Monthly Archives: August 2015

Men’s Health to be Topic of September “Ask the Expert” Podcast

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Ask the Expert Graphic for WebsiteTune in to 96.7 WCEI on Tuesday, September 1 at 8:40am for UM Shore Regional Health’s latest installment of the “Ask the Expert” Series.

Guest expert, John Foley, MD, of Shore Comprehensive Urology, will be providing listeners with information about men’s health and related issues.

A podcast of the September 1 interview will be available at UMShoreRegional.org/ATE for the remainder of September.

Robin Hood Shop to Hold Annual Coat Event

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Debbie Thomas, Peggy Warner, Cathy Gullion, Shop manager, and Barbara Weiss model some of the fall and winter coats that will be available for sale at the Robin Hood Shop’s annual coat event on September 15.

Debbie Thomas, Peggy Warner, Cathy Gullion, Shop manager, and Barbara Weiss model some of the fall and winter coats that will be available for sale at the Robin Hood Shop’s annual coat event on September 15.

The Robin Hood Shop, located at 416 High Street in Cambridge, will hold its annual coat event on Tuesday, September 15.  The event will feature a variety of fall and winter coats in men’s, women’s and children’s sizes.

Operated by the Dorchester General Hospital Auxiliary to benefit programs, services equipment and patient care at University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Dorchester, the Robin Hood Shop offers gently used men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, fashion accessories and household items. Shop hours are Monday through Friday from 9am to 4pm and Saturdays from 10am to 2pm.  For more information about the Robin Hood Shop or volunteer opportunities, call 410-228-6339.

Upcoming Events: August and September 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. (Please note new address as of Monday, August 24 is 522 Cynwood Drive, Suite 300, Easton)

“Ask the Expert” Podcasts – Visit http://umshoreregional.org/ATE for podcasts of radio interviews with UM Shore Regional Health medical specialists on health topics of interest to you and your family.

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.

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!

AUGUST

VP Shoe Sale to Benefit Cancer Center – Now through Sunday, August 30, shop at either VP Shoes location (Salisbury or Reboboth) and 10% of your total purchase will be donated to the Cancer Center at UM Shore Regional Health. Flyer must be presented at time of purchase; mobile copy acceptable. Additionally, shoppers presenting flyer can receive 20% off any second item of equal or lesser value (certain exclusions apply; see flyer for details). Click here for flyer. 

Big Brother, Big Sister: Sibling Preparation – Saturday, 8/29, 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.

SEPTEMBER

Carb Counting Class – Tuesday, 9/1, 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.

Cancer Support Group/Easton – Tuesday, 9/1 & 9/15, 5-7pm, Cancer Center, Easton. Information and support for cancer patients at any stage – diagnosis, treatment, recovery and survivorship. Contact: 443-254-5940.

Breastfeeding Support Group – Tuesday, 9/1 & 9/15, 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.

Mid-Shore Stroke Support Group – Thursday, 9/3, 1-2:30pm, The Presbyterian Church, Easton. Topic: Learning to Dance after a Stroke. Presenter: Jose Maldonaldo, motivational speaker. Stroke survivors and caretakers are welcome. Light refreshments served. Contact: 410-310-9280, midshorestroke@gmail.com

Gestational Diabetes Classes – Friday, 9/04 & 9/18, 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, 9/5, 8:30am-3pm, UM SMC at Easton, Health Education Center. An overview of pregnancy and birth; expectant mothers, spouses and birthing coaches are encouraged to attend. Free. Contact: 410-822-1000 or 410-228-5511, ext. 5200.

Diabetes Self- Management Class/Easton  – Two sessions: Tuesday, 9/8-15-22, 9am-12pm; and Wednesday, 9/9-16-23, 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 Support Group/Denton – Tuesday, 9/8, 6pm, St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, Denton.  Led by Doris Allen, BSN, RN, CDE, UM Diabetes & Endocrinology Center. Contact: 410-479-2161.

US TOO Prostate Cancer Support Group – Tuesday, 9/8, 6:30pm, Cancer Center at UM Shore Regional Health, Easton. Speaker: Robin Ford, MS, RN, OCN, Radiation Oncology. Contact: 410-820-6800, ext. 2300.

Second Annual “Scoop Scoot” — Sunday, 9/13, Thompson Park (Washington & Dover Streets), Easton. A family event celebrating September as National Recovery Month.  An “ice cream crawl” featuring several area ice cream purveyors, live music, face painting and other activities along with information about resources for recovery from drug and alcohol abuse. Tickets: $3 per person, paid on arrival, covers ice cream scoops from each location on the crawl.

