May 7, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

MedStar Montgomery Nurses Get Puppy Love

National Nurses Week runs from May 6 through May 12 and MedStar Montgomery Medical Center kicked off the occasion with a special visit from several 7-week-old golden retriever puppies. The puppies were brought by the Warrior Canine Connection in Boyds. The organization raises puppies to assist veterans as trained service dogs. Many of the nurses […]

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June 5, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Olney Medical Workers Pay Homage with ‘White Coats for Black Lives’ Demonstration

Dozens of Medstar Montgomery medical workers in Olney participated in a “White Coats for Black Lives” demonstration Friday afternoon. For 8 minutes and 46 seconds, the medical community took a knee in silence to honor George Floyd, who was killed by a police officer in Minneapolis in that time duration. White Coats For Black Lives demonstrations […]

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April 27, 2020 | Grace Mottley

Albornoz Shares Video Celebrating Healthcare Worker

On Saturday, Councilmember Gabe Albornoz filmed a touching tribute for his neighbor, Moira McCarthy, a nurse who works at Surburban Hospital. On her way to work, neighbors lined the street to cheer her on, waving and holding signs with encouraging messages. Albornoz posted the video to both Twitter and Facebook, where it got thousands of […]

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February 10, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Remembering Child Safety Advocate Emilie Crown, Memorial Service Planned for Saturday in Damascus

Local officials are mourning the loss of Emilie Crown, the program manager of Montgomery County’s nationally acclaimed car seat program, who died suddenly on Monday. In an online blog post headlined, “Loss of a Champion,” Fire Chief Scott Goldstein announced Crown’s sudden passing. According to the chief, Crown was a tireless advocate for child safety. She […]

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October 14, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Bethesda Resident Entertained the Troops in Vietnam as a Donut Dollie (VIDEO)

Bethesda resident Karel Robertson was a nurse at the Cornell Medical Center in 1970 when she heard a radio report about a bombing in Cambodia. She had known a number of young men who had been drafted and she wanted to do something to help them in Vietnam but not as a nurse. She found […]

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September 9, 2015 | Staff Writer

Ingleside at King Farm Launches Certified Nursing Assistant Program (PHOTOS)

Sixteen students from Gaithersburg High School have been selected to participate in a career-launching training program that will provide them with the skills to become certified nursing assistants. The program is sponsored by Ingleside at King Farm, a senior living community in Rockville, and a local foundation created by Dr. William Leahy, a physician who […]

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May 25, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Near Drowning Reported at Community Pool in Rockville

UPDATED A seven-year-old boy was transported to the hospital on Memorial Day after nearly drowning at a community pool in the 1600 block of Yale Place in Rockville, according to a county fire official. Fire and Rescue Services Spokesperson Pete Piringer reported on his Twitter account that a bystander initiated CPR on the boy. Piringer […]

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October 17, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Texas Nurse Diagnosed with Ebola Virus Arrives at NIH (VIDEOS)

UPDATED The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center has admitted the first nurse who contracted the Ebola virus at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital while providing patient care to the index patient who died of Ebola. Nurse Nina Pham has been admitted to the Special Clinical Studies Unit of the NIH Clinical Center at the […]

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June 21, 2014 | Staff Writer

photo of Lucy Luseni

Council Honors Lucy Luseni for Aiding Stabbing Victim (Photo)

The Montgomery County Council recently honored nurse Lucy Luseni for saving the life of a man who had been assaulted. Lucy Luseni, an off-duty nurse who stopped her car on Georgia Avenue recently to assist an injured man who was lying near the road, is applauded for her efforts that resulted in saving the life […]

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