Monthly Archives: April 2015

New Medical Pavilion Set to Open May 12

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New PavilionUniversity of Maryland Shore Regional Health’s most recent expansion project is nearing completion as UM Shore Medical Pavilion at Easton will be open for business on Tuesday, May 12. Located at 490 Cadmus Lane, in Easton, the new Pavilion, which contains more than 24,000 square feet, will be home to several of University of Maryland Shore Regional Health’s medical specialties including Ear, Nose and Throat, Neurology and Sleep Medicine, Neurosurgery, Urology, Continence and Pelvic Health, and Women’s Care. Plans are also underway for a Family Practice to take up residence in the new space.

Pictured during a walkthrough of the new Pavilion are Ken Kozel, president and CEO, UM Shore Regional Health; Robert Frank, senior vice president of operations, UM Shore Regional Health; Michele Wilson, vice president of Physician Services, UM Shore Regional Health; Mayor Robert Willey, Town of Easton; and John Dillion, Board Chair, UM Shore Regional Health.

Open Enrollment Begins Monday, May 4

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Open enrollment begins next week!

All Shore Regional Health team members must either sign up for coverage or waive  coverage between May 4 and May 22. Detailed booklets including plan descriptions and enrollment instructions were mailed out on April 24; if you did not receive one, contact HR.

A quick cost comparison of previous plans with the new plans may be viewed by clicking here: Benefit Plan Cost Comparisons

The enrollment process is entirely electronic. If you wish assistance or want to enroll from a Shore Regional Health computer, please click on this link: UM SRH OPEN ENROLLMENT ON-SITE ASSISTANCE-MAY 2015.

“Cinco de Wino” Fundraiser, May 5, to Benefit UMd-UM SRH Rappel for Health Team

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Triple CreekA wine-tasting fundraiser event is set for this coming Tuesday, May 5, at Triple Creek Winery in Cordova, Md. The wine-tasting event will benefit the  “UMd Keeping it Renal” team, which is scheduled to compete in the June 6 Rappel for Health event to benefit the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland. The team combines the UMMS and UM SRH teams that participated in the event last year.

This year’s co-captains are Trish Rosenberry, BSN, RN, UM SRH manager of Outpatient Services, and David Leeser, MD, chief of Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation for University of Maryland Medical Center. Also participating are Wendy Greenwood, Liz Flair, Linda Elben-Adams, several U. Md. staff and a number of team’s friends and family members.

Says Rosenberry, “Last year our teams collectively raised just over $18,000, and this year our combined team goal is $20,000. The wine-tasting event at Triple Creek is a great opportunity to enjoy a beautiful and fun evening right here in Talbot County while supporting a great cause.”

To register for the Cinco de Wino event, please click on this link:   http://kidneymd.kintera.org/rappel2015/cincodewino

 

Hospital Week Kicks Off UM SRH Team SLAM

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SPRING TRAINING” Set During Hospital Week for

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GET IN THE GAME and hit a Grand SLAM for safety!

Hospital Week Celebration – Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Pick up a free hot dog, chips, and novelty ice cream

(Lunch shift at UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown)

Lunch and dinner shifts at UM Shore Medical Centers at Dorchester and Easton)

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SPRING TRAINING SCHEDULE

Prepare for a winning season by staying off the DL list.  Refresh your skills with the lift equipment at any of the following walk-in training camps:

Tuesday, May 12 – UM SMC at Chestertown Conference Center, 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, May 13 – UM SMC at Easton Health Education Center C & D, 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Thursday, May 14 – UM SMC at Dorchester  3rd Floor Classroom, 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

For more information, contact Teresa Blem, ext. 2104 or tblem@shorehealth.org or Mandy Bounds, ext. 8121 or mbounds@shorehealth.org

 

Upcoming Events: May, 2015

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Acupuncture, Massage, Psychotherapy and Reiki – Offered by appointment, Monday-Friday, except holidays. Center for Integrative Medicine, 607B Dutchman’s Lane, Easton. Contact:  410-770-9400.

Free Blood Pressure Screenings/Cambridge & Easton – every Monday & Tuesday, 9am-12pm, Diagnostic & Imaging Center, Easton; every Monday & Friday, 10am-1pm, UM SMC at Dorchester, Main Lobby. (Excluding holidays).

Sugarfoot Walking ClubThursdays, 12:30pm, leaving from the UM SMC at Easton Outpatient Services entrance. Join staff from the UM Center for Diabetes & Endocrinology and your fellow health care employees and walk just as far as your time and energy allow. Rain or shine, the walk starts on time!

