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The following reports from patients and family members reaffirm our staff’s commitment
to putting our patients’ needs first. Please take a minute to say THANKS!


Although it has been a year since our son’s passing, we think often the kindness given to him by Maddie Steffens. We are holding Maddie and the Palliative Care team close in our hearts and prayers.


When I arrived at the [UM SMC at Easton] Emergency Department, the lady who checked me in had a nice, low tone in her voice and asked me if I felt comfortable to respond. The doctor listened, gave me eye contact and responded to my questions.  He also encouraged me to think of more questions, saying, “When I come back if you can think of any questions please ask.” During my EKG, the tech was friendly, she talked about what was being done.


At Shore Rehab Center at Queenstown, I always had a good conversation with the receptionist while waiting. The therapists were always concerned about my comfort and it was nice chatting during therapy. They know their stuff! Paula was excellent to work with. Also, great team effort & communication as I worked with three different physical therapists due to scheduling.


During our visit with our baby to the UM SMC at Dorchester Emergency Department, Kim Kral was was our nurse. Couldn’t have had a better nurse. Care was great and fast! Thank you, Kim!!


In the Emergency Department at UM SMC at Chestertown, the doctor sat in a chair and wheeled himself so he was talking to me eye-to-eye while I was laying in the bed. I felt he honestly was interested in knowing what was wrong so he could help me. He took the time to sit with me to explain test results and to talk to me about next steps. He was very comforting.  The nurse who took my blood draw was wonderful, patient and kind and listened to me when I told her I pass out if I see blood!

Shore Behavioral Health and Eric Anderson, MD, Honored by Horizon Health

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John Mistrangelo, program administrator for Shore Behavioral Health and Jacki Crawford, nurse manager, accept the award for clinical excellence from Melissa Budzinski, vice president, Clinical Services for Horizon Health.

John Mistrangelo, program administrator for Shore Behavioral Health and Jacki Crawford, nurse manager, accept the award for clinical excellence from Melissa Budzinski, vice president, Clinical Services for Horizon Health.

Shore Behavioral Health was honored this week by its partner organization, Horizon Health, LLC, at an open house hosted by both entities. Horizon Health specializes in helping hospitals better serve patients by establishing safe, effective and financially stable psychiatric programs, managed to the highest standards of accountability.

Eric Anderson, MD, medical director, Shore Behavioral Health, accepts a gift of appreciation from Corlette Fezzia, vice president, Operations, for Horizon Health.

Eric Anderson, MD, medical director, Shore Behavioral Health, accepts a gift of appreciation from Corlette Fezzia, vice president, Operations, for Horizon Health.

John Mistrangelo, program administrator for SBH, welcomed the guests and noted that the occasion celebrated the final “full staffing” of SBH now that there are total of six providers, including Dr. Anderson, four staff psychiatrists (Manjula Borge, MD,  Archana Leon-Guerrero, MD, Saeed Salehinia, MD and Justin Wade, MD) and one nurse practitioner (Jill Burgholzer, CRNP).

Melissa Budzinski, vice president, Clinical Services for Horizon Health, presented a plaque to Mistrangelo and Jacki Crawford, SBH nurse manager, commending them for the excellent, innovative programming developed in the last few years. The plaque commemorates SBH’s selection as a one of five finalists for Horizon Health’s annual award for clinical excellence.

Corlette Fezzia, Horizon Health’s vice president, Operations, made a special presentation to Dr. Anderson for his outstanding leadership of SBH and the growth of its programs. The presentation included gifts – a humidor and a box of Dr. Anderson’s favorite cigars.

Among those celebrating the recognition earned by Shore Behavioral Health were Saeed Salehinia, MD, staff psychiatrist, Keith Richards, Open House guest, Deborah Weber, program manager, Mental Health Intensive Outpatient Program, and Sharon Dundon, program manager, Addiction Services.

Among those celebrating the recognition earned by Shore Behavioral Health were Saeed Salehinia, MD, SBH staff psychiatrist, Keith Richards, Open House guest, Deborah Weber, program manager, Mental Health Intensive Outpatient Program, and Sharon Dundon, program manager, Addiction Services.

Ruth Ann Jones, UM Shore Regional Health’s chief nursing officer and vice president, Patient Care Services, spoke briefly to those assembled, crediting Shore Behavioral Health’s strong multi-disciplinary team for the much deserved recognition provided by Horizon Health.

