Thursday, April 19, 2012
Longtime Mercy Health Services executive Samuel E. Moskowitz officially takes over on May 15.
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Thursday, April 19, 2012
A longtime Mercy Health Services executive has been selected to be the new president of Medstar Franklin Square Medical Center. Samuel E. Moskowitz, who served in a variety of capacities at Mercy, will officially take over at Franklin Square on May 15, according to a hospital news release. He replaces Adrianne Kirby, who stepped down as the hospital’s president in January. “I am impressed with what MedStar Franklin Square has accomplished and look forward to working with everyone to position for continued success," Moskowitz said in a statement. “We are entering a dynamic period in health care, one that requires us to partner with key constituents and leverage our collective strengths.” During his time at Mercy, which began in 1993, …
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Donte M. Jackson, 25, allegedly robbed the M&T Bank, located at 1200 Eastern Blvd, police said.
A 25-year-old Baltimore man was arrested and charged with robbing an Essex bank on Monday afternoon. Donte M. Jackson, of the 500 block of N. Streeper St., was captured not long after he allegedly robbed the M&T Bank, located inside Shoppers Food Warehouse at 1200 Eastern Blvd. According to police reports, Jackson allegedly entered the bank around 1 p.m. and passed a note to the teller, which read “I have a C4 and a gun on you. If you want to go home alive tonight, I want all your money.” The teller, police said, gave the suspect approximately $3,100 before he left the bank. Shortly thereafter, officers discovered a man matching Jackson’s description at a nearby McDonald’s, the report continued. Jackson allegedly then ran before officers …
Thursday, April 12, 2012
A section of Route 702 was blocked for several hours Thursday after a tour bus got into a single-vehicle accident on the traffic circle in Essex.
The driver of a tour bus was transported to Medstar Franklin Square Medical Center after his vehicle was involved in an accident early Thursday morning on Route 702 in Essex. Follow Essex-Middle River Patch on Facebook and Twitter. A Baltimore County Fire Department spokeswoman said the bus, which was heading from North Carolina to New York, ended up "wedged" on top of the traffic circle after the driver lost control of the vehicle around 5 a.m. None of the passengers were injured, but traffic along southbound Route 702 at Hyde Park Drive was blocked by the bus. Motorists were forced to take Back River Neck Road until the accident was cleared around 8 a.m., fire department officials said. Keep up with all the latest traffic news on Patch's…
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Adrienne Kirby, who came to Baltimore in May 2010, will leave her post on Jan. 25 and return home to New Jersey.
The president of Franklin Square Hospital Center will step down from her position on Jan. 25, Patch has learned. Franklin Square Hospital Center spokeswoman Ming Tai Vincenti confirmed that Adrienne Kirby would leave the post she has held the last 20 months. Kirby is not leaving for another position and has told hospital officials she wants to return home to New Jersey, Tai Vincenti said. Kirby came to Franklin Square from Virtua, a four-hospital system in southwest New Jersey, where she served as chief operating officer for ambulatory services and programs for excellence, according to a news release at the time of her hire. Former Franklin Square president Carl Schindelar will take over his previous position on an interim basis until a …
Monday, January 9, 2012
Carolyn and Stacy Himmelheber, who lived in the 900 block of Arncliffe Road, were rescued from their home before dying at local hospitals, fire officials said.
(UPDATED 10:47 a.m.) A house fire in Essex claimed the lives of two women Monday night. Firefighters were called to the 900 block of Arncliffe Road around 7:30 p.m. for reports of a home being on fire, said Jay Ringgold, a Baltimore County Fire Department spokesman. Police and neighbors arrived at the home before fire crews and started to knock on the door. Rescue workers then quickly entered the home and removed the women, Ringgold said. Rescue crews were hampered slightly by clutter in the home, Ringgold said. Both women, who fire department spokesman Elise Armacost identified in a news release Tuesday as Carolyn Lee Himmelheber, 63, and Stacy Lynn Himmelheber, 40, were located on the second floor with one being in the bathroom and one …
Monday, December 26, 2011
Patch reflects on the key events that shaped the past 12 months in the community.