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

Transition to Wellness Workshops – Ongoing workshops for breast cancer survivors and breast cancer patients who are ending treatment.  For information about the next session, call 410-822-1000, ext. 5866.

May

Spring Discount Event – Now thru 5/10, Hospitality Shop at UM SMC at Dorchester. Select an egg for up to 50% off your entire gift purchase. (Excludes books, candy, cards, flowers, magazines and puzzle books).  All sales conduced by the Dorchester General Hospital Auxiliary are for the benefit of equipment, programs, services and patient care at UM SMC at Dorchester.

In the Bag Sale – Friday, 5/1, 7am-4pm, UM SMC at Easton, Health Education Center A&B. Sale features handbags, wallets and small leather goods. Sponsored by the Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital at Easton for the benefit of equipment, programs, services and patient care at UM SMC at Easton.

Quit Smoking with Acupuncture – Monday & Thursday, 4/13-5/7, 12-1pm, Center for Integrative Medicine, Easton. Four-week (8 sessions) tobacco cessation class based on Acu Detox, a five-point ear acupuncture treatment supporting addiction recovery. Led by Marie Nuthall, L.Ac, M.Ac. For cost/registration: 410-770-9400, mnuthall@shorehealth.org

Gestational Diabetes Classes – Friday, 5/1 & 5/15, 10am-12pm, UM SMC at Easton, UM Diabetes & Endocrinology Center. Single-session class addressing care during pregnancy and what to expect afterward. Referral and advance registration required. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5195.

Robin Hood Shop Housewares Sale – Saturday, 5/2, 416 High Street, Cambridge. 50% all housewares. The shop, operated by the Dorchester General Hospital Auxiliary, is open Monday through Friday from 9am to 4pm, and Saturdays from 10am to 2pm.  For more information, call (410)228-6339. The Dorchester General Hospital Auxiliary raises funds to benefit programs, services and patient care at University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Dorchester.

Traditional Reiki I Class: “Find Wellness Within You” — Saturday, 5/2, 10am-5pm, Center for Integrative Medicine, Easton. Reiki promotes physical, emotional, mental and spiritual healing, and does not interfere with conventional or alternative medical treatment. Instructor: Dana Limpert, CMT. Tuition: $170; offers CE hours for nurses. Advance registration required: 410-822-1000, ext. 5851 

Labor and Delivery Class– Saturday, 5/2, 9am-3:30pm, UM SMC at Easton Health Education Center. Overview of pregnancy and birth for expectant mothers, spouses and birthing coaches. Free. Contact: 410-822-1000 or 410-228-5511, ext. 5200.

Carb Counting Class – Tuesday, 5/5, 1:30-3:30pm, UM SMC at Easton, UM SMC at Easton, Diabetes & Endocrinology Center. Overview of the most commonly-used method of meal planning for diabetics. Referral and advance registration required. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5195.

Diabetes Support Group/Denton – Tuesday, 5/5, 6pm, St. Luke’s United Methodist Church. Topic: Diabetes Mobile Apps. Presenter: Doris Allen, CDE, UM Diabetes & Endocrinology Center. Contact: 410-479-2161.

Breastfeeding Support Group – Tuesday, 5/5 & 5/19, 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. 5200.

Cancer Patient Support Group/Easton – Tuesday, 5/5 & 5/19, 7pm, Cancer Center. Information and support for cancer patients at any stage of the cancer journey – diagnosis, treatment, recovery and survivorship. Contact: 443-254-5940.

Diabetes Self- Management Class/Easton – Two sessions: Tuesday, 5/5-12-19, 9am-12pm; and Wednesday, 5/6-13-20, 4:30-7:30pm. UM SMC at Easton, Diabetes & Endocrinology 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.

Robin Hood Shop Mother’s Day Sale – Thursday, 5/7 – Saturday, 5/9, 416 High Street, Cambridge. 25% off jewelry and Boutique items; 50% off other Women’s Clothing. All customers making a purchase between now at Friday, 5/8 will be entered into the Mother’s Day Giveaway, featuring 10 total prizes. The shop, operated by the Dorchester General Hospital Auxiliary, is open Monday through Friday from 9am to 4pm, and Saturdays from 10am to 2pm.  For more information, call (410)228-6339. The Dorchester General Hospital Auxiliary raises funds to benefit programs, services and patient care at University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Dorchester.

