Wednesday, February 27, 2013
A roundup of our top crime headlines from the month of February.
A sex offense at a Bethesda spa, an emergency room patient who threatened to shoot a police officer at Suburban Hospital, and a Walt Whitman High School student charged after allegedly robbing another student in a school bathroom. These are a few of the top Bethesda crime headlines from the month of February. Get caught up on this month's crime news:
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Police allege a 32-year-old Kensington man being treated at Suburban told an officer, “Come closer so I can take your gun and shoot you. I will kill you.”
Police say an emergency room patient at Suburban Hospital has been charged with threatening to shoot a police officer and poked him in the chest. Montgomery County Police spokeswoman Officer Rebecca Innocenti said a police officer was at the Bethesda hospital on a call around 9 p.m. Feb. 6 when an emergency room patient began yelling and threatening the officer. The patient, a 32-year-old Kensington man, allegedly told the officer, “Come closer so I can take your gun and shoot you. I will kill you.” The man then poked the officer in the chest, Innocenti said. Police restrained the man, but he was not arrested because he was being treated at the hospital, Innocenti said. The man was charged with second-degree assault and surly conduct. A …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Patients with flu-like symptoms are crowding emergency rooms as officials gear up for what could be a bad flu season.
Montgomery County hospitals are seeing an increase in patients with flu-like symptoms as the number of influenza cases across the state and the country rises and health officials gear up for a flu season that could be the one of the worst in a decade. The flu is spreading earlier and faster than usual in the Washington, DC, region this year, The Washington Post reported, and Maryland is experiencing widespread cases. In Maryland so far this season, 2,362 have tested positive for the flu, according to The Baltimore Sun. But since many patients are treated for flu-like symptoms without being tested, the number is likely much higher, said Mary Anderson, a spokeswoman for the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services. The …
Monday, December 17, 2012
Gene E. Green will take the helm of the Bethesda hospital after nearly a decade at Johns Hopkins Community Physicians.
Bethesda’s Suburban Hospital has named Gene E. Green as the facility’s new president. He will succeed Brian Gragnolati as president of the hospital, which is a member of Johns Hopkins medicine. Green is a medical doctor and the current chief medical officer for Johns Hopkins Community Physicians, a 400-provider group practice with 37 sites throughout the Maryland and Washington, DC, regions. Suburban officials touted Green’s work at Johns Hopkins Community Physicians, where they say he improved operating performance and increased patient, employee and physician satisfaction. Green held numerous clinical and leadership positions at JHCP since he joined the group practice in 2003, according to a hospital news release. Green worked as a …
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Many treated in the hospital's emergency department over the weekend suffered from heat exhaustion.
Suburban Hospital treated a record number of patients in its emergency department following Friday’s violent derecho storms, which left thousands without power and sweltering in the summer heat. The Old Georgetown Road facility has treated about 150 patients each day since the storm, with Saturday and Sunday marking the greatest number of patients seen in a 48-hour period in the hospital’s emergency department, according to a hospital statement. By Tuesday, the flow of patients was slowing. Over the weekend, physicians treated a “significant” number of patients suffering from heat exhaustion, many of whom were elderly, said Ronna Borenstein-Levy, a hospital spokeswoman. “In extreme heat, when the AC goes out, it’s people who already have …
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Don't be alarmed if you hear helicopters this morning.
Hospitals across Maryland will test their ability to respond to a mass-casualty terrorist attack today, and nearby Suburban and Holy Cross hospitals will participate. The drill, which goes from 8:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, involves flying mock victims into the hospitals, which will cause an increase in helicopter traffic in the area. Normal hospital service will not be affected, however. You can read more about the Suburban drill at Bethesda Patch, and more about Holy Cross at Wheaton Patch.