Education, Entertainment, Police/Fire

State Fire Marshal warns public of the dangers of fireworks at safety demonstration

HOWARD COUNTY, MD – Maryland State Fire Marshal Brian Geraci joined Howard County Fire and EMS Chief Christine Uhlhorn on Wednesday morning, along with the Maryland State Firemen’s Association and leaders in various medical fields, to present the dangers of legal and illegal fireworks. “There were 17 fireworks-related incidents reported in Maryland last year,” said State Fire Marshal Geraci. “Prevention …


Business, Sci-Tech

Medstar Health to pay $35 million to resolve kickback allegations

Baltimore, MD – MedStar Health Inc. in Columbia, Md., MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, and MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, both in Baltimore, have agreed to pay $35 million to settle allegations under the False Claims Act that it paid kickbacks to MidAtlantic Cardiovascular Associates, a cardiology group based in Pikesville, in exchange for referrals, through a series of professional services …


MedStar Frankin Square breaks ground on new surgical pavilion

MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center on Monday broke ground on a new, $70 million surgical pavilion. The new pavilion will contain the latest technologies to optimize patient care and house surgical services all under one roof. The new structure will consist of 14 state-of-the-art operating rooms. The Rosedale facility won approval from state regulators last year for the new 80,000-square-foot, …

MedStar Franklin Square to hold ConnectFest community event in September

MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center will be holding a special community event in September. ConnectFest will be a block party featuring food and entertainment. The event will offer a variety of basic mainstream resources to help maintain and improve community health. Many social determinants of health – services like transportation, housing, education, workforce development, financial education, and more – require …

MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center achieves Magnet redesignation

MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center has earned Magnet redesignation for excellence in nursing services by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Magnet Recognition Program – the highest level of recognition a nursing program can achieve in the United States. Only three percent of the nation’s hospitals have earned the honor. The Magnet designation honors medical facilities with the highest …

Community shred day, yard sale coming to Fullerton Plaza in September

UPDATE: Due to the impending hurricane, this event has been rescheduled for September 22, 2018. Original story below… —— A Community Shred Day will take place in Fullerton next month. The Overlea Fullerton Rosedale Business Association will be holding the event on Saturday, September 15, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Fullerton Plaza Shopping Center, located at …

MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center achieves ‘Certified Safe Sleep’ recognition

MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center has become the first hospital in the Baltimore area to be recognized by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program for its commitment to educating parents on safe sleep practices for infants. Only two other hospitals in Maryland achieved a designation from the program, which was created by Cribs for Kids, a Pittsburgh-based organization dedicated …

Officer killed in Perry Hall identified

The police officer killed in the line of duty in Perry Hall on Monday afternoon has been identified as 29-year-old Officer Amy Caprio. All suspects connected to this case have now been arrested. Officer Caprio was assigned to the Parkville precinct and July would have represented her four-year anniversary with the Baltimore County Police Department. Officer Caprio was the primary …