Friday, March 1, 2013
The troopers, who suffered non-life-threatening injuries, are with the Q Barrack in College Park.
Maryland State Police say two troopers assigned to the College Park barrack were injured early Friday morning after their patrol car was struck by a drunk driver on I-95. Trooper First Class Manuel Moreno, 42, and Trooper John Cabrera, 34, suffered non-life-threatening injuries, police said. They are both being treated at Prince George's Hospital Center in Cheverly. According to the MSP, Moreno and Cabrera were investigating a crash shortly after midnight on I-95 north near Sandy Spring Road. As the two were filling out paperwork in their marked patrol car, a 2001 Pontiac Sunbird passed by a perimeter of flares set up by the troopers and struck their vehicle from behind, police said. The troopers were transported to the hospital by EMS …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Cost of proposed facility has risen by $45 million.
As reported by Patch earlier this month, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is seeking $210 in funding to cover "real estate acquisition and architectural designs" for a new hospital. The funding would also potentially pay for improvements to Laurel Regional Hospital. The Washington Business Journal reported last week that Prince George's County would identify four possible locations for the new facility by the end of January. In 2011, the cost to replace the 69-year-old Prince George's Hospital Center with a 278-bed facility was estimated to be approximately $600 million, but has ballooned to $645 million, according to chief administrative officer Brad Seamon, whose testimony to the state budget committee was quoted in the Business Journal. …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
The money will also finance minor improvements to Laurel Regional Hospital.
Prince George's County could see a new hospital and improvements to Laurel Regional Hospital if the state legislature grants Governor Martin O'Malley's request of $210 million for the project, according to a Washington Business Journal article. The money would be doled out in $30 million increments over five years, according to the WBJ story. The 2014 funding would cover real estate acquisition and architectural designs, as well as minor improvements to Laurel Regional Hospital.
Friday, July 27, 2012
Officials hope the new hospital will attract more physicians to practice in Prince George's County.
Prince George's County and the University of Maryland Medical System announced plans Wednesday for a $600 million overhaul of Prince George's Hospital Center in Cheverly. The new center would have 278 beds—slightly more than the 265 beds currently in the hospital, according to the Baltimore Business Journal. Officials are hoping to change the perception of the county's medical services, the Washington Examiner reports, partly in response to bleak survey results from 1,000 residents who use the Prince George's public health system. The study, conducted by the University of Maryland School of Public Health, concludes that 61 new physicians are needed to serve the residents in Prince George's county. Most residents say they currently go out …
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Mike Smith slipped from his ladder last month. Now the community is pulling together for him.
When Mike Smith tumbled two stories from a ladder while cleaning a gutter in August, his right ear was nearly torn off; he got hairline fractures in two of his vertebrae; his fingers were dislocated and he cut up his forehead. Needless to say, Smith, 49, isn’t working right now. But his father, Jim Smith, 75, said he hasn’t been able to get much done either, because everyone stops to ask him how his son is doing. Mike and Jim Smith said they can’t get over the outpouring of concern from the community since the accident, which has included about 200 cards and a fund to raise money for the younger Smith’s medical bills. “When you see it like this, it really means a lot to me,” Mike Smith said. “So many people were so concerned.” Could Have …