Diabetes & Endocrinology Team Makes the Most of Diabetes Awareness Month

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Providers and educators of the UM Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology organized several events during November to spread awareness of diabetes and promote the treatment and support services of the Center.

At WCEI: On-air staffer Jules McCauley interviewed Doris Allen, left, and Anna Antwi, center, during morning drive time on November 1.

At WCEI: On-air staffer Jules McCauley, right, interviewed Doris Allen, left, and Anna Antwi, center, during morning drive time on November 1.

To kick off the awareness campaign, Anna Antwi, CRNP for the Center and Doris Allen, lead diabetes educator were “live on the air” during morning drive time at WCEI on November 1, talking about rates of diabetes in our five county region and the services offered by the Center. In Kent County, the County Commissioners issued a proclamation on October 1 declaring November Diabetes Awareness Month in Kent County.

The Kent County Commissioners issued a proclamation recognizing November as Diabetes Awareness Month.

The Kent County Commissioners issued a proclamation recognizing November as Diabetes Awareness Month. Shown with the proclamation are Anna Antwi, Chrissy Nelson and Doris Allen.

The Diabetes Awareness Month schedule also included two, well-attended open houses, one at Chestertown and one at Easton, that featured educational presentations and vendor tables where patients and family members could learn about various technologies and treatment resource. The Easton event, held in the Center, also featured a cooking demonstration by Ryan Groll, proprietor of Eat Sprout, a company based in Trappe, Md., that prepares and delivers locally sourced, organic, nutritionist-designed, chef-crafted, ready-to-eat meals.

At the Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology's Open House at UM SMC at Easton, Ryan Groll, of Eat Sprout, demonstrated diabetes-friendly menus -- and served the prepared foods to those in attendance.

At the Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology’s Open House at UM SMC at Easton, Ryan Groll, of Eat Sprout, demonstrated diabetes-friendly menus — and served the prepared foods to those in attendance.

Other offerings included three Ask the Expert presentations, “Taking Steps to Control Your Diabetes, scheduled in Caroline, Dorchester and Kent counties, and two grocery store tours, one at Giant Foods in Easton, conducted by Karen Hollis, nurse educator in the UM Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology, and the other at Redner’s Market, in Chestertown, conducted by Mary King, director of nutrition services as UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown.

"A1C champion" Tamra Sanders, who volunteers at the Center, gave a presentation on managing diabetes at the Easton open house.

“A1C champion” Tamra Sanders, who volunteers at the Center, gave a presentation on managing diabetes at the Easton open house.

“We were very pleased by the strong interest and attendance at our special events for Diabetes Awareness Month,” says Doris Allen. “It’s exciting to see how awareness of diabetes and pre-diabetes in our region is growing, and how the idea of prevention and management of these conditions seems to be taking hold.”

Auxiliary’s Tree of Lights Kicks Off Holiday Season in Easton

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Ken Kozel, president and CEO at UM Shore Regional Health, shows excitement for the tree lighting with the children from Mid-Shore Early Learning Center, who also sang carols as part of the ceremony.

The Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital at Easton recently kicked off its 33rd Annual Tree of Lights Campaign with the lighting of the holiday tree in front of University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Easton. The event marked the first tree lighting in Easton for the 2016 holiday season. Contributions to this year’s Tree of Lights Campaign will support the funding of a new Neurosurgery Micro Tray for UM Community Medical Group — Neurosurgery.

For a contribution of $10 or more, a red or gold light may be purchased for the holiday tree in front of UM Shore Medical Center at Easton. Red lights are tributes to family members and friends, living or deceased while gold lights honor loved ones serving in the military. A donation of $100 or more will purchase a white “Life Light,” which will be illuminated every year. The name of each person recognized through the purchase of any light will appear on scrolls displayed in the Medical Center throughout the holiday season.

The Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital at Easton is a volunteer organization that raises funds to benefit programs and services at UM Shore Medical Center at Easton and various outpatient locations at UM Shore Regional Health.  For additional information about the 33rd Annual Tree of Lights or the upcoming tree lighting ceremony on November 22, contact Nancy Espenhorst, 443-746-3338 or by e-mail, nlehre@goeaston.net. The community is encouraged to attend the tree lighting ceremony.

