Above & Beyond: August Team Members of the Month Announced

Alice Smith

University of Maryland Shore Regional Health congratulates two “HEART Team Members of the Month” for August, 2018: Alice Smith, clinical support team member in Laboratory Services at UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown, and Nichole Calloway,  bedside nurse in inpatient behavioral health at UM Shore Medical Center at Dorchester.

Calloway and Smith were selected based on their exemplary care and compassion for patients in need. As part of UM Shore Regional Health’s Celebrate with Heart recognition program, the Team Member of the Month honor promotes UM SRH values of Respect, Integrity, Service and Excellence.

Joint Commission Tip of the Week: Cyber Emergencies

The Joint Commission has added the topic of “Cyber Emergencies” as a focus this year. Below is a refresher of some key points from yearly training about how we protect our IT Resources:

Prevention – We start by securing our computer systems, making sure they are used properly, and teaching employees how to tell if something is wrong.

Access Management – Review the UMMS Access Control Policy and UMMS Password Policy

  • The Helpdesk verifies that individuals can use only the resources they need for their job.
  • Everyone gets a unique username and password so we can account for all the activity on
    our systems and address problems efficiently.
  • We prohibit sharing accounts and passwords to make sure everyone using our systems
    are authorized to do so.
  • We require strong, hard-to-guess passwords and never share them or write them down.

Encryption – We use two types of encryption at UMMS:

Device encryption –We encode the information stored on our laptops and mobile
devices to make them unusable if they are stolen

 Email encryption – We encode information we send in email, so it can’t be intercepted and read by hackers.

*Remember whenever we send PHI outside the organization, we put #secure# at the
beginning of the subject line to encrypt it.

Device/Physical Security – We avoid tailgating and shoulder surfing, and keep devices locked and secure when we are not using them.

Detection – We detect threats to our IT Systems by educating our users on how to recognize and report them, as well as through technology solutions.

Awareness – Everyone is trained to recognize and report cybersecurity threats.
Phishing – This is when scammers use fake emails to try and trick someone into downloading malware or giving up confidential information. We provide education on how to recognize phishing emails and periodically test everyone’s ability to do so.

Diabetes & Endocrinology Center Welcomes New Provider

Lisa Bronaugh, CRNP-FNP

UM Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology welcomed new provider Lisa Bronaugh, MSN-FNP, last month. Bronaugh joins Bayan Mesmar, MD and Doris Allen Tate, in providing treatment services to patients of the Center.

In her most recent position as nurse practitioner for Miles River Physicians in Easton, Bronaugh’s responsibilities included analysis and interpretation of patient histories, physical exam findings and diagnoses information; developed treatment plans for patients with acute and/or chronic conditions; and educated patients about self management of acute and chronic illnesses. Previously, she worked as a registered nurse at Charleston Area Medical Center in Charleston, West Virginia and in acute care at Anne Arundel Medical Center.

Bronaugh earned her undergraduate degree from West Virginia University and her Master of Science in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner from Simmons College in Boston.

“We are very glad to have Lisa on board with us in the Center for Diabetes & Endocrinology,” says Trish Rosenberry, regional director, Multi Specialty Clinics. “Her skills and experience are an excellent fit for the Center team.”

PAL Cash-In Requests Due November 2, 2018

What is the PAL Cash-In Opportunity?

The PAL Cash-In Opportunity is offered to benefit-eligible hourly team members who would like to cash in a certain amount of accrued Paid Annual Leave (PAL).

When will the PAL Cash-In Opportunity Be Offered?

We have decided to offer the PAL Cash-In Opportunity periodically.  We will offer the Cash-In Opportunity Pay Out in November 2018.  The program will be evaluated for continuation after November 2018.

Who is eligible for the PAL Cash-In Opportunity?

Benefit-Eligible hourly team members are eligible to participate in the Cash-In Opportunity.

What are the PAL Cash-In Opportunity Rules and Procedures?

  1. Benefit-eligible hourly team members may cash in up to 40 hours of accrued PAL during the opportunity period.
  2. As the result of the cash-in, a team member’s accrued PAL will not be permitted to drop below 80 hours.
  3. Team members must follow the announced procedures during the cash-in period; no off-cycle cash-ins will be permitted.
  4. Cash-ins are calculated according to the team member’s regular base hourly rate and do not include any differentials of other amounts.
  5. All cash-ins will be subject to normal deductions and taxes.

