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S P E C I A L 40TH A N N I V E R S A R Y E D I T I O N
WINTER 2013-2014
Focus on Health Issues
As We Age
Featured Generation
Older Adults
Volume 18, No. 4 Winter 2013-2014
Dear Friends,
This is my last letter in Wellness Matters as president and
CEO of Howard County General Hospital, the best job
anyone could wish to have.
I want to thank each of you – our patients, my very
dedicated, caring and compassionate coworkers, talented
and committed physicians and volunteers, government
officials, community members, colleagues in leadership
at Johns Hopkins Medicine and my family – for such
a rewarding and fulfilling chapter in both my personal
and professional life. Your support has made a positive
difference to me.
Generations of Surgeons
Caring for Generations
As my retirement date is January 15, 2014, my successor will be named very soon. He
or she will have a challenging role, leading us into the next phase of health care reform
in Maryland, but I can assure you the hospital is well positioned to continue to provide
the best care possible to our community.
I leave behind a wonderful team of caregivers, support staff, volunteer auxilians and
physicians, and I am very confident they will continue to care for generations of patients.
With sincerest gratitude,
Hospital Program Addresses
Needs of Aging Population
Stroke: Quick Action
10 The Practice of Geriatrics
Sleep like a Baby
12 Wellness Classes
40 Reasons Donors Give
16 Thank You to Our Donors
Wellness Matters is published by Howard County General
Hospital, a private, not-for-profit, health care provider,
and a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine. Your physician
should be consulted in regard to matters concerning the
medical condition, treatment and needs of your family.
Victor A. Broccolino
President and CEO
Howard County General Hospital
Please direct comments regarding Wellness Matters
to 410 -740 -7810. Hospital Information: 410 -740 -7890
Our last Wellness Matters cover featured some of our first responders
from the 1970s. Although we had the photo from the archives, we
had no caption and so we were thrilled to learn the identities of
at least three of the four men. From left to right, they are: Mark
Miller (Current Assistant Chief at the West Friendship Volunteer Fire
Department), unknown, David Miller (who continues to work part
time at West Friendship) and Barry Bennett, a retired Captain from
the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services. When
Mark Miller was contacted about the photo he remarked... “Some
things have changed considerably over the years...but one thing stays
the same—our first responders continue to collaborate with HCGH
to deliver top-rated care.”
Susan Case, director
Bonnie Heneson Communications
Mary Catherine Cochran
Lisa Schwartz
Sharon Sopp
Bonnie Heneson Communications
Board of Trustees
Peter J. Rogers Jr., chair
W. Brian McGowan, vice chair
David Condron, treasurer
Paul G. Skalny, Esq., secretary
Vivian C. Bailey** Victor A. Broccolino*
Marvin P. Davis, M.D.
Adinarayana Divakaruni, M.D.
Jonathan Fish, M.D.
Brian Gragnolati
Nicholas W. Koutrelakos, M.D.*
Dennis Miller
Ronald R. Peterson*
Mary Pieprzak, M.D.*
David Powell
Elizabeth Rendon-Sherman
Alton J. Scavo
40th Anniversary Media Sponsor:
Mary Ann Scully
G. Daniel Shealer Jr., Esq.
Sue Song, APRN-PMH, Ph.D.
Catherine Ward
Kayode A. Williams, M.D.
W. Gill Wylie
*Ex-Officio Trustee
**Trustee Emeritus
Howard County
General Hospital
Professional Staff
Nicholas W. Koutrelakos, M.D., president
Volunteer Auxiliary
Rev. Barbara J. Morton, president
Aging Well
in Howard County
In the final installment of our 40th anniversary series of Wellness Matters, we focus on the
60+ generation, a growing population that is working and living longer than any previous
generation. The baby boomer generation is also healthier, more active and more independent than ever.
According to the latest CDC data, the average life expectancy is 78.7 years, a number that has steadily increased
and has led to a later retirement age. Gallup reports that the average retirement age has increased to 62, and those
who are still working don’t expect to retire until 66. Not only are seniors living longer and working later, they
also make up a growing percentage of the overall population. The 2010 U.S. Census indicates that 10.1 percent
of Howard County residents are over age 65, a 57 percent increase from the 2000 census, and part of a trend that
projects more than 20 percent of Howard County citizens will be age 65 or older by 2030.
As the county has aged, Howard County General Hospital has kept pace by providing additional resources to
help keep seniors healthy, active and independent. In just the last five years, we’ve added resources that include:
a designated Stroke Center and Joint Replacement program in 2008, expanded rehabilitation programs in 2009,
and the opening of our Acute Care for Elders Program (ACE) in 2011. You can read more about these programs
– and other health issues of interest to all of us as we age – in this issue of Wellness Matters.
Throughout the last 40 years HCGH has been growing up alongside you. We’ve been caring for generations.
Thank you for sharing your memories with us throughout our 40th anniversary year.
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Drs. Mess and Beaux the horse.
Generations Caring for Generations
A family of surgeons caring for
families of Howard County
Many factors led to Charles Mess Jr. and Sarah Mess
following their father into the field of medicine. “Because I
was a physician, there were always neighborhood kids in our
kitchen with a variety of injuries and illnesses, and my kids
saw that and watched me care for them, and I think it made
an impression,” explains Charles Mess Sr. “I also used to
take my children on hospital rounds on the weekends; and I
specifically remember Sarah watching me suture one of our
dogs who was injured.”
Seeing their father happy in his career as an orthopedic
surgeon certainly helped guide the career choices of
Howard County surgeons Charles Mess Jr. and Sarah Mess.
When Sarah, the youngest of four, was 11 years old, the
family moved to a working farm in Olney, Md., where she
was very involved with the animals, including horses and
dogs. “I cared for horses and other animals and helped
with treating their wounds,” says Sarah. Initially interested
in becoming a veterinarian, Sarah chose the human side of
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medicine, eventually specializing in plastic surgery. “I like
that I can help people and that, in the end, I get to see the
patient happier and healthier,” she says. Sarah performs a
wide variety of plastic surgery procedures, including those
for breast reconstruction after cancer, breast reduction and
removal of skin cancer as well as cosmetic procedures. “A
lot of senior patients are dating again, so we are doing ‘cool
sculpting’ techniques and injectables and fillers.”
For Charles Jr., the road was more indirect. In fact, it wasn’t
until after a brief stint in real estate finance that the younger
Mess decided to pursue medicine, eventually settling on the
specialty of orthopedic surgery. “I love my job,” he says.
“It may sound trite, but I really like helping people and
providing comfort for them.” In keeping with the family
theme, Charles Jr.’s wife is also a physician, specializing
in neonatology. As an orthopedic surgeon, Charles Jr.,
specializes in joint replacements and sports medicine.
After finishing his residency and fellowship in orthopedics
in Texas, Charles Jr. moved back to Maryland and joined his
father’s practice, Potomac Valley Orthopaedic Associates in
Dad’s story
After a stint as a Navy doctor and a fellowship at the Mayo
Clinic, Charles Sr. became a partner in a small orthopedic
practice, with offices in Montgomery County and
Washington D.C., in the early 1970s. As the practice grew,
they started looking eastward toward HCGH as it became
more established in the community. In the late 1980s,
the practice joined with Dr. Daniel Tang’s practice and
opened an office in Howard County. By the early 2000s,
Potomac Valley Orthopaedic Associates had built a medical
building right next to HCGH, and the physicians were
performing many procedures here.
“The biggest change I have seen in my years at HCGH
is the growth – both of the patient population and of the
hospital’s infrastructure,” says Charles Sr. “In terms of
the changes I have seen in medicine, I would say one of
the most amazing is magnetic resonance imaging (MRI),
which gives us a much better look at the body than we
were able to have before. The advances in orthopedic
surgery in general, and joint replacements specifically,
have also been incredible. These advances make a huge
difference in the quality of life for patients today.”
