Monthly Archives: June 2015

Team Forums Continue Through Tuesday, June 30

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Ken Kozel, president and CEO of UM Shore Regional Health will continue to host Team Forums through Tuesday, June 30. Topics to be covered the state of SRH at the close of FY 2015 and looking ahead at FY 2016.

All team members are encouraged to attend one of the Forums — it’s a great way to get up-to-date, firsthand information about the issues facing UM Shore Regional Health and the progress being made in the implementation of the SRH Strategic Plan.

Forums are scheduled as follows:

Date Time Medical Center Location
Friday, 6/26 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. UM SMC at Dorchester 3rd Floor Conference Room       A & B
Monday, 6/29 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. UM SMC at Chestertown Education Center
Monday, 6/29  2:30 – 3:30 p.m. UM SMC at Easton HEC Full Center(A, B, C & D)
Tuesday, 6/30 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. UM SMC at Easton HEC Full Center(A, B, C & D)

Important Information about SRH Pay Stubs

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The July 3, 2015 pay stub for all UM Shore Regional Health employees will not show benefit deductions itemized separately. Instead, you will see an aggregate sum reflecting the total amount of all your benefit deductions for this pay period. Deductions that will be included in the aggregate sum are: Vision, Health Care FSA, Dependent Care FSA, Health Savings Account (HSA), Voluntary Life and Dependent Life. This is due to the transition from the UM Shore Regional Health coding system to that of UMMS, and is a one-time occurrence; for all pay periods going forward, your benefit deductions (health, dental, vision, life, voluntary, and dependent/spouse insurance and FSA) will be itemized separately.

The pay period ending August 14, 2015 is the last pay period for which employees will receive a paper stub in their home mail. Beginning with the pay period ending July 3 and going forward, you may access your pay stub information via HRConnections, the new internet-based, secure portal service that as of July 1, 2015 will be available 24/7 and supported by the HRConnections Call Center.

 

UM Memorial Hospital Foundation’s Debut Sporting Clays Classic Hits Mark

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L-R John Dillon, Shore Regional Health Board Chair; Peter Coe; Joe Opalski; Ken Kozel, Shore Regional Health CEO & President; and Bob Frank, Shore Regional Health Sr. VP of Operations enjoyed the 1st Annual Sporting Clays Classic on June 13 at The Point at Pintail.

L-R John Dillon, UM Shore Regional Health Board Chair; Peter Coe; Joe Opalski; Ken Kozel, Shore Regional Health President and CEO; and Bob Frank, Shore Regional Health Senior VP of Operations enjoyed the 1st Annual Sporting Clays Classic on June 13 at The Point at Pintail.

University of Maryland Memorial Hospital Foundation held its first annual Sporting Clays Classic on June 13 at The Point at Pintail. This first-time event raised funds and awareness for the expansion of the Comprehensive Breast Center at University of Maryland Shore Regional Health.

The event attracted 251 shooters and netted $62,000; the Foundation already has set plans for the second annual Sporting Clays Classic, to be held June 11, 2016.

“The University of Maryland Shore Regional Health Sporting Clays Classic was a great success,” said Myron Szczukowski, MD, Sporting Clays Committee member. “We had 251 shooters and many sponsors helping to support UM Shore Regional Health’s Comprehensive Breast Center.”

In April 2016, the Comprehensive Breast Center at UM Shore Regional Health, under the leadership of Roberta J. Lilly, MD, MPH, FACS, will expand its services to the Diagnostic and Imaging Center, located at 10 Martin Court in Easton, which is currently undergoing renovation. Once completed, the expanded space will provide a variety of breast health services including consultation and diagnostic procedures.

UM Memorial Hospital Foundation is a private, nonprofit organization serving the fundraising needs of UM Shore Medical Center at Easton and UM Shore Regional Health. Through its philanthropic efforts, the Foundation supports UM Shore Regional Health’s ability to provide quality healthcare to the local community by contributing to hospital programs and services.

Reminder: Outpatient Services Schedule for Independence Day Holiday

holiday-closuresPlease note the following closures of outpatient facilities for the upcoming Independence Day Holiday, which will be observed on Friday, July 3.

Open Services: Friday, July 3

  • University of Maryland Shore Convenient Care at Denton will be open from 12-8pm on Friday, July 3.

Reduced Services: Friday, July 3

  • In Chestertown, there will be no scheduled outpatients; however, walk-ins will be accepted for general radiology services, CT scanning and laboratory services.