Cash-In Opportunity Time Line: (Dates will coincide with published payroll cycle.)

  Cash-In Opportunity
Cash-In Opportunity Announced (E-mail) October 15, 2018
Cash-In Opportunity Announced (Compass) October 19, 2018
Cash-In Opportunity Requests Submitted October 15, 2018 – November 2, 2018
Cash-In Opportunity Closed November 2, 2018
Cash-In Appears in Paycheck November 16, 2018

 

Further Questions?

Talk with your HR Business Partner or with your supervisor.

Only Four More Flu Clinics Before the Vaccine Deadline

FLU VACCINE CLINICS ARE NOW IN PROGRESS! UM Shore Regional Health’s Flu Vaccine Policy (HR-70) requires that all employees and volunteers either be vaccinated or submit appropriate documentation for declining as described below. The deadline for compliance with the policy is November 9, 2018, 4 p.m. 

Remaining opportunities to get your flu shot appear on the calendar below:

Welcome, New Team Members

 

Please join Human Resources in welcoming the following new team members:

  • Allyson Adams – Radiographer II, Diagnostic & Imaging Center
  • Kristi Allen – Staff Nurse, SEC at Queenstown
  • Jeffrey Dixon – Staff Nurse, SMC at Easton
  • Mary Eaddy – Food Service Associate, Food Services, SMC at Dorchester
  • Latrice Fosque – Environmental Services Tech, EVS, SMC at Dorchester
  • Kathryn Garrett – Staff Nurse, SMC at Easton
  • Connie Hendershot – Unit Secretary/Nursing Tech, Emergency Department, SMC at Easton
  • Andrew Horsey – Medical Assistant, Laboratory Services, SMC at Easton
  • Kurt Kalman – Medical Lab Technologist, Laboratory Services, SMC at Easton
  • Roberta Kaub – Surgical Technologist, Surgical Services, SMC at Easton
  • Donna Opeikun – Occupational Therapist, Chester River Home Care
  • Gladys Peeples – System Secretary, Nursing Administration, SMC at Chestertown
  • Josephine Sova – Staff Nurse, Pediatric Care, SMC at Dorchester

UM SMC at Chestertown Welcomes New Staff Members

 

 

New staff members have signed on in two key positions at UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown.

Gladys Peeples

Kent County resident Gladys Peeples has joined the hospital as system secretary. Most recently, Peeples was admissions director for the former UM Shore Nursing and Rehabilitation Center at Chestertown since 2016. Previously, she worked for several years in customer service at USA Fulfillment. She has been active participant in Hope Fellowship’s community outreach programs and is a former volunteer at Kent County Humane.

Kaya Reed

Kaya Reed has joined the Chestertown team as food service manager. Reed began his career with Aramark in the Step To Leadership (S2L) program as an intern and was promoted into the Accelerate to Leadership (A2L) program after receiving his B.S. in tourism and hospitality management from Norfolk State University. As an A2L, Reed worked as food service manager at Northshore University Health System in Chicago, Illinois where he supported 850 beds across four campuses in patient services. He also spent time supporting West Jefferson, a 350-bed facility in New Orleans.

UM SRH Diagnostics at Denton New Hours

Beginning Monday, October 22, 2018, University of Maryland Shore Regional Health will change its hours for the diagnostic center in Denton located at 838 South 5th Avenue. The center will now be open between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The UM SRH Diagnostics at Denton offers a variety of services including laboratory services (blood draw), digital mammograms and X-ray. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 410-822-1000, ext. 2600.

Retirees and 45, 40, 35, 30, 25 and 20 Year Anniversary Celebrants Honored at Service Awards Dinner

This year’s retirees and team members who had reached milestone anniversaries (20th – 45th) were honored at a dinner and awards presentation on Thursday, October 11, 2018 at the The Milestone in Easton.

Barbara Hendricks, director, Human Resources, served as emcee for the occasion and senior leadership congratulated all honorees as they walked up to receive their certificates from Ken Kozel, CEO and president.