And what about the next generation of the Mess family?
At least a couple of Charles Jr.’s children have shown
an interest in medicine and Sarah’s son often asks to
accompany his mother when she works on the hospital’s
Pediatric Unit. “He likes to play video games on the unit,”
she explains.
Drs. Sarah and Charles Mess Sr.
“I like that I can help people and
that, in the end, I get to see the
patient happier and healthier.”
- Sarah Mess, M.D.
How to avoid joint replacement surgery:
According to Charles Mess Jr., making the following lifestyle choices can help avoid the need for joint replacement surgery:
• K
eep your weight down. People who are heavier have a lot more joint problems and, if they need joint replacement
surgery, have a more difficult time recovering.
Participate in low-impact exercise on a regular basis, such as aerobics, weight lifting, swimming or tennis.
Quit smoking. Every field of medicine sees the unique effects of smoking. In orthopedics, smoking causes osteoporosis
and contributes to many other orthopedic problems. For example, it prevents bones from healing correctly after a fracture
or surgery.
To view an educational online seminar about hip pain and treatments with Dr. Charles Mess Jr., or find videos
about a variety of other orthopedic conditions, visit hcgh.org/orthopedics.
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Physical Therapy
The First Step for Orthopedic Problems
If you aren’t ready for surgery, your physician may recommend physical therapy to help reduce pain and increase mobility.
HCGH has a team of specially trained physical therapists who are experienced in a variety of types of rehabilitation.
Call 443-718-3000 for an appointment.
Considering Joint Replacement Surgery?
Patients today have a lot of choices – which doctor, which procedure, which piece of equipment and when it’s the right time
to have joint replacement surgery. Many surgeons who operate at HCGH also operate at other area hospitals. Most of our
patients request HCGH so that caregivers and family members can be close by to help with their recovery. If you prefer to
have your surgery performed at HCGH, ask your surgeon.
Watch a recorded program about what to expect and how to prepare for joint replacement surgery:
Comprehensive Joint Replacement Program at HCGH
The Joint Academy at HCGH began in 2008 as a coordinated, hospital-based program for patients having knee and hip
replacement surgery. In order to ensure the best outcomes possible, our care team meets with patients well in advance
of surgery to review how they can physically and emotionally prepare for the procedure. We also meet with the patients’
caregivers, who will be providing post-surgery support, and work with the physicians and therapists before, during and after
a procedure to ensure all pre-operative testing is complete and surgery can be performed as safely as possible. We have a
thorough orientation program for patients.
For a list of orthopedic specialists at HCGH, visit hcgh.org/orthopedics.
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Specialized Program Changes
the Way Elders are Cared for
in the Hospital
Caring for the ever-growing elderly population is a challenge faced
by health care systems across the country. Responding to the need
for improved hospital-based geriatric care, Howard County General
Hospital launched the Acute Care for Elders (ACE) Program in
November 2011, providing the community’s aging population with
the specialized care needed to help minimize complications from
A national effort, the ACE model is designed to help elderly patients
avoid inactivity that can lead to physical and cognitive decline
during a long-term hospital stay. Patients admitted to HCGH’s ACE
Program, must be at least 70 years of age, admitted through the
Emergency Department from home and be considered at risk for
functional decline.
Geriatrician Anirudh Sridharan, M.D. with geriatrc nurse
practitioner Francie Black, CRNP.
Anirudh Sridharan, M.D., a geriatrician who specializes in
hospital-based care and medical director of the ACE Program,
explains that the program has benefited elderly patients by giving them the attention necessary to make their hospitalizations
safer. “Howard County, like the rest of the country, is facing a shift in demographics. The fastest growing part of our population
is people over the age of 65,” says Dr. Sridharan. “Treating an elderly patient is
different than treating a younger patient; they are more likely to get confused
in the hospital and more likely to suffer side effects from medications. It is vital
that these vulnerable patients be given specialized attention that addresses these
Since the program was launched, Francie Black, CRNP, a nurse practitioner
with HCGH’s ACE Program, says the nursing staff is more keenly aware of the
need to prevent deconditioning of elders in the hospital with a focus on getting
patients up and out of bed. “Elders are mobilized as soon as day one, but definitely
by day two of their admission to the hospital,” explains Francie. “The nurses and
care technicians automatically add getting out of bed as a daily goal. There is a
greater incentive for patients to walk in the hallways, and the solariums on the unit
give our patients a destination as well as more daylight. We want our patients to
function here as they do at home.”
Coordination of care between the patient and their primary care physician,
hospital doctors, nurses, nutritionists, case managers, pharmacists and the patient’s
family is an integral component of the ACE Program. Through a multidisciplinary
approach to care, HCGH’s ACE team ensures that admitted patients remain
mobile, well-nourished and have ample opportunities to exercise their bodies
and minds.
“The ACE Program has heightened awareness of the need to collaborate with
caregivers in the hospital, with the family, and the community to safely discharge
an elder from the hospital, keep them from coming back to the hospital, and to
improve their quality of life,” adds Francie.
Francie helps a patient stay mobile during a hospital
stay, one of the goals of the ACE Program.
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With Stroke,
Quick Action can Improve Survival and Function
“None of us are prepared for a family member or
friend to have a stroke. We end up relying on the
skills and experience of a whole team of people. It
is phenomenal that HCGH has a designated stroke
center just 10 minutes from our home. We got the
best therapy from wonderful people who are a part
of our community.” - Claire Cohen, Clarksville, Md.
Sobering National Stroke Statistics from the American
Heart Association:
• S omeone has a stroke every 45 seconds in the United States.
• Only 20 to 25 percent of patients admitted to the hospital with
a stroke arrive within three hours of the onset of symptoms, the
“critical window” for treatment of certain strokes.
• Less than five percent of patients in the United States receive
thrombolytics, a critical treatment for some strokes.
(l. to r.) Susan Groman, RN, stroke program coordinator,
laughs with Claire Cohen, Jose Maldanado and Jerry Cohen
at a recent stroke support group.
The HCGH Stroke Program has demonstrated higher standards for care,
thus increasing recovery for many stroke patients. The Maryland Institute
for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS) has designated
HCGH as a primary stroke center for the State of Maryland, which means
that our treatment of stroke patients is monitored and measured.
HCGH is ready to treat stroke, any time of night or day. A special protocol is initiated the moment Howard County
Emergency Medical Services (EMS) calls the hospital with a potential stroke victim. While EMS transports the patient,
the hospital team prepares. Within minutes of arrival at the hospital, a physician assesses the patient, blood is drawn for
lab work and a CT scan of the brain is conducted.
Eric Aldrich, M.D., Ph.D., vice president of Medical Affairs and a neurologist who was instrumental in refining HCGH’s
stroke program, believes that we must treat stroke according to the latest guidelines. A patient’s family can help ensure their
loved one gets the best care. Dr. Aldrich explains, “I can’t emphasize enough the importance of calling 9-1-1 to get a head
start on treatment. First responders begin treatment in the field and gather critical information about when the symptoms
“Our physicians can then diagnose and determine whether to administer thrombolytics, also known as tPA or clot-busting
drugs. (Theses drugs are used in ischemic strokes, those caused by a blood clot, but not in hemorrhagic strokes, those caused
by a bleed.) According to the National Stroke Association, carefully selected patients who receive these drugs within three
hours from the onset of symptoms are 33 percent more likely to recover from their stroke with little or no disability after
three months.” Dr. Aldrich adds, “Our focus is getting lifesaving, brain-saving care to patients within the critical three-hour
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“I can’t emphasize enough the importance of calling 9-1-1 to get a head start
on treatment.”- Eric Aldrich, M.D., Ph.D.