Gratitude for Recovery Dinner — Wednesday, 9/16, 5:30-8pm, Elks Lodge, 502 Dutchman’s Lane. First annual dinner event celebrating September as National Recovery Month. Keynote speaker Keith Mills, WBAL sportscaster, will share his journey of recovery. Tickets: $20 per person, purchase online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gratitude-for-recovery-dinner-tickets-17208816032. If you need assistance, call 410-822-1000, ext. 5452.

Alzheimer’s/Dementia Caregivers Support Group – Thursday, 9/17, 6-7:30pm. UM Shore Nursing and Rehab Center at Chestertown. Led by Stephanie Golebieski, RN. Contact: 410-778-4550.

Safe Sitter Class/Chestertown – Saturday, 9/19, 9-4:30, UM SMC at Chestertown Education Center. For youth ages 11-13. Pediatric nurses teach babysitting basics, including first aid, CPR and more. Cost: $40 (scholarships available). Limited seating, advance registration required. Contact: 410-778-7668, ext. 2175.

Breastfeeding Class — Saturday, 9/19, 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.

Pajama Party & Bed Post Derby – Sunday, 9/20, Downtown Chestertown. Party (Fountain Park, noon) to feature food and beverages for sale, wine tasting, entertainment and children’s activities; a $5 donation per person is requested. Derby (High Street, 1pm) open to teams of five who create their themed beds and compete for prizes, including best race time, costumes, creativity, most dollars raised, and more. Sponsored by the Chester River Health Foundation to benefit UM Shore Nursing and Rehab at Chestertown.  More details and registration: umshoreregional.org/bedrace. Contact: 410-810-5661 or dlauser@umm.edu.

Look Good … Feel Better – Monday, 9/21, 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 Self-Management Refresher Class – Monday, 9/21, 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.

UM Shore Regional Health Golf Invitational – Monday, 9/21, 11:30 am, Talbot Country Club. Sponsored by UM Memorial Hospital Foundation; proceeds to support purchase of operating room equipment for UM SMC at Easton. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5763, shbell@umm.edu

Diabetes Support Group/Easton — Mon, 9/21 5:30pm, UM SMC at Easton, UM Diabetes & Endocrinology Center. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5195.

Prostate Cancer Support Group/Chestertown – Monday, 9/21,7pm, UM SMC at Chestertown Conference Center. Information and support for prostate cancer patients at any stage of their journey – diagnosis, treatment, recovery and survivorship. Contact: 410-778-7668, ext. 2175.

Breast Cancer Support Group – Tuesday, 9/22, 6-7:30pm, UM Shore Medical Pavilion at Queenstown, 3rd floor conference room (this meeting only). Topic: Bone Health for Cancer Survivors. Presenter: Sharon Richter, BSN, RN, CCRC, OCN. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5411.

Stroke Support Group/Queenstown – Tuesday, 9/22, 12-2pm, UM Shore Medical Pavilion at Queenstown. Guest Speaker: Dr. Kungle, Center for Vision Development. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5068.

FREE Prostate Cancer Screenings – Wednesday, 9/23, 5-8pm, Cancer Center at UM Shore Regional Health, 509 Idlewild Aveune, Easton. Screenings are being coordinated by the Cancer Center, Talbot County NAACP and Chesapeake Multicultural Resource Center. Drs. Duane Cespedes, John Foley, John Knud-Hansen, Christopher Parry and Christopher Runz of Shore Comprehensive Urology will be assisting with the screenings. Those interested in the screening are encouraged to discuss the testing with their primary care providers to determine if the PSA blood test will benefit them in the early detection of prostate cancer and other prostate health issues. Screenings are open to the public;  uninsured and underinsured are welcome to participate.  Pre-registration is required; space is limited.  To schedule an appointment, call the Cancer Center at 410-820-6800.

Seminar: Fine-Tuning Your Retirement – Thursday, 9/24, 6-8pm, UM SMC at Easton Health Education Center. Presenters: Steve Ochse, Easton Utilities, and Jim Malena, Morgan Stanley. Sponsored free of charge by UM Memorial Hospital Foundation. Register in advance to guarantee your seat. Contact: 410-822-1000,ext. 5792, janet@umm.edu

Cancer Support Group/Chestertown —  Monday, 9/28, 7pm, UM SMC at Chestertown Education Center Information and support for cancer patients at any stage – diagnosis, treatment, recovery and survivorship. Contact: 410-7787668, ext. 2175.

