Monthly Archives: June 2016

UM Shore Regional Sporting Clays Classic Raises $103,774 to Benefit Clark Comprehensive Breast Center Outreach Program

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Representing Pascal Family Group, a Sure Shot sponsor for the 2nd Annual Sporting Clays Classic are Johnny Mautz, Todd Vecchio, Robert Pascal and Bob Hockaday.

The 2nd Annual Sporting Clays Classic held June 11 at The Point at Pintail in Queenstown was a great success, raising $103,774 to benefit the community outreach program provided by the Clark Comprehensive Breast Center at University of Maryland Shore Regional Health.

Offered by UM Memorial Hospital Foundation, the Sporting Clays Classic attracted 252 registered shooters who enjoyed morning competition and picnic-style lunch, along with prizes, a raffle and a silent auction of items donated by local businesses and community members.

Strong sponsorship support received from more than 60 individuals and businesses played a vital role in the success of the event, for which the goal was $100,000. Sponsorship support and silent auction contributions accounted for more than $82,000 raised during the event.  Top sponsors included the Auxiliary of Easton – UM Shore Regional Health, Ferry Point Marina, Preston Automotive Group and Jack & Susan Stoltz.

“We can’t thank our many sponsors enough for the commitment they have shown to their community and to all the women who will benefit from our community outreach program,” says Tom Pyper, chairperson for the event. “Funds raised by the Sporting Clays Classic will give opportunity for education and screening services to women who would have otherwise not had access.”

Prizes were given to each of the winners of the highest overall score in their category, as follows: David Collins Jr. (men’s), Chris Corkell (women’s), Caleb Scott (junior’s) and Roger Becker, David Collins Jr., David Collins Sr., and Chris Corkell (team).

The  top three of each Lewis class also received prizes, as follows: 1st place Mike Parkhurst, 2nd place Chris Cox, 3rd place Mike Helmick (Lewis Class One), 1st place Warren Wilson, 2nd place, Don Wright; 3rd place, Brad Larrimore (Lewis Class Two); and 1st place Jason Pierce, 2nd place Richard Kenney, 3rd place Dan Neth (Lewis Class Three).

“Thank you to all who came out and made the Sporting Clays Classic such a successful and fun event,” says F. Graham Lee, vice president for philanthropy. “We are looking forward to next year and hope to see everyone join us again.”

Cancer Center Hosts National Cancer Survivors Day® Event

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Team members from the Cancer Program at UM Shore Regional Health treated cancer survivors to a day of food and entertainment in celebration of their recovery and survival.

Team members from the Cancer Program at UM Shore Regional Health treated cancer survivors to a day of food and entertainment in celebration of their recovery and survival.

The Cancer Center at University of Maryland Shore Regional Health recently celebrated National Cancer Survivors Day® with an event held at the Easton Volunteer Fire Department, honoring cancer survivors throughout the region. National Cancer Survivors Day® is observed annually in June to celebrate those who have recovered from and survived a cancer diagnosis. Sixty cancer survivors and their guests attended the annual event.

Participants in the festivities – which were themed “Survivorship is a BIG Deal” – enjoyed food and entertainment and had the opportunity to win a variety of prizes donated by local merchants.

For additional information about the Cancer Program at UM Shore Regional Health, or the various support groups and survivorship programs available, call 410-820-6800 or visit them online at umshoreregional.org/cancer_program.

Local Bank Donates Patient Comfort Items to Cancer Center

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BBTThe Cancer Center at University of Maryland Shore Regional Health recently received a donation of 25 blankets and chemotherapy kits from the Cambridge, Maryland branch of BB&T bank. The comfort items will be used by patients at the Lenny Satchell Chemotherapy Suite. Pictured are Ivy Long and Donna Todd of BB&T; Kathy Hurley, RN, OCN; Terri Dulin, chemo secretary; Susan Henry, RN, OCN; and Kim Weinhold, RN, OCN. BB&T team members Lynda George, Valencia Johnson and Shea Bentz were not present for the photo.

