Thursday, February 7, 2013
The United States Attorney's Office for the District of Maryland announced the settlement with the Towson hospital Thursday.
St. Joseph Medical Center reached a settlement with the United States to pay $4.9 million after the Towson hospital submitted false claims to Medicare, Medicaid and other federal healthcare programs, the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Maryland announced on Thursday. The hospital acknowledged that from 2007 to 2009, it admitted patients unneccessarily, particulary for short stays that were not warranted by the patients' condition, according to a news release. The admissions generated St. Joseph a larger reimbursement than was proper. The agreement calls for $4.75 million of the settlement to be paid to the United States, and $152,406 for Maryland. "Medical providers drain the resources of federal and state health care …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Brian Dargan, 30, is being charged with attempted murder after he allegedly fired a gun belonging to the officer while under police custody at the Towson hospital.
Baltimore County Police have identifed an officer involved in a Dec. 5 struggle with a hospitalized prisoner as Rosa Park, who has been with the department for three years. According to a police statement, Park's gun was fired by Brian Dargan, who was under police custody while receiving treatment in the emergency room at St. Joseph Medical Center, during an escape attempt. A bullet grazed Park's right leg, though she did not require medical treatment. Dargan, 30, of no fixed address was facing burglary charges when hospitalized. Following the struggle, he is also being charged with attempted murder and attempted escape. He is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
The prisoner was receiving medical treatment in the emergency room at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Towson.
(Update 5:05 p.m.)— A shooting occurred during a Wednesday afternoon struggle between a Baltimore County police officer and a hospitalized prisoner at St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson. A gun, which belongs to the officer, was shot into a wall, according to a Baltimore County Police Department statement. There were no reported injuries. Police said the scuffle began at around 2:34 p.m. when hospital staff found a needle hidden in the clothing of the prisoner, a man arrested for burglary. According to the statement, the officer intervened when the prisoner grabbed a medical staff person. The officer and prisoner then reportedly fought over the officer's gun. Police said pepper spray was also in the incident. Other officers responded to …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
The Towson hospital's assets will be transferred to the system on Dec. 1.
The University of Maryland Medical System will take over operations of St. Joseph Medical Center starting Dec. 1. The Towson hospital, at 7601 Osler Drive, was previously part of Colorado-based Catholic Health Initiatives. According to a news release, Catholic Health Initiatives will continue to manage St. Joseph until the actions needed to transfer the hospital's assets are completed, pending regulatory approval. As part of the the acquisition, the hospital will be renamed University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center. The chariman of the board for the new organization will be former Maryland state Sen. Francis X. Kelly and the vice chairman will be Edward Gilliss, the current St. Joseph board chairman, the release states. St. Joseph's…
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Baltimore County circuit Judge Susan Souder upheld the Maryland Board of Physicians' decision to revoke Dr. Mark Midei's license. Midei is accused of performing hundreds of unnecessary stent procedures.
Friday, March 23, 2012
The deal still requires church, state and federal approval.
(Updated 3:45 p.m.)—Catholic Health Initiatives, the Colorado-based owner of St. Joseph Medical Center, has approved the hospital's transfer to the University of Maryland Medical System. "The board recognized that as health care reform continues to evolve, it will be critical for health providers to be part of a regional network of coordinated health care organizations including hospitals, physicians, payers and other related health entities in geographically proximate areas," the hospital said in a statement. Catholic Health Initiatives and the medical system will enter into exclusive negotiations on a letter of intent, then a final deal to transfer the hospital's ownership. The agreement will still require final approval by CHI and …
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Three hospitals were up to take over the Towson medical center. The buyer must be approved by the hospital's parent, as well as state, federal and church officials.
The board of directors of St. Joseph Medical Center has recommended a buyer for the Towson hospital. In a statement Tuesday, the hospital said the board forwarded a recommendation to the Board of Stewardship Trustees for Colorado-based Catholic Health Initiatives, the hospital's parent company. The buyer will be announced when the final decision is made. Finalists, however, included LifeBridge Health, Ascension Health and the University of Maryland Medical System. "As health care reform continues to evolve, it will be critical for health providers to be part of a regional network of coordinated health care organizations including hospitals, physicians, payers and other related health entities in geographically proximate areas," the …
Monday, February 13, 2012
St. Joseph hosted a bunch of happy, healthy former patients on Sunday.
More than 300 parents and babies returned to St. Joseph Medical Center on Sunday for the hospital's Sweetheart Celebration, celebrating babies who have gone through the hospital's neonatal intensive care unit. Thanks to the hospital for sending us a photo.
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
The hospital may face problems negotiating with a partner or would-be buyer as it combats revenue drops and the aftermath of a scandal involving a star cardiologist.
Friday, December 16, 2011
The Towson hospital's staff joined forces to make Christmas a little closer to normal for needy Baltimore families.
When asked what they wanted for Christmas, some of Baltimore's neediest families didn't answer with the latest toy or gadget. Instead, their lists included items like toasters, microwaves, groceries, toilet paper, paper towels and other items many simply take for granted. Those items and many more filled two rooms at St. Joseph Medical Center on Thursday, where employees filled a U-Haul truck bound for Villa Maria in Timonium. The presents, wrapped, tagged but unmarked, will give 47 families a rare chance at a normal Christmas. "It was an eye-opener for them that there were kids that didn't have the simple things," said Susanne DeCrane, St. Joseph's vice president of mission integration. St. Joseph employees and departments adopted the 47 …