Monthly Archives: November 2015

Happy (and Healthy) Thanksgiving

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turkey artWondering how many calories you can rack up during Thanksgving dinner? Below is a list of typical menu items and their calorie counts by portion size. Many thanks to Mary King, RD, LD, CDE, nutrition services coordinator at UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown, for creating and sharing this information … and Happy (and healthy) Thanksgiving to all UM Shore Regional Health team members from Communications and Marketing!

 

Main Course                                                                       Portion         Calories       

Roast Turkey, white meat only                                         3 oz                         135

Roast Turkey, white meat only                                         10 oz                        450

Roast Turkey, meat and skin                                              3 oz                         161

Roast Turkey, meat and skin                                               10 oz                      536

Bread Stuffing                                                                      ½ cup                     195

Bread Stuffing                                                                      1 ½ cups                 585

Mashed Potatoes with whole milk and butter                  ½ cup                      119

Mashed Potatoes with whole milk and butter                 2 cups                      476

Steamed Green Beans                                                        1 cup                        38

Steamed Green Beans                                                        3 cups                     114

Steamed Carrots                                                                 1 cup                         54

Steamed Carrots                                                                 3 cups                     162

Pumpkin Pie                                                                         1/8th of pie             316

Pumpkin Pie                                                                         ½ of pie                1264

Desserts                                                                              Portion         Calories       

Pecan Pie                                                                            1/8th of pie            503

Pecan Pie                                                                             ½ of pie                2012

Whipped Cream (Heavy Whipping Cream)                      1 TBSP                       51

Whipped Cream (Heavy Whipping Cream)                      4 TBSP                    204

Fat Free Whipped Cream                                                  1 TBSP                        6

Fat Free Whipped Cream                                                   4 TBSP                     24

Regular Jello                                                                       1 cup                      168

Sugar Free Jello                                                                  1 cup                        46

Team Forums Scheduled for December

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UM Shore Regional Health President and CEO Ken Kozel will hold a round of Team Forums in December, as indicated below. Please mark your calendar to attend a forum in a location convenient for you so that you can learn how UM SRH is progressing in its Strategic Plan and ask questions, raise concerns or offer your suggestions.

12/2/15 UM SMC at Easton HEC 2-3 pm
12/3/15 Cancer Center/Easton Conference Room 10-11 am
12/3/15 UM Shore Home Care – Easton Conference Room 3-4 pm
12/4/15 UM SMC at Dorchester Boardroom 8-9 am
12/4/15 Patient Financial Services Canvasback Drive Conference Room 1-2 pm
12/7/15 UM SMC at Easton Board Room 7:30-8:30 am
12/8/15 UM SEC at Queenstown MOB Conf. Rm 8-9 am
12/10/15 UM SMC at Chestertown Conference Room 2-3 pm
12/11/15 UM SMC at Dorchester 3rd Floor Conf Rm 11-12 pm
12/14/15 UM SMC at Chestertown Conference Room 8-9 am
12/14/15 UM Chester River Home Care -Chestertown Conference Room 10-11 am

Pain Care Team Members Help Maryland Chapter of ASPMN Win National Award

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The Maryland Chapter of the American Society for Pain Management Nursing won received the National Chapter Award for 2015. Shown at the presentation are are: Karen Snow Kaiser, Maryland Chapter president, Claudette Jacobs, 2014 president, and UM Shore Pain Care team members Gail Shorter, Cathy Asche (chapter secretary) and Linda Wilt.

The Maryland Chapter of the American Society for Pain Management Nursing won received the National Chapter Award for 2015. Shown at the presentation are are: Karen Snow Kaiser, Maryland Chapter president, Claudette Jacobs, 2014 president, and UM Shore Pain Care team members Gail Shorter, Cathy Asche (chapter secretary) and Linda Wilt.

Congratulations to Pain Care team members Gail Shorter, CRNP, Cathy Asche, BSN, RN-BC and Linda Wilt RN-BC, who as members of the Maryland Chapter of the American Society for Pain Management Nursing (ASPMN) were on hand to accept this year’s National Chapter Award from the ASPM. The award was presented at the ASPMN’s national conference in Atlanta, Georgia, in September.