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  • Rural Health Workgroup Members Named; Kent County Mizeur and QAC’s Ciotola to Chair – Chestertown Spy
  • Church Hill Elementary School Students Decorate Crash Cart for Pediatric Care at UM SMC at Chestertown
  • Reducing Fall Risk is Focus of Free Workshop Offered in St. Michaels
  • Managing chronic pain is focus of free, six-week program to be offered in Easton

Upcoming Events: June 2016

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Breast Cancer Support

Transition to Wellness – Free workshops for breast cancer survivors and patients who are ending treatment.

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.

Breast Cancer Support Group – Tuesday, 6/28, 6-7:30pm, Cancer Center, Easton. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5387.

Cancer Support

Cancer Recovery & Support (CARES) Program Education Series – Tuesday, 6/28, 3-5pm, Cancer Center, Easton. Free, four-week program covering such topics as: emotional well-being, nutrition and physical activity, health issues following cancer treatments, and strategies for living beyond cancer. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5096.

Cancer Support Group/Chestertown – Monday, 6/27, 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.

Childbirth & New Parent Education

Big Brother, Big Sister: Sibling Preparation – Saturday, 6/25, 9:30-11am, UM SMC at Easton, Health Education Center. Designed for children ages 3-8, includes a tour of the Birthing Center and story time or video.  Register by phone, 410-822-1000 or 410-228-5511, ext. 5200.

Diabetes Education and Support

 

Diabetes Support Group/Chestertown- Tuesday, 6/28, 6:30pm, UM SMC at Chestertown. Led by Chrissy Nelson, diabetes educator. Contact 410-778-3300 ext. 2175

Integrative Medicine

Acupuncture, Massage, Psychotherapy and Reiki – By appointment, Mon-Fri, except holidays. Center for Integrative Medicine, Suite 300, 522 Cynwood Drive, Easton. For information about services, providers and scheduling, visit UMShoreRegional.org/programs/integrative/about or call 410-770-9400.

Psychosocial Support

Bridge Clinic Support Group – Tuesday, 6/28, 6-7:30pm, Shore Behavioral Health, UM SMC at Dorchester, Cambridge. Free, confidential support group meeting for individuals who have been hospitalized for behavioral health reasons and could benefit from assistance with issues after discharge. Varied topics based on participants’ needs. Each participant may bring one family member. Contact: 410-228-5511, ext. 2140.

Save the Date – July Offerings

Stepping On Workshop – Thursday, 7/7-8/17, 9-11am, Christ Episcopal Church, St. Michaels. Free, six-week fall risk reduction program. Contact: 410-221-0029 or email kmarchetti@umm.edu.

Chronic Pain Self-Management Program –Wednesday, 7/13-8/17, 5:30-8pm, Center for Integrative Medicine. Free, six-week program teaching techniques for successful pain management. Contact: 410-770-9400 or centerforintegrativemedicine@umm.edu.

Screenings

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

 

Stroke Support

Queenstown Stroke Support Group – Tuesday, 6/28, 12pm, UM Shore Pavilion at Queenstown. Presenter for National Aphasia Month: Diane Lorsong, speech therapist. Topic: Speech Issues in Recovery from Stroke. Stroke survivors and family/caregivers welcome. Bring bagged lunch. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5068, jfluharty@umm.edu.

UM Shore Regional Health Adopts New Organizational Structure

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Last week, a new organizational structure for UM Shore Regional Health was announced by Ken Kozel, president and CEO. A chart of the new structure, which went into effect on June 8, is as follows:

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The leadership changes reflected in the new chart are as follows:

JoAnne Hahey, CFO, UM Shore Regional Health

JoAnne Hahey, CFO

In addition to her responsibilities as chief financial officer, JoAnne Hahey has assumed leadership for Health Information Management (HIM) and Corporate Compliance & Contracting.  Lee Lewis, interim director for HIM, and Linda Pittman, director of Corporate Compliance, report to JoAnne.

 

 

William (Bill) Huffner, MD, MBA, FACEP, FACHE, Chief Medical Officer for UM Shore Regional Health

William Huffner, MD, MBA, FACEP, FACHE, Senior VP for Medical Affairs and CMO

As part of his duties as senior vice president of Medical Affairs and chief medical officer, William Huffner, MD, has assumed leadership for Transitions in Care, and Bill Roth, who oversees Transitions in Care, now reports to Dr. Huffner regarding this program.

