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.

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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.

Second Annual “Claws for a Cause” to Benefit Emergency Center

“Claws for a Cause” event committee members recently met to begin planning for the upcoming June event.  Members include (from left to right) Heather Tinelli; Joanna Pierce, development specialist, University of Maryland Memorial Hospital Foundation; Diana Carlson; Pat O’Shea, director of development, UM Memorial Hospital Foundation; Merry Tobin; Ginny Biondi; Cassie Guy; Donna Judy; Kathy Deoudes; and Linda Friday.

“Claws for a Cause” event committee members recently met to begin planning for the upcoming June event. Members include (from left to right) Heather Tinelli; Joanna Pierce, development specialist, University of Maryland Memorial Hospital Foundation; Diana Carlson; Pat O’Shea, director of development, UM Memorial Hospital Foundation; Merry Tobin; Ginny Biondi; Cassie Guy; Donna Judy; Kathy Deoudes; and Linda Friday.

The University of Maryland Shore Emergency Center at Queenstown Event Committee is gearing up for its next fundraiser, the second annual “Claws for a Cause,” a crab feast to benefit the Emergency Center.

The “Claws for a Cause” event will be held on Thursday, June 26 from 6 pm to 9 pm at Fisherman’s Crab Deck in Grasonville.  Tickets, which are $90 in advance or $100 at the door, will include a traditional crab feast and a buffet of barbeque chicken, pulled pork barbeque and an assortment of side dishes.

Sponsorship opportunities are available at the following levels:  Jumbo Blue Crab, $10,000; Extra Large Blue Crab, $5000; Large Blue Crab, $2500; Medium Blue Crab, $1000.  “Pier signs” printed with your company name and logo and displayed at the event, are available for $100.

“The staff of University of Maryland Shore Emergency Center at Queenstown is truly grateful for the community’s support of the services we provide to the residents of the Mid-Shore,” comments Mary Alice Vanhoy, MSN, RN, CEN, CPEN, NREMT-P, nurse manager for the Emergency Center. “This year’s ‘Claws for a Cause’ event will help fund expansion of the emergency generator for the Emergency Center, which will enable us to remain fully operational, no matter what Mother Nature brings us.”

Open since October, 2010, the Emergency Center, located at 115 Shoreway Drive in Queenstown, is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to provide care to members of the community in need of treatment for acute illnesses, injuries and trauma as well as minor injuries. Medical treatment at this University of Maryland Shore Regional Health location is provided by board certified emergency medicine physicians, experienced nurses, radiology technicians and medical technologists onsite 24 hours a day.

For more information about “Claws for a Cause” sponsorship opportunities or purchasing tickets, contact Joanna Pierce, Memorial Hospital Foundation, at jpierce@shorehealth.org or call (410)822-1000, extension 5481.

Calendar of Events: March 27 – April 29

PLEASE NOTE: If you wish to submit items for the Compass calendar and/or for the UM Shore Regional Health Monthly Health Calendar that is advertised in local media, please email Kate Gallagher, kgallagher@shorehealth.org. The deadline for the Monthly Health Calendar is always the 15th of the month prior.

Program for Primary Care Providers: Discussion Over Dinner — Thursday, March 27, 5:30pm, UM Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology at UMSMC at Easton. “Low Testosterone in Men with Metabolic Syndrome/Diabetes: Evaluation and Management,” presented by Faustino Macuha, Jr., M.D., endocrinologist. To RSVP, contact 410-822-1000, ext. 5195 or dallen2@shorehealth.org

When Bad Things Happen: Recovering from Psychological Trauma Through EMDRThursday, March 27, 6pm, Center for Integrative Medicine, 607-B Dutchman’s Lane, Easton.  Richard Gibson, LCSW, will explain EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), a treatment that decreases or eliminates, often rapidly, the symptoms of post-traumatic stress. Free; RSVP required. Contact: 410-770-9400.

Diabetes Self-Management Class/Chestertown  — Mondays, March 31, April 7, 4-6pm. UMSMC at Chestertown, Consult Room. Detailed medical information and strategies enabling patients to manage their diabetes for optimal wellness. Regarding cost/insurance coverage, and registration, contact: Chrissy Nelson, RN, CDE410-778-7668, ext. 2175.

Shore Shape HRA and Biometrics Deadline — Monday, March 31

Magnet Site Visit — March 31, April 1-2, University of Maryland Shore Medical Centers at Dorchester and Easton.

Breastfeeding Support Group — Tuesday, April 1, 10-11:30am. UM Shore Medical Center at Easton, Nick Rajacich Health Education Center, UM SMC at Easton. Led by UM Shore Regional Health Lactation Consultants.  New and expectant mothers encouraged to attend. FREE. Call 410-822-1000, ext. 5700.

