Category Archives: Medical Beat

July/August Med Beat

MARYLAND HOSPITALS PLEDGE TO SERVE LOCAL FOOD AS PART OF STATE-WIDE BUY LOCAL INITIATIVE Thirteen Maryland hospitals have committed, so far, to buying and serving foods from local farmers in their menus during the Maryland 2014 Buy Local Challenge. The annual Buy Local Challenge (BLC), an initiative created by the Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission, […]

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Revised Maryland Medical Marijuana Law Will Certify Physicians

After 2013 Maryland medical marijuana legislation failed to produce any academic medical centers that were willing to make the drug available for medical purposes, the Medical Marijuana Law Senate Bill 923 and House Bill 881 were passed in this legislative session. Signed by Gov. Martin O’Malley on April 14, 2014, the new law retains the Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Marijuana Commission that was established in 2013, […]

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March/April 2014

Hospice of the Chesapeake, the premier non-profit provider of hospice care to patients with advanced illness in Anne Arundel and Prince George’s Counties, has announced the largest donation in the nonprofit’s history – $5 million dollars – from John and Cathy Belcher of Edgewater, MD […]

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January/February 2014

Gerald Lazarus, M.D., has been selected by the American Skin Association to receive the 2014 David Martin Carter Mentor Award. This award is given to academic dermatologists who show superior achievement, long-term involvement as a trainer and adviser […]

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November/December 2013 Med Beat

Lt. Governor Anthony G. Brown held a press conference to provide an update on the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange, including the staff surge and reorganization of leadership at the Exchange, as well as overall progress addressing technical issues. He was joined by new interim Executive Director of the Exchange Carolyn Quattrocki […]

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September/October 2013 Med Beat

Kerunne Ketlogetswe, M.D., received her doctor of medicine from Harvard Medical School and completed her Master degree in Health Science in Cardiovascular Epidemiology at The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital […]

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July/August 2013 Med Beat

Daryl Osbahr, M.D., attending orthopaedic surgeon and director of Sports Medicine Research at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, has been honored nationally for his pioneering research efforts in the area of orthopaedics and sports medicine […]

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May/June 2013 Med Beat

William Frank Regine, M.D., has been inducted as a Fellow in the American College of Radiology (ACR). The induction took place at a formal convocation ceremony during the recent ACR Annual Meeting and Chapter Leadership conference in Washington, D.C. […]

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Medical Beat

Stephen Milner, M.D., Honored by International Foundation Stephen Milner, M.D.,  director, Johns Hopkins Burn Center, was recently recognized by the James R. Jordan Foundation International for medical care and education he provided to burn patients and medical professionals in Kenya, Africa. Dr. Milner was honored at the Diamonds for Africa Gala in New York. Other […]

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Hospice Breaks Ground on Patient Services Building: A groundbreaking was held Friday to officially begin the first phase of expansion and what will become (over the next few years): a bustling education, counseling, conference and all-around bereavement support and wellness haven for people of all ages. […]

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