Service award honorees will receive HEART Reward Points on the anniversary of their hire date according to the following schedule: 20 years, 25,000 points; 15 years, 18,750 years; 20 years, 25,000 points; 25 years, 31,250 points; 30 years, 37,500 points; 35 years, 43,750 points; 40 years, 50,000 points; 45 years, 56,250 points.

Honorees are:

Retirees

Retirees

  • Janie Adkins
  • Susan Benson
  • William Bertolino
  • Gary Bigelow
  • Ann Bilbrough
  • Eileen Brooks
  • Jeanne Brower
  • Marcia Chambers
  • Marian Cooper
  • Bradley Custis
  • G. Donald Dietrich
  • Milton Ewing, Sr
  • James Fitzpatrick
  • Faye Folker
  • Margaret Grogan
  • Debra Harmon
  • Ralph Henry
  • Barbara Hooper
  • Karen Hurley
  • Providence Hutchins
  • Mohammed Khan
  • Mary King
  • Connie Lewis
  • Jack Lewis
  • Jeannette Lusby
  • Mary Neubeck
  • Phyllis Pensel
  • Cheryl Powell
  • Debra Pumphrey
  • Ellen Rajacich
  • Rosalie Ringgold
  • Donna Seward
  • Beverly Shaffer
  • Linda Short
  • Melinda Simpkins
  • Lydia Singh
  • Janice Smith
  • Wendy Smith
  • Mary Stubbs
  • Theresa Winston
  • Carol Wright

45 year honorees

45 Years

  • Melody Brown
  • Carolyn Crist
  • Gregory Gibson
  • James Jenkins
  • Gary Shortall

     

 

 

40 year honorees

40 Years

  • Janet Andrews
  • Arlene Butler
  • Joanne Dupree
  • Patricia Harris
  • Michael Murry
  • Esther Nichols
  • Andrew Robinson
  • Daniel Spielman
  • Patricia Steele
  • Fred Thompson
  • Deborah Timms
  • Patricia Tindall
  • Janice Toulson
  • Valerie Usilton
  • Terri Webb
  • Cathy Weber
  • Maryanne Williams

    35 year honorees

    35 Years

  • Mark Gantzhorn
  • Lori Geisler
  • Amanda Lyons
  • Renna McKinney
  • Doris Paul
  • Cindy Rhodes
  • Kimberly Wienhold

     

 

30 year honorees

30 Years

  • Holly Abel
  • Julie Boone
  • Glenda Cornish
  • Priscilla Demby
  • Karen Denny
  • Loretta Dierker
  • Kathy Elliott
  • Bobbi Graef
  • Robin Holt
  • Nancy Johnson
  • Stacie Johnson
  • Ann Robinson
  • Valentina Thompson
  • Sheila Willey

     

25 year honorees

25 Years

  • Robyn Ayers
  • Theresa Banks
  • Amy Borrelli
  • Luisa Carlisle
  • Lisa Cleary
  • D. Lynn Crouch
  • Marianna Edmonston
  • Linda Ervin
  • Pearl Ferguson
  • Lorie Fluharty
  • Edward Greer
  • Irene Hansen
  • Margaret Hummer
  • Larry Hynson
  • Jeffrey Johnson
  • Jennifer Kimble
  • Norlaine Lucas
  • Lisa Lyons
  • Suzanne Miller
  • Christine M. Nelson
  • Valerie Rice
  • Kelly Roe
  • Darlene Spencer
  • Deborah Tilghman
  • Thomas Willis

20 year honorees

20 Years

  • Ashley Baynard
  • Kari Cheezum
  • Karen Davis
  • Inez Freeman
  • Megan Greenwood
  • Nancy Harding
  • Susan Henry
  • Lori Huber
  • Mandy Insley
  • Suzette Jones
  • Zahida Kadric
  • Malinda Larrimore
  • Russell Lucas
  • Kevin Moaney
  • Sallie North
  • Mary Shepherd
  • Barbara Sherwood Hill
  • David Simmons
  • Stacey Stanley
  • Madeline Steffens
  • Megan Stubbs
  • Christine Walton

Luncheon Event Honors Team Members Celebrating 10 and 15 Years of Service

Team members who have achieved the milestone anniversaries of 10 and 15 years of service, respectively, were honored the at annual Service Awards Luncheon on October 12 at The Milestone in Easton.