Treatment at HCGH continues beyond diagnosis and acute care. According to Susan Groman, R.N. Stroke Program
coordinator, HCGH encourages stroke patients to receive individualized rehabilitation services, including physical,
occupational and speech therapy, for at least 24 months following a stroke. Stroke survivor, Jerry Cohen, began the
program in 2010 and continues to benefit from what was learned from his therapists. “The team is excellent, they really
know their business,” Jerry’s wife, Claire Cohen, says. “Best of all, physical, occupational and speech therapies are in one
location, which makes scheduling back-to-back appointments easy. Transportation can be a huge issue, so convenience is
key.” Today, Jerry is much improved. “The old myth was that after 18 months, there is little progress, but for everyone
in this stroke group the progress continues,” says Claire. “We were told my husband would never be able to walk. He is
walking. He came out of the hospital on a ventilator and a feeding tube. Now he can walk into a restaurant and enjoy
normal food with family and friends.”
A monthly stroke support group is described by many patients and caregivers as an essential part of recovery. “The group
is extremely helpful and is part of our routine,” Claire says. Group members are all ages and Claire notes that, like her, a
number of caregivers are still working. Susan says; “Everyone is welcome, patients and caregivers alike.” Claire believes a
diverse group is important. She says, “All strokes are different, they affect patients and families uniquely, but when you
gather together in a supportive setting, there is much similarity. We discuss clinical trials, legal issues, home modification,
transportation resources and how to find respite care. We share concerns and work together to find solutions.”
Education is also a part of the Stroke Program. Susan says, “We know that by teaching people the symptoms of stroke and
the importance of calling 9-1-1 we can make a difference. Most of my patients wish they had called 9-1-1 sooner.”
Susan and her husband, cardiologist George Groman, M.D., have a commitment to stroke and emergency care in
Howard County. Susan explains, “I’ve been an emergency nurse and a caregiver to aging parents and in-laws – so I
know firsthand how valuable timely emergency treatment and rehabilitation are to a patient’s recovery and quality of life.
Knowing this care exists can also give peace of mind to caregivers.”
The HCGH Stroke Program recently received the American Heart Association (AHA) “Get With the Guidelines Stroke”
Gold Quality Achievement Award.
To learn more about our stroke support groups, call 410-740-7601.
Signs of Stroke
Every minute counts, so act FAST when you see these signs:
FACE - Droopy face on one side? Ask the person to smile.
ARMS - Weak or numb arm? Ask them to raise their arms. Does one drift down?
SPEECH - Slurred speech? Ask them to repeat a simple sentence to see if they can.
TIME - If the person shows any of these symptoms, call 9-1-1 immediately.
Dr. Groman explains
symptoms and
treatment for stroke
in these videos:
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The Practice of Geriatrics
Three hundred doctors are fellowship trained in geriatrics each year in the United States,
a small number in light of the rapidly aging population. Board-certified geriatricians are
internists or family practitioners who complete at least one year of geriatric fellowship
training and pass the American Board of Medicine Geriatrics exam.
Internist and geriatrician, Kevin Carlson, M.D., doesn’t define her practice solely by
age. “I view a geriatric patient as a person with complex medical issues. As we age there
is tremendous diversity in the medical problems we face. I care for many younger adult
patients who are more complicated than many of my healthy, older patients.” Chronic
disease is a common defining issue of geriatric practice. Many patients live longer with
multiple medical problems, including hypertension, diabetes, chronic kidney disease and
The practice of geriatrics is demanding, yet rewarding. Dr. Carlson says, “I truly enjoy
the generation of people that were our parents, grandparents and great-grandparents.
They have such amazing lives and their experiences and stories of resilience inspire me.
They’ve lived during the great depression, immigrated from hardship, fought in our war
efforts, and lived life before television!”
What suggestions does a geriatrician give for aging gracefully? “Take an active role in
your own health. Inform yourself of healthy lifestyle choices and incorporate them into
your routine,” Dr. Carlson advises.
Dr. Carlson’s six tips to a healthy lifestyle:
Kevin Carlson, M.D., with a patient in her office.
Getting the Best Health
Care as You Age
John R. Burton, M.D., 12/5, 10 a.m.
Free seminar. Register at hcgh.org
1.Eat the right food in moderation (fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, legumes, wild fish, grass-fed beef, poultry, pork,
low-fat dairy and healthy fats, including olive and coconut oil)
2.Avoid or limit the wrong food (processed foods or drinks with corn syrup, fructose or sugar substitutes and partially
hydrogenated vegetable oils)
3.Get a variety of exercise (include aerobic, resistance, stretching and balance for at least 40 minutes three times a week)
4.Sleep eight hours per night on a regular schedule
5.Stay involved with family, friends and your community
6. Always learn something new to keep the brain active
Research has proven that the above recommendations are sound medical advice for healthy aging and positive outcomes. Dr. Carlson
adds, “If everyone knew these things 20 years ago and applied them to themselves, we would have a much healthier America today.”
Dr. Carlson Shares Her Own
Multigenerational HCGH Story
“It was the weekend of September 19, 2003, during Hurricane Isabel, a major storm that
caused widespread flooding and some evacuations, that I delivered my third child, Sidney,
in Labor and Delivery. On Saturday, my second child, Campbell, then two years old,
required ER evaluation and was discharged home with clearance to meet her new baby sister.
The previous Thursday, my grandmother, Helen Namkin, had been admitted for a pelvic
fracture. On the same Friday I was delivering a baby, she underwent a scheduled elective
carotid endarterectomy surgery by Dr. Edmund Tortolani. She spent the night in postop in the ICU and was well enough to visit me and the baby before being discharged on
Dr. Carlson’s son Max with his greatgrandmother.
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Therefore on one night, three generations and four members of my family were beautifully
cared for at HCGH and the huge extended family needed only to drive to one destination via flooded roads - to support a grandmother, a mother, a child and a new baby!”
Aging and Sleep:
Sleep Like a Baby Again
Johns Hopkins sleep specialist and director of the Johns Hopkins Center for
Sleep at HCGH explains common sleep problems that come with age, and
considerations for aging women.
Q&A with Dr. Charlene Gamaldo
Charlene Gamaldo, M.D.
hy is everyone concerned about sleep? In addition to not feeling your best when you don’t get
enough sleep, a lack of sleep has been shown to have a negative effect on your cardiovascular and mental
health – and even weight management. People today are chronically sleep deprived. On average, Americans get an average of
30 minutes less sleep than we did ten years ago.
How much sleep does an older person need? If you needed eight hours of sleep a night when you were 22 years
old, that is also what you need as a 70-year-old; it doesn’t change. Our brain has an internal clock that sets our biorhythms,
including natural sleep and wake times. For most adults, the times are about 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. A natural “morning lark” may
have a schedule that is shifted earlier, and a “night owl” may have a schedule that is shifted later. Our natural sleep rhythm is
like our personality; it is pretty fixed at birth although we can shift our clock times earlier as we age. Each of us is unique in
our sleep duration needs. Most adults need about 7.5 to 8 hours, but some need more and some less.
Are there differences for women? Aside from hormonal changes and “hot flashes” that can happen during menopause,
Is sleep apnea more common in older people? Sleep apnea prevalence increases with age. Other classic risk factors
women can have a slightly higher incidence of sleep disorders, like insomnia and restless legs syndrome. Another important
point is that women can present differently with certain types of sleep disorders. Women with sleep apnea are more likely to
complain of insomnia rather than more classic symptoms like snoring or daytime sleepiness seen in the male patient. Other
factors can affect diagnosis of sleep disorders in women too – for example, a widow who sleeps alone may be less aware of signs
of sleep apnea than if she had a partner who could report her sleep patterns.
include higher BMI, small chin, large neck, big tongue. Elderly sleep apneic patients are more likely to have the condition even
in the absence of these other more classic risk factors. Common symptoms are: breath pauses during sleep, snoring, daytime
sleepiness, fatigue, feeling irritable or unrefreshed upon waking in the morning.