Carbohydrate Counting Class —  Tuesday, April 1, 1:30-3:30pm, UM Diabetes and Endocrinology Center, UMSMC at Easton. An overview to the most commonly-used method of meal planning for diabetics. Referral required. Regarding cost/insurance coverage, and registration, call: 410-822-1000, ext. 5195.

Gestational Diabetes Class – Thursdays, April 3, 30, 17 & 24, 10am-12noon, UM Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology, UMSMC at Easton. Single-session class addressing gestational diabetes issues, including care during pregnancy and what to expect afterward. Referral required. Regarding cost/insurance coverage and registration, call 410-822-1000, ext. 5195. 

Ask the Expert: “Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery” — Thursday, April 3, 7pm, Dorchester County Library, 303 Gary Street, Cambridge, MD. Presentation by  Khalid Kurtom, MD, FAANS, of Chesapeake Neurological Surgery. Free. RSVP: Cathy Wright, 410-822-1000, ext. 5222, or cwright@shorehealth.org.

Uniform Sale Friday, April 4, 7am-4pm, UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown Conference Center. Sponsored by UM Chester River Health Foundation to raise funds for equipment for the new Emergency Department.

Labor & Delivery Class — Saturday, April 5, 8:30am-3pm, UMSMC at Easton, Nick Rajacich Health Education Center. An overview of pregnancy and birth; expectant mothers, spouses and birthing coaches encouraged to attend. Free. Contact: 410-822-1000 or 410-228-5511, ext. 5200.

Ask the Expert: “What’s the Big Deal About Men’s Health Anyway? Answers to Questions You Always Wanted to Ask” Thursday, April 10, 6:30pm, UMSMC at Dorchester, First Floor Solarium. Presentation by John Foley, MD, of Shore Comprehensive Urology. Free. RSVP: Cathy Wright, 410-822-1000, ext. 5222, or cwright@shorehealth.org.

US TOO Prostate Cancer Support Group/Easton – Tuesday, April 8, UM Shore Regional Health’s Cancer Center. Education and support network providing men and their families with information, resources and peer support relative to detection, treatment options and ongoing survivorship. Free. Contact: Sharon Richter, RN, 410-820-6800, ext. 2300.

Jewelry Sale – Wednesday, April 9, 9am-4pm, UM SMC at Dorchester. Sponsored by the Dorchester General Hospital Auxiliary.

Estate Planning Seminar — Saturday, April 12, 10-11:30am, UM Shore Medical Center at Easton, first floor Board Room.  “How Your Medical and Financial Well-Being Impacts Your Family.” Sponsored by the UM Memorial Hospital Foundation.  To register, call Janet Andrews at 410-822-1000, ext. 5792 or e-mail janet@shorehealth.org.

Safe Sitter Class/Easton — Saturday, April 12, 9am- 4pm, UMSMC at Easton, Nick Rajacich Health Education Center, Rooms A/B. Teaches youth, 11-13 years of age, the basics of babysitting. Teaches youth ages 11-13 the basics of babysitting, including basic first aid, CPR and much more. Cost: $40 per child (scholarships available). Space is limited; to register, call 410-822-1000, ext. 5231.

New Mom, New Baby: Safety and CPR — Saturday, April 12, 9am-1:30pm, UMSMC at Easton, Nick Rajacich Health Education Center. Learn about post-partum care, pain management, nutrition and more. Free. Registration: 410-822-1000, ext. 5200.

“Shoot for the Stars” Casino Night — Saturday, April 12, 7-11pm, Garfield Center for the Arts in Chestertown.  Fundraiser for a new Alzheimer’s and memory care unit at UM Shore Nursing & Rehabilitation at Chestertown.  For ticket or sponsorship information, call Joanna Pierce at 410-810-5681 or e-mail jpierce@chesterriverhealth.org.  Payroll deduction is available for employees who wish to attend or sponsor the event.  Ticket information is available online at http://www.chesterriverhealth.org/shoot-for-the-stars-casino-night.html.

Ask the Expert: “Looking Your Best After Surgery for Breast Cancer: What’s New in Oncoplastic and Breast Reconstructive Surgery?” — Tuesday, April 15, 7pm, Kent County Library “Yellow Building,” 408 High Street, Chestertown. Presentation by Roberta Lilly, MD, MPH, FACS, Medical Director, UM Shore Regional Health Comprehensive Breast Center and Nelson Goldberg, MD, FACS, Chief of Surgery at UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown and Professor of Plastic Surgery, University of Maryland School of Medicine. Free. RSVP: Cathy Wright, 410-822-1000, ext. 5222, or cwright@shorehealth.org

Jewelry Sale – Wednesday, April 16 and Thursday, April 17, UMSMC at Easton, Health Education Center. Sponsored by the Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital at Easton.

