Category Archives: medical

late term abortions are coming! the sky is falling!!

This ought to be controversial.

Another good piece.

As far as I know, no abortions will be forced upon anyone, late term or not. So you can all go home now and stop disrupting a small business.

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mayor wants Adventist Healthcare to build new hospital

Clarksburg Day 2010, image thanks to

You are witnessing a nail being driven into the coffin of Holy Cross’s hospital-in-Germantown proposal. The opposing idea comes from Adventist Healthcare (think Shady Grove Hospital), to build a facility in the more sensible Clarksburg.

Following is a letter appearing in the Gazette Newspapers. It is written by the mayor of Gaithersburg:

Gaithersburg has a longstanding relationship with Adventist HealthCare and Shady Grove Hospital. I value the health care services they provide in this community, and I truly appreciate the collaborative manner with which Adventist addresses current and future health initiatives.

I urge the Maryland Health Care Commission to improve access to health care in upper Montgomery County by allowing the development of Adventist’s new hospital and medical campus in Clarksburg. Adventist HealthCare has done an admirable job planning for this new facility, working in a transparent manner with the community as well as local and state leaders. The Clarksburg project blends well with existing health care services, and ensures the preservation of continued, quality services at Shady Grove Hospital and the Germantown Emergency Center. The new project will extend, in a complementary and effective manner, access to quality health care for the fast-growing communities of Germantown, Damascus, Clarksburg, and Urbana.

With a strong track record of meeting the health care needs of residents in the Gaithersburg community, Adventist Health Care’s expansion into the Clarksburg area can only be of tremendous benefit to the entire region.

Sidney A. Katz, Gaithersburg

The writer is mayor of Gaithersburg.

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one Adventist HealthCare link

clarksburg to become dormitory town


Clarksburg is nothing but houses.

“[Clarksburg is] fast becoming a dormitory town unless we get some employment here,” said Kathie Hulley, president of the Clarksburg Civic Association.

“It’s not even a town, it’s just houses.”

I doubted this statement when I first read it. But now I think Hulley has a point. Clarksburg doesn’t even have a descent ice cream place. Damascus, the dry town, at least has a Jimmie Cone. And Germantown has a Dairy Queen. No college town should be without a few ice cream places. And I won’t touch upon bars. And IHOPs.

Let’s face it. Clarksburg is worthless without a medical campus.

Clarksburg leaders are trying to paint a scenario that if an (Adventist HealthCare) hospital and medical campus is not built in their beloved town, all is lost. No other business will come. A field of dreams will be turned to a dust bowl.

Clarksburg residents see the Adventist Healthcare proposal as the last chance to attract a major employer, writes the Gazette.

Give me a break.

The Gazette quotes Clarksburg ombudsman Kathleen Mitchell. “Stores and restaurants depend on customers throughout the day. “Without businesses such as the hospital complex, the community will not have the economic base to support them.”

I like a hospital in Clarksburg better than a facility on the grounds of Montgomery College – Germantown. But please go back to comparing the two proposed hospitals.

And drop the pity talk. No hospital is being built to save your town. Leave saving towns for the Clint Eastwood spaghetti westerns.

meditation for horses and owners

Visitors are invited to join an evening Horse Meditation on Boyds Farm, a 200-acre property overlooking Sugarloaf Mountain in Frederick County. The two-hour meditation is designed to benefit both people and horses. A portion of the $15 fee will be donated to Days End Farm Horse Rescue. Registration is required.

Information: 301-335-2340 or visit