How do we improve sleep as we age? I recommend simple strategies first like: forming a regular sleep routine, allowing
your body to “wind down” in the hours before sleep as opposed to drinking caffeine, exercising or working on the computer.
Losing weight or limiting alcohol can also improve your body’s natural ability to obtain good quality sleep.
When is it time to see a doctor about sleep problems? If the simple strategies aren’t helping and if your inability to
sleep affects work or daytime activities, relationships or mood, it is probably time to seek help. There are many reasons people
have trouble sleeping and numerous sleep disorders. We have specialists in many areas of sleep medicine who can pinpoint your
particular issue and provide interventions that can help you get back to sleeping well again.
To schedule an appointment call 1-800-WESLEEP.
To hear more from the specialists at the new sleep center at HCGH, watch these videos: hcgh.org/sleep.
Topics include: women and sleep, depression and sleep, insomnia, restless legs syndrome, circadian
rhythm disorder, sleep apnea, and new at-home technology for diagnosing sleep disorders.
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Varicose Vein Screening
Johns Hopkins vascular surgeon
Richard Feinberg, M.D., will conduct
vein screenings at his Columbia office.
11/6 and 3/5, 5–7 p.m. Free.
Mastering the Illusions of
Getting the Best Health Care
as You Age.
Gain insight into how your perceptions
influence your stress. Discover secrets
that will allow for more peace and wellbeing in your life. 12/4, 7–8:45 p.m.
John R. Burton, M.D., director of the
Johns Hopkins Geriatric Education
Center, will teach you how to navigate
today’s complex health care system,
give guidance on choosing and
communicating with doctors, and
translating insurance plans. 12/5,
10–11:30 a.m. Free.
Cardiac Rehabilitation
Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Maintenance Program
Assists cardiac patients in the recovery
phase following a heart attack,
angioplasty or cardiac surgery.
Exercise maintenance for pulmonary
rehab program graduates. Tuesday and
Friday afternoons. 443-718-3000.
$60 per month.
Cardiac Rehabilitation
Maintenance Program
Weight Loss Through
Bariatric Surgery
Exercise for cardiac rehab program
graduates. Tuesdays and Fridays, 8 a.m.
or 9:30 a.m. 443-718-3000. $60 per
Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Exercise and education to assist patients
with lung disease. 443-718-3000.
Learn about weight-loss surgery from
the Johns Hopkins Center for Bariatric
Surgery. 410-550-0409 or hopkinsbayview.org/bariatrics. 1/21 or 2/11,
5–6:30 p.m. Free.
Dietary Counseling
The Mall Milers
Walk for health program at The Mall in
Columbia. Blood pressure screenings
on the second Tuesday of the month.
410-730-3300. Free.
External Enhanced
Counterpulsation Therapy
Non-invasive alternative treatment for
patients with stage III or IV angina.
Free Blood Pressure Screening
and Monitoring
For times and locations, go to hcgh.org
or call 410-740-7601.
Discuss dietary concerns/goals with a
registered dietitian. $35/half-hour visit.
Adult/Child/Infant CPR
and AED
Learn the skills needed to clear an
airway obstruction, perform cardio
pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and how
to use an automated external defibrillator (AED). Earn a two-year American
Heart Association completion card (not
a health care provider course). 11/19,
12/5 or 16, 1/9, 5:30–9 p.m. $55.
2013-14 Diabetes Courses
Learn how to change habits and get
practical, attainable solutions for staying
Choose from group classes during
the day or evening or a one-on-one
counseling program. Most insurance
plans cover all or part of this program.
Individualized Diabetes
Learn from a certified diabetes dietitian
and nurse how to manage diabetes.
Living with Diabetes
Learn from an endocrinologist,
podiatrist, psychologist, diabetes nurse
educator and dietitian. 12/6 & 10 and
1/17 & 21, 8:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. in
The Bolduc Family Outpatient Center at
HCGH. 443-718-3000.
Living with Diabetes:
Executive Summary
A condensed version of Living with
Diabetes offered in the evening.
12/4 & 5 and 1/29 & 30, 6–9 p.m.
Smoke-Free Lungs
Education and support for those wanting
to quit or who have quit. Attend one or all
sessions. 11/14, 1/16 or 2/20,
7–9 p.m. Free.
Great American Smoke Out
Stop by for resources to help you quit
smoking. Registration not required.
Held in the HCGH Lobby. 11/21,
11 a.m.–2 p.m. Free.
Healthy Weight, Healthy You
Part 1 – Looking to Lose Weight This
Year: Our certified nutritionist and
registered dietitian will discuss physiology and health challenges that affect
your weight. 1/13, 7–8:30 p.m. Free.
Part 2 – Kitchen Wisdom: Sample food
and learn how to spice up healthy meals
with herbs and spices for a variety of
taste. 1/20, 7–8:30 p.m. Free. Register
for one or both.
Online Seminars
Heart Attack Symptoms and
Michael Silverman, M.D.
Coronary Stents for Artery
William Herzog Jr., M.D.
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Registration advised for all programs – visit hcgh.org
Happiest Baby on the Block
Essentials in Babysitting
Parents and parents-to-be will learn
techniques to quickly soothe baby.
12/4, 7–9 p.m. $50 per couple
(includes parent kits).
Learn to manage children, create a safe
environment, and apply basic emergency
techniques. 2/22, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. $50.
Prenatal Class for Early
Parents-to-be learn about pregnancy’s
early stages. 3/19, 7–9 p.m. Free.
Wellness Class
Self-Defense for Young
Teens (12–15) learn physical and
psychological strategies of self-defense.
3/8, 9–11 a.m. $35.
Home Sweet Home
410-740-7990 – TDD
Children (8–12) and their parents learn
safe, fun ways for children to stay at
home alone. 12/7, 9–11 a.m. Free.
Medicare 101: What You can
Expect From Medicare
Medicare 102: Why Medicare
Isn't Enough
Original Medicare (Part A Hospital and
Part B Medical) and Prescription Drug
Coverage (Part D) will be reviewed. Learn
what is covered, your costs, available
benefit programs and how the programs
work. Presented by the State Health
Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP),
Howard County Office on Aging. To
register, visit hcgh.org or call
410-740-7601. 12/10, 10–11:30 a.m.
Learn about Medicare Advantage/
Health Plans (Part C) and Medicare
Supplement Policies (Medigap). What
should you consider when deciding
which Medicare choices are right for
you? Understand how plans vary, your
costs and when is the best time to enroll.
Learn how to protect yourself and Medicare from health care fraud. Presented
by the State Health Insurance Assistance
Program (SHIP), Howard County Office
on Aging. To register, visit hcgh.org or
call 410-740-7601. 12/17,
10–11:30 a.m. Free.
hcgh.org – online registration
410-740 -7601 – information
410-740-7750 – physician
AARP Driver Safety
Classroom refresher for ages 50+.
3/7, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. $15/AARP
members, $20/others.
Advance registration is advised for all
programs unless otherwise noted.
Payment is due at time of registration.
A $25 cancellation fee will be applied
for cancellations made less than a week
before the class. Refunds will not be given
less than 24 hours before a class starts. For
cancellations due to low enrollment, a full
refund will be issued.
Ongoing exercise program for ages 60+.
New phone: 410-313-5940.