Holiday Celebrations Planned for UM SRH Team Members

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If fine dining is one of your favorite aspects of the holidays, you’re in for a treat — not just at home but on the job!

UM Shore Regional Health team members will be treated to special holiday meals (lunch and dinner, plus a third shift serving) scheduled for  December 13, 14 and 15, at UM Shore Medical Centers at Easton, Dorchester and Chestertown, respectively.

Please see the calendar, under Holiday Celebrations, in this issue of Compass for times, menus and other details.

Biomedical Engineering Page Added to Intranet

Innovation-and-Clinical-IntegrationA new Biomedical Engineering page is now available on Wavelength — UM Shore Regional Health’s Intranet site — under the Departments & Services tab. On this page, there is a place to submit work orders for our facilities. Below you can see that there are two different links to click on, one specifically for Chestertown facilities and another for Dorchester/Easton facilities. Please visit http://intra.umms.org/shore/departments/biomedical-engineering for additional information or to submit a work order.

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The Value of INTEGRITY: What it Means to UM SRH Team Members

Team-Strengthcommwithheart-largelogoIn preparation for the upcoming Communicate With H.E.A.R.T.® training that all 2500-plus Shore Regional Health team members will experience between now and April 30, 2017, Compass is including articles focus on our value definitions and the ways those values are translated in our day-to-day work as we care for our patients and serve the overall health needs of our five-county region.

Last week’s Value was respect. this week’s value is INTEGRITY. Here is how UM SRH team members have defined integrity:

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Integrity: Always Doing the Right thing, Especially When No One is Looking

  • We are who we say we are.
  • We keep our promises.
  • We are honest in our actions.
  • We are true to our word.
  • We are reliable.
  • We hold high standards.

Captain Tom Gray, UM SRH, manager, Security at UM Shore Medical Center at Dorchester, provided this example of Integrity in action:

“We had a patient at Dorchester on 2 East who was very aggressive and difficult to deal with. Security was called on the unit frequently during her stay because she was not responsive to the the nurses’ and other staff members’ efforts to calm her down. But no matter how badly she acted up, around the clock they kept right on giving her excellent care and talking to her calmly and respectfully. Then when it was her birthday, they gave her a party on the unit, they had even gone out and bought her some clothes she needed to give her as birthday presents. It really impressed us Security officers that the staff maintained their high standards for care even with a patient who was too aggressive and resistant to show appreciation.”

Lori Baker, radiology specialist at UM SMC at Dorchester, shared a very different but equally compelling example of Integrity in action:

“Integrity can be as simple as checking and disposing of expired items — not only the Radiology Department but the Emergency Departments, Tele, etc. I often have a hard time disposing of certain items that I never knew expired –for example, tape??! Who knew tape expires? I have a problem with throwing anything away, but even more when I know that it still can serve a purpose. However, even though no one is looking and the patients certainly wouldn’t know the difference, we (providers) still screen and dispose of expired items each and every month as to maintain the integrity of our department and the safety of our patients. “

Respiratory Care Leadership Recognizes Everyday Heroes

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Pictured L-R: Luanne Satchell, BSN, RN, Nurse Manager, Women’s & Children’s Services, Amy Forrest, BA, BSN, RN, Birthing Center, Judy Barrow, RN, Birthing Center, Priscilla Berkey, RRT, Wayne Dyott, RCP, Sr. Clinical Specialist, Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Services, F. Graham Lee, VP for Philanthropy UM MH Foundation.

The Respiratory Care Leadership team at University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Easton recently recognized, Priscilla Berkey, RRT, respiratory therapist, as well as Amy Forrest, RN, and Judy Barrow, RN, from the Birthing Center as “Everyday Heroes” for their collaborative team effort to quickly achieve a positive outcome during a neonatal resuscitation.

“Assisting in the delivery of a newborn is one of the most stressful yet rewarding opportunities we have as a Respiratory Therapist,” says Wayne Dyott, RCP, Sr. Clinical Specialist, Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Services. “The collaborative efforts demonstrated by this team of professionals shows the positive impact we have on many lives every day, assuring a great patient experience.”

The Everyday Hero program provides patients, visitors and staff members with the opportunity to recognize and thank any member or team at UM Shore Regional Health, who made a positive difference in a visit or stay, by making a financial contribution of any size to  the Memorial Hospital Foundation or the UM Chester River Health Foundation. Funds received through the Everyday Hero program are used for equipment, capital improvements and staff education in the departments in which the employees or team work.

