Monthly Archives: July 2017

Above and Beyond

The following reports from patients and family members reaffirm our staff’s commitment
to putting our patients’ needs first. Please take a minute to say THANKS!

I was highly impressed by my entire visit to UM Shore Emergency Center at Queenstown. Inez was delightful and friendly while working quickly and competently. My nurse was Carolyn S. and she was just excellent…the perfect combination of knowledgeable, no-nonsense and compassionate. My phlebotomist was Glenn.  He was excellent…knew his stuff! My doctor was Norbert Straub and he was superb…businesslike but perfectly pleasant, thorough but not hurried; able to explain things concisely and inject a modicum of humor.  I felt like I was in very good hands.


For a long time, I’ve used the lab on Teal Drive in Easton once a week and always a good experience.  I like the staff and how they handle things. I always recommend them to everyone!


From the time we arrived for X-ray at Shore Medical Pavilion at Queenstown, we received EXCELLENT, FAST and CORDIAL service. A cheerful young lady was very knowledgeable, fast and efficient with our check-in!!! The X-ray tech was extremely helpful in transferring the patient to and from the table.


I was recalled by radiology at the Diagnostic and Imaging Center in Easton for a second mammogram. I so appreciated that the radiologist wanted to be sure of his diagnosis. The technicians on both visits were exceptional with their kindness, warmth & expertise. I will highly recommend Diagnostic & Imaging Center!


At the lab in Easton, Kevin and Felicia were very friendly. And the blood draw was a wonderful experience, great conversation as well as no bruising or pain!

University of Maryland Community Medical Group Announces the Opening of UM CMG – Gastroenterology

University of Maryland Community Medical Group (UM CMG) recently announced the addition of a gastroenterology practice on the Eastern Shore, UM CMG – Gastroenterology. Previously known as Digestive Health Associates, the team of specialists will continue seeing patients at 511 Idlewild Avenue, Suite B in Easton.

Gastroenterologists diagnose, treat and prevent disorders of the digestive system, which includes the esophagus, gallbladder, stomach, small intestine and colon. Our specialists provide medical, surgical and diagnostic services for all disorders and diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. This includes gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and inflammatory bowel diseases, such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

The practice consists of the following expert physicians and advanced practice providers:

  • Michael Fisher, MD, FACG
  • Hai-Ou Laura Jin, MD
  • Volkan Taskin, MD
  • Matthew Troshinsky, MD
  • Karen Fisher, CRNP
  • Mary Horseman, CRNP
  • Lisa Roser, CRNP

UM CMG is a University of Maryland Medical System-owned network of more than 300 primary care physicians, specialists- and advanced practice clinicians. As part of this medical group, UM CMG – Gastroenterology is affiliated with UM Shore Regional Health.

“We are excited to be bringing this practice of specialists into the UM CMG family, which will allow us to help provide expert gastroenterology services to the Eastern Shore,” says Michele Wilson, vice president of operations for UM CMG.

Patients may make an appointment with UM CMG – Gastroenterology by calling 410-822-6005.


About University of Maryland Community Medical Group 

The University of Maryland Community Medical Group (UM CMG) is a multi-hospital, multi-specialty, community-based physician-led group, and part of the University of Maryland Medical System. With more than 300 primary care physicians, specialists, and advanced practice clinicians in more than 65 locations across the state, UM CMG offers patients a vast network of highly experienced providers, delivering care right in their neighborhood. UM CMG consists of community-based provider practices affiliated with UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center, UM Charles Regional Medical Center, University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus and UM Shore Regional Health.  A list of UM CMG providers is available at For more information, visit

Shore Behavioral Health Provider Recognized for Positive Patient Outcome

The Dorchester General Hospital Foundation recently received a donation in honor of local psychiatrist, Saeed Salehinia, MD, Behavioral Health Services provider at University of Maryland Shore Regional Health. The donation, given by a family member of a past patient, was made in Dr. Salehinia’s name for his contributions toward the patient’s positive outcome.  Pictured celebrating his recognition are (back row) Ida Jane Baker, president, Dorchester General Hospital Foundation; Eric Anderson, MD, medical director, Shore Behavioral Health;  Jacki Crawford, RN, manager, Shore Behavioral Health; Alida Bushe, RN; Leslie Fox;  Raynette Travers; Kathleen Elzey; John Mistrangelo, program administrator, Shore Behavioral Health; Deborah Weber; (front row)  Jeff Biele;  Dr. Salehinia;  Manjula Borge, MD; and Barbara Sherwood-Hill.

Auxiliary Escort Services Offered at UM SMC at Easton

Members of the Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital at Easton would like to remind team members at University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Easton that Escort Services are available at the hospital, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

The Auxiliary’s Escort volunteers offer wheelchair transport to those needing assistance, including those being discharged after an inpatient stay, those receiving outpatient services (ie: diagnostic imaging, outpatient surgery, etc…) and visitors.