All classes are held at the
HCGH Wellness Center
10710 Charter Drive, Suite 100,
Columbia, MD 21044
unless otherwise noted
Fitness Fun for Seniors
Individuals age 60 and older exercise at
their own pace for fitness, flexibility and
fun. Includes stretching and low-impact
exercise: Mondays and Wednesdays,
9:30–10:30 a.m. $32/8-week sessions.
Ongoing Support Groups: For a list of support group contact information, go to hcgh.org or call 410-740 -7601.
Cancer Support Groups: For information, call 410-740-5858.
Driving Evaluations Available
Are you concerned about your driving ability or that of a loved one? As we age, medical
conditions or injuries may cause changes that affect the safety of our driving. How do
you know if you are still safe behind the wheel? HCGH offers comprehensive clinical
driving evaluations. “We often get referrals from physicians and family members
who are concerned about an individual’s driving,” explains Heather Keats-Colon,
occupational therapist. Sometimes individuals express that concern themselves.
The evaluation begins with in-clinic testing, provided by HCGH. Based on the results,
a recommendation may be made for an additional on-the-road evaluation by a certified
driving rehabilitation specialist, for which HCGH can provide a referral.
The in-clinic assessment includes:
•Vision: acuity, visual motor skills, peripheral vision, sign recognition, color
recognition/perception, visual processing speed, phoria and fusion
•Cognition: memory, attention and problem solving
•Sensory-motor function: strength, coordination, reaction time
Results of the in-clinic assessment can help identify areas of need that impact a person’s
ability to drive safely. Often, these deficits can be addressed and corrected through
occupational therapy services.
A doctor’s prescription is required for the driving assessment. For more information or
to schedule a clinical driving evaluation, please call 443-718-3000.
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Why the Community
Gives Back
Through the years, the community has generously supported the hospital
with philanthropic donations and gifts of time through our volunteer
program. In this, the hospital’s 40th anniversary, donors were asked why
they chose to give to HCGH. Below are many of their responses.
For a complete list of donor reflections, visit hcgh.org/give.
“I have been donating to Howard County General Hospital
since 1992. I believe it is important to support the community
from which you receive revenue by giving back, and the hospital
is an incredible institution that has taken care of me and my
– George Doetsch
“LifeNet is a great illustration of how the Howard Hospital
Foundation, HCGH, Howard County Department of Fire &
Rescue Services and our neighbors in Howard County can
work together to bring the latest innovations to our area. We
already have excellent health care. This just takes it up one level.
– David Powell
Vivian C. “Millie” Bailey, a well-known community leader, has
been a longtime supporter of HCGH through financial
contributions and her service on the hospital Board of Trustees.
Because she believes so strongly in the hospital’s importance to
our community’s well-being, she has included us in her estate
planning and has become a charter member of The Legacy Society
of HCGH.
“My wife moved to Howard County in 1955, and she thought
she was moving to the end of the world. As we’ve watched
our county grow and change, it has given much to us and our
extended family. Beth and I want to give back and, in my mind,
the place that impacts everyone in the county is the hospital. The
need for support will continue to grow as the county grows, so it
is important that residents, to the extent that they can, support the
hospital. – Peter Hibbard
“As a physician, I feel it is important to nurture good-quality
nurses. Howard Community College offers an impressive
nursing program. Funding a scholarship through HHF
continues to foster the relationship that our practice has had
with the Howard County nursing community. Many good
nurses have come from the program, making it a wonderful
investment in our community.
– Nicholas Koutrelakos, M.D.
Members of Team CONQUER Cancer who participated in
the TriColumbia Iron Girl Triathlon.
“In requesting that donations in my daughter’s memory be
made to the Howard Hospital Foundation, we felt we were both
honoring her aspirations for nursing and benefiting the people of
Howard County. – Mark and Sharon Mayr
“Supporting a cause that directly impacts the local
community is important to us and that is precisely what
the Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource Center is all about.
It is there to lend a guiding hand and a warm heart to our
neighbors when they need it most. Helping the center expand
and extend their service to the community has been extremely
– Howard County Tourism & Promotion “Blossoms of Hope”
“Team CONQUER Cancer provides the inspiration and support
I need to better myself and help others. I welcome the opportunity
to give back to the Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource Center, and
the HCGH community that has been there for me from the birth
of my three children, through my experience with breast cancer.
– Diana Toronto
“From my perspective, the hospital is on a trajectory that
started 15 plus years ago from a care delivery standpoint to be
one of the top community hospitals in the country. With the
philanthropic support of our community, it will be a model
hospital for communities around the country.
– Larry Butera
“We decided to make a donation to the hospital because the
hospital serves everyone in the community. We have made
donations to other organizations that help feed the homeless
or help fight cancer but thought donating a large sum to the
hospital would reach more people. – Sean and Jena Peay
“Living in Howard County for more than a decade, we have seen
firsthand the quality of care this hospital provides and the strides
it makes to continue to improve its facility. We are excited not only
to honor our parents (with this donation) but also to contribute to
the ongoing success the hospital has exemplified.
– Mukesh Majmudar
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“I am happy to support the hospital every year through my
annual gift. Any organization that provides a vital community
service, such as HCGH does, needs to be supported by
community donations. Because the hospital serves us so well, we
must return the favor. – Charlie Miller
“I want everyone at HCGH to know that each moment we
volunteer and every dollar we donate is a direct ‘thank you’
to those who work at this wonderful hospital. I am grateful
for your talents, kindness, and help to us in our moments of
– Jackie Benner
“I have lived in Howard County for more than 35 years,
and HCGH is my hospital and the community’s hospital. It is
important to me that it provides the very best medical care to the
people who live here, including my children and grandchildren.
My company, Harkins Builders, is also based here in Howard
County, and many of our employees are county residents.
Supporting the hospital personally and through Harkins allows
me to give back and to benefit so many others who are important
to me.
– Dick Lombardo
40th Anniversary Gala co-chairs J.P. and Evelyn Bolduc (left) and Cathy
and Harry “Chip” Lundy.
“The hospital serves a broader range of citizens than any other
organization in Howard County. Three generations of my family
have been served by the hospital. At some point in time, the
hospital will touch nearly every single person in Howard County.
It is important to have a facility of the caliber of HCGH in our
– Harry “Chip” and Cathy Lundy
End-of-year Giving
Your gift, large or small, has a positive impact on the well-being of our community, strengthening the ability of the hospital to provide
patients with high-quality health care today — and tomorrow. Whether you provide a cash donation, give through our Grateful
Patient program, donate stocks, establish a deferred gift, or choose from other options available to you through the Howard Hospital
Foundation, you will have the satisfaction of knowing that your philanthropy makes a measurable difference in the lives of those served
by Howard County General Hospital each year.
To make your end-of-year gift, visit hcgh.org/give.
..... serving you ......
These HCGH physicians have recently relocated
or established new offices in Howard County.
Priti Bijpuria, M.D.
Maryland Digestive Disease Center
4801 Dorsey Hall Drive #120
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Sherry Narang, M.D.
Patapsco Eye MDs, LLC
6350 Stevens Forest Road #101
Columbia, MD 21046
443-283-8800 Jeff van den Broek, M.D.
Digestive Disease Associates
10710 Charter Drive, Suite 110
Columbia, MD 21044
Cassandra L. Baughman, M.D.
Columbia Medical Practice
5450 Knoll North Drive #300
Columbia, MD 21045
Patrick J. Maloney, M.D.
Orthopaedic Associates of
Central Maryland
10710 Charter Drive #300
Columbia, MD 21044
Moe Zan, M.D.
Arthritis Care Specialists of Maryland
4801 Dorsey Hall Drive #226
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Welcome to …
Troy Pittman, M.D.