Closed Services: Friday, July 3

  • Outpatient services at the Diagnostic and Imaging Center, UM Shore Medical Center at Easton and UM Shore Medical Center at Dorchester
  • UM Shore Regional Health Cancer Center
  • Center for Integrative Medicine
  • Ambulatory Surgery Center
  • UM Shore Regional Health Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services in Cambridge and Denton
  • UM Shore Medical Pavilion at Queenstown: All diagnostic and clinical services, including imaging, cardiology, sleep medicine, rehabilitation and laboratory
  • UM Shore Diagnostic Center at Rountop Medical Building

UM Chester River Health Foundation Golf Tournament Drives Funds for Technology

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The team of Sandy Bjork, Jane Hukill, Marti Hawkins and Sue Edson  won the award for "Most Honest Score" at this year's Chester River Health Foundation Golf Tournament.

The team of (l to r) Sandy Bjork, Jane Hukill, Marti Hawkins and Sue Edson won the award for “Most Honest Score” at this year’s 21st annual Chester River Health Foundation Golf Tournament.

University of Maryland Chester River Health Foundation held its 21st annual golf tournament May 29 at Chester River Yacht & Country Club, drawing 128 golfers to help raise funds for state-of-the-art technology at UM Shore Regional Health’s three medical centers.

The tournament netted about $55,000 toward the purchase of iRounds™, which allows physicians and nurses to assure inpatient satisfaction in real time, right at the bedside. The total cost of the technology will be $100,000.

The tournament’s winning teams are listed below. Each first place team received a $100 gift card per golfer for the club’s pro shot. Each second place team won a $75 gift card per golfer.

First place winners were as follows:
• Low Gross, Men: Steve Bryson, Jim Martini, Dave Norsworthy and Don Palatos
• Low Gross, Mixed: Ron Athey, Erin Gillespie, Jim Gillespie and Peter Murphy
• Low Gross, Ladies: Susan Haggerty, Jackie Phillips, Debbie Williams and Genie Wootton
• Low Net, Men: David Fike, Kevin Fike, Fran Gunsallus and David Lee
• Low Net, Mixed: Gary Bigelow, Brian Leutner, Linda Ruane and Walter Zajac
• Low Net, Ladies: Marjorie Adams, Margie Elsberg, Dinah Riordan and Paddy Tobey

Second place winners were as follows:
• Low Gross, Men: Paul Boyd, Jamie Brawner, Nick Elgin and Ronald Miller
• Low Net, Men: Don Cantor, Walt Geddes. Bill Noll and Bart Stolp

A prize for Most Honest Score was awarded to the team of Sandy Bjork, Sue Edson, Marti Hawkins and Jane Hukill. Each team member won an official Baltimore Orioles fan shirt, donated by the Major League Baseball club.

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 and UM Shore Nursing and Rehabilitation Center at Chestertown.

Help Save Lives This Summer!

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sbc-sub-banner-2015The competition is heating up in Blood Bank of Delmarva’s 13th annual Summer Blood Challenge, and the UM Shore Regional Health Human Resources team is encouraging all UM SRH employees and volunteers participate.

If you haven’t already, please give blood or platelets with Blood Bank of Delmarva!  Every day across Delmarva, more than 350 blood donors are needed to maintain the local blood supply. Typically fewer donors are available in the summer because of vacations and other activities.  By participating in the Summer Blood Challenge, we are helping the Blood Bank avoid serious blood shortages that have hit other areas of the country.

Visit www.DelmarvaBlood.org or call 1 888 8-BLOOD-8 for an appointment. Or give on-site as follows — at least 40 advance sign-ups are needed at each site.

UM SMC at Chestertown                                   UM SMC at Easton
Monday, July 13, 2015                                         Monday, July 20, 2015
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.                                           9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Save Lives! Win Prizes!
By participating before September 26, you’ll help Shore Regional Health compete for title of “Top Lifesaving Company” and you’ll earn chances to win these exciting prizes.

Prizes
$2500 Grand Prize
Plus two $100 gift cards every 56 days

In addition, all blood donors will receive an extra 100 reward points each time they give blood during  the summer to use in Blood Bank of Delmarva’s online Rewards Store towards merchandise!

You are able to donate red blood cells every 56 days and platelets every two weeks. If you donate red blood cells, you can donate three times during the Summer Blood Challenge!

