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Maryland Lawmakers Recognize 90th Year for Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital

CEO Sheldon Stein, BD Chair Lawrence C. Pakula, Sen. Lisa Gladden, and Dr. Richard Katz.
(left to right) CEO Sheldon Stein, BD Chair Lawrence C. Pakula, Sen. Lisa Gladden, and Dr. Richard Katz.

Annapolis, Md. (March, 2011) Members of the Maryland General Assembly recognized Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital recently, for embarking on its 90th year of treating the children of the Baltimore region.

HR27 was introduced by District 11 Democrat Dan K. Morhaim in order to celebrate Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital’s decades of “providing care to children transferred from NICUs, Shock-Trauma and hospitals all over Maryland.”

Delegate Morhaim knows a thing or two about health care: He is the only medical doctor out of 187 members in the House of Delegates. Dr. Morhaim decided to recognize the hospital after taking a tour, which was led by MWPH VP of Medical Affairs Dr. Richard Katz.

The proceedings in the state house were followed by a similar recognition in the MD Senate. Senator Lisa Gladden of the 41st District introduced the Senate version of the resolution.

“We are thrilled about coming here and accepting this honor from the legislature,” Dr. Katz said. “On behalf of our very devoted staff, thank you very much.”

CEO Sheldon Stein, Dr. Lawrence C. Pakula, and Dr. Richard Katz with members of House of Delegates.
CEO Sheldon Stein, Dr. Lawrence C. Pakula, and Dr. Richard Katz
with members of Maryland General Assembly.

Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital treats more than 6500 patients each year on an inpatient and outpatient basis. The 105 bed sub-acute hospital specializes in the family-focused treatment of children with serious, chronic and/or complex medical needs.