Upcoming Events: November and December 2015

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ONGOING

Acupuncture, Massage and Psychotherapy – Offered by appointment, Monday-Friday, except holidays. Center for Integrative Medicine, 522 Cynwood Drive, Suite 300, Easton. Contact:  410-770-9400. 

“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 each 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!

NOVEMBER

AUXILIARY EVENTS

Bazaar Black Friday Sale  – Friday, 11/27 and Saturday, 11/28, 10am-4pm, The Bazaar at 121 Federal Street. During this two-day sale, 50% off white ticketed shoes, women’s blazers, jackets, sweaters and coats under $40; 50% off white ticketed housewares; 25% off framed pictures. Additionally, buy one punched clothing item, get one free of equal or lesser value. The Bazaar is operated by the Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital at Easton. All sales conducted by the Auxiliary are for the benefit of for the benefit of the hospital’s equipment, programs, services and patient care.

DECEMBER

ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT

Alzheimer’s/Dementia Caregivers Support Group – Thursday, 12/17, 6-7:30pm. UM Shore Nursing & Rehab Center at Chestertown. Led by Stephanie Golebieski, assistant director of nursing, UM SN&R Center at Chestertown. Contact: 410-778-4550.

Find information about skilled nursing, inpatient rehab and respite care in Chestertown at umshoreregional.org/about/facilities/rehabilitation

AUXILIARY EVENTS

Holiday Raffle – Beginning Tuesday, 12/1, the Chester River Hospital Center Auxiliary will be selling holiday raffle tickets for two prizes; a lead crystal snowman candle holder and a crocheted afghan, both donated by the Auxiliary. Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00 and are on sale at the Hospital Gift Shop and the Nearly New Shop in Chestertown. Drawing will take place on 12/21 and winner will be notified by phone. Both items are on display at the Gift Shop. All sales conducted by the Auxiliary are for the benefit of for the benefit of the hospital’s equipment, programs, services and patient care.

Holiday Shopping Event – Thursday, 12/10, Gift Shop, UM SMC at Chestertown. Shop will be extending its hours until 7pm. Refreshments will be provided from 4-7pm. All sales conducted by the Auxiliary are for the benefit of for the benefit of the hospital’s equipment, programs, services and patient care.

In the Bag Sale – Tuesday, 12/21, 7am-4pm, UM SMC at Chestertown, Conference Center. Sponsored by the Chester River Hospital Center Auxiliary. All sales conducted by the Auxiliary are for the benefit of for the benefit of the hospital’s equipment, programs, services and patient care.

CANCER SUPPORT

Breast Cancer Support Group and Cancer Patient Support Group Holiday Program– Thursday, 12/3, 5-7pm, Cancer Center. Both groups will be coming together for a program, “Managing Expenses” and a potluck dinner. Contact: 410-820-6800. *This event will take the place of the regularly scheduled meetings this month.

US TOO Prostate Cancer Support Group– Tuesday, 12/8, 6:30pm, Cancer Center, Easton. Information and support for patients at any stage – diagnosis, treatment, recovery and survivorship. Contact: 410-820-6800, ext. 2300.

Look Good … Feel Better –  Monday, 12/15, 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. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5355.

Cancer & Prostate Cancer Support Groups — Monday, 12/21, 7pm, UM SMC at Chestertown Education Center. Information and support for patients at any stage – diagnosis, treatment, recovery and survivorship. Contact: 410-778-7668, ext. 2175.

Find more information about cancer treatment and support services at umshoreregional.org/cancer_program

CHILDBIRTH & NEW PARENT EDUCATION

Breastfeeding Support Group – Tuesday, 12/1 & 12/15, 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. 5700.

Labor & Delivery Class — Saturday, 12/5, 8:30am-3pm, UM SMC at Easton, Health Education Center. Overview of pregnancy and birth; expectant mothers, spouses and birthing coaches are encouraged to attend. Free. Register by phone: 410-822-1000 or 410-228-5511, ext. 5200.

New Mom, New Baby: Safety and CPR – Saturday, 12/12, 9am-11:30pm, UM SMC at Easton, Health Education Center. Register by phone: 410-822-1000 or 410-228-5511, ext. 5200.

