Monday, December 3, 2012
After three years of fundraising and searching for a new facility, Access Carroll has officially moved into its new home in the Distillery Building.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Kym Byrnes
Monday, December 3, 2012
Dozens of volunteers worked tirelessly last week to move Access Carroll into its new home in the Distillery Building at 10 Distillery Ave. in Westminster. Much of the move took place Thursday and Executive Director Tammy Black said the first patients would be seen in the new facility Friday. Watch an interview with Tammy Black in the attached video and see what the new space looks like. Access Carroll, Inc., is a nonprofit organization offering free health care to uninsured and underinsured, low-income residents of Carroll County who meet certain eligibility requirements. Primary medical care is provided by volunteer physicians, nurses and other experienced medical professionals. According to the its website, by removing traditional …
Friday, October 5, 2012
Carroll Hospital Center is preparing to undergo significant expansion in the coming years, find out what the man running it all has to say.
John Sernulka has been with Carroll Hospital Center since 1989 and in that time the facility has seen much growth. Sernulka said that Carroll Hospital Center is not only unique in its geographic positioning, but it's also a pioneer, leading the state in some areas. Carroll Hospital Center is embarking on several new initiatives, including a state-of-the-art cancer center and wellness center, a stroke center, robotic surgery and increased cardiac services. Sernulka said that the cancer center and wellness center are the cornerstones for the other initiatives and the project should be completed around the fall of 2014. "We estimate a 20 percent increase in cancer cases over the next 10 years," Sernulka told Patch. "It [cancer] will continue…
Sunday, July 8, 2012
Patch rounds up the top news of the week in Carroll County.
Teenager Injured After Igniting Illegal Fireworks A 14-year-old was taken to Johns Hopkins with non-life threatening injuries after igniting illegal fireworks. Report: Junction Did Not Comply with Grant Requirements The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene released a report stating why Carroll County-based nonprofit Junction, Inc. closed last summer. Eldersburg/Sykesville Area Still Suffering from Power Outages after Storm Overall Carroll County fared better than surrounding counties after a line of thunderstorms that hit the state Friday, June 30. But within Carroll County some residents, especially in the Eldersburg/Sykesville area, were without power for almost a week. Carroll County Cooling Centers Open Thursday through …
Monday, June 25, 2012
The country's highest court is set to rule Thursday on the Affordable Care Act.
It’s an epic decision that could change the way health care is approached in the United States. The Supreme Court is scheduled to decide Thursday, according to Huffington Post, on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, signed into law March 23, 2010. Dr. Peter Beilenson, the Howard County Health Officer, is among those who will be paying attention to the Supreme Court decision. He has said the Healthy Howard Health Plan, Howard County’s program to get benefits to uninsured residents, could be used as a model for other counties nationwide, should the federal law be struck down. The Supreme Court’s decision will include a ruling on the constitutionality of the law's “individual mandate” requiring all U.S. citizens to buy health …