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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | April 8, 2013
Berkeley County's junior state senator is on the mend after he underwent surgery Monday morning at a Charleston, W.Va., hospital to address a recurring bout with erratic blood pressure. “I'm just grateful to be eating again,” Sen. Craig Blair, R-Berkeley, said in a telephone interview from his room at Charleston Area Medical Center Monday afternoon. Blair said the surgery involved the placement of a stint to address an 80 percent renal artery blockage in his kidneys. “It was quite a challenge just to find (the blockage)
NEWS
February 26, 1998
When Washington County District Judge Ralph France entered Washington (D.C.) Hospital Center Feb. 19 for medical tests, he expected to return home that day. Instead, the 56-year-old jurist underwent heart surgery. He was released from the hospital on Feb. 24, according to his wife, Carol France. He will be recuperating at home for about six weeks, she said. Earlier this month, France experienced some chest pains and went to his doctor for a stress test. Based on the results of those tests, an exploratory heart catheterization was scheduled.
NEWS
September 10, 2002
HAMILTON, Ontario (AP) - Singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot, whose hits include "Sundown" and "Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald," was recovering Monday from emergency stomach surgery. The 63-year-old Canadian performer underwent surgery Sunday for an unspecified stomach ailment, according to acquaintances and hospital officials. Rick Haynes, a member of Lightfoot's band, said Sunday night that Lightfoot was in a hospital intensive care unit and was conscious, although he did not elaborate on the procedure.
NEWS
By KIMBERLY YAKOWSKI | November 15, 1998
To friends and family, Wilma Cunningham is considered the "bionic woman. " The Greencastle, Pa., native has had five total joint replacement surgeries with in the past few years. Her hip, shoulders and knees have all been operated on by Hagerstown orthopedic surgeon Dr. Ralph Salvagno. "I feel good," she said. Cunningham and about 375 other joint replacement patients of Dr. Salvagno and his partner, Dr. Tom Altizer, gathered Sunday for a reception at the Four Points Hotel.
NEWS
February 17, 2013
A man who was critically injured when he was stabbed in the neck early Saturday in the parking lot of Divi's nightclub is expected to survive, a Hagerstown Police Department spokesman said Sunday night. Sgt. John Lehman said he spoke to the man Saturday. He said the man came through surgery, and was talking and alert. Another man was stabbed in the chest at the club at 431 Dual Highway, but his injury was not life-threatening, police said. Police said the incident happened Saturday shortly before 2 a.m., when a fight involving several people started in the parking lot. When police arrived, they said they discovered that two men had been stabbed.
NEWS
by DON AINES | May 4, 2005
chambersburg@herald-mail.com CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - State Sen. Terry Punt was in the intensive care unit of Harrisburg Hospital on Tuesday after undergoing quadruple bypass surgery, according to Chief of Staff Sally Kohr. "I have seen him and talked with him. For what he's gone through, he's doing pretty well," Kohr said Tuesday. "The doctor was very pleased with how things went. " The surgery to bypass the clogged arteries began at about 8 a.m. and took approximately four hours to complete, Kohr said.
NEWS
by DON AINES | May 3, 2005
chambersburg@herald-mail.com WAYNESBORO, Pa. - State Sen. Terry Punt, R-Franklin, is scheduled to undergo coronary bypass surgery today at Harrisburg (Pa.) Hospital after having an apparent heart attack last fall, according to his Harrisburg office. "Tests done in January confirmed that Punt had a silent heart attack in November/December 2004 which prompted a battery of additional tests," according to the statement from his office. The tests indicated Punt will need four to six bypasses.
NEWS
by TIM ROWLAND | December 12, 2006
No one would be surprised to learn that last week I went to Washington County Hospital and got my throat slit. What might be revealing is that I asked for it. For the past few years now, I've had a knot on the side of my neck that made it look as if I'd been bitten by a 250-pound mosquito. It didn't bother me in the least, but it almost always made children cry, and stuff. If I'd had a matching lug on the other side of my neck, I would have looked exactly like Frankenstein.
NEWS
June 15, 2004
FUNKSTOWN - Funkstown Mayor Robert L. Kline was absent from Monday's mayor and Town Council meeting while he recovered from surgery.Town Clerk Brenda Haynes said the mayor had surgery on his carotid artery on Wednesday and is "looking very good. " "He was very upset that he couldn't be here this evening," she said.
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By CRYSTAL SCHELLE | crystal.schelle@herald-mail.com | August 9, 2013
 Matthew Dick of Williamsport spent the better part of his life suffering from sinus problems. “Except, what's funny, was when I was in the Navy and out to sea. I didn't have much of a problem,” Dick, 44, said last month while seated in a room at Central ENT Consultants PC in Hagerstown.  Dick said he wheezed through his nose a lot and it progressively got worse.  “I guess my wife had had enough and said 'You'd really need to...