Diabetes Support Group/Chestertown —  Tuesday, 9/29, 6:30pm, UM SMC at Chestertown Conference Center.

Birthing Center Wins March of Dimes Honor

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March of Dimes’ Recognition Banner presented: Chris Parker, UM Shore Regional Health CNO and VP-Clinical Services, Ruth Ann Jones, director of Acute Care and Emergency Services, Wendy Jarrett community director, March of Dimes’ Eastern Shore Division,  Luanne Satchell, nurse manager, Women’s and Children’s Health Services, UM SRH; UM SRH; Jessica Hales, March of Dimes’ Eastern Shore Division; and Ken Kozel, president and CEO , UM SRH.

March of Dimes’ Recognition Banner presented: Chris Parker, UM Shore Regional Health CNO and VP-Clinical Services, Ruth Ann Jones, director of Acute Care and Emergency Services, Wendy Jarrett community director, March of Dimes’ Eastern Shore Division,  Luanne Satchell, nurse manager, Women’s and Children’s Health Services, UM SRH; Jessica Hales, March of Dimes’ Eastern Shore Division; and Ken Kozel, president and CEO , UM SRH.

University of Maryland Shore Regional Health was recognized in June 2015 with the presentation of a banner award, by the March of Dimes’ Maryland National Capitol Area Chapter and its partner entities, the Maryland Patient Safety Center, and the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. The award recognizes UM Shore Regional Health’s commitment to improving the quality of care for moms and babies and the great strides made by the Birthing Center at UM Shore Medical Center at Easton in reducing the rate of non-medically indicated deliveries prior to 39 weeks gestation.

The banner program is a component of the March of Dimes “Healthy Babies are Worth the Wait” campaign, which urges women to wait for labor to begin on its own if their pregnancy is healthy, rather than scheduling delivery before 39 completed weeks of pregnancy.

Premature births cost the U.S. more than $26 billion a year and take a high toll on families. Babies born just a few weeks early are at risk of severe health problems and lifelong disabilities, and premature birth is the leading cause of death of children under five years old.  While the national rate of elective pre-term births has been declining since 2006, the current 11.4 percent rate remains higher than that of most developed nations. March of Dimes’ goal is to reduce it to 5.5 percent by 2030.

To qualify for March of Dimes Banner Recognition, hospitals completed an application and provided the following: data for at least two consecutive quarters showing rate of elective pre-term deliveries below 5% for each quarter; a written policy regarding non-medically indicated deliveries less than 39 weeks gestation; and a description of the process for monitoring the rate of non-medically indicated deliveries less than 39 weeks. State-wide, 30 hospitals earned March of Dimes Banner Recognition this year.

“We are proud that our expert team has worked  to address this issue in our community and to establish policies to avoid scheduling deliveries before 39 weeks of pregnancy, except when medically necessary,” said Ruth Ann Jones, EdD, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, director of Acute Care and Emergency Services. “The Birthing Center multidisciplinary team has done an exemplary job in reducing early elective deliveries in order to provide the best care to our mothers and babies — truly Creating Healthier Communities Together.”

Center for Integrative Medicine Moves To Cynwood Drive

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CIM is moving out of 607-B Dutchmans Lane on Monday, August 24.

CIM is moving out of 607-B Dutchmans Lane on Monday, August 24.

The Center for Integrative Medicine is moving from its location on Dutchmans Lane to 522 Cynwood Drive, Suite 300 in Easton. The move will take place this Monday, August 24.

Says Monika Armbruster, L.AC, M.Ac., acupuncturist who also provides administrative services for the Center. “With three acupuncturists, a massage therapist and a psychotherapist, we serve a variety of clients who come from a wide area, and we are hoping they will appreciate our new accommodations.”

 

The view of CIM's location from Cynwood Drive.

The view of CIM’s  new location from Cynwood Drive. Suite 300 is the third one to the left.

CIM’s Cynwood Drive location was formerly occupied by the offices of Walid Kamsheh, MD, neurology and sleep medicine. Dr. Kamsheh is now located in UM Shore Medical Pavilion at Easton on Cadmus Lane.

Monika Armbruster packing boxes to get ready for the move on Monday.

Monika Armbruster packing boxes to get ready for the move on Monday.

According to Armbruster, another newsworthy change regarding the CIM services is that thanks to changes in UM Shore Regional Health employees’ insurance coverage, the copay for acupuncture has dropped from $40 to $15.

