Monthly Archives: March 2014

Celebrate National Doctors’ Day

Carnation111080111834The first Doctors’ Day observance was March 30, 1933 in Winder, Georgia, when Eudora Brown Almond, wife of Dr. Charles B. Almond, decided to set aside a day to honor physicians. This first observance included mailing greeting cards and placing flowers on graves of deceased doctors. After legislation was introduced in 1990 in the United States House and Senate, President George Bush signed a resolution designating March 30, 1991 as “National Doctors’ Day”, now celebrated annually.

At University of Maryland Shore Regional Health, we celebrate physicians all across our five-county region who partner with us on a daily basis to provide quality medical care to the members of our local communities. The top-notch medical care provided by our area’s primary care physicians and various medical specialists makes this region a healthier place to live.

Please join us on March 30, National Doctors’ Day, as we salute the more than 300 members of our medical staffs and all our region’s physicians for their expertise, skill and compassion. The health and well-being of our region is better because they have chosen to live and practice here.

Visit us on facebook to post a thank you to YOUR doctor!

Terry P. Detrich, MD, Named President of Southern Clinical Neurological Society

Detrich Terry 11.9.11At the 41st annual meeting of the Southern Clinical Neurological Society, held in Singer Island, Florida, Terry P. Detrich, MD, FAAN, was named president of the organization for the 2014-2016 term.  The Southern Clinical Neurological Society (SCNS) is an organization of clinical and academic neurologists and other professors dedicated to neurology and the neurosciences.  The primary purpose of the SCNS is education with a goal of improving the clinical practice of neurology and care of neurological patients.  The mission of the SCNS is to support and enhance the study, acquisition, dissemination and application of knowledge concerning neurology in all of its phases; biological, clinical and social.  The SCNS is accredited by the Accreditation Council for continuing medical education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Dr. Detrich is currently the medical director of the Stroke Center at University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Easton.  He graduated from the University of Maryland Medical School in 1971 and completed his neurology residency at the University of Maryland Department of Neurology in 1976.  He has maintained a neurology practice in Easton since 1976.  Dr. Detrich has also received a clinical appointment as is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland Department of Neurology and was co-director of the Neurology Continuing Medical Education Program in 2012.  He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology.

Dr. Detrich is the 21st president of the SCNS which was formed in 1972.  The organization was originally organized to be regional in nature and membership was restricted to neurologists residing and practicing south of the Mason-Dixon Line.  As the Society continues to grow, membership was extended to neurologists practicing in the entire United States and eventually internationally.  The Society membership is currently comprised of over 360 physicians and other health professionals residing and practicing in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Caribbean, Middle East and Europe.

Dr. Detrich succeeds Dr. Howard Kirshner, vice chairman of neurology at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.

Auxiliary Member’s Retirement, Years of Service Celebrated

Celebrating Wojcik’s years of service to the Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital at Easton are (front row, left to right) Patti Willis, senior vice president and executive liaison to the Auxiliary; Julie Wojcik; Debbie Hayes, Auxiliary president; (back row) Ken Kozel, president at CEO, UM Shore Regional Health; F. Graham Lee, vice president for philanthropy; and Brian Leutner, director of oncology services.

Celebrating Wojcik’s years of service to the Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital at Easton are (front row, left to right) Patti Willis, senior vice president and executive liaison to the Auxiliary; Julie Wojcik; Debbie Hayes, Auxiliary president; (back row) Ken Kozel, president at CEO, UM Shore Regional Health; F. Graham Lee, vice president for philanthropy; and Brian Leutner, director of oncology services.

A longstanding member of the Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital at Easton was recently honored for her years of service to the Auxiliary and to University of Maryland Shore Regional Health.

Julie Wojcik, a member of the Auxiliary since 1988, has held many positions within the organization including president, secretary and the Auxiliary’s volunteer coordinator for UM Shore Regional Health’s Cancer Center.  Wojcik has also been an active member of the Maryland Association of Hospital Auxiliaries (MAHA) where she also held executive positions including president and event coordinator.

In addition to her years of service to the Auxiliary, Wojcik dedicated a great deal of time to assisting the University of Maryland Memorial Hospital Foundation in their fundraising efforts to benefit programs and services at UM Shore Regional Health.

“It has been a privilege to work closely with Julie for 24 years while she has been a volunteer, an Auxiliary officer and president, and a passionate supporter of local healthcare—particularly University of Maryland Shore Regional Cancer Center,” says Patti Willis, senior vice president and executive liaison to the System’s auxiliaries. “Julie’s skills, leadership and passion have set the pace for the Auxiliary at Easton and she will be greatly missed.”