 

 

 

Susan Coe, Interim Vice President for Human Resources

Susan Coe, Chief Experience Officer

In addition to her responsibilities overseeing Human Resources and Employee Health Services, Susan Coe has assumed leadership for Patient Experience, Safety & Accreditation, Emergency Management, and non-clinical Operations Performance Improvement.  Susan serves as UM Shore Regional Health’s first chief experience officer (CXO).  Jo Anne Thomson, director of Patient Experience, and Susan Siford, director of Safety & Accreditation, now report  to Susan.

 

Chester River Golf Tourney Nets Nearly $41,000 to Help Fund Surgical Equipment Purchases

Financial-ResourcesJune 3, 2016 was a great day at Chester River Yacht and Country Club as 128 golfers and more than 30 volunteers turned out for Chester River Health Foundation’s 22nd Annual Golf Tournament.

This year’s tournament proceeds were dedicated to benefit UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown’s Surgical Services Department for the purchase of important new surgical equipment: high definition, white light digital colonoscopes and endoscopes.

“This new state of the art equipment, which is now on order, will help identify and treat colorectal cancers and other digestive system disorders at the earliest possible stage and thus, save lives,” says Maryann Ruehrmund, executive director, Chester River Health Foundation. “The tournament proceeds, which exceeded $40,500, were a big step toward covering the total equipment cost of $200,000. It was wonderful to see so many community residents, along with many of our hospital physicians and staff and vendors, come together to have fun while supporting such an important cause.”

Nelson Goldberg, MD, plastic and reconstructive surgeon; Peggy Roca, manager, perioperative services in Chestertown; Deb Davis, MD, chief, emergency medicine, Chestertown; and Christopher Parry, MD, urologist.

Nelson Goldberg, MD, plastic and reconstructive surgeon; Peggy Roca, manager, perioperative services in Chestertown; Deb Davis, MD, chief, emergency medicine, Chestertown; and Christopher Parry, MD, urologist.

Ruehrmund also expressed the Foundation’s gratitude to the tournament’s lead sponsors, Gerard S. O’Connor, MD, a board-certified general surgeon practicing at UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown, and Mark Zwanger, MD, a former Chestertown Emergency Department physician and his husband, Malcolm Kram, DVM. “Dr. O’Connor, Dr. Zwanger and Dr. Kram demonstrated their strong support for our hospital’s continued service to residents of Kent and Queen Anne’s counties, and their leadership in supporting the golf tournament is much appreciated by the Foundation Board and the hospital staff.”

The tournament this year featured a “step aside” shotgun start, which golfers seemed to really like, Ruehrmund says. Winners are as follows:

Ladies
1st place, with score of 77: Genie Wootton, Jackie Phillips, Debbie Williams and Leah Northup.
2nd place, with score of 83: Margie Elsberg, Dinah Riordan, Sandy Bjork and Marjorie Adams.
3rd place, with score of 86: Joyce Burris, Ruth Stolp, Sue Edson and Jane Hukill

Men
1st place, with score of 57: Rusty Pritzlaff, Seth Ricketts, Chuck Ministero and David Landskroener
2nd place, with score of 61*: Glenn McCormack, Scott Jones, Hazen Arnold and Mark VanSant
3rd place, with score of 61*: Rich DeCosta, Jim Canatella, Paul Canatella and Michael Charlton
*Second and third place were determined using USGA tie-breaker rules.

Mixed
1st place, with score of 60: Erin Gillespie, Jim Gillespie, Ron Athey and Bob Kent
2nd place, with score of 62: Kirk Williamson, Scott Smith, BJ Amtmann and Annie Amtmann
3rd place, with score of 67: Linda Ruane, Rob Carroll, Brian Leutner and Keith Gould

Shore Regional Health was well represented at the CRHF’s 22nd annual golf tournament fundraiser. Placing third in the “mixed” division (women and men) were Keith Gould, Linda Ruane, Brian Leutner and Rob Carroll.

Shore Regional Health was well represented at the CRHF’s 22nd annual golf tournament fundraiser. Placing third in the “mixed” division (women and men) were Keith Gould, Linda Ruane, Brian Leutner and Rob Carroll.