“This represents a 63 percent reduction in the out-of-pocket cost for an acupuncture treatment for our employees,” Armbruster points out. “For Shore Regional employees who benefit from acupuncture, this is a huge savings, and for those who would like to try acupuncture, the cost barrier is now greatly reduced.”

UM Shore Regional Health employees also now can avail themselves of psychotherapy services with only a $15 copay. Psychotherapy is provided by clinical therapist Pam Schulte, MSW, LCSW-C, whose experience includes outpatient clinical treatment to children, families and adults, and consultation and training to community agencies as well as the Circuit Court Systems on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

Pam Schulte provides counseling at the Center for Integrative Medicine. For UM Shore Regional Health employees, the copay for counseling is only $15 per session.

Pam Schulte provides counseling at the Center for Integrative Medicine. For UM Shore Regional Health employees, the copay for counseling is only $15 per session.

Schulte also  has provided counseling at the Dorchester County Health Departments Wellness Program and served four years as an adjunct professor in Salisbury University’s Department of Social Work. Her previous work experience includes several positions involving child welfare education program development; advocacy program leadership; clinical assessment, training, supervision, consultation and training in a variety of settings; and serving as an expert witness in court cases.

Other CIM practitioners are:

Silvia Byerly, AC., M.Ac, Acupuncturist
Marie Nuthall, AC., MA.c., Acupuncturist
Stephanie Blades, RN, LMT, CEIM, Massage Therapist

Information regarding appointment scheduling and all massage, counseling and acupuncture offered by the Center for Integrative Medicine may be obtained by calling 410-770-9400.

Maryland Hospital Association Launches “KIDsafe” Campaign On Children’s Identity Theft

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child id theftChildren are the the #1 target of identity thieves — in fact, children’s identities are 35 times more likely to be stolen than adults. And the threat of identity theft against kids is growing fast — in 2014 alone, the Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council reported a 300 percent increase in calls related to child identity theft.

Why do you need to protect your child’s identity as soon as possible? Because beyond the immediate financial cost, it can take years to restore a stolen identity … and in the meantime, you child could be blocked from essential opportunities such as student loans, scholarships, credit cards and job offers.

To help parents protect their children from identity theft, the Maryland Hospital Association, in partnership with the Maryland Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Maryland Office of the Attorney General and Maryland State Delegate Craig Zucker, has developed and will be launching the KIDsafe campaign. Scheduled for launch in early September, the campaign will encourage parents to request a credit freeze to protect their children and provide instructions on how to go about it.

If you would like to get started now to protect your child, submit a “credit freeze request” to the three credit agencies, as follows:

Experian — www. experian.com/freeze or 1-888-397-3742
Equifax — www.equifax.com or 1-888-298-0045
TransUnion — www.transunion.com/securityfreeze or 1-888-909-8872

Upcoming Events: August and September 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. (Please note new address as of Monday, August 24 is 522 Cynwood Drive, Suite 300, Easton)

“Ask the Expert” Podcasts – Visit http://umshoreregional.org/ATE for podcasts of radio interviews with UM Shore Regional Health medical specialists on health topics of interest to you and your family.

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.

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!

AUGUST

Diabetes Support Group/Easton — Monday, 8/24, 5:30pm, UM SMC at Easton, UM Diabetes & Endocrinology Center. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5195.

Stroke Support Group/Queenstown – Tuesday, 8/25, 12-2pm, UM Shore Medical Pavilion at Queenstown. Topic: Lyme Disease. Presenter: Rebecca Brannock, SPT. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5068.

Breast Cancer Support Group – Tuesday, 8/25, 6-7:30pm, Cancer Center, Easton. Information and support for breast cancer patients at any stage – diagnosis, treatment, recovery and survivorship. Topic: Stress Management. Presenter: Patty Plaskon, LCSW-C, PHD. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5411.

Diabetes Self- Management Class/Easton – Two sessions: Tuesday, 8/25, 9am-12pm and Wednesday, 8/26, 1:30-4:30pm. 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, 8/27, 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.

Big Brother, Big Sister: Sibling Preparation – Saturday, 8/29, 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.

SEPTEMBER

Carb Counting Class – Tuesday, 9/1, 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.

Cancer Support Group/Easton – Tuesday, 9/1 & 9/15, 5-7pm, Cancer Center, Easton. Information and support for cancer patients at any stage – diagnosis, treatment, recovery and survivorship. Contact: 443-254-5940.

Breastfeeding Support Group – Tuesday, 9/1 & 9/15, 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.