10710 Charter Drive #420
Columbia, MD 21044
Mark V. Mishra, M.D.
Central Maryland Radiation
Oncology Center
10710 Charter Drive #G030
Columbia, MD 21044
HCGH welcomes Arjun
Chanmugam, M.D., the new interim
director of the Emergency Department.
Dr. Chanmugam is an Associate
Professor at The Johns Hopkins
University and the Department of
Emergency Medicine at The Johns
Hopkins Hospital. He received his
Medical Degree at the University of
Maryland School of Medicine and
completed his internship and residency
at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.
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Thank You To Our Donors
The Howard Hospital Foundation recognizes the generous support of individuals, organizations, and corporations who have given
to the hospital between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2012. Howard County General Hospital is grateful for each and
every contribution; however, due to space restrictions, only the names of those who have given $1,000 or more are published
here. Donor lists are checked carefully each year; in the unfortunate event of an error, please notify us at 410-740-7840.
$250,000 - $499,999
The Horizon Foundation of Howard County, Inc.*
Creig and Carla Northrop and the Creig Northrop Team*
$100,000 - $249,999
Apple Ford Lincoln*
Evelyn and J.P. Bolduc*
Moira Mattingly and Jeff Leco*
The Lundy Family*
The Rouse Company Foundation*
$50,000 - $99,999
Mary Gould and
Kingdon Gould Jr.*
Howard County General Hospital Volunteer Auxiliary*
Elizabeth and Peter Hibbard*
W.R. Grace Foundation, Inc.*
$25,000 - $49,999
Biegel & Waller, LLC*
Blossoms of Hope/The Howard County Cherry Tree Project
Jean and Lawrence Butera*
Dawn L. Cooke
DSM Nutritional Products, LLC (formerly Martek Biosciences Corporation)*
Beth and Glenn Falcao*
Howard County Anesthesia Associates, P.A.*
Varsha and Mukesh Majmudar*
Eugene "Pebble" Willis, M.D.*
Julie and James Young*
$15,000 - $24,999
Dynamed Solutions, LLC*
Norma and Tom Hoff*
Kolker-Saxon-Hallock Family Foundation*
M&T Bank*
Judy and Bill Munn and the Munn Family Foundation*
Grace Payne and
John Payne, M.D.*
Eileen and David Powell*
Shade Construction
Company, Inc.*
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Melissa A. Leffler*
$10,000 - $14,999
Mary and E. Randolph Marriner*
Maryland Digestive Disease Vivian C. “Millie” Bailey*
Center*, division of Capital Central Maryland Urology Digestive Care
Associates, P.A.*
Jeffrey Bernstein, M.D.
First Source Electronics, LLC/
Jennifer and Kevin Richard M. Chasen, M.D.
Jeffrey S. Garbis, M.D.
Sean M. Karp, M.D.
Kelly and Gary Garofalo*
Theodore H. Kim, M.D.
Greenberg Gibbons Commercial Marvin E. Lawrence II, M.D.
Christopher E. Shih, M.D.
Jean and Christopher Hubbard*
Maryland Oncology
Hematology, P.A.*
$2,500 - $4,999
Audrey Benford*
Berman, Goldman &
Ribakow, LLP*
Capital Women's Care of Howard County*/
Marvin P. Davis, M.D.,
Christine P. Richards, M.D.
Mohammed R. Gheba, M.D.*
Suzanne and Paul Gleichauf*
Harper’s Choice Swim Team
Lisa Higgins-Hussman
KBE Building Corporation
Kupcakes & Company LLC
Why I give…
“Our parents have set the example and have taught us that we
have a responsibility to the community. We wholeheartedly
believe in giving back,” says Mary Glagola.
Leslie and Alan Rifkin/Rifkin, Livingston, Levitan & Silver, LLC*
$5,000 - $9,999
Dori and Paul Capodanno*
Cattail Creek Country Club
The Columbia Bank*
Columbia Medical Practice*
Crossroads Medical
Associates, LLC*
Warren M. Ross, M.D.
Alan G. Stahl, M.D.
Cheryl Leonardi, M.D.
Steven H. Eversley, M.D.
Parry A. Moore, M.D.
Mim and Steve Dubin
Fred Frederick Family Foundation/
Betty Anne and Fred Frederick
The Tom & Dotty Grimes
Charitable Fund at the
Vanguard Charitable
Endowment Program
Marlene and Glenn Haslam*
Howard County General Hospital Professional Staff*
IP Datasystems, Inc.*
Sung Kil Lee, Sang Ja Lee, Christine Eunsook Lee,
Sung Tae Kim*
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Microsoft Matching Gifts Program*
Migsie and Gar Richlin*
Anne and Peter Rogers
Samantha and Steven Sachs*
Sandy Spring Bank*
Speizman Horowitz Family Fund at the Community Foundation
of Howard County*
Richard and Lois Talkin Fund at the Community Foundation of Howard County*
Maryland Endocrine, P.A.*
Sue Song, Ph.D, APRN-PMH*
$1,500 - $2,499
Davis, Agnor, Rapaport &
Skalny, LLC*
Susan and Robert E.
Fischell, Sc.D.*
Lily and Nicholas Gold
Howard Bank/The Scully Family*
Why I give…
“Giving to the hospital was an emotional
decision for us,” says Dr. Sanford A. Berman
and Dr. Kay A. Ota-Berman. “We gave
because we have good relationships with
our doctors and like the environment the
hospital has created. There is no other place
that we felt we would like to give.”
Waverly Woods Development Corporation**
Wilmot Sanz Architects *
Patricia Lancelotta and Charles J. Lancelotta, M.D.*
Priscilla Trubin and Richard Lewis
Lincoln College of Technology
Georgia Lovette
Charles H. Miller
Orthopaedic Associates of
Central Maryland, P.A.*
Susan Swiztek and Stanley Podlasek, M.D.*
Rotary Club of Columbia Patuxent*
Barbara and Lawrence Rowe
Beverly White-Seals, Esq.
and Jerry Seals, M.D.*
Michelle Zalucki and James Zalucki, M.D.*
$1,000 - $1,499
Adaptive Living, Inc.
Allen & Shariff Corporation*
Martin Bloom
Peter Boycan
Suzanne and John Brinkley*
Judy and Terry Brown*
Louise Bussing
Carney, Kelehan, Bresler,
Bennett & Scherr, LLP**
Centennial High School
Chapelwood Enterprises, LLC
Catherine and Edward Cochran
Erin and Christopher Connors*
Mariebel Davis and
Marvin Davis, M.D.*
Nuala and Stephen Duffy
Peggy Ecker and
Charles Ecker, Ph.D.
Vivian and Stuart Goldman
Sandra Harriman
Suzie Jamaris and Joseph K. Jamaris, M.D.*
Ellen and Padraic Kennedy
Maury Levin
Beverly and James Mann
Joanna and August Mattheiss
Ann Baldwin Mech, J.D., R.N.
New York Life Foundation
Offit Kurman, P.A.*
Donna and Lowell Pidel*
Kathryn and Richard Radmer
Pramud Rawat
Rotary Club of Clarksville
TLV Tree Farm
Diane Tortolani and Edmund Tortolani, M.D.*
Twist and Turn Tavern, LLC
Emmy Lou Volenick
Davis S. Williams/Merkle
Group, Inc.
Includes Campus Development
Plan pledge, gift, or payment on
prior year pledge.
**Includes Master Facility Plan
pledge payment.
A Vision of
For Robert Fischell, Sc.D., the
reasoning behind his recent onemillion-dollar donation to Howard
County General Hospital is simple.
“I appreciated the care that my late
wife and my current wife have received
at the hospital throughout the years,”
he says. “So why not give back?” This
philosophy of giving and caring for
others is deeply ingrained in
Dr. Fischell.