Barbara Hendricks, director, Human Resources, served as emcee for the occasion and senior leadership congratulated all honorees as they walked up to receive their certificates from Ken Kozel, CEO and president.

Service award recipients receive HEART Reward points on the anniversary of their hire date according to the following schedule: 10 years, 12,500 points; and 15 years, 18,750 points.

Honorees this year are:

10 Years

Lakesha Beasley James Berry, Jr. Ann Bohn
Oriane Bowers Julie Callahan Leslie Collier
Otis Cornish Anthony Davis Alicia Dodd
Kara Eckels Jessica Fluharty Lisa Flynn
Emily Frenchy Thomas Gray, Sr. Amber Harding
Julie Harrison Karen Hemingway Deborah Hubbard
Renotta Jefferson Whitney Johns Kira Johnson
Erin Jones Amy Kile Kathleen Kowalewski
Brittany Kuneman Leslie Lawrence Sara Lettelleir
June Manley Jessica Manship Troy Mayo
Tony McDuffie, Sr. Elmer McKnight Genine Meekins
Mary Ann Mistrangelo Calvin Molock, Jr. Tracy Molock
Kathleen Morris Jacqueline Mowbray Tracie Nolan
Theresa Plog Sandra Prochaska Marie Queh
Rhonda Quidas Tiana Sampson Andrews Suzanne Sanborn
Tara Smith Renee Thomas Cheryl Thompson
Lamont Thompson Michael Varnish April Venables
Jennifer Wade Charlotte Wagner Priscilla Weatherall
Sharon Weaver Bruce Webb Rosalind Wilmer
Michelle Wojcik Shonta Young Jennifer Zimmerman

15 Years

Deedra Abner Teresa Ames Jane Barbee
Tonya Barker Kelly Bottomley Lori Bratten
Robert Brault Travis Brooks Victrie Carr
Angel Clark Vilma Condon Colleen Davidson Ronning
Melanie Donaway Mattie Evans Brenda Ewing
Tonya Faulkner Lakeshia Frazier Tasha Garnsey
Sheila Greenwood John Haines III Tabetha Harding
Dianne Heaney Mary Horseman Rhonda Isdell
Nikita Johnson Dontre King Melissa Kuszmaul
Connie Lewis Rondallyn Little Lavanda Major
Kelly Marchetti L Kim McGlaughlin Amanda Mielke
Jeanette Mooday Walsh Christina North Kathy Norton
Megan Novak Donna Payne Arletta Pitt
Marcell Pritchett William Roth Jeannie Smith
Beverly Somerville William Steen Laura Stitzel
Kevan Sullivan Juan Vazquez Alison Warfield
Angela Wicks

Congratulations, Five Year Service Award Recipients

Congratulations to the individuals listed below. who passed the five-year mark as UM Shore Regional Health Team members. As service award recipients they will receive 6,250 HEART Reward Points on the anniversary of their hire date.

Tricia Adelhardt Christine Allen
Amanda Alto Jacqueline Bennett
Amy Brittingham Catherine Clayton
Amanda Coate Stefanie Cohee
Diana Dyott Katherine Ewers
Samantha Fitzhugh Donna Fortunate
Lorrie Foy Tyaira Frazier
Roberta Hackley Kinya Handy
Dawn Hartsock Michele Hayes
Sharon Hunter Katherine Jones
Jennifer Kane Jordan Kennedy
Karen Kohlhous Mark Kurtz
Courtney LeCompte Cynthia Lloyd
Suzy Martin Shelby McCaskill
Jamie Merritt Tariq Miah
Kim Minafri Kathy Murphy
JaToyai Nixon Dawn Norris
Pamela Pardun Sarah Postles
William Reid Sarah Reynolds
Sara Rissolo Debra Robinson
Shelby Sadler Marvin Scott
Bobbi Simkins Cheryl Slacum
Casey Sonzone Patricia Thomas
Christa Tindall Pamela Tuck
Sheldon Turner, Jr. Jason Weaver
Ashton Wheatley Jeanine Wilson
Judith Witzke Luke Wood

UM Memorial Hospital Foundation to Host Tax Reform Seminar November 17

University of Maryland Memorial Hospital Foundation will host an informative seminar, “Tax Reform: What Do the New Changes Mean to You?” on Saturday, November 17 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Talbot County Free Library located at 100 West Dover Street in Easton.