Mid-Shore Stroke Support Group – Thursday, 9/3, 1-2:30pm, The Presbyterian Church, Easton. Topic: Learning to Dance after a Stroke. Presenter: Jose Maldonaldo, motivational speaker. Stroke survivors and caretakers are welcome. Light refreshments served. Contact: 410-310-9280, midshorestroke@gmail.com

Gestational Diabetes Classes – Friday, 9/04 & 9/18, 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, 9/5, 8:30am-3pm, UM SMC at Easton, Health Education Center. An overview of pregnancy and birth; expectant mothers, spouses and birthing coaches are encouraged to attend. Free. Contact: 410-822-1000 or 410-228-5511, ext. 5200.

Diabetes Self- Management Class/Easton  – Two sessions: Tuesday, 9/8-15-22, 9am-12pm; and Wednesday, 9/9-16-23, 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 Support Group/Denton – Tuesday, 9/8, 6pm, St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, Denton.  Led by Doris Allen, BSN, RN, CDE, UM Diabetes & Endocrinology Center. Contact: 410-479-2161.

US TOO Prostate Cancer Support Group – Tuesday, 9/8, 6:30pm, Cancer Center at UM Shore Regional Health, Easton. Speaker: Robin Ford, MS, RN, OCN, Radiation Oncology. Contact: 410-820-6800, ext. 2300.

Second Annual “Scoop Scoot” — Sunday, 9/13, Thompson Park (Washington & Dover Streets), Easton. A family event celebrating September as National Recovery Month.  An “ice cream crawl” featuring several area ice cream purveyors, live music, face painting and other activities along with information about resources for recovery from drug and alcohol abuse. Tickets: $3 per person, paid on arrival, covers ice cream scoops from each location on the crawl.

Better Breathers Support Group – Tues, 9/15, 1pm, UM SMC at Chestertown Education Center. A support group for persons with lung disease such as COPD, emphysema and asthma.  Topic:  Lung Anatomy and What Chronic Lung Disease is. Presenters: Sherrie Hill, RN and Dawn Hartsock, RRT. Contact: 410-778-3300, ext 2222; please RSVP if possible.

Gratitude for Recovery Dinner — Wednesday, 9/16, 5:30-8pm, Elks Lodge, 502 Dutchman’s Lane. First annual dinner event celebrating September as National Recovery Month. Keynote speaker Keith Mills, WBAL sportscaster, will share his journey of recovery. Tickets: $20 per person, purchase online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gratitude-for-recovery-dinner-tickets-17208816032. If you need assistance, call 410-822-1000, ext. 5452.

Alzheimer’s/Dementia Caregivers Support Group – Thursday, 9/17, 6-7:30pm. UM Shore Nursing and Rehab Center at Chestertown. Led by Stephanie Golebieski, RN. Contact: 410-778-4550.

Safe Sitter Class/Chestertown – Saturday, 9/19, 9-4:30, UM SMC at Chestertown Education Center. For youth ages 11-13. Pediatric nurses teach babysitting basics, including first aid, CPR and more. Cost: $40 (scholarships available). Limited seating, advance registration required. Contact: 410-778-7668, ext. 2175.

Breastfeeding Class — Saturday, 9/19, 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.

Pajama Party & Bed Post Derby – Sunday, 9/20, Downtown Chestertown. Party (Fountain Park, noon) to feature food and beverages for sale, wine tasting, entertainment and children’s activities; a $5 donation per person is requested. Derby (High Street, 1pm) open to teams of five who create their themed beds and compete for prizes, including best race time, costumes, creativity, most dollars raised, and more. Sponsored by the Chester River Health Foundation to benefit UM Shore Nursing and Rehab at Chestertown.  More details and registration: umshoreregional.org/bedrace. Contact: 410-810-5661 or dlauser@umm.edu.

Look Good … Feel Better – Monday, 9/21, 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 Self-Management Refresher Class – Monday, 9/21, 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.

UM Shore Regional Health Golf Invitational – Monday, 9/21, 11:30 am, Talbot Country Club. Sponsored by UM Memorial Hospital Foundation; proceeds to support purchase of operating room equipment for UM SMC at Easton. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5763, shbell@umm.edu

Diabetes Support Group/Easton — Mon, 9/21 5:30pm, UM SMC at Easton, UM Diabetes & Endocrinology Center. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5195.

Prostate Cancer Support Group/Chestertown – Monday, 9/21,7pm, UM SMC at Chestertown Conference Center. Information and support for prostate cancer patients at any stage of their journey – diagnosis, treatment, recovery and survivorship. Contact: 410-778-7668, ext. 2175.