Big Brother, Big Sister: Preparing for the Arrival of a New Baby – Free. Designed to help parents with children ages 3-8 prepare them for their new sibling. Includes a tour of Birthing Center. Saturday, 12/19, 9:30-11:00am, UM SMC at Easton, Health Education Center. Register by phone: 410-822-1000 or 410-228-5511, ext. 5200.

Find more information about The Birthing Center’s programs and services at umshoreregional.org/ programs/birthing /services.

DIABETES EDUCATION AND SUPPORT

Carb Counting Class – Tuesday, 12/1, 1:30-3:30pm, UM SMC at Easton, UM Diabetes & Endocrinology Center. Overview of meal planning for diabetics. Referral and advance registration required. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5195.

Diabetes Support Group/Denton – Wednesday, 12/12, 6:30pm, St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, Denton.  Led by Doris Allen, BSN, RN, CDE, UM Diabetes & Endocrinology Center. Contact: 410-479-2161.

Diabetes Self- Management ClassesEaston (two sessions): Tuesday, 12/1, 12/8, 12/18, 9am-12pm; and Wednesday, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16, 1:30-4:30pm, UM SMC at Easton, UM Diabetes & Endocrinology Center. Chestertown: Thursday, 12/3, 12/10, 12/17, 1-4pm, UM SMC at Chestertown Education Center.  Medical information and strategies enabling patients to manage their diabetes for optimal wellness. Referral and preregistration required. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext.5195.

Diabetes Self-Management Refresher Class – Monday, 12/21, 10am-12pm, UM Center for Diabetes & Endocrinology, UM SMC at Easton. For those who have completed diabetes education classes but want to improve their self-care. Referral and preregistration required. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5195.

Diabetes Support Group/Easton — Monday, 12/21 5:30pm, new location: Talbot County Senior Center-Brookletts Place. Led by diabetes educators Karen Hollis and Karen Canter. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5195.

Diabetes Support Group/Chestertown – Tuesday, 12/22, 6:30pm, UM SMC at Chestertown Conference Room. Information and support for diabetes patients and family members, led by Chrissy Nelson, diabetes educator. Contact: 410-778-7668.

Diabetes Support Group/Cambridge – Thursday, 12/17, 5:30pm, UM SMC at Dorchester Board Room. Information and support for diabetes patients and family members. For location and other details, contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5195 for location and other details.

Find more information about diabetes treatment and support services at umshoreregional.org/programs/endocrinology

INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE

Acupuncture, Massage and Psychotherapy – By appointment, Monday-Friday, except holidays. Center for Integrative Medicine, Easton. New location: Suite 300, 522 Cynwood Drive, Easton. For information about providers and services, visit umshoreregional.org/programs/integrative/about, or call 410-770-9400.

SCREENINGS

Free Blood Pressure ScreeningsEaston: every Monday & Tuesday, 9am-12pm, Diagnostic & Imaging Center. Cambridge: every Tuesday & Friday, 11am-1pm, UM SMC at Dorchester, Main Lobby. (Excluding holidays).

STROKE SUPPORT

Mid-Shore Stroke Support Group – Thursday, 12/3, 1-2:30pm, Presbyterian Church, Easton. Information and support for stroke survivors, family and caregivers. Potluck Holiday Luncheon including “white elephant” gift exchange. Contact: 410-310-9280, midshorestroke@gmail.com

Please note: The Queenstown Stroke Support Group will not meet in December. 

Team Forums Scheduled in December

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UM Shore Regional Health President and CEO Ken Kozel will hold a round of Team Forums in December, as indicated below. Please mark your calendar to attend a forum in a location convenient for you so that you can learn how UM SRH is progressing in its Strategic Plan and ask questions, raise concerns or offer your suggestions.

12/2/15 UM SMC at Easton HEC 2-3 pm
12/3/15 Cancer Center/Easton Conference Room 10-11 am
12/3/15 UM Shore Home Care Conference Room 3-4 pm
12/4/15 UM SMC at Dorchester Boardroom 8-9 am
12/4/15 Patient Financial Services Canvasback Drive Conference Room 1-2 pm
12/7/15 UM SMC at Easton Board Room 7:30-8:30 am
12/8/15 UM SEC at Queenstown MOB Conf. Rm 8-9 am
12/10/15 UM SMC at Chestertown Conference Room 2-3 pm
12/11/15 UM SMC at Dorchester 3rd Floor Conf Rm 11-12 pm
12/14/15 UM SMC at Chestertown Conference Room 8-9 am
12/14/15 UM SMC at Chestertown Conference Room 10-11 am

Flu Vaccines Due by December 1 – Expanded Office Hours Announced by EHS

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flu-shot-hereThe countdown has started! As of Friday, November 20, there are only six business days left to get your flu shot.

