February 27, 2012
The new Herman & Walter Samuelson Children's Hospital at Sinai will boast some of the latest medical technology, but just as important is its expanded playroom.
8:01 PM CST, February 20, 2012
Since becoming a part of the University of Maryland Medical System three years ago, Upper Chesapeake Health has attracted new doctors, broken ground on a new $60 million cancer center and won over patients who once left Harford County for care.
3:25 PM CST, February 9, 2012
A state legislative audit of Springfield Hospital Center found that the state psychiatric hospital in Sykesville was not keeping good records or controls of its $2.4 million stable of pharmaceuticals.
6:53 PM CST, February 1, 2012
St. Joseph Medical Center has narrowed its search for a strategic partner to three, the hospital said Wednesday.
7:00 PM CST, January 26, 2012
At the new $1.1 billion Johns Hopkins Hospital there will be Xboxes and a basketball court for kids, sleeper-sofas for families, single rooms for all patients, an improved dining menu and extensive soundproofing.
6:15 AM CST, January 23, 2012
The state plans to open its sixth hospital-based domestic violence program in Hagerstown, officials said today.
6:00 AM CST, January 20, 2012
Maryland hospitals are buying more food locally, according to a new analysis.
1:12 PM CST, December 31, 2011
It wasn't long after Dr. James Higgins became chief of the Curtis National Hand Center at Union Memorial Hospital last January that he answered a call from Operation Smile, the Norfolk-based humanitarian group that provides free surgery for needy children with facial deformities.
6:31 PM CST, December 28, 2011
When a star cardiologist at St. Joseph Medical Center was accused of performing hundreds of unnecessary medical procedures in 2009, it changed the course of the Towson hospital and now raises questions about its future.
4:58 PM CST, December 22, 2011
Johns Hopkins Health System plans to open a $35 million expanded emergency department at Bayview Medical Center by January 2014, followed by a new oncology wing for its lung cancer treatment program.
8:41 PM CST, December 19, 2011
Rheumatologist and college dean Dr. Paul B. Rothman will serve as the next CEO of the $6.5 billion Johns Hopkins Medicine health system, ushering in a new era for the world-renowned medical institution that after a decade of rapid expansion faces the new challenges of an evolving health care industry.
8:19 PM CST, December 16, 2011
The University of Maryland Medical System and LifeBridge Health are among five suitors vying for a partnership with St. Joseph Medical Center, though a deal will likely be complicated by the Towson hospital's poor financial situation.
7:42 PM CST, December 14, 2011
Johns Hopkins Medicine and defense contractor Lockheed Martin Corp. said Tuesday they would work together to create a safer and more efficient model for hospital intensive care units.
7:40 PM CST, December 14, 2011
After Dr. Mark Midei was accused of implanting unnecessary heart stents in hundreds of patients at St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson, a Maryland Health Care Commission committee began developing safeguards to prevent a repeat situation.
6:29 PM CST, November 30, 2011
Clifton T. Perkins Hospital Center remains in crisis mode as a new executive and national consultants look into safety concerns after three killings at the hospital, state health officials told two Senate committees Wednesday.
5:02 PM CST, November 7, 2011
Workers at Maryland's maximum-security psychiatric hospital in Jessup, where two patients were slain recently, are calling on the state to address what they describe as problems in treatment and a pervasive climate of fear.
9:49 PM CDT, November 1, 2011
Union Memorial Hospital and the chief of its cardiac catheterization lab have been sued by a woman who claims that she unnecessarily had stents placed in her arteries, and that her recurring chest pains were later diagnosed as stemming from a stomach ailment.
4:14 PM CDT, October 26, 2011
Charged with being all down-to-earth and accessible, the first thing doctors John Martin and Briana Walton did was lose the white coats. Then they got down to business.
5:54 PM CDT, October 18, 2011
The federal government has filed a lawsuit against Kernan Hospital seeking $8.1 million because of what is says was improper billing to the Medicare and Medicaid system.