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BUSINESS
August 4, 2013
During a recent certification by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Robinwood Surgery Center met or exceeded 645 standards in 13 review areas and was asked to submit two quality standards related to infection control for national recognition. During the review process, the accreditation staff praised Robinwood Surgery Center for its commitment to patient care, measured by effective and constant communication among staff, physicians, anesthesiologists and the management team.
NEWS
July 12, 2013
Mark Halsey, executive director of the University System of Maryland at Hagerstown, is on a planned medical leave recovering from open heart surgery, according to a university official. Halsey, who had the surgery in late June, has hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, “which means he has a thickened heart muscle,” Erin Harman, USMH director of advancement and outreach, said in an emailed statement Thursday. “The cardiologist found that the thickened wall of the heart was causing a great deal of pressure in his heart,” Harman said.
EDUCATION
June 16, 2013
The Center for Joint Surgery and Sports Medicine announced that high school seniors John C. Britton III of North Hagerstown High School and Natalie Rudisill of Williamsport High School are the recipients of its annual Dr. Tom Altizer Memorial Scholarship Award. This year's pool of scholarship applicants was one of the largest and most competitive in recent history, but Britton and Rudisill stood out due to their academic excellence, perseverance in the face of adversity and the valuable insight they wished to pass on to incoming freshmen.
NEWS
By WILL ROBINSON | will.robinson@herald-mail.com | May 14, 2013
St. Maria Goretti outdoor track and cross country coach Mike Spinnler took the podium at Tuesday's 32nd True Grit Awards banquet like a minister in front of his congregation. The keynote speaker of the awards spoke of 2011 keynote speaker Susan Graham-Gray, the only legally blind athlete to ever qualify for, compete in and complete the U.S. Olympic Marathon trials. He spoke of being hit by a car in 1983, which resulted in a calf contusion and foot damage that required surgery after surgery and eventually robbed him of his ability to run competitively.
NEWS
April 18, 2013
Washington County Board of Education President Justin Hartings said Thursday he had his appendix removed Monday and he expected to be released from Meritus Medical Center soon. Hartings said he expects to be at the April 23 school board meeting. The April 16 school board meeting was canceled because there weren't enough board members for a quorum due to unforeseen circumstances, school system spokesman Richard Wright said Tuesday. During Wednesday night's Teacher of the Year ceremony, Schools Superintendent Clayton Wilcox told the crowd Hartings was in the hospital after having emergency surgery.
SPORTS
By TIM KOELBLE | koelble@herald-mail.com | April 10, 2013
With arm surgeries behind them, Christian Binford and Josh Conway are taking the next steps toward their dreams of wearing a Major League Baseball uniform. Binford, a Mercersburg Academy graduate from Hagerstown, is a pitcher in the Kansas City Royals organization after being drafted in the 30th round of the MLB draft in 2011. Conway, a Smithsburg High School graduate, was originally drafted by Atlanta, but chose instead to go to Coastal Carolina University. He was then drafted in the 4th round by the Chicago Cubs in 2012.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | April 8, 2013
Berkeley County's junior state senator is on the mend after he underwent surgery Monday morning at a Charleston, W.Va., hospital to address a recurring bout with erratic blood pressure. “I'm just grateful to be eating again,” Sen. Craig Blair, R-Berkeley, said in a telephone interview from his room at Charleston Area Medical Center Monday afternoon. Blair said the surgery involved the placement of a stint to address an 80 percent renal artery blockage in his kidneys. “It was quite a challenge just to find (the blockage)
NEWS
February 17, 2013
A man who was critically injured when he was stabbed in the neck early Saturday in the parking lot of Divi's nightclub is expected to survive, a Hagerstown Police Department spokesman said Sunday night. Sgt. John Lehman said he spoke to the man Saturday. He said the man came through surgery, and was talking and alert. Another man was stabbed in the chest at the club at 431 Dual Highway, but his injury was not life-threatening, police said. Police said the incident happened Saturday shortly before 2 a.m., when a fight involving several people started in the parking lot. When police arrived, they said they discovered that two men had been stabbed.
LIFESTYLE
January 25, 2013
A patient appreciation event is from noon to 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, at Plastic Surgery Services, 1140 Conrad Court, Hagerstown. Thomas with iS Clinical will demonstrate the Fire and Ice Facial. Refreshments and raffles will be available. RSVP by today. Call 301-791-1800.
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