Breast Cancer Support Group – Tuesday, 9/22, 6-7:30pm, UM Shore Medical Pavilion at Queenstown, 3rd floor conference room (this meeting only). Topic: Bone Health for Cancer Survivors. Presenter: Sharon Richter, BSN, RN, CCRC, OCN. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5411.

Stroke Support Group/Queenstown – Tuesday, 9/22, 12-2pm, UM Shore Medical Pavilion at Queenstown. Guest Speaker: Dr. Kungle, Center for Vision Development. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5068.

FREE Prostate Cancer Screenings  — Weds, 9/23, 5-8pm, Cancer Center, Easton. Coordinated by the Cancer Center, Talbot County NAACP and Chesapeake Multicultural Resource Center. Drs. Duane Cespedes, John Foley, John Knud-Hansen, Christopher Parry and Christopher Runz of Shore Comprehensive Urology will assist with the screenings. Those interested in the screening are encouraged to discuss the testing with their primary care providers to determine if the PSA blood test will benefit them in the early detection of prostate cancer and other prostate health issues. Screenings are open to the public; uninsured and underinsured are welcome.  Pre-registration is required; space is limited.  To schedule an appointment, call: 410-820-6800.

Seminar: Fine-Tuning Your Retirement – Thursday, 9/24, 6-8pm, UM SMC at Easton Health Education Center. Presenters: Steve Ochse, Easton Utilities, and Jim Malena, Morgan Stanley. Sponsored free of charge by UM Memorial Hospital Foundation. Register in advance to guarantee your seat. Contact: 410-822-1000,ext. 5792, janet@umm.edu

Cancer Support Group/Chestertown —  Monday, 9/28, 7pm, UM SMC at Chestertown Education Center Information and support for cancer patients at any stage – diagnosis, treatment, recovery and survivorship. Contact: 410-7787668, ext. 2175.

Diabetes Support Group/Chestertown —  Tuesday, 9/29, 6:30pm, UM SMC at Chestertown Conference Center.

Preparations Under Way for ICD-10 Diagnostic Coding to Begin October 1

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ICD10At midnight, October 1, 2015 federal law mandates that ICD-10 codes must be used on all HIPAA transactions. This includes diagnosis codes on inpatient and outpatient claims with dates of service or discharge on or after October 1.

The implementation of ICD-10 codes demands greater documentation detail from providers and will impact every care provider who documents in the patient record, as well as patient access, medical records coding and billing staff. Training has been ongoing with key personnel at UM Shore Regional Health. Resources, helpful links and updates for the ICD-10 conversion can be found on Wavelength.

UM Shore Regional Health’s Clinical Information Management Team has been at work in partnership with University of Maryland Medical System to assure a smooth transition.

For any questions about the transition to ICD-10, please contact Kathy Gootee, regional director, Clinical Information Management, at 410-822-1000, ext. 5586 or email kgootee@umm.edu.

 

Easton Auxiliary Supports Golf Tournament, Operating Room with Sponsorship

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Deborah Hayes (center), president of the Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital at Easton, presents a $25,000 sponsorship contribution to toward new operating room equipment at UM Shore Medical Center at Easton. Standing with Hayes are (left) Patricia O’Shea, director of development for UM Memorial Hospital Foundation; and (right) Penny Pink, director of surgical and ambulatory services for UM Shore Regional Health.

Deborah Hayes (center), president of the Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital at Easton, presents a $25,000 sponsorship contribution to go toward new operating room equipment at UM Shore Medical Center at Easton. Standing with Hayes are (left) Patricia O’Shea, director of development for UM Memorial Hospital Foundation; and (right) Penny Pink, director of surgical and ambulatory services for UM Shore Regional Health.

Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital at Easton has presented a $25,000 contribution to the University of Maryland Shore Regional Health Golf Tournament scheduled September 21. The contribution represent the Auxiliary’s sponsorship of the event, which is raising money for equipment purchases for the operating room at UM Shore Medical Center at Easton.

“The technology that supports our skilled surgeons is constantly improving,” says Penny Pink, director of Surgical and Ambulatory Services for UM Shore Regional Health. “Funds raised from this year’s Golf Invitational will be used to purchase the latest generation equipment that will keep UM Shore Regional Health at the forefront of health care. My thanks go to the Foundation for supporting us and of course to the Auxiliary for this generous contribution.”

“Our members are proud to support this effort and help ensure the most up-to-date services are offered at UM Shore Medical Center at Easton,” says Deborah Hayes, president of the Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital at Easton.