For additional information or to request a volunteer escort, please call the Escort Services desk at hospital extension 5712. New volunteers are always welcome – to learn more about volunteer opportunities with the Auxiliary, contact hospital extension 5839.

Coming Soon – UMMS U: Our New Learning Management System

We are excited to announce that in September 2017, UMMS U will become our new state-of-the-art Learning Management System, replacing Healthstream. UMMS U will give us all the features we have today plus much more, including:

  • An easier to use and enhanced on-line learning experience
  • More options for creating on-line courses including videos
  • The ability to manage system-wide training needs in addition to local needs
  • Standard reports that leaders can access directly

You will learn more about how to access and use UMMS U in August 2017. If you would like more information about UMMS U today, go to the UMMS U page on the UMMS Insider: We will be updating this site regularly.

HR News You Can Use: EAP Program

Need assistance with Life Management or Work-Life Assistance?  You have a benefit that can help you!  Carebridge Corporation provides personal help for both work and life situations.  (The program is also referred to as an Employee Assistance Program (EAP).  All staff have access to licensed Carebridge Counselors, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.  You are entitled to three free sessions either by phone or in person.  Carebridge assistance is fully confidential.

Call: 800-437-0911


Secure Access Code: RXKY3

Upcoming Events: July 27-August 31, 2017

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.

Look Good … Feel Better – Monday, 8/21, 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. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5355.

Breast Cancer Support Group – Tuesday, 8/22, 6-7:30pm, Cancer Center, Easton. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5387.

Find more information about The Breast Center’s programs and services at

Cancer Support

Cancer Support Group/Easton – Thursday, 8/3 and 8/17, Cancer Center, Easton. Information and support for patients at any stage – diagnosis, treatment, recovery and survivorship. Contact: 443-254-5940.

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

Cancer Support Group/Chestertown – Monday, 8/21, 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 online at


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

Childbirth & New Parent Education

Labor & Delivery Class – Saturday, 8/5, 9am-3:30pm, UM SMC at Easton, Health Education Center. Overview of maternal reproductive health; signs, symptoms and stages of labor, including pain management; techniques for a successful birth experience; cesarean delivery; and recovery after the birth. Free; register by phone, 410-822-1000, ext. 5231.

Breastfeeding Support Group – Tuesday, 8/15, 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.

New Mom, New Baby: Safety & CPR – Sat, 8/19, 9am – 1:30pm, UM SMC at Easton, Health Education Center. Baby topics (feeding,taking the baby’s temperature, circumcision and core care); mother topics (postpartum care, handling, stress, returning to work and birth control); and safety topics (childproofing, immunizations, car seats, infant security, poison prevention and when to call the doctor). Free; register by phone: 410-822-1000 or 510-228-5511, ext. 5200.

Find more information about Birthing Center programs and services at

Diabetes Education and Support

Diabetes Self-Management Class/Chestertown – Tuesday, 8/8-15-22, 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. 5196.

Diabetes Self- Management Class/Easton – Two sessions: Tuesday, 8/8-15-22, 9am-12pm; and Wednesday, 8/9-16-23, 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. 5196.

Diabetes Support Group/Denton – Wednesday, 8/2, 5pm, St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, Denton.  Led by Doris Allen Tate, CRNP, CDE, UM Diabetes & Endocrinology Center. Contact: 410-822- 1000 ext. 5195.

Diabetes Support Group/Easton – Monday, 8/14, 5:30pm, Brookletts Place, Talbot County Senior Center, Easton. Led by Karen Hollis, RD, CDE. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5196.

Diabetes Support Group/Dorchester – Wednesday, 8/23, 5:30pm, Dorchester County YMCA. Led by Renee Woodward, RN, CDE. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5196.

Diabetes Support Group/Chestertown – Tuesday, 8/29, 6pm, UM SMC at Chestertown Cafeteria, “Annual Indoor Picnic” — Please bring a diabetes friendly dish to share. Led by Chrissy Nelson, BSN, RN, CDE. Contact 410-778-3300, ext. 2175.

Find more information about diabetes treatment and support services at

Recovery and Psychosocial Support

Bridge Clinic Support Group – Tuesdays, 8/1, 8/15, 8/22, 8/29, 6-7:30pm, UM SMC at Dorchester. 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.

Stroke Support

Mid-Shore Stroke Support Group – Thursday, 8/3, 12-2pm, 500 Cadmus Lane, Easton. Guest Speaker Deborah Weber “Learning to Cope After a Stroke.” All stroke survivors and/or caregivers and family members are welcome. Contact: Nicole Leonard 410-822-1000 ext. 5068 or

Queenstown Stroke Support Group –Tuesday, 8/22, 12-2pm, UM Shore Pavilion at Queenstown, suite 320.  All stroke survivors and/or caregivers and family members are welcome. Contact: Nicole Leonard 410-822-1000 ext. 5068 or