Low Salties Support Group — Wednesday, April 16, 4-6pm, Shore Wound Care, 503A Dutchman’s Lane, Easton. Topic: Lymphedema. Contact: 410-820-6500.

CARES Caregivers’ Support Group Wednesday, April 16, 5-7pm, UM Shore Regional Health’s Cancer Center. Contact: Chelsea Slacum, LGSW, 410-822-1000, ext. 2257.

Ask the Expert: “Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery” — Thursday, April 17, 7pm, Presentation by  Khalid Kurtom, MD, FAANS, of Chesapeake Neurological Surgery. UMSMC at Chestertown, Conference Center. Free. RSVP: Cathy Wright, 410-822-1000, ext. 5222, or cwright@shorehealth.org

 Bake Sale and Raffle for March of Dimes — Friday,  April 18, Lunch hours. UMSMC at Easton, Cafeteria. Support the March of Dimes and their work with premature babies by participating in the Birthing Center’s bake sale — all kinds of Easter goodies and raffle tickets for a fabulous Mother’s Day Basket.

Look Good… Feel Better Monday, April 21,10am-12noon, UM Shore Regional Health’s Cancer Center.  Free ACS program created to help women with cancer look good and improve their self-esteem. Participants get hair, skin and make-up tips, samples and a visit to the Wig Room. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5355.

Prostate Cancer Support Group/Chestertown – Monday, April 21, 7pm, UMSMC at Chestertown, Conference Center. Free. Contact: Chrissy Nelson, RN, CDE, 410-778-7668, ext. 2175.

Diabetes Support Group/Easton  – Tuesday, April 22, 5:30pm, UM Diabetes Center, UMSMC at Easton, Topic: “Preventing Diabetes Complications.” Free. RSVP: 410-822-1000, ext. 5757.

Breast Cancer Support Group/Easton  — Tuesday, April 22, 6-7:30pm, UM Shore Regional Health’s Cancer Center, 509 Idlewild Avenue, Easton. Topic: “Prosthetic Fashion Showcase.” Free as part of the Cancer Rehabilitation & Survivorship Program (CARES). Contact:  410-820-6800.

Women Supporting Women Breast Cancer Group/Cambridge  Tuesday, April 22, 6:30pm, Christ Episcopal Church, Cambridge.  Free. Contact: 410-463-0946 or 410-228-3161.

Grief Management for Those Who Lost a Spouse/Life Partner — Tuesdays, April 22-June 3, 6-7:30pm, UM Chester River Home Care & Hospice, Chestertown. Free. Contact: 410-778-1049.

Service of Remembrance — Thursday, April 24, 6pm, Christ United Methodist Church, 401 High Street, Chestertown. Free. Contact: 410-778-1049.

Service Awards Dinner/Chestertown — Thursday, April 24, Heron Point. See details in this issue of Compass.

Big Brother, Big Sister: Sibling Preparation – Saturday, April 26, 9:30-11am. Designed to help parents prepare their children for the arrival of a new baby. Free. Registration: 410-822-1000, ext. 5200.

Diabetes Education Refresher Course – Monday, April 28, 10am-12noon, UM Diabetes and Endocrinology Center, UMSMC at Easton. For those who have completed diabetes education classes but want to take their self-care to the next level. Referral required. Regarding cost/insurance coverage and registration, call 410-822-1000, ext. 5195.

Diabetes Self-Management Class/Chestertown – Monday, April 28 and May 5,12 & 19, 4-6pm,  UMSMC at Chestertown, Consult Room. Detailed medical information and strategies enabling patients to manage their diabetes for optimal wellness. Referral required. Regarding cost/insurance coverage, and registration, call 410-778-7668, ext. 2175.

Cancer Support Group/Chestertown —  Monday, April 28, 7pm, UMSMC at Chestertown, Education Center. Free. Contact: Chrissy Nelson, RN, CDE, 410-778-7668, ext. 2175.

Ask the Expert: “Chronic Pain: Balancing Medical and Self-Management for Best Results” — Tuesday, April 29, 7pm, Caroline County Library, 2nd Floor Conference Room, 100 Market St., Denton. Presentation by Stephen Wills, MD, Medical Director, Requard Center for Acute Rehabilitation, and Cathy Asche, BSN, RN-BC, of Shore Comprehensive Pain Center. Free. RSVP: Cathy Wright, 410-822-1000, ext. 5222.