Monthly Archives: June 2016

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


Team Pascal

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



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

Local Bank Donates Patient Comfort Items to Cancer Center


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.

New Social Media Posts This Week…..Please Like and Share


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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


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 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

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


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,

UM Shore Regional Health Adopts New Organizational Structure


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:

SRH Org Chart-06-08-16

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.