Any eligible donor can earn points for our organization (that’s right – employees, spouses, friends, neighbors, customers!). Just make sure you or anyone you recruit to donate to fill out a Hero Card with our company’s name when giving blood. Hero Cards are located at all donor locations.

Visit www.DelmarvaBlood.org or call 1 888 8-BLOOD-8 for an appointment.

The Blood Bank has five donor centers (Wilmington, Newark, and Dover, DE, Chadds Ford, PA, and Salisbury, MD) and more than 30 established blood drive locations. Check the schedule at www.DelmarvaBlood.org.

Disaster Management Exercise Tests UM SRH’s Ability to Handle Incidents

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Emergency preparedness consultant Tom Healy (standing, left) observes incident command during a disaster drill including participants (left to right) Terri Ross, Director of Care Coordination; Susan Coe, Director of Human Resources; and Linda Pittman, Director of Compliance.

Emergency preparedness consultant Tom Healy (standing, left) observes incident command during a disaster drill including participants (left to right) Terri Ross, Regional Director of Care Coordination; Susan Coe, Vice President of Human Resources; and Linda Pittman, Regional Director of Compliance.

Several team members of UM Shore Regional Health practiced disaster readiness in a system-wide exercise June 5. Arranged by Emergency Preparedness Manager Michael Boldosser, the “no-notice” exercise took place simultaneously at UM Shore Medical Centers at Chestertown, Dorchester, Easton and UM Shore Emergency Center at Queenstown.

During the exercise, which simulated a severe storm outbreak in the region, participants practiced roles they might be faced with if power, communications and transportation were severely disrupted — even as a patient surge was to be expected at all facilities. The main focus was for staff to practice setting up an incident command center using the Hospital Incident Command System (HICS), for which most participants had recently taken part in a half-day training course.

Another objective was to familiarize the team with backup forms of communication available system-wide, including hand-held radios, satellite phones and Demstel phones provided by Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS).

Upcoming Events June and July 2015

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ONGOING

Acupuncture, Massage and Psychotherapy – 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, and the first, third and fifth Wednesday of eaah month, Diagnostic & Imaging Center, Easton; every Tuesday & Friday, 11am-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!

Breast Cancer Support Programs — Transition to Wellness: Free workshops for breast cancer survivors and patients who are ending treatment. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5866. 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.

JUNE

Safe Sitter Class – Friday, 6/26, 9am-4:30pm, UM SMC at Chestertown, Education Center.  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 410-778-7668, ext. 2175.

Stroke Support Group/Queenstown – Tuesday, 6/26, 12-2pm, UM Shore Medical Pavilion at Queenstown. Exercise After Stroke. Presenter: John Murphy, Certified Physical Trainer. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5068.

Big Brother, Big Sister: Sibling Preparation – Saturday, 6/27, 9:30-11am, UM SMC at Easton, Health Education Center. Learn how to prepare your children for the arrival of a new baby. Free. Registration: 410-822-1000, ext. 5195.

Everything $6 Sale – Monday, 6/29, 7am-4pm, UM SMC at Chestertown, Conference Center. Sponsored by the Chester River Hospital Auxiliary. Cash, credit cards and checks will be accepted. All sales conducted by the Chester River Hospital Auxiliary are for the benefit of equipment, programs, services and patient care at UM SMC at Chestertown.

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

Bazaar Bag Sale – Tuesday, 6/30, 10am-4pm, The Bazaar at 121 Federal Street, Easton. Customers can fill a bag with shop merchandise for either $6 or $10. Bags will be provided by the Bazaar and can be filled with previously discounted merchandise (punched tickets) including clothing and soft house wares.  Certain merchandise exclusions do apply; please see a shop volunteer for details.  All sales conducted by the Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital at Easton are for the benefit of equipment, programs, services and patient care at UM SMC at Easton.

JULY

HRConnections Goes Live — Wednesday, 7/1

Robin Hood Red & Blue Sale – Wednesday, 7/1 – Friday, 7/3, 416 High Street, Cambridge. $1.00 red and blue clothing. For additional information, call 410-228-6339. All sales conducted by the Dorchester General Hospital Auxiliary are for the benefit of equipment, programs, services and patient care at UM SMC at Dorchester.