A long-time resident of Howard County and a prolific inventor, Dr. Fischell
raised his family in the county and spent nearly three decades as a physicist
at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab. Now he spends his days inventing
medical devices at the home he designed in Dayton, Md.
“My religion is ‘humanitarianism,’” he says. “I have
devoted my life to doing everything that I can to help
other people. To me that is meaningful religion.”
“When I recognize a problem needing to be solved, I often see pictures
in my mind of the invention that will solve it. All I do is draw what I see.
Mozart did the same thing; he heard the music and then wrote it down. Not
everybody hears the music. Not everybody who sees a problem envisions the
answer. There is no explaining it, but I feel very fortunate that I sometimes
can see an invention that others have not yet seen.”
Many of Dr. Fischell’s medical devices such as coronary stents and the
implantable heart defibrillator have been used at hospitals around the world.
Today, he and his wife Susan leave their mark at our community hospital,
HCGH, through their philanthropy, which will be recognized with the
naming of The Susan and Robert Fischell Cardiac Monitoring Unit.
“We are truly thankful to the Fischells for their generous gift. Their vision
of seeing and addressing a need aligns so well with the hospital,” says
Sandy Harriman, vice president of Development for the Howard Hospital
Foundation. “We are so grateful that the Fischell’s donation enabled us to
reach our $30 million goal and complete our Campus Development Plan
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Campus Development Plan Capital Campaign Gifts
Through the generosity of local individuals, organizations and corporations, Howard Hospital Foundation has raised $20 million
that enabled the completion of a 233,656-square-foot expansion and renovation project known as the Campus Development
Plan (CDP). The following is a list of those who supported the CDP, a landmark effort and the most ambitious capital project
in the hospital’s history. HCGH is grateful for every contribution made to the CDP; however, due to space limitations, only the
names of those who gave $2,500 or more have been published here.
Howard County Government
The Horizon Foundation of Howard County, Inc.
The Rouse Company Foundation
Dr. Sanford A. Berman and
Dr. Kay A. Ota-Berman
Evelyn and J.P. Bolduc
Susan and Robert E.
Fischell, Sc.D.†
The Lundy Family
Chanceland Farm
W.R. Grace Foundation, Inc.
The Dancel Family Foundation
Mary Gould and
Kingdon Gould Jr.
Howard County General Hospital "Pitch In To Win" Employee Campaign
Howard County General Hospital Volunteer Auxiliary
Johns Hopkins Emergency Medical Services
Varsha and Mukesh Majmudar
Creig and Carla Northrop and the Creig Northrop Team†
The "Painted Veil" Movie Premiere
U.S. Foodservice
Apple Ford Lincoln†
HCGH Benefit Golf Classic 2007
HCGH Benefit Golf Classic 2008
Norma and Tom Hoff
Howard County Anesthesia Associates, P.A.
Howard County General Hospital Professional Staff
Howard County General Hospital 40th Anniversary Gala
Cynthia and E. Wayne Jackson
JJAM Enterprises, Inc.
Moira Mattingly and Jeff Leco†
Mary Agnes Lewis and
Fred T. Lewis, D.V.M.
M&T Bank
Dorothy E. and W. Brian McGowan
Charles H. Miller
Judy and Bill Munn and the Munn Family Foundation
Grace Payne and
John C. Payne, M.D.
Eileen and David Powell
Sodexo, Inc.
Whiting-Turner Contracting Co.
Vivian C. "Millie" Bailey
Vic and Tina Broccolino & Family
Patty and Tom Buescher
Cardiovascular Specialists
of Central Maryland
Digestive Disease Associates, P.A.
DSM Nutritional Products, LLC (formerly Martek Biosciences
Harkins Builders, Inc.
Elizabeth and Peter Hibbard†
Kolker-Saxon-Hallock Family Foundation
Why I give…
“I could be a patient at HCGH tomorrow;
my friends and family could be patients. By
giving to this campaign, I can help ensure
that we all receive the best care possible,”
says Dr. Michael Silverman.
Maryland Surgeons, P.A.
PNC Bank
Thomas H. Price III, P.A.
Leslie and Alan Rifkin/Rifkin, Livingston, Levitan & Silver, LLC
Shade Construction Company, Inc.
Julie and James Young†
Lynn and David Abramson
ALLCARE of Maryland, LLC/
Margaret Kim and
Victor Kim, M.D.
Attman Family of Acme Paper & Supply Company, Inc.
Biegel & Waller, LLC†
Lucille and Jay Blackman
Jean and Lawrence Butera†
Dori and Paul Capodanno
Central Maryland Urology Associates, P.A.†
The Columbia Bank
Columbia Medical Practice
Crossroads Medical
Associates, LLC
Warren M. Ross, M.D.
Alan G. Stahl, M.D.
Cheryl Leonardi, M.D.
Steven H. Eversley, M.D.
Parry A. Moore, M.D.
Mim and Steve Dubin
Dynamed Solutions, LLC
Beth and Glenn Falcao†
Fred Frederick Family Foundation
Suzanne and Paul Gleichauf
Greenberg Gibbons Commercial Corporation
Hamel Builders, Inc.
Marlene and Glenn Haslam
H. Elizabeth Horowitz
Howard Bank/The Scully Family
Sandra Isbister, M.D. and
John B. Isbister, Esq.
Bach-Tuyet Jeffrey, D.D.S. and Robert Jeffrey
Johns Hopkins Medical Laboratories
Johns Hopkins Pathology
Leach Wallace Associates, Inc.
Sung Kil Lee, Sang Ja Lee, Christine Eunsook Lee,
Sung Tae Kim
Melissa A. Leffler
Richard M. Lombardo
Mary and E. Randolph Marriner
Maryland Digestive Disease
Center, division of Capital
Digestive Care
Jeffrey Bernstein, M.D.
Richard M. Chasen, M.D.
Jeffrey S. Garbis, M.D.
Sean M. Karp, M.D.
Theodore H. Kim, M.D.
Marvin E. Lawrence II, M.D.
Christopher E. Shih, M.D.
Maryland Oncology
Hematology, P.A.
Margaret and Paul Norris
Jena and Sean Peay
Donna and Lowell Pidel
Migsie and Gar Richlin
Rotary Club of Clarksville
Samantha and Steven Sachs
Speizman Horowitz Family Fund at the Columbia Foundation
Richard and Lois Talkin Fund at the Columbia Foundation
Trails, Inc.
Eugene "Pebble" Willis, M.D.*
Wilmot Sanz Architects
Anonymous (2)
American Radiology Services, Inc.
Mary and L. Earl Armiger
Anne and George Barker
Audrey Benford
Berman, Goldman & Ribakow, LLP
BP Solar
Dorothy and John Brillantes
Judy and Terry Brown
Capital Women's Care of Howard County/
Drs. Marvin P. Davis, Christina
R. Richards, Daniella Meshkat
Dawn Cooke
J.P. Blase Cooke Family Fund at
the Associated Catholic Charities
First Source Electronics, LLC/
Jennifer and Kevin Popielarczyk†
Betty Anne and Fred Frederick
Kelly and Gary Garofalo†
Fern and J. Edward Hamel
Jean and Christopher Hubbard†
Koren Family Foundation Fund at the Columbia Foundation
Patricia Lancelotta and Charles J. Lancelotta, M.D.
Maryland Endocrine, P.A.
Maryland Primary Care Physicians, LLC
Drs. Flowers, Levine, Prada,
Diener, Jackson, Conger,
Poblete, Price
Maryland Spine & Sports Medicine/
Clark Brill, M.D., John
Collins, D.O., Aaron Twigg, M.D.
Ann Baldwin Mech, J.D., R.N.