So far, almost 90% of UM Shore Regional Health employees, 56% of Auxiliary members and 29% of physicians have received their flu shots. To help those who have not been vaccinated yet, Employee Health Services is offering expanded hours in their offices, as follows:

EASTON:
Friday, November 20, 1pm-4pm
Monday, November 23, 7:30am-4pm
Tuesday, November 24 1pm-4pm
Wednesday, November 25, 7:30am-12noon
Friday, November 27, 7:30am-4pm
Monday, November 30, 7:30am-12noon

DORCHESTER:
Monday, November 23, 7:30am-12noon
Wednesday, November 25, 7:30am-4pm
Monday, November 30, 7:30am-12noon

CHESTERTOWN
Tuesday, November 24, 7:30-4pm
Monday, November 30, 7:30-3pm

There will be no extension of the November 30 deadline. If you have not gotten your vaccination, please make arrangements to do so as soon as possible. If you received your vaccination elsewhere, bring or fax the papers to EHS (Fax: 410-822-2555).

The compliance reports came out Wednesday, November 18. Please check them carefully. If you or one of your staff are on the report but have had the flu shot or completed a declination form, EMAIL the name, employee number, date and location where the vaccination was given to nancy.bedell@umm.edu.  NO CALLS PLEASE.

DGH Foundation Funds Leading-Edge Balance Center Technology

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Pictured with the Balance Center’s new equipment are June McKelvey, first vice president, Dorchester General Hospital Auxiliary; Ida Jane Baker, president, Dorchester General Hospital Foundation; William Roth, senior director, Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services, UM Shore Regional Health; Kelly Marchetti, physical therapist; and Dr. Morris Effron, medical director, Balance Center and member of the DGH Foundation board of directors.

The Dorchester General Hospital Foundation recently presented Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services at University of Maryland Shore Regional Health with a check for $130,000 for the purchase of new balance assessment equipment. Funds raised from the Foundation’s 2014 Annual Appeal were used to support the purchase of equipment.

The equipment provides interactive technology, which enables rehabilitation professionals to assess patients’ sensory and voluntary motor components for balance control.  It assists staff in accurately identifying underlying impairments – including sensory impairments, motor impairments and functional limitations – which allows for developing more effective treatment plans.

“In 2007, the Foundation supported the opening of the Balance Center by funding state-of-the-art balance assessment equipment,” comments Ida Jane Baker, Foundation president. “Since the Center’s opening, the hardware and software of the original technology became obsolete, yet usage of the equipment continued to increase, making it necessary for it to be replaced.”

“Since opening its doors, the Balance Center has served more than 2000 patients, coming from various locations throughout the Eastern Shore and other parts of Maryland,” remarks William Roth, senior director, Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services, UM Shore Regional Health. “We sincerely appreciate the outstanding generosity and support of our local community, which enables our staff to provide the most leading-edge care to our patients in need of balance training and other rehabilitative therapies.”

According to Baker, the appeal to fund the equipment was supported by Dorchester General Hospital Auxiliary, which contributed $50,000 to the appeal; a bequest from the late Rufus M. and Loraine H. Todd; the Nathan Foundation; the Dorchester General Hospital Foundation and members of the local community.

For additional information about the health care programs and services supported by the Dorchester General Hospital Foundation, contact Ida Jane Baker, Foundation president at 410-228-8182 or at the Foundation office, 410-228-5511, ext. 8401.

Advanced Practice Nurses Celebrated at UM Shore Regional Health

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Pictured displaying the Official Citation presented by Senator Eckardt in recognition of National NP Week are advance practice nurses, Jill Burgholzer, Michele Williams, Patricia Lancaster, Gail Shorter, Jennifer Dyott, Dale Jafari, Lisa Jeffers, Penny Boyle and Trisha Lemay.

