Monthly Archives: December 2017

Above & Beyond: Santa Gets Help from SRH Team Members

Thanks to the many team members at various locations all around UM Shore Regional Health who have supported “Angel Tree” drives benefiting the Salvation Army and other, local charities and state agencies helping families and individuals in need.

Below are just a few photos of various SRH locations that responded the holiday season call for donations of gifts, toys, clothes and day-to-day essentials.

For the second year in a row, UM Shore Rehabilitation Center at Cambridge and the Balance Center adopted a family through the Cambridge branch of the Salvation Army. With a list provided by the Salvation Army, team members purchased gifts for their adopted family to ensure they would have gifts to open for the holiday season.

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Chester River Health Foundation sponsors an annual Angel Tree on which hangs “holiday wishes” from children in the Kent and Queen Anne’s Counties’ foster care programs and also from clients of the Kent Center, which provides services to adults with developmental disabilities. More than 66 holiday gifts were donated by members of the CRHF Auxiliary as well as staff members at UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown, UM Shore Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, UM Chester River Home Care and UM Chester River Health Foundation.

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Dorchester team members loaded scores of Angel Tree gifs for pick up by the Salvation Army.

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Safety and Security staff at UM Shore Medical Center at Easton were pleased to help load the Salvation Army truck with gifts donated by staff and volunteers at the hospital and other Easton locations

UM Shore Medical Pavilion at Denton

Construction is underway on the 50,000 square foot University of Maryland Shore Medical Pavilion at Denton!

Situated on 6 acres at the intersection of Route 404 and Deep Shore road, the medical pavilion will be the hub of Shore Regional Health’s outpatient services in Caroline County, containing family medicine, laboratory testing, diagnostic and imaging, rehabilitation services and a community education suite. In addition, is expected to house a mental health bridge program, home health care office, and a shared suite for rotating medical specialties.

Construction is scheduled to be completed at the end of 2018 with official opening in early 2019.

HR News You Can Use: Flu Clinic Wrap Up and 403B Retirement Reminder

Employee Health Flu Clinic Assistance Thank Yous

Employee Health would like to thank all of the people that volunteered their time to assist with the many Flu Clinics that were held this year.  We couldn’t have done it without you!

We especially want to thank:

  • The School of Nursing & Volunteers
  • Chestertown- Patricia Holland , Carol Droge, Susan Drumheller, Diane McAney, Sue Edison, Ronald Holland
  • Dorchester- Nancy Duvall, Diane McCarthy, Nancy Dail
  • Easton- Pauline Lane, Maggie Scaddach, Nancy Espenhorst
  •  Easton & Chestertown pharmacy staff for coordinating vaccine dispensing.

We wish everyone a Healthy New Year!

Enrollment for the 403(B) Retirement Savings Plan

The enrollment window deadline for changes before January 1, 2018 is drawing near!   If you are eligible to participate in the SRH retirement plan, today through December 31, 2017 is your enrollment period.  You will need to:

  1. Elect your contribution rate or you will auto enroll at 2 percent.
  2. Choose how you want your account invested if other than the default investment assignment.
  3. Designate your beneficiary (or beneficiaries).

No information will automatically transfer from your current 401K plan.

You may still make changes to your new 403(B) at any time after January 1, 2018, but your first paycheck in January will reflect what you choose to do (or not do) before the deadline of December 31, 2017.

Mark Your Calendar: December 22-29, 2017 and January 2018

 

DECEMBER EVENTS

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15

  • HOLIDAY MEALS, UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown, Cafeteria, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., 4 – 6 p.m., and 11 p.m. – 12 a.m. 

TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19-20

  • Books Are Fun Sale, UM Shore Medical Center at Dorchester Lobby, December 19 (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.) December 20 (8 a.m. – 2 p.m.).  Time to get all those last minute gifts and stocking stuffers!

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DECEMBER SCREENINGS AND SUPPORT GROUPS

ADDICTIONS

Bridge Clinic Support Group – Every Tuesday, 6-7:30pm, UM Shore Medical Center 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. Info: 410-228-5511, ext. 2140.

BREASTFEEDING

Breastfeeding Support Group – Tuesdays, 12/4 and 12/19, 10-11:30am, UM Shore Medical Center at Easton, 5th floor meeting room. Led by lactation consultants for new and expectant mothers. Info: 410-822-1000 or 410-228-5511, ext. 5700.

CANCER

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, 12/26, 6-7:30pm, Cancer Center, Easton. Info: 410-822-1000, ext. 5387.