Microsoft Matching Gifts Program
Orthopaedic Associates of Central Maryland, P.A.
Elizabeth and Ronald Peterson
Louis Rehak
Anne and Peter Rogers
Sandy Spring Bank
Beverly White-Seals, Esq. and Jerry Seals, M.D.
Dr. and Mrs. Michael E. Silverman
Dawn and Bradley Smith
Emmy Lou and William* Volenick
Dianna and Wayne Wilhelm/
Wilhelm Commercial
Builders, Inc.
Bev and Lee* Wilhide
Diana and Glenn Wilson
Shirley Yang, M.D.
Michelle Zalucki and James Zalucki, M.D.
Why I give…
“I have medically fragile children who were born at HCGH. It
is only natural that I philanthropically support my community
hospital,” says Mark Biegel.
Allen & Shariff Corporation
Anonymous Member of the HCGH Medical Executive Committee
Dianne Braun
Suzanne and John Brinkley
Broken N. Stable
Mariebel Davis and
Marvin Davis, M.D.
Davis, Agnor, Rapaport &
Skalny, LLC
Mona and Marten Duncan
EMS Management, LLC
The Endeavor Agency, LLC
Mary Lynn and Fred Festa
General Growth Properties
Mohammed R. Gheba, M.D.
Sharon P. Hadsell
Merrillyn and Lawrence Hill
Holland Construction Corporation
Peter and Beth Horowitz Fund at the Columbia Foundation
IP Datasystems, Inc.†
Joseph K. Jamaris, M.D.
Offit Kurman, P.A.
A Lesson in Giving Back
Learned Through Adversity
As our parents enter their golden years, the role of caregiver often
reverses. One gift adult children can give to aging parents is access to
high-quality health care. That’s exactly what Bob and Tracy Lucido
found when they turned to HCGH to care for Tracy’s mother.
“When my mother was ill, I relied on people I know and trust
including Vic and Tina Broccolino and Dr. Nick Grosso,” recalls
Tracy, business manager of The Bob Lucido Team. “HCGH
provided resources to my family and me to make necessary decisions
and help us through a difficult time. My mother was a very special
person, full of grace and strength; the HCGH staff loved her, and
she was very grateful for the care and friendships she made there.”
Through this trying time for the Lucido family came the inspiration
to give back. The Lucido family donated $50,000 to support
Howard Hospital Foundation’s annual Symphony of Lights
festivities. “My family and our team decided to give back in a
way that will hopefully bring joy to families during the holidays,”
explains Tracy, who mentioned the Lucido Team Night will be held
on December 10, during the 2013 Symphony of Lights festivities.
Susan Swiztek and Stanley Podlasek, M.D.
Mary Aichelman-Reidy and
J. Miles Reidy
Samuel Rose
Rotary Club of Columbia-
Karen and Robert Rynarzewski
May Ruth Seidel and Henry Seidel, M.D.*
Rita and Maurice Simpkins
Nancy and Michael Smith
Sue Song, Ph.D., APRN-PMH
Holly Stone and
George Stone, M.D.
Diane Tortolani and Edmund Tortolani, M.D.
Mary Ann and W. Gill Wylie
Diane Alexander
Axios, Inc.
Ballet Royäle Institute of Maryland
Lynda Ann Bell
Shawn Brast
Jody and Glen Davis
Rick Edwards
Enterprise Community Investment, Inc.
Everett Designers of Fine Jewelry
Kelly Fadrowski
Kerry Owens, M.D., and Tom Grace, M.D.
Deborah Harris
Kathy Ann Harris
Janet Hines
Hector Howard
Angela Jenkins
Patricia and Donald Kirk
Frederick and Frances Kunkle Charitable Fund
Patricia McAllister
Rev. Stephen Mann
Sreedevi Murthy
The Nyanjom Family
River Hill Design Show
A. Carl Segal, M.D.
Peggy Yaskovich
* deceased
denotes new pledge/gift to the Campus Development Plan
Tracy’s husband Bob, president of The Bob Lucido Team, a
residential real estate agency, echoes her sentiment saying, “I believe
we shouldn’t just be takers, but also givers. Having lived in the
county for more than 50 years, my family has received outstanding
care at HCGH. I feel obligated to recognize the hospital with
philanthropic support, not just a ‘thank you.’”
For the Lucidos, that outstanding care also spurred their company to
establish the Silver Group. “Experiencing firsthand
the challenging situation others go through
caring for an elderly parent led us to
form an initiative designed to assist
people 55 years or older navigate
the process of scaling down
or making life’s transitions to
smaller environments—whether
it be assisted living or a 55+
community,” states Bob.
Whether supporting
HCGH or the community
at large, the Lucidos
embrace the opportunity
to help.
Tracy and Bob Lucido
Non-Profit Org.
U.S. Postage
Timonium, MD
Permit No. 90
5755 Cedar Lane
Columbia, MD 21044
Join us rain or shine for the
Drive Through the Light Displays
Open 7 days a week from 6 p.m.–10 p.m.;
closed December 31.
$5 off drive-through coupon available on our website!
Dazzle Dash
A festive 1.4-mile run/walk through the lights. Enjoy activities for
children of all ages, food, music and giveaways!
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23: Runners only!
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24: Walkers only!
Military Appreciation Nights
of Events:
Bring your valid military ID and receive $10 off the cost
of the drive-through admission.
Blinkin’ Binkies
A family “stroll” through the lights… strollers and wagons welcome!
Tail Lights
A dog-friendly walk through the dazzling light displays!
Beating the Odds: Autumn Extravaganza at Fretz
Annual Signature Event celebrating the 15th Anniversary of the Claudia Mayer
Cancer Resource Center at HCGH
Friday, November 8/ 6–9 p.m.
Fretz Kitchen Showroom, Columbia
$75 per person
Join the committee and chairs: Tina Broccolino, Paulina Nemec, Carla Northrop
and Mary Jayne Register for an evening of games of chance, food by Carrabba’s
Italian Grill, fine wines by Gus Kalaris/Constantine Wines, silent and live auctions,
raffles, entertainment by DJ Doug and more! This event benefits CMCRC at HCGH.
To sponsor this event, purchase tickets or donate an auction item, visit
hcgh.org/Fretz or contact [email protected] or 410-740-7570.
“Your Health and Our Changing Climate” Forum
Saturday, November 9/8:30 a.m.–noon
Howard Community College
(Health Science Center main auditorium, Room HSB 150)
Sponsored by Transition Howard County, HoCo ClimateChange and Howard
Community College, this forum will discuss how climate change not only makes
weather erratic and more calamitous, but also can be hazardous to the health of
infants, children, the elderly and other vulnerable populations and the general
public. Speakers include Drs. Cindy Parker and Steve Shapiro from Johns Hopkins
University, authors of “Climate Chaos: Your Health at Risk—What You Can Do to
Protect Yourself and Your Family” and representatives from government and local
organizations. To register visit http://www.transitionhoco.org/committees/health.
Midnight at 7
A magical family New Year’s Eve celebration with fireworks at
7 p.m. Walk through the lights and enjoy entertainment and
other exciting activities.
Group Walk Throughs
Perfect for youth groups, scout groups, school groups and more!
Reservations required.
To learn more, visit hcgh.org/symphonyoflights
or call 410-740-7666.
Proceeds from Symphony of Lights benefit
Howard County General Hospital, a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine
A Woman's Journey
Saturday, November 16
Hilton Baltimore Hotel
The Johns Hopkins Medicine annual one-day women's health conference, which
features keynote speaker Katie Couric this year, provides new and compelling
information about important issues affecting women's health. For information, call
410-955-8660, email [email protected] or visit hopkinsmedicine.org/
Online Seminars
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