Hospital Takes New Name

North Arundel Hospital recently announced it has changed its name to the Baltimore Washington Medical Center. The aim is to reflect its broader geographic focus in the region and its plans to accommodate the projected growth of nearby Fort Meade and housing expansion near Arundel Mills and Baltimore-Washington International Airport. Hospital leaders announced the name change, which marks the institution's 40th anniversary, to more than 100 medical center physicians, staff members, patients, board members, volunteers, and state and county elected officials.

Golf Tourney Aids Nonprofit

The Partners in Care golf tournament, sponsored by Anne Arundel Medical Center, will be held July 25, with sign-in beginning at 10:45 a.m. and play beginning at noon, at Oakmont Green Golf Club, 2290 Golf View Lane in Hampstead. The annual tournament is in its third year, with the proceeds going to Partners in Care, a community nonprofit helping elderly and disabled adults remain independent in their homes. $110, includes light lunch, steak dinner and contest entry for prizes. To register, call 410-544-4800.

Annapolis Park Reopens

The Newman Street Park and Playground was officially reopened recently, with Annapolis Mayor Ellen O. Moyer, former Annapolis Rotary president Ron Baradel and Rotary volunteer Alice Neily-Mutch on hand. Since 2003, the one-acre park in downtown Annapolis had been undergoing an approximately $400,000 renovation of its playground and sitting areas to make the facility compliant with national playground safety standards and with the Americans With Disabilities Act. And aesthetic changes were made to the sitting areas to reflect the city's historical and maritime surroundings.