UM Memorial Hospital Foundation Annual Donor Appreciation Event

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Steve Ochse, CPA, chief financial officer and vice president of finance for Easton Utilities and chair of the Planned Gifts Committee of the Foundation

The UM Memorial Hospital Foundation Annual Donor Appreciation event, held this past Tuesday night at the Talbot Country Club, brought together more than 90 donors, friends and UM Shore Regional Health team members who have helped raise the funds that were used to purchase new equipment for various departments at the UM Shore Medical Center at Easton and its outpatient locations.

During the event, Steve Ochse, CPA, Easton Utilities’ chief financial officer and vice president and chair of the Planned Gifts Committee of the Foundation, unveiled the new Founders Legacy Society which recognizes the foresight and generosity of those who have included the UM Memorial Hospital Foundation in their estate plans through bequests, life insurance, charitable gift annuities, and other life income plans.

For more information on Planned Giving and how to become a member of the Founders Legacy Society, please visit www.ummhfgiving.org.

Worried About Weight Gain Over the Holidays? EHS Offers Suggestions

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Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of articles provided by your friends in Employee Health Services. Their wish for you and your loved ones is for you to enjoy a happy and healthy holiday! Watch for weekly articles in Compass on how to take care of yourself and make the most of this wonderful time!

We’ve all heard the statistic that the “average American” gains more than five pounds over the holidays and more than 75 percent of us estimate that we gain a pound or more up to eight pounds (see chart above).

Fortunately, that is untrue; In a study of nearly 200 men and women, the average actual weight gain between mid-November and mid-January turned out to be just under one pound, and fewer than 20 study participants gained five pounds or more, Of greater concern is that in many cases, accumulated “holiday pounds” are not shed once the December calendar page has given way to January, resulting in a steady weight increase over the years.

In any case, if you look forward to all the holiday goodies but dread their impact on your waistline, Mary King, RD, CDE, director of Nutrition Services at UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown, offers these tips for minimizing holiday weight gain:

  • Don’t starve yourself all day before a late holiday meal — every time you go without eating for longer than three to four hours, your body reacts as if a famine has set in and slows your metabolism way down.  Then if you eat a huge meal, your body will store the calories as fat instead of burning them off for energy.  If you eat small amounts often, your body will speed up your metabolism and burn the calories instead of storing them as fat. And, because you won’t be famished when it’s time to eat, you will be less likely to overeat.
  • Be careful about the calories in beverages. Try to avoid regular soda, large quantities of fruit juice, and high calorie drinks such as high-fat eggnog, ice cream drinks and alcoholic drinks. Satisfy your thirst with water, flavored (calorie-free) water, diet drinks, etc.  If you want to have an alcoholic beverage, try a six-ounce serving of a dry white or red wine.
  • During holiday meals, watch your portion size — for meat, poultry, fish, etc., the correct portion is about the size of a deck of cards; for potatoes, stuffing, sweet potatoes, yams etc., the serving size should be about ½ cup.  You don’t have to measure certain non-starchy vegetables, such as green beans, carrots, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, etc (as long as they are not prepared with a cheese sauce or lots of butter). Go ahead and indulge in these veggies.  Plus they are high antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and fiber!
  • Remember to get some type of exercise during the holidays. Just 20-30 minutes of brisk walking, bike riding, swimming, etc., daily can help burn off extra calories.  Exercise also speeds up your metabolism so you burn calories faster, too.

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  • December Calendar of Events
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Upcoming Events: December 2016, Including UM SRH Team Holiday Celebration Events

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Angel Tree 

UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown – UM Chester River Health Foundation is partnering with the Departments of Social Services in Kent and Queen Anne’s Counties to help fulfill the Christmas wishes of children in local foster care programs. Beginning Monday, 11/21, the tree will be displayed at the medical center in the Memorial Hallway on the second floor of the hospital, in the hallway outside of the medical records department. Those wishing to participate may return wrapped gifts – with the tag attached – to the Eleanor & Ethel Leh Women’s Center on the first floor of the Medical Services Building by Wednesday, 12/14, at 4 p.m.

