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BWMC turns 50, focuses on affordable, community care

BWMC turns 50, focuses on affordable, community care

Fifty years ago, Chuck Weishaar's hand swelled up like a boxing glove after he punctured it with a nail. He needed a doctor. Weishaar became the first patient at North Arundel Hospital in Glen Burnie on July 4, 1965. "There were bulldozers all over the place. I didn't think it was finished," said Weishaar, 90, of Ferndale. The next closest hospitals at the time were South Baltimore General Hospital and Anne Arundel General Hospital, which was established in 1902. The hospital he visited grew to become the University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary today. Since the 65,000-square-foot hospital first...

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