Topics being discussed during this free workshop will include the reduction of tax rates, changes to deductible expenses, 20% pass through reduction, year-end planning strategies and estate and trust changes.

Guest presenters will be Darian L. Sump, CPA, Owner of Sump & Associates, PC and Deborah Walsworth, CPA, CFP, CPC, Managing Director and Tax Practice Leader, CBIZ MHM LLC & Mayer Ho­ffman McCann, PC.

Darian Sump, CPA

Darian L. Sump, CPA, is the owner of the accounting firm of Sump & Associates, PC in Easton.  The firm provides tax and accounting services to individual, small businesses and non-profits.  Sump is currently serving as a Court Appointed Special Advocate in Talbot County and has previously served on the board of directors for that organization.   He is a member of the Tri-County Ruritan and a lifelong member St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Cordova.  Darian is a graduate of Shore Leadership and LEAD Maryland.  He also holds professional membership in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants.

Deborah Walsworth, CPA, CFP, CPC

Deborah H. Walsworth, CPA CFP CPC, is a Managing Director and Tax Practice Leader with CBIZ MHM LLC & Mayer Hoffman McCann, PC in its Easton office.  She has over 28 years of experience in public accounting, and during that time has developed a diverse client base consisting of individuals, businesses, trusts, estates and retirement plans.  She provides tax compliance and consulting services, including financial and retirement benefit planning.  She holds the designations of CPA (Certified Public Accountant), CFP (Certified Financial Planner) and CPC (Certified Pension Consultant).  Walsworth currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Talbot County Chamber of Commerce and For All Seasons, Inc.

This seminar is free and open to the public; pre-registration is recommended due to limited seating. For more information or to register for the seminar, please contact Janet Andrews at (410) 822-1000, ext. 5792, or janet@umm.edu.

Shore Regional Health Golf Tournament Nets $93,249 to Benefit ICU

The Orthopedic Center team including (left to right) Thomas Stauch, MD, James Palumbo, MD, Richard Mason, MD and Myron Szczukowski, Jr., MD

The 2018 UM Shore Regional Health Golf Tournament held September 17 at the Talbot Country Club in Easton was a great success, netting $93,249 to benefit the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Easton.

Offered by UM Memorial Hospital Foundation, the golf tournament consisted of 32 foursomes who received a Titleist Vokey Wedge as their “thank you” gift, enjoyed lunch on the course and was followed by a reception including the prizes and awards.

Ken Kozel, president and CEO, UM Shore Regional Health, waves as he passes by during his golf tournament round.

Strong sponsorship support received from more than 43 individuals and businesses played a vital role in the success of the event. Top sponsors included the Auxiliary of Easton – UM Shore Regional Health, Pepsi Bottling Ventures, A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation, Baird Wealth Management, Whiting-Turner Contracting Co, Crothall Healthcare, Eastern Shore Emergency Medicine Physicians, Bill & Judy Munn, Safe Chain Solutions, Tecta America East LLC, The Star Democrat, Tidewater Physical Therapy, Bullock Construction Inc, Gillis Gilkerson, HKS Inc, Hord Coplan Macht McAllister DeTar Showalter & Walker LLC, Tidewater Anesthesia Associates and so many more.

“We would like to thank everyone for their continued support of our annual golf tournament,” says F. Graham Lee, vice president for philanthropy. “Through the years because of you, the Memorial Hospital Foundation has been able to provide much needed funds to help improve the lives of patients with state-of-the-art equipment and technology, renovations and education.”

Mark Your Calendar: October 18-31, 2018

OCTOBER EVENTS

FRIENDS AND FAMILY CPR TRAINING – Tuesday, October 23, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown Education Center, 100 Brown Street, Chestertown, Md., 21620. Family and Friends CPR is offered free of charge for people who want to learn CPR, but do not need a CPR course completion card for their job. This course is ideal for family members and friends of persons with medical problems as well as those interested in learning how to save a life. Refreshments provided. Class size is limited so please RSVP to reserve your spot. RSVP: Philomena Leon, at 410-778-3300, ext. 2170.