UM Shore Medical Centers at Dorchester and Easton
– Partnering with the Salvation Army by serving as collection sites for the Angel Tree program. Beginning Tuesday, 11/22, trees adorned with angels representing families in need will be on display in the cafeterias of both medical centers. Simply choose an angel, shop and return the unwrapped gift with the tag by Friday, 12/9.

Alzheimer’s Support

Alzheimer’s/Dementia Caregivers Support Group – Thursday, 12/15, 6-7:30pm. UM Shore Nursing & Rehab Center at Chestertown. Led by Stepha Golebieski, assistant director of nursing. Contact: 410-778-4550.

Find information about skilled nursing, inpatient rehab and respite care in Chestertown online at UMShoreRegional.org/about/facilities/rehabilitation.

Auxiliary Events

Employee Appreciation Sale – Thursday12/8, 2-7pm, Maggie’s Gift Shop at UM SMC at Easton. Each employee will receive  25% off of each sale and will receive a raffle coupon for a Gift Basket.  Several door prizes will be available.  Team members do not need to be present to win; enter with name and extension on ticket. All sales conducted by the Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital at Easton are for the benefit of programs, equipment, services and patient care at UM SMC at Easton.

Employee Appreciation Sale –  Wednesday, 12/14 – Saturday, 12/17, Robin Hood Shop, 416 High Street, Cambridge. Present your ID badge at check-out for 75% off ANYTHING in the shop. Merchandise will be replenished throughout the sale…there is always something new. Employees are not limited in the number of times the discount can be received on those dates — shop often! Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm; Saturday, 10am-2pm. All sales conducted by the Dorchester General Hospital Auxiliary are for the benefit of programs, equipment, services and patient care at UM SMC at Dorchester.

Chester River Hospital Center Gift Shop – 12/5-12/21, Chester River Hospital Center Gift Shop at UM SMC at Chestertown. Raffling off two 2015 Hess Holiday Collectible Trucks as well as a decoy carved from wood from the hospital before the renovation. Raffle tickets may be purchased at Maggie’s Gift Shop or Nearly New Shop, drawing for the raffle will take place on Thursday, December 22nd.  Contact: auxiliarygiftshop@gmail.com.

Breast Cancer Support

Transition to Wellness – Free workshops for breast cancer survivors and patients who are ending treatment.

Survivors Offering Support (SOS) – Free program pairing women who have breast cancer with mentors who are breast cancer survivors. If you need support or would like to become a mentor, call 410-822-1000, ext. 5866.

Breast Cancer Support Group – Tuesday, 12/27 6-7:30pm, Cancer Center, Easton. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5387.

Find more information about The Breast Center’s programs and services at UMShoreRegional.org/breast_center

Cancer Support

US TOO Prostate Cancer Support Group – Tuesday, 12/13, 6:30pm, Cancer Center, Easton. Information and support for patients at any stage – diagnosis, treatment, recovery and survivorship. Speaker: Christine Allen, RD, CSO, LDN; Topic: Eating to Prevent Cancer Recurrence. Contact: 443-994-5792. Spouses and friends are encouraged to attend. NOTE: If schools are closed or dismissed early due to weather, meeting will be cancelled. 

Look Good … Feel Better – Monday, 12/19, 10am-12pm, Cancer Center, Easton. Free ACS program for women with cancer includes hair, skin and make-up tips, samples and a visit to the wig room. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5355. 

Prostate Cancer Support Group – Monday, 12/19, 7pm. UM SMC at Chestertown Conference Center. Educational forum including basic prostate information and discussion, questions/answers and sharing from prostate cancer survivors. Contact: 410-778-7668 ext. 2175.

Cancer Support Group/Chestertown – Monday, 12/19, 6pm, UM SMC at Chestertown, Conference Center. Annual Christmas Dinner  Party, please bring your favorite covered dish to share.   Information and support for patients at any stage – diagnosis, treatment, recovery and survivorship. Contact: 410-778-7668, ext. 2175.

Find more information about cancer treatment and support services online at UMShoreRegional.org/cancer_program.

Childbirth & New Parent Education

Labor & Delivery Class – Saturday, 12/3, 9am-3:30pm, UM SMC at Easton, Health Education Center. Overview of maternal reproductive health; signs, symptoms and stages of labor, including pain management; techniques for a successful birth experience; cesarean delivery; and recovery after the birth. Free; register by phone, 410-822-1000 or 410-228-5511, ext. 5200.