Chester River Health Foundation to Host Women’s Seminar

University of Maryland Chester River Health Foundation will host a seminar for women, “From a Woman’s Point of View: Nurturing Your Physical and Financial Well-Being,” on Saturday, May 3 from 10 a.m. until noon in the Conference Center at University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Chestertown.

Joanna Pierce, development specialist, UM Chester River Health Foundation with two of the speakers scheduled for the Foundation’s Women’s Seminar, Elizabeth Spurry, CFP, CTFA, senior vice president, Wye Financial and Trust and Diana Johnson, CEBS, CLU, ChFC, vice president, employee benefits broker/consultant, Avon-Dixon Agency, LLC.

Joanna Pierce, development specialist, UM Chester River Health Foundation with two of the speakers scheduled for the Foundation’s Women’s Seminar, Elizabeth Spurry, CFP, CTFA, senior vice president, Wye Financial and Trust and Diana Johnson, CEBS, CLU, ChFC, vice president, employee benefits broker/consultant, Avon-Dixon Agency, LLC.

Helen A. Noble, MD, FACP, of Internal Medicine Associates in Chestertown, will also be a guest presenter at the Foundation’s Women’s Seminar on May 3.

Helen A. Noble, MD, FACP, of Internal Medicine Associates in Chestertown, will be a guest presenter at the Foundation’s Women’s Seminar on May 3.

Guest presenters are Diana Johnson, CEBS, CLU, ChFC, vice president, employee benefits broker/consultant, Avon-Dixon Agency, LLC; Helen A. Noble, MD, FACP, of Internal Medicine Associates in Chestertown, who is board certified in internal medicine and geriatrics; and Elizabeth Spurry, CFP, CTFA, senior vice president, Wye Financial and Trust.

Through this informational seminar, participants will gain information about how to achieve and maintain personal financial freedom, plan for retirement and adequately insure themselves, all while maintaining their physical health and well-being.

For more information or to register for the seminar, please contact Joanna Pierce, development specialist, UM Chester River Health Foundation at (410) 810-5681 or by email at jpierce@chesterriverhealth.org.  This event is free and open to the public. However, seating is limited and therefore pre-registration is required.  Light refreshments will be served.

The UM Chester River Health Foundation is a private, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization serving the fundraising needs of UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown, University of Maryland Chester River Home Care & Hospice and University of Maryland Shore Nursing & Rehabilitation Center at Chestertown.

UM Shore Home Care and Hospice Drive Benefits Caroline Humane Society

 

SHC caroline co huma donationsStaff members of University of Maryland Shore Home Care and Hospice conducted a drive earlier this month for donations to support the Caroline County Humane Society. The donations drive was a project under Shared Leadership. Shown above with a partial display of goods gathered by the team are (front row):  Danielle Brummel BSN, RN, Lee Rosendale, BSN,RN, COS-C (chair of the Shared Leadership Committee), Barb Cole, BSN,RN, HCS-D,  Lisa May, LSCW-C, CT, Debbie Reeder, RN, COS-C, and Hope Lowry, RN; and (back row), Kathleen Wallace, BSN, RN, Barbara Wells, BSN, RNC, and Courtney Carroll, RN.

cchumane logoBy mid-March, SHC staff had purchased, collected and brought in a van-load of items, including cat and dog food, bedding, collars and leashes, laundry soap, and grooming and cleaning supplies to help the Humane Society take the best possible care of their population of pets. “Just about everyone was able to pitch in, and we felt happy knowing that this kind of group donation really does benefit  the animals and their caregivers,” comments Deborah Reeder, RN, COS-C, Home Health Manager for UM Shore Home Care and Hospice.

 

‘Ask the Expert’ Series Kicks Off April 3

ATE galleryUM Shore Regional Health is presenting the latest Ask the Expert Series, which will run April 3 through May 21 in locations throughout the region. These 15 free programs offer residents an opportunity to meet and ask questions of our physicians and other expert clinicians.

Each presentation lasts about an hour, including an informative talk by an expert in a particular health care subject and a question-and-answer period. The “Ask the Expert” series is an ongoing program offered during the year in Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot counties.

At the first presentation on April 3, Khalid Kurtom, MD, FAANS, of Chesapeake Neurological Surgery, will discuss “Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery.” The seminar begins at 7 p.m. at Dorchester County Library, 303 Gay Street, in Cambridge.