ABOUT PULMONARY DISEASE – Wednesday, October 24, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Conference Center, UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown, 100 Brown Street, Chestertown, Md., 21620. Come and talk with professionals about various pulmonary conditions including COPD and asthma, how to stop smoking and the benefits of pulmonary rehab. For information contact Philomena Leon, 410-778-3300, ext. 2170

BIG BROTHER, BIG SISTER: SIBLING PREPARATION – Saturday, October 27, 9:30 to 11 a.m., Health Education Center, UM Shore Medical Center at Easton, 219 S. Washington Street, Easton, Md., 21601. Designed for children ages 3 to 8. Includes a tour of the Birthing Center plus story time or video. Children should bring a doll or stuffed animal for practice. Free; register by calling 410-822-1000, ext. 5200 and leave a message as instructed.

OCTOBER SCREENINGS AND SUPPORT GROUPS


ADDICTIONS/BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

  • Bridge Clinic Support Group – Every Tuesday, 6-7:30pm, UM Shore Medical Center 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. Info: 410-228-5511, ext. 2140.

BREASTFEEDING

  • Breastfeeding Support Group – Tuesdays, 10/2 & 10/16, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Health Education Center, UM Shore Medical Center at Easton, 219 S. Washington Street, Easton, Md, 21601.

CANCER

  • Breast Cancer Support – 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.
  • Cancer Support Group/Easton – Thursdays, 10/11 and 10/25, Cancer Center, Easton. Information and support for patients at any stage – diagnosis, treatment, recovery and survivorship. Info: 443-254-5940.
  • Cancer Caregivers’ Coffee – Saturday, 10/13, 9-10:20 a.m., Cancer Center, EastonDiscussion of varied issues and challenges facing individuals and families assisting patients with cancer. Contact: Patty Plaskon, 410-820-6800, ext. 5361.
  • Look Good, Feel Better – Monday, 10/15, 10am – 12 noon, Cancer Center, Easton. Hair, skin and nail rehab before, during after chemotherapy. Presented by Kim Hardesty, ACS Volunteer Beauty Consultant. RSVP to Teri Dulin, 410-820-6800.
  • Cancer Support Group/Chestertown – Monday, 10/22, 7pm, UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown, Education Center. Information and support for patients at any stage – diagnosis, treatment, recovery and survivorship. Info: 410-778-7668, ext. 2175.

CARDIOPULMONARY SCREENINGS

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

DIABETES

  • Diabetes Support Group/Denton – Thursday, 10/4,  5:30 p.m., St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 100 S. 5th Avenue, Denton.  Led by Karen Canter RN, CDE. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext.5757.
  • Diabetes Support Group/Easton — Monday, 10/8, 5:30pm, Talbot Senior Center, Brookletts Place, Easton. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5757.
  • Diabetes Support Group/Cambridge – Wednesday, 10/24, 5:30pm. Board Room, Shore Medical Center at Dorchester, 300 Byrn Street, Cambridge.Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5757.
  • Diabetes Support Group/Chestertown – Tuesday, 10/23, 6:30pm. Education Center, UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown, 100 Brown St. Led by Chrissy Nelson, BSN, RN, CDE. Contact: 410-778-3300, ext. 2175.

STROKE

  • Queenstown Stroke Support Group – Tuesday, 10/23, 12-2pm, UM Shore Pavilion at Queenstown, suite 280. Featuring motivational speaker, Jose Maldonado, stroke survivor on “Million Hearts.” All stroke survivors and/or caregivers and family members are welcome. Info: Nicole Leonard, 410-822-1000, ext. 5068 or nleonard@umm.edu
  • Mid-Shore Stroke Support Group – Thurs, 11/1, 12-2pm, UM Shore Medical Center at Easton, 219 South Washington Street, Easton, 4th Floor Joint Replacement Center Conference Room. Deborah Weber, manager, Intensive Outpatient Program, Shore Behavioral Health will speak on “Post Stroke Depression.” All stroke survivors and/or caregivers and family members are welcome. Info: Nicole Leonard 410-822-1000, ext. 5068 or nleonard@umm.edu.