The Auxiliary joins other current sponsors including Presenting Sponsor, Pepsi Bottling Ventures LLC, along with Clark Charitable Foundation, Handcraft Linen Services, The Hill Group at Morgan Stanley, James Real Estate Services LLC and Long and Foster Commercial.

The annual Golf Tournament will take place on Monday, September 21 at Talbot Country Club, 6142 Country Club Drive, Easton.  The tournament will begin at 11:30 a.m. with a single shotgun start. All golfers will receive a deluxe gift package. Beverages, lunch and snacks will be served on the golf course during the tournament with a reception and awards presentation following play. Team registration is $1,500. More information about participation and sponsorship can be found here or by contacting Shelley Bell of UM Memorial Hospital Foundation at 410-822-1000, ext. 5763, or email shbell@umm.edu.

Upcoming Events: August-September, 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. (Please note new address as of Monday, August 24 is 522 Cynwood Drive, Suite 300, Easton)

“Ask the Expert” Podcasts – Visit http://umshoreregional.org/ATE for podcasts of radio interviews with UM Shore Regional Health medical specialists on health topics of interest to you and your family.

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.

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!

AUGUST

New Mom, New Baby: Safety and CPR – Saturday, 8/15, 9am-1:30pm, UM SMC at Easton, Health Education Center. Learn about post-partum care, pain management, nutrition and more. Free. Registration: 410-822-1000, ext. 5200.

Diabetes Self-Management Refresher Class Monday, 8/17, 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, 8/17, 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.

Breastfeeding Support Group – Tuesday, 8/18, 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 Support Group/Easton – Tuesday, 8/18, 5-7pm, Cancer Center, Easton. Information and support for cancer patients at any stage – diagnosis, treatment, recovery and survivorship. Contact: 443-254-5940.

Diabetes Self- Management Class/Easton – Two sessions: Tuesday, 8/18 and 8/25, 9am-12pm; and Wednesday, 8/19 and 8/26, 1:30-4:30pm. 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, 8/20 and 8/27, 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.

Gestational Diabetes Classes – Thursday, 8/20, 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.

Alzheimer’s Support Group — Thursday, 8/21, 6-7:30pm, UMShore Nursing and Rehabilitation Center at Chestertown. Information and support for people with Alzheimer’s and other dementia and their caregivers and family members. Contact: Stephanie C. Golebieski, 410-778-4550, ext. 4665

Diabetes Support Group/Easton — Monday, 8/24, 5:30pm, UM SMC at Easton, UM Diabetes & Endocrinology Center. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5195.

Stroke Support Group/Queenstown – Tuesday, 8/25, 12-2pm, UM Shore Medical Pavilion at Queenstown. Topic: Lyme Disease. Presenter: Rebecca Brannock, SPT. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5068.

Breast Cancer Support Group – Tuesday, 8/25, 6-7:30pm, Cancer Center, Easton. Information and support for breast cancer patients at any stage – diagnosis, treatment, recovery and survivorship. Topic: Stress Management. Presenter: Patty Plaskon, LCSW-C, PHD. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5411.

Big Brother, Big Sister: Sibling Preparation – Saturday, 8/29, 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.

SEPTEMBER

Carb Counting Class – Tues, 9/1, 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.

Cancer Support Group/Easton – Tues, 9/1 & 9/15, 5-7pm, Cancer Center, Easton. Information and support for cancer patients at any stage – diagnosis, treatment, recovery and survivorship. Contact: 443-254-5940.

Breastfeeding Support Group – Tues, 9/1 & 9/15, 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.

Mid-Shore Stroke Support Group – Thurs, 9/3, 1-2:30pm, The Presbyterian Church, Easton. Topic: Learning to Dance after a Stroke. Presenter: Jose Maldonaldo, motivational speaker. Stroke survivors and caretakers are welcome. Light refreshments served. Contact: 410-310-9280, midshorestroke@gmail.com

Gestational Diabetes Classes – Fri, 9/04 & 9/18, 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 — Sat, 9/5, 8:30am-3pm, UM SMC at Easton, Health Education Center. An overview of pregnancy and birth; expectant mothers, spouses and birthing coaches are encouraged to attend. Free. Contact: 410-822-1000 or 410-228-5511, ext. 5200.

Diabetes Self- Management Class/Easton  – Two sessions: Tues, 9/8-15-22, 9am-12pm; and Weds, 9/9-16-23, 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 Support Group/Denton – Tues, 9/8, 6pm, St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, Denton.  Led by Doris Allen, BSN, RN, CDE, UM Diabetes & Endocrinology Center. Contact: 410-479-2161.