“Ask the Expert” is being promoted by radio and newspaper advertisements, posters in our facilities and postcard mailers that went to residents in all five counties. Seating is limited; anyone interested in attending should RSVP to Cathy Wright at 410-822-1000, ext. 5222 or cwright@shorehealth.org.

Magnet® Site Visit Includes Meeting Opportunities for Staff

The agenda for the Magnet® re-designation site visit (March 31-April 2) includes two opportunities for staff who wish to talk with the appraisers to do so in an open meeting forum.

Both are scheduled for Tuesday, April 1, as follow:

  • 11:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m. — Outpatient Center Conference Room, UMSMC at Easton
  • 2 — 2:50 p.m. — Command Center, UMSMC at Easton

 

Join the Shore Regional Health Team for Komen Race for the Cure

KomenOC_Flyer2014University of Maryland Shore Regional Health is looking for members to join their team for the 3rd Annual Komen Race for the Cure on Sunday, April 13 in Ocean City, MD.

Below is a listing of frequently asked questions about the event, which have been provided by Komen Race for the Cure.  For additional information or to join Shore Regional Health’s team, call Melissa Kelly, Breast Center coordinator at 410-822-1000, ext. 5411.

Where is the Race site located?

The Ocean City Inlet Parking Lot, 807 South Atlantic Avenue, Ocean City, MD 21842

What is the Race route?

The Race route takes place entirely on the Ocean City Boardwalk.  The Race begins in the inlet parking lot, continues up the Boardwalk and turns around at 17th street.

When does the Race begin?

7:00 am Survivor, Registration, Donation Tents Open

8:15 am Warm-up

9:00 am 5k (3.1 miles) Timed Run/Recreational Run

9:30 am 5k (3.1 miles) Walk/Family Fun Walk & Kids for the Cure

11:00 am Awards Ceremony

(all times are tentative)

Can I bring my dog to the Race?

For safety reasons (both the participants and your dogs’), it is asked that you not bring your dog to the Race.

Can I bring a stroller?

Strollers are permitted in the Family Fun Walk only.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

What is the Registration fee?

Before Race day (Prior to April 13, 2014)

$35.00 Adult Registration (individual participants, or team members)

$40.00 Timed Runners with chip (not available on Race day)

$10.00 Kids for the Cure (for children age 11 and under)

On Race day, April 13, 2014

$45.00 Adult Registration (individual participants, or team members)

$15.00 Kids for the Cure (for children age 11 and under)

No Timed Registrations available on Race day

What are the deadlines?

Mail in: Wednesday, April 2, 2014

On-line: 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 12, 2014

Team Tailgate: Monday, April 7, 2014

Team Challenge Largest Number of Participant Award: Monday, April 7, 2014

Team Greatest Amount of Funds Raised Award: Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Where can I register?

You can register online at www.komenm.org, by mail, at walk-up registration or on Race day beginning at 7 a.m.

Walk-Up Registration:

Walk-up registration will be held in Ocean City Friday, April 11 and Saturday, April 12, 2014. Time and location will be announced as it gets closer to the Race.

Race Day Registration:

At the Registration Tent located in the Inlet parking lot, beginning at 7:00 am.

I don’t want to register online. How can I get a paper registration form?

You can download a paper registration form at www.komenmd.org. One can be mailed to you by emailing info@komenmd.org or calling 410-938-8990.

Where do I mail my registration form?

Printed registration forms should be mailed to: Komen Maryland Ocean City Race for the Cure, c/o Hermes Sports & Events, 1624 St. Clair Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114

Can I register more than one person at a registration site?

Yes, bring payment and signed registration form for as many as you would like to our walk up registration site.

Do children have to register for the Race?

For safety and liability reasons, all people participating in the Race should be registered. Children (11 and under) can be registered for $10.00 before Race day and $15.00 on Race day through the Kids for the Cure program.

DONATION INFORMATION

Where can I get a donation form?

You can download a donation form at www.komenmd.org

Where do I mail my donations?

Please mail completed donation form along with your checks or money orders to (no cash please):

Komen Maryland Ocean City Race for the Cure, 200 E. Joppa Road, Suite 407, Towson, MD 21286

Cash donations can only be turned in at walk up registration prior to Race day, or to the donation tent on Race day.

What should I do with my donations?

They can be mailed to the address listed above, dropped off at our walk-up registration site or dropped off on Race day.

When are the donation prizes given out?

Individual Donation Prizes are given out on Race day only.

SPECIAL PARKING INFORMATION

Where is handicapped parking?

Handicap parking is located in the Inlet lot, by permit only.