Pictured displaying the Official Citation presented by Senator Eckardt in recognition of National NP Week are advance practice nurses, Jill Burgholzer, Michele Williams, Patricia Lancaster, Gail Shorter, Jennifer Dyott, Dale Jafari, Lisa Jeffers, Penny Boyle and Trisha Lemay.

University of Maryland Shore Regional Health recently observed National Nurse Practitioner Week.

Nurse practitioners are licensed clinicians with advanced education and extensive clinical preparation who provide primary, acute and specialty health care services. These advanced practice nurses provide a full range of health care services, including working with their patients to make informed health care decisions and healthy lifestyle choices. Fifty years ago, the first nurse practitioner program was established at the University of Colorado. According to the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), to date, there are more than 205,000 licensed nurse practitioners in the United States.

UM Shore Regional Health utilizes the expertise of advance practice nurses in a number of areas including primary care, pediatrics, women’s care and breast health services, wound care, neurology and sleep medicine, pain care, behavioral health, cardiology and palliative care.

“Working hand-in-glove with physician providers, nurse practitioners care for patients by providing education, listening to concerns, managing medical conditions within their scope of practice, and assisting in maintaining the highest possible level of wellness,” comments Dale Jafari, MSN, CRNP, of UM Shore Women’s Care. “Patient satisfaction is often greatest when one’s provider takes a holistic approach to the whole person. That is the forte of a nurse practitioner.”

In recognition of National Nurse Practitioner Week, the Advance Practice Provider Council, led by Jafari, was presented an Official Citation from the Maryland General Assembly by Senator Addie Eckardt, District 37.

Additional information about services provided by advance practice nurses at UM Shore Regional Health can be found at UMShoreRegional.org.

Hospital Auxiliary Kicks Off 32nd Annual Tree of Lights Campaign

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Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services at UM Shore Regional Health will be the beneficiary of this year’s Tree of Lights Campaign. Pictured are (left to right) Frank Rath, manager, Outpatient Rehabilitation, Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services, UM Shore Regional Health; Nancy Espenhorst, Tree of Lights Chairman; Debbie Hayes, Auxiliary President; and William Roth, senior director, Care Transitions and Rehabilitation, UM Shore Regional Health.

The Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital at Easton will kick off its 32nd Annual Tree of Lights Campaign with a tree lighting ceremony on Tuesday, November 24 at 4pm, in front of University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Easton.

According to Nancy Espenhorst, Tree of Lights Chairman, contributions this year will support the funding of new equipment for UM Shore Regional Health Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services.  “Our goal is to raise $6,000 for this equipment which will provide our physical therapists at the Rehabilitation Center at Easton with the latest technology when treating patients,” comments Espenhorst.

“Physical therapy services are utilized by thousands of members of our local communities each year,” comments Frank Rath, manager, Outpatient Rehabilitation, Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services, UM Shore Regional Health. “The piece of equipment that the Auxiliary is raising funds for will be used daily in the treatment of patients requiring physical therapy to improve a variety of orthopedic and neurological conditions.”

For a contribution of $10 or more, a red or gold light can be purchased for the holiday tree in front of University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Easton. Red lights are tributes to family members and friends, living or deceased. Gold lights honor loved ones serving in the military. A donation of $100 or more will purchase a white Life Light, which will be illuminated every year. The name of each person recognized through the purchase of any light will appear on scrolls displayed in the Medical Center throughout the holiday season.

“Through the years, the Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital at Easton has been a valued contributor to Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services at UM Shore Regional Health,” adds William Roth, senior director, Care Transitions and Rehabilitation, UM Shore Regional Health. “The generosity of the Auxiliary and our local communities is most appreciated and continues to enable us to realize our organization’s vision, to be the region’s leader in patient-centered health care.”

The Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital at Easton is a volunteer organization that raises funds to benefit programs and services at UM Shore Medical Center at Easton and various outpatient locations at UM Shore Regional Health.  For additional information about the 32nd Annual Tree of Lights or the upcoming tree lighting ceremony on November 24, contact Nancy Espenhorst at 443-746-3338 or by e-mail at nlehre@goeaston.net. The community is invited to attend the tree lighting ceremony.