New Mom, New Baby: Safety & CPR –Saturday, 12/10, 9am-1:30pm, UM SMC at Easton, Health Education Center. Baby topics (feeding, taking the baby’s temperature, circumcision and core care); mother topics (postpartum care, handling   stress, returning to work and birth control); and, safety topics (childproofing, immunizations, car seats, infant security, poison prevention and when to call the doctor). Free; register by phone, 410-822-1000 or 410-228-5511, ext. 5200.

Breastfeeding Support Group – Tuesday, 12/6 & 12/20, 10-11:30am, UM SMC at Easton, 5th floor meeting room. Led by lactation consultants for new and expectant mothers. Contact: 410-822-1000 or 410-228-5511, ext. 5700.

Big Brother, Big Sister: Sibling Preparation – Saturday, 12/17, 9:30-11am, UM SMC at Easton, Health Education Center. Designed for children ages 3-8, includes a tour of the Birthing Center and story time or video.  Register by phone, 410-822-1000 or 410-228-5511, ext. 5200.

Find more information about Birthing Center programs and services at UMShoreRegional.org/programs/birthing-center/services.

Diabetes Education and Support

Diabetes Self- Management Class/Easton  – Two sessions: Tuesday, 12-6-13-20, 9am-12pm; and Wednesday, 12-7-14-21, 1:30pm-4:30pm. UM SMC at Easton, UM Diabetes & Endocrinology Center. Medical information and strategies enabling patients to manage their diabetes for optimal wellness. Referral and advance registrations required. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext.5195.

Diabetes Self-Management Class/Chestertown – Tuesday, 12/6, 12/13, 12/20, 4:30pm-7:30pm. UM SMC at Chestertown Education Center. Medical information and strategies enabling patients to manage their diabetes for optimal wellness. Referral and advance registration required. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5195.

Diabetes Support Group/Denton – Wednsday, 12/7, 5:30pm, St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, Denton.  Led by Doris Allen, BSN, RN, CDE, UM Diabetes & Endocrinology Center. Contact: 410-479-2161.

Diabetes Support Group/Easton — Monday, 12/19 5:30pm, Talbot County Community Center Easton. Led by Karen Hollis, RD,  LDN, CDE Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5195.

Diabetes Support Group/ Dorchester – Wednesday, 12/22 5:30pm, Dorchester County YMCA. Led by Renee Woodward, RN, CDE Contact 410-822-1000, ext. 5195.

Diabetes Support Group/Chestertown– Tuesday, 12/27, 6:30pm, UM Shore Regional Health Chestertown. Led by Chrissy Nelson, BSN, RN, CDE. Contact 410-778-3300 ext. 2175

Find more information about diabetes treatment and support services at UMShoreRegional.org/programs/endocrinology.

Holiday Celebrations – Chestertown, Dorchester and Easton

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Integrative Medicine

Acupuncture, Massage, Psychotherapy and Reiki – By appointment, Monday-Friday, except holidays. Center for Integrative Medicine, Suite 300, 522 Cynwood Drive, Easton. For information about services, providers and scheduling, visit UMShoreRegional.org/programs/integrative/about or call 410-770-9400.

Recovery and Psychosocial Support

Bridge Clinic Support Group – Tuesday,12/6, 12/13, 12/20, 12/27,  6-7:30pm, UM SMC at Dorchester. Free, confidential support group meeting for individuals who have been hospitalized for behavioral health reasons and could benefit from assistance with issues after discharge. Varied topics based on participants’ needs. Each participant may bring one family member. Contact: 410-228-5511, ext. 2140.

Safe Sitter

Safe Sitter®  Class/Easton– Saturday, 12/3, 9am-4:30pm, UM SMC at Easton. Nick Rajacich Health Education Center. Pediatric nurses teach youth ages 11-13 the basics of babysitting, including first aid and more. Cost: $40 (scholarships available). Limited seating, advance registration required. Contact: Easton, 410-822-1000, ext. 5231.

Screenings

Free Blood Pressure Screenings/Easton & Cambridge – Easton: every Tuesday and Wednesday, 9am-12pm, Diagnostic and Imaging Center. Cambridge: every Tuesday and Friday, 11am-1pm, UM SMC at Dorchester, Main Lobby. (Excluding holidays)