Church Hill Elementary Students Decorate Crash Cart for Pediatric Care

Team-StrengthCHES crashcart 4 groupSecond graders at Church Hill Elementary School in Church Hill put their artistic talents and their study of the artist, Vincent Van Gogh, to good use this spring with a very special project — to paint a “crash cart” for use in pediatric care at UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown. With the school’s art teacher, Cassie Hosler, the students transformed a dull, gray metal crash cart into a thing of beauty, reminiscent of Van Gogh’s famous “starry night” painting. “It took a lot of paint,” noted one of the budding artists. “We put it on really thick so it won’t peel off and will keep looking beautiful for a long time.”

CHES crash cart 1 starryThe students, Ms. Hosler and the school principal, Lloyd Taylor, were excited to unveil their work of art to UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown nursing staff members Jennifer Nutley, director of Emergency Services at the hospital, Linda Pippin, clinical coordinator, Emergency Services, Beverly Greaves, pediatric readiness nurse and Steven Jacobson, clinical coordinator, Emergency Services.

Reducing Fall Risk is Focus of Free Workshop Offered in St. Michaels

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Stepping On, a free, seven-week workshop on reducing fall risk through balance training, strength training and education about risk factors for falls, will be offered on Thursdays, July 7-August 18, 9 a.m.-11 a.m., at Christ Episcopal Church in St. Michaels. Led by Kelly Marchetti, clinical coordinator for Shore Regional Health’s Balance Center, the workshop will include guest experts providing information on exercise, vision, safety and medications.

Kelly Marchetti, clinical specialist at UM Shore Regional Health’s Balance Center, will co-lead the free workshop, Stepping On, with Paula Baker, physical therapist  at UM Shore Rehab at Denton.

Kelly Marchetti, clinical specialist at UM Shore Regional Health’s Balance Center, will offer the Stepping On workshop in St. Michaels, beginning July 7

According to Marchetti, more than one-third of adults 65 or over fall each year. “For older adults, falls are the leading cause of injury, hospital admissions for trauma and even death,” she says. “Taking steps to reduce fall risk as we age is a key strategy in protecting our health and independence. We recently offered the Stepping On workshop in Denton for 15 participants, and they found it very helpful in maintaining their balance, mobility and safety.”

Stepping On is ideal for persons who are 65 years old or more; have had a fall in the past year or are fearful of falling; live in a private home (as opposed to a residential care community); and are able to walk in an indoor environment without needing a walker or cane. The workshop teaches simple and fun balance and strength training; the role vision plays in keeping your balance; how medications can contribute to falls; staying safe when out and about; what to look for in safe footwear; and how to check your home for safety.

Anyone interested in registering for this free workshop may do so by contacting Kelly Marchetti, 410-221-0029, kmarchetti@umm.edu.

Managing Chronic Pain is Focus of Free, Six-Week Program to be Offered in Easton

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Traditionally, the medical approach to pain has been to identify and treat the cause. However, reports from the Institute of Medicine show that chronic pain can outlast the illness or injury that caused it, altering the nervous system so that pain – persistent and amplified — becomes its own disease.

On a more encouraging note, research also has shown that individuals dealing with chronic pain can benefit from strategies to help manage it. One of the more successful programs in this regard, the Chronic Pain Self-Management Program (CPSMP), will be offered locally on Wednesdays, July 13 – August 17, 5:30-8:00 p.m. at University of Maryland Shore Regional Health’s Center for Integrative Medicine in Easton.

Barbara V. Jarrell will teach the Chronic Pain Self Management Program at the Center for Integrative Medicine

Barbara V. Jarrell will teach the Chronic Pain Self Management Program at the Center for Integrative Medicine

This  six-week interactive program, taught by Barbara V. Jarrell, coordinator for the Mid-Shore, Chronic Disease Self-Management Program, is offered free of charge with the optional purchase of a workbook for $20. Past participants in this course have cited rheumatoid arthritis, work-related and other injuries, car accidents and various chronic diseases as the precipitating causes of their pain.

Research conducted by clinics where CPSMP has been provided have shown that overall, patients who have completed the program report less pain and dependence on others, more vitality, higher activity levels, improved mental health and greater overall satisfaction than those who have not taken the program.

The Center for Integrative Medicine is located at 522 Cynwood Lane, Suite #300 in Easton. Advance registration for the CPSMP is required due to limited class size. For information about the course, including registration, contact Barbara V. Jarrell, 410-310-2331.