US TOO Prostate Cancer Support Group – Tues, 9/8, 6:30pm, Cancer Center at UM Shore Regional Health, Easton. Speaker: Robin Ford, MS, RN, OCN, Radiation Oncology. Contact: 410-820-6800, ext. 2300.

Second Annual “Scoop Scoot” — Sun, 9/13, Thompson Park (Washington & Dover Streets), Easton. A family event celebrating September as National Recovery Month.  An “ice cream crawl” featuring several area ice cream purveyors, live music, face painting and other activities along with information about resources for recovery from drug and alcohol abuse. Tickets: $3 per person, paid on arrival, covers ice cream scoops from each location on the crawl.

Gratitude for Recovery Dinner — Weds, 9/16, 5:30-8pm, Elks Lodge, 502 Dutchman’s Lane. First annual dinner event celebrating September as National Recovery Month. Keynote speaker Keith Mills, WBAL sportscaster, will share his journey of recovery. Tickets: $20 per person, purchase online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gratitude-for-recovery-dinner-tickets-17208816032.If you need assistance, call 410-822-1000, ext. 5452.

Alzheimer’s/Dementia Caregivers Support Group – Thurs, 9/17, 6-7:30pm. UM Shore Nursing and Rehab Center at Chestertown. Led by Stephanie Golebieski, RN. Contact: 410-778-4550.

Safe Sitter Class/Chestertown – Sat, 9/19, 9-4:30, UM SMC at Chestertown Education Center. Sat, 3/14, 9am-4:30pm, UM SMC at Chestertown Education Center. For youth ages 11-13. Pediatric nurses teach babysitting basics, including first aid, CPR and more. Cost: $40 (scholarships available). Limited seating, advance registration required. Contact: 410-778-7668, ext. 2175.

Breastfeeding Class — Sat, 9/19, 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.

Pajama Party & Bed Post Derby – Sun, 9/20, Downtown Chestertown. Party (Fountain Park, noon) to feature food and beverages for sale, wine tasting, entertainment and children’s activities; a $5 donation per person is requested. Derby (High Street, 1pm) open to teams of five who create their themed beds and compete for prizes, including best race time, costumes, creativity, most dollars raised, and more. Sponsored by the Chester River Health Foundation to benefit UM Shore Nursing and Rehab at Chestertown.  More details and registration: umshoreregional.org/bedrace. Contact: 410-810-5661 or dlauser@umm.edu.

Look Good … Feel Better – Mon, 9/21, 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 Self-Management Refresher Class – Mon, 9/21, 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.

UM Shore Regional Health Golf Invitational – Mon, 9/21, 11:30 am, Talbot Country Club. Sponsored by UM Memorial Hospital Foundation; proceeds to support purchase of operating room equipment for UM SMC at Easton. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5763, shbell@shorehealth.org

Diabetes Support Group/Easton — Mon, 9/21 5:30pm, UM SMC at Easton, UM Diabetes & Endocrinology Center. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5195.

Prostate Cancer Support Group/Chestertown – Mon, 9/21,7pm, UM SMC at Chestertown Conference Center. Information and support for prostate cancer patients at any stage of their journey – diagnosis, treatment, recovery and survivorship. Contact: 410-778-7668, ext. 2175.

Breast Cancer Support Group – Tues, 9/22, 6-7:30pm, UM Shore Medical Pavilion at Queenstown, 3rd floor conference room (this meeting only). Topic: Bone Health for Cancer Survivors. Presenter: Sharon Richter, BSN, RN, CCRC, OCN. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5411.

Stroke Support Group/Queenstown – Tues, 9/22, 12-2pm, UM Shore Medical Pavilion at Queenstown. Guest Speaker: Dr. Kungle, Center for Vision Development. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5068.

Seminar: Fine-Tuning Your Retirement – Thurs, 9/24, 6-8pm, UM SMC at Easton Health Education Center. Presenters: Steve Ochse, Easton Utilities, and Jim Malena, Morgan Stanley. Sponsored free of charge by UM Memorial Hospital Foundation. Register in advance to guarantee your seat. Contact: 410-822-1000,ext. 5792, janet@shorehealth.org

Cancer Support Group/Chestertown —  Mon, 9/28, 7pm, UM SMC at Chestertown Education Center Information and support for cancer patients at any stage – diagnosis, treatment, recovery and survivorship. Contact: 410-7787668, ext. 2175.

Diabetes Support Group/Chestertown —  Tues, 9/29, 6:30pm, UM SMC at Chestertown Conference Center.