Monday, July 30, 2012
See how readers reacted to news that the Carroll Hospital Center might do away with formula samples in gift bags for new moms.
Last week, we reported that the Carroll Hospital Center in Westminster was mulling doing away with infant formula samples in free gift bags for new mothers being discharged. The hospital’s discussion spurred debate among our readers, ranging from women imploring the hospital to make breast pumps more available, to others who said “breastfeeding is being shoved done women’s throats.” Tell us in comments: Should hospitals include formula samples in gift bags for new mothers, or does that practice discourage breastfeeding? Alissa Schaub-Rimel: I breastfed and formula fed and see the benefits of breastfeeding. Having said that, I'm real tired of breastfeeding being shoved down women's throats. Anyone who doesn't want the formula can decline it…
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Tell us in comments: Should hospitals give new mothers infant formula samples?
The Carroll Hospital Center in Westminster is in the “preliminary stages” of examining whether to stop giving gift bags containing infant formula samples to new mothers upon discharge from the hospital. In an interview this month, Linda Grogan, executive director of Women’s and Children’s Services at the hospital, said the hospital will probably develop a gift bag of its own with “something in the bag other than formula—maybe nursing pads and books about breastfeeding.” Do you think hospitals should give gift bags with infant formula samples to new mothers? Tell us in comments. The hospital in Westminster is mulling a change to its practice following other hospitals in the state that are in the process of eliminating the formula gift bags …
Thursday, June 28, 2012
"For the first time, I feel that we’re really going to make progress in redesigning the healthcare system in America". -- John Sernulka, Carroll Hospital Center President and CEO.
Carroll County health leaders say that Thursday morning's Supreme Court decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act is a step in the right direction toward fixing the broken healthcare system in America. "As a health care leader I obviously support every American having access to health care insurance," said Carroll Hospital Center President and CEO John Sernulka. "The way I view it, the original law and now reaffirmation by the Supreme Court is a major catalyst towards recognizing that the health care system in America is too costly and is too fragmented and is not working." Sernulka said that the law could bring an additional 30 million Americans into the health care fold. Want to get local headlines in your inbox? Subscribe to the …
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
The Carroll Hospital Center was one of five hospitals that received the 2011 Trailblazer Award at the Environmental Excellence in Health Care conference at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore.
Thursday, September 29, 2011
The 12th annual Pink Fling brings survivors and awareness to Piney Branch Park.
Carroll Hospital Center will host the 12th annual Pink Fling Sunday, bringing survivors, families and supporters together to raise money for the hospital’s Breast Center. “It’s a fun and inspirational day in addition to being a fundraiser,” said Eileen Overfelt, manager of the Women’s Place at Carroll Hospital Center. “Its goal is to spread the word but doing it in a fun and inspirational way.” The event brings about 200 people together each year and is an opportunity to honor loved ones who lost their battle with breast cancer, support breast cancer survivors, promote breast cancer awareness and raise money to support the Women’s Initiative Supporting Health (WISH) programs at Carroll Hospital Center. WISH provides financial and volunteer…