Mid-Shore Stroke Support Group – Thursday, 7/2, 1-2:30pm, The Presbyterian Church, Easton. Discussion: Remembering My Stroke. Stroke survivors and caretakers will be invited to share stroke memories and lessons learned. Sharing is optional. Light refreshments available. Open to stroke survivors and their caregivers; light refreshments served. Contact: 410-822-9962, midshorestroke@gmail.com

“Ask the Expert” Interview: Getting Help with Diabetes — Tuesday, 7/2, 8:40am, 96.7 WCEI. Topic: How education and support groups promote optimal health for adults coping with diabetes. Guest experts: Doris Allen and Chrissy Nelson, diabetes educators for UM Center for Diabetes & Endocrinology at UM Shore Regional Health. Podcast of interview will be available at umshoreregional.org for the remainder of July.

Carb Counting Class – Tuesday, 7/7, 1:30-3:30pm, UM SMC at Easton, UM 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, 7/7, 6pm, St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, Denton. Led by Doris Allen, BSN, RN, CDE, UM Diabetes & Endocrinology Center. Contact: 410-479-2161.

Breastfeeding Support Group – Tuesday, 7/7 & 7/21, 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.

Diabetes Self- Management Class/Easton – Two, three-week sessions: Tuesday, 7/ 7-14-21, 9am-12pm; and Wednesday, 7/8, 7/15 & 7/22, 4:30-7:30pm. 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 – Thursday, 7/9, 7/16 & 7/23, 1-4pm, UM SMC at Chestertown Education Center. Three session class providing medical information and strategies enabling patients to manage their diabetes for optimal wellness. Referral and advance registration required. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5195.

Gestational Diabetes Classes – Friday, 7/10 & 7/24, 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.

Labor & Delivery Class — Saturday, 7/11, 8:30am-3pm, UM SMC at Easton 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.

Alzheimer’s Support Group — Thursday, 7/16, 6-7:30pm, UM Shore Nursing and Rehabilitation Center at Chestertown. Led by Stephanie Golebieski, RN. Contact: 410-778-4550.

Diabetes Self-Management Refresher Class – Monday, 7/20, 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.

Seminar: Financial Planning for Elder Care – Tuesday, 7/21, 6-8pm, Centreville UM Church, Centreville. Funding concepts and insurance products for financing eldercare explained in a non-sales environment. Presenters: Ann Goodman, Partner, Parker Counts Melton & Goodman, PC; and Billy Weber, Owner, Billy D. Weber & Associates. Presented free of charge by the UM Memorial Hospital Foundation. RSVP: 410-822-1000, ext. 5792, janet@shorehealth.org

Breastfeeding Class –Saturday, 7/25, 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.

Cancer Patient Support Group/Chestertown– Monday, 7/27, 7pm, UM SMC at Chestertown, Education Center. Information and support for cancer patients at any stage – diagnosis, treatment, recovery and survivorship. Contact: 410-778-7668, ext. 2175.

CARES Breast Cancer Support Group – Tuesday, 7/28, 6-8pm, Cancer Center, Easton. Information and support for breast cancer patients at any stage – diagnosis, treatment, recovery and survivorship. Topic: Lymphedema; Presenter: Jen Pierson, Occupational Therapist and Lymphedema Specialist. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5411.

Diabetes Support Group Annual Summer Picnic/Chestertown – Tuesday, 7/28, 6pm, UM SMC at Chestertown Cafeteria. Contact: 410-778-7668, ext. 2175.

Stroke Support Group/Queenstown – Tuesday, 7/28, 12-2pm, UM Shore Medical Pavilion at Queenstown. Exercise After Stroke. Presenter: John Murphy, Certified Physical Trainer. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5068.

Independence Day Holiday Outpatient Services Schedule

holiday-closuresPlease note the following closures of outpatient facilities for the upcoming Independence Day Holiday, which will be observed on Friday, July 3.

Open Services

  • University of Maryland Shore Convenient Care at Denton will be open from 12-8pm on Friday, July 3.

Reduced Services: Friday, July 3

  • In Chestertown, there will be no scheduled outpatients; however, walk-ins will be accepted for general radiology services, CT scanning and laboratory services.

Closed Services: Friday, July 3

  • Outpatient services at the Diagnostic and Imaging Center, UM Shore Medical Center at Easton and UM Shore Medical Center at Dorchester
  • UM Shore Regional Health Cancer Center
  • Center for Integrative Medicine
  • Ambulatory Surgery Center
  • UM Shore Regional Health Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services in Cambridge and Denton
  • UM Shore Medical Pavilion at Queenstown: All diagnostic and clinical services, including imaging, cardiology, sleep medicine, rehabilitation and laboratory
  • UM Shore Diagnostic Center at Rountop Medical Building