As 2011 comes to a close, Patch is taking the next week to look back and reflect on the events that shaped the last 12 months. What were the biggest moments for you? How did they change your neighborhood? Tell us in the comments. Follow Essex-Middle River Patch on Facebook and Twitter. Here are five stories that stood out in January: Jan. 1: Dundalk Woman Delivers First Baby at Franklin Square Shelbi Hines of Dundalk delivered the first baby of 2011 at Franklin Square Hospital Center. Shane Michael Williams Jr. was born at 6:28 a.m. on New Year’s Day following a C-section. Shane weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces and was 21-3/4 inches long at birth. Jan 5: Girl Killed by Train Gone But Not Forgotten About 200 friends and family gathered for a …
Friday, December 2, 2011
The hospital's "Wall of Hope" highlights the stories of many former patients.
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Friday, December 2, 2011
Jimmy and Cathy Neisser said they never felt more helpless than on Jan. 17 —the day their twin daughters, Kylie and Kaylie, were born. The Rosedale couple’s girls arrived two months early at Franklin Square Hospital Center and each required a month-long stay in the neonatal intensive care unit. For the Neissers, who already had two other daughters at home, dealing with the health of the newest additions to their family was a very stressful experience. “You want to go home and begin the next chapter in your family, but everything is put on hold,” Jimmy Neisser said. “The health of your babies are in the hands of total strangers.” Despite the girls' early struggles, they are now healthy and on par with other girls their age. The Neissers …
Friday, November 4, 2011
The Chesapeake Gateway Chamber of Commerce recognized 23 individuals that represented area firefighters, police officers, servicemen and medical personnel.
Baltimore County Fire Department Lt. Scott Ebbert knew that he had the training necessary to help rescue his fellow firefighters, if they ever became trapped during a blaze. He just hoped he never had to utilize that training. But that day came on Jan. 19 when he was one of the many firefighters who tried to rescue Lutherville volunteer firefighter Mark Falkenhan when he became trapped inside a burning apartment building. While Falkenhan, a Middle River resident, was rescued from the building, he died that night, an evening Ebbert will remain etched in his memory for the rest of his life. “That was the toughest day of my career,” said Ebbert, a Parkville resident based at the Golden Ring station. “Mark was a friend and you just never think…
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
A boy suffered a broken arm and two girls suffered smoke inhalation following the Sunday morning blaze.
A boy suffered a broken arm and two girls suffered smoke inhalation after the vacant home where they were staying illegally in Essex caught fire Sunday morning. According to police reports, the boy, 17, and the girls, ages 14 and 16, were asleep in the home on the 100 block of Mace Ave. when the fire awakened them around 3 a.m. The teens escaped the blaze by climbing to the roof of the home, which is close to Essex Elementary School. The boy broke his arm after he jumped off the roof while the firefighters rescued the girls from the top of the house. Paramedics transported the boy to Johns Hopkins Bayview, where he was turned over to his grandmother, according to police. Police said the girls had both been reported missing and were turned …
Friday, October 14, 2011
Kyniya Harris, 6, needed 40 stitches on her leg after the dog bit her on Monday.
(UPDATE 2:04 p.m.) A 6-year-old Rosedale girl is recovering after a pit bull attacked her Monday evening, Baltimore County police said. Kyniya Harris needed 40 stitches in her leg following the attack, which occurred at about 5:40 p.m. along the 2300 block of Bluegrass Heights Court, said Baltimore County Police spokeswoman Detective Cathy Batton. Batton said Kyniya was playing outside with a group of friends when the pit bull burst out of his home and ran across the street. “The dog heard a noise and pushed open the screen door and ran outside where the attack occurred,” Batton said. Loretta Harris, Kyniya’s mother, said her daughter was taken to Franklin Square Hospital Center for treatment before being transferred to Johns Hopkins …