Cancer Support Group/Easton – Thursdays, 12/7 and 12/21, Cancer Center, Easton. Information and support for patients at any stage – diagnosis, treatment, recovery and survivorship. Info: 443-254-5940.

Cancer Support Group/Chestertown – Monday, 12/18, 7pm, UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown, Education Center. Information and support for patients at any stage – diagnosis, treatment, recovery and survivorship. Info: 410-778-7668, ext. 2175.

DIABETES

Diabetes Support Group/Cambridge – Weds, 12/27, 6 p.m., Board Room, UM Shore Medical Center at Dorchester, 300 Byrn Street, Cambridge. Led by Wynn Aroom, RN, CDE. Info: 410-822-1000, ext. 5757.

Diabetes Support Group/Chestertown – Tues, 12/26, 6:30 p.m., Education Center, UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown, 100 Brown St. Led by Chrissy Nelson, BSN, RN, CDE. Info: 410-778-3300, ext. 2175.

STROKE SUPPORT

Queenstown Stroke Support Group – Tues, 12/26, 12-2pm, UM Shore Pavilion at Queenstown, suite 320. All stroke survivors and/or caregivers and family members are welcome. Info: Nicole Leonard, 410-822-1000, ext. 5068 or nleonard@umm.edu.

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JANUARY EVENTS

SATURDAY, SATURDAY, JANUARY 20

  • Preparing for Childbirth – Labor and Delivery, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., UM Shore Medical Center at Easton Health Education Center. Free class for expectant parents and birthing partners; includes a tour of the newly renovated Birthing Center. Free; register by phone: 410-822-1000, ext. 5200.

SATURDAY, SATURDAY, JANUARY 20

  • Safe Sitter, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown. Teaches youth life and safety skills for when they are home alone, watching younger siblings or babysitting. $45 per person (note: some scholarships are available) and includes a workbook and backpack. Advance registration required: Chrissy Nelson, 410-778-7668, ext. 2175.
  • Breastfeeding Your Baby, 9 a.m. to 12:15 pm, UM Shore Medical Center at Easton, Health Education Center. Tips and techniques for breastfeeding and pumping. Free; register by phone: 410-822-1000, ext. 5200.

JANUARY SCREENINGS AND SUPPORT GROUPS

ADDICTIONS

Bridge Clinic Support Group – Every Tuesday, 6-7:30pm, UM Shore Medical Center 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. Info: 410-228-5511, ext. 2140.

BREASTFEEDING

Breastfeeding Support Group – Tuesdays, 12/4 and 12/19, 10-11:30am, UM Shore Medical Center at Easton, 5th floor meeting room. Led by lactation consultants for new and expectant mothers. Info: 410-822-1000 or 410-228-5511, ext. 5700.

CANCER

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, 1/23, 6-7:30pm, Cancer Center, Easton. Info: 410-822-1000, ext. 5387.

Cancer Support Group/Easton – Thursdays, 1/4 and 1/18, Cancer Center, Easton. Information and support for patients at any stage – diagnosis, treatment, recovery and survivorship. Info: 443-254-5940.

Cancer Support Group/Chestertown – Monday, 1/22, 7pm, UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown, Education Center. Information and support for patients at any stage – diagnosis, treatment, recovery and survivorship. Info: 410-778-7668, ext. 2175.

US TOO Prostate Cancer Support Group – Tuesday, 1/9, 6:30pm, Cancer Center, Easton. Patti Plaskon, PhD, LCSW-OSW-C will present on “Making Preparations for Your Family as You Age.” Info: call Sharon Richter, RN, 443-994-5792

DIABETES

Diabetes Support Group/Easton — Monday, 1/8, 5:30 pm. Talbot County Senior Center, 400 Brookletts Ave., Easton. Led by Karen Hollis, RD, CDE. Info: 410-822-1000, ext. 5757.

Diabetes Support Group/Denton – Wednesday, 1/3, 5 p.m., St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 100 S. 5th Avenue, Denton.  Led by Doris Allen, CRNP, CDE. Info: 410-822-1000, ext. 5757.

Diabetes Support Group/Cambridge – Weds, 1/24, 6 p.m., Board Room, UM Shore Medical Center at Dorchester, 300 Byrn Street, Cambridge. Led by Wynn Aroom, RN, CDE. Info: 410-822-1000, ext. 5757.

Diabetes Support Group/Chestertown – Tues, 1/30, 6:30 p.m., Education Center, UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown, 100 Brown St. Led by Chrissy Nelson, BSN, RN, CDE. Info