Mid-Shore Stroke Support Group – Thursday, 5/7, 1-2:30pm, Presbyterian Church, Easton. Topic: Aphasia – How Speech Therapy Helps. Presenter: Diane Lorsong, MS, CCC\SLP, UM SRH Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services. Light refreshments. Contact: midshorestroke@gmail.com ,410-822-9962.

US TOO Prostate Cancer Support Group – Tuesday, 5/12, 6:30pm, Cancer Center, Easton. Topic: New Treatments & Clinical Trials for Advanced Prostate Cancer. Presenter: Arif Hussain, MD, Research Oncologist at University of Maryland. Contact: 410-820-6800, ext. 2300.

Free Skin Cancer Screenings – Wednesday, 5/13, 5-8pm, Cancer Center, Easton. Underinsured and uninsured persons are encouraged to participate. Pre-registration is required; call 410-820-6800.

Diabetes Self-Management Class/Chestertown – Thursday, 5/14-21-28, 1-4pm, 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 Open House – Friday, 5/15, 1-4pm, UM Diabetes & Endocrinology Center, UM SMC at Easton. Meet and talk with staff regarding diabetes diagnosis, treatment and management. From 2-3pm, mini-discussions led by diabetes educators will focus on pre-diabetes, carb counting, the benefits of physical activity, and insulin delivery devices. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5757.

Breastfeeding Class – Saturday, 5/16, 9am-12:30pm, UM SMC at Easton Health Education Center. Led by lactation consultants for new and expectant mothers. Free. Contact: 410-822-1000; 410-228-5511, ext. 5200.

Diabetes Self-Management Refresher Class – Monday, 5/18, 10am-12pm, UM Center for Diabetes & Endocrinology Center, UM SMC at Easton. For those who have completed diabetes education classes but want to take their self-care to the next level. Referral and advance registration required. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5195.

Look Good … Feel Better — Monday, 5/18, 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. For more information, call 410-822-1000, ext. 5355.

Diabetes Support Group/Easton — Monday, 5/18, 5:30pm, UM SMC at Easton, UM Diabetes & Endocrinology Center. Topic: Diabetes and Dental Health. A dental hygienist provides advice on how to keep the gums and teeth healthy.

Alzheimer’s/Dementia Caregivers Support Group – Thursday, 5/21, 6-7:30pm. UM Shore Nursing and Rehab Center at Chestertown. Led by Stephanie Golebieski, RN. Contact: 410-778-4550.

Stroke Support Group/Queenstown – Tuesday, 5/26, 12-2pm., UM Shore Medical Pavilion at Queenstown. Topic: Avoiding Identity Theft. Presenter: Devon Hainey, SunTrust Bank. Bring lunch; light snacks provided. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5068

Breast Cancer Support Group – Tuesday, 5/26, 10am-12pm, Cancer Center, Easton. Provides information and support to breast cancer patients at any stage – diagnosis, treatment, recovery and survivorship. Contact: 410-820-6800.

Diabetes Support Group/Chestertown – Tuesday, 5/26, 6:30pm, UM SMC at Chestertown Conference Center. Contact: 410-778-7668, ext. 2175.

CARES Breast Cancer Support Group – Tuesday, 5/26, 6-7:30pm, Cancer Center, Easton. Information and support for breast cancer patients at any stage of the cancer journey – diagnosis, treatment, recovery and survivorship. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5866.

Books Are Fun Sale – Tuesday, 5/26 and Wednesday, 5/27, UM SMC at Dorchester. Sponsored by the Dorchester General Hospital Auxiliary for the benefit of equipment, programs, services and patient care at UM SMC at Dorchester.

UM Chester River Health Foundation 21st Annual Golf Tournament – Friday, 5/29, Chester River Yacht & Country Club. For registration and sponsorship opportunities, contact: 410-810-5661 or foundation@chesterriverhealth.org

Jeannine Lemieux Among 50 Nurses Honored By Baltimore Magazine

 

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At the Baltimore Magazine 50 Top Nurses awards event on April 16: Ed Suddath, chief staff officer, Maryland Nurses Association, honoree Angela Chaney from Mercy Medical Center; honoree Nicole Henninger from Medstar  Franklin Square; honoree Jeannine Lemieux from Shore Regional Health; and Janice Hoffman, assistant dean, University of Maryland School of Nursing.