4:33 PM CDT, October 16, 2011
St. Joseph Medical Center is looking to partner with other hospitals as it continues to lose patients and revenue in the wake of problems with its lead cardiologist — a move that experts say might even lead to a merger.
8:19 PM CDT, September 30, 2011
Bon Secours Baltimore Health System has turned around its financial fortunes and is posting profits two years after receiving financial help from the state to prevent it from closing.
9:07 PM CDT, September 25, 2011
Baltimore resident Sean Harris has grown accustomed to seeing doctors and staff at the Children's Hospital at Sinai; they've provided care for his 3-year-old son, Sean Jr., who in March was diagnosed with a brain tumor.
10:50 AM CDT, September 22, 2011
Baltimore-area hospitals compete for moms-to-be with hardwood floors, gourmet meals and other luxuries.
Julie McAllister was feeling serene as she lounged in her room with the window view, enjoying a quiet, kid-free afternoon.
5:52 PM CDT, August 22, 2011
Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center announced Monday that it has established a Center for Personalized Cancer Medicine with a $30 million gift from the Richmond, Va.-based Commonwealth Foundation for Cancer Research.
5:36 PM CDT, August 12, 2011
St. Joseph Medical Center tapped a veteran health care manager Friday to replace its president and chief executive, who resigned two weeks ago without explanation.
1:49 PM CDT, July 30, 2011
Doctor creates nonprofit that brings treatment to patients in Nicaragua
7:16 PM CDT, July 29, 2011
Jeffrey Norman brought in during shake-up following stent scandal
8:35 PM CDT, July 28, 2011
Residents wary of huge project, which would include a new park and school — and name
5:04 PM CDT, July 27, 2011
Knee and hip replacements have been common for decades, offering patients who suffered from degeneration a full range of pain-free movement. But spines and backs have been more problematic.
3:47 PM CDT, July 28, 2011
Archbishop Pietro Sambi, the Vatican's ambassador to the United States, died Wednesday of complications from surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, church officials said.
2:56 PM CDT, July 17, 2011
Focus on the cysts can lead to early treatment
6:14 PM CDT, July 14, 2011
17-count indictment handed down by federal grand jury
3:28 PM CDT, July 13, 2011
Everyone forgets a name or a date from time to time. But how do you know when it's something serious?
7:09 PM CDT, July 8, 2011
Six patients in June exchange meet for the first time
6:59 PM CDT, June 26, 2011
Hospital plans to open facility this fall
4:31 PM CDT, June 19, 2011
Event raises tens of thousands for neonatal intensive-care unit
11:07 PM CDT, June 15, 2011
Panel approves deal despite outcry from women's groups
5:45 PM CDT, June 15, 2011
The CEO of Anne Arundel Health System will retire at the end of the month after nearly four decades at the medical institution, its board of trustees announced Wednesday.
4:48 PM CDT, May 22, 2011
The message was one that parents in Maryland dread hearing: Your son has been in a car crash and is being taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center.
July 25, 2010
Charles E. Johnson Jr. was a hearty 62 in early 2008. He walked about 20 miles a month, worked out four times a week and played tennis on weekends.
7:23 PM CDT, July 3, 2010
Three hospitals have consistently outpaced all others in Maryland in the use of stents to treat heart patients, according to data obtained by The Baltimore Sun, raising questions as state regulators examine whether the expensive procedure is performed unnecessarily by some doctors.
6:11 PM CDT, June 11, 2010
The regulatory board responsible for licensing doctors in Maryland has filed administrative charges against a Towson cardiologist accused of performing hundreds of unnecessary procedures, beginning a process that could strip him of the authority to practice medicine in the state.
6:03 PM CDT, June 5, 2010
State health officials investigating claims that a Towson cardiologist performed hundreds of unnecessary medical procedures have identified other doctors in Maryland with similarly questionable practices, The Baltimore Sun has learned.
5:06 PM CDT, May 22, 2010
The story Frank Ward tells about his medical history would sound familiar to just about any malpractice attorney in Baltimore.
January 25, 2010
Bianca Chang scurried around the cafeteria of Howard High School urging parents of students in the Sunday Chinese school to get a swine flu shot.