At the Baltimore Magazine 50 Top Nurses awards event on April 16: Ed Suddath, chief staff officer, Maryland Nurses Association, honoree Angela Chaney from Mercy Medical Center; honoree Nicole Henninger from Medstar Franklin Square; honoree Jeannine Lemieux from Shore Regional Health; and Janice Hoffman, assistant dean, University of Maryland School of Nursing.

Jeannine Lemieux, BSN, RN, PCCN, staff education specialist for UM Shore Regional Health, was among three nurses within the University of Maryland Medical System recently honored as one of the region’s 50 Top Nurses by Baltimore Magazine.

Formerly a staff nurse in the UM SMC at Dorchester Critical Care Unit (2010-2015), Lemieux was honored in the Intensive Care category and was one three UMMS nurses selected for the top 50.

Over a nine-month period, Baltimore Magazine collected hundreds of nurse nominations; of those, 50 were chosen as tops in the region by a panel of RN advisors (recommended by  the Maryland Nurses Association and major local hospitals) in 18 nursing specialties. The honorees were celebrated at a dinner reception at the Center Club in Baltimore on April 14 and will be featured in Baltimore magazine’s May issue.

Unaware that she had been nominated by her colleague, Mandy Bounds, Lemieux at first paid little attention to Baltimore Magazine’s attempts to reach her. “I thought maybe they were trying to sell me a subscription, but they kept contacting me,” she recalls. She was surprised and thrilled when she found out about the honor, and attended the packed-house event at the Center Club with her son.

Ironically, the honor came just after Lemieux had left her ICU position to assume new duties as staff education specialist for UM Shore Regional Health. Lemieux first joined UM Shore Regional Health in 2004 as staff nurse on the Multi-Specialty Unit at UM Shore Medical Center at Dorchester. Between 2006 and 2009 she served as co-chair and chair of Nursing Shared Leadership.

To see more about how nurses were selected, go to http://www.baltimoremagazine.net/top-nurses-2015/.

New Intranet Rollout Set for May 1

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Starting Friday, May 1, all University of Maryland Shore Regional Health team members  will be on the same Wavelength.

Wavelength is the name of our new regional Intranet, an all-purpose source of important team member news and information for all facilities and departments throughout the five counties. Wavelength will build our team strength and be a powerful tool toward achieving our mission of Creating Healthier Communities Together.

As a centralized team resource, Wavelength will provide easier access to in-depth clinical information, human resources materials, incident reporting information and links to get a better understanding how the various departments of UM Shore Regional Health work together to serve our patients.

Corporate Communications will reach out to all departments to identify team members that will be trained to keep Wavelength’s essential information up-to-date. Once the site is up and running, team input on ways to improve and expand Wavelength will be encouraged and welcomed.

Deadline to Complete UM SRH Employee Opinion Survey is Friday, April 24, 11:59 p.m.

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The last full UM Shore Regional Health Employee Opinion Survey was conducted in November, 2013. Since that time, Senior Leadership has been working hard on responding to the feedback from that survey. The Check Point survey (see below), launched earlier this month via e-mail, is designed to tell if the organization is on track. Your response is very important – if you have not completed the survey, please do so before 11:59 p.m., Friday, April 24 (tomorrow).

This survey is completely anonymous, and may be completed from any computer or mobile device at anytime during the day or night. The survey will take less than 10 minutes to complete. Please take the time to share your thoughts.

Keep in mind that when taking the survey, use the following definition as a guide: Senior Management/Senior Leadership – Vice Presidents, President and CEO.

To begin the survey, please click on this link:

http://www.smdtalentlink.com/UMSRH 

If you have any questions, please contact: SMD at info@smdhr.com.

Plaskon Recognized by Soroptimist International of Talbot County

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Patricia Plaskon, PhD, LCSW-C, OSW-C

Patricia Plaskon, PhD, LCSW-C, OSW-C, coordinator of Oncology Social Work at the Cancer Center at University of Maryland Shore Regional Health, was the keynote speaker at the 2015 Soroptimist International of Talbot County (SITC) Live Your Dream Awards Banquet.

In addition to delivering the keynote speech, Plaskon was presented with the Soroptimist Ruby Award, which honors a woman who as worked to improve the lives of women and girls throughout her professional and personal work. Along with the award, the organization made a $100 donation in Plaskon’s name to the Cancer Center at UM Shore Regional Health.

Soroptimist International – a name that means “best for women” –  is an international organization for business and professional women who work to improve the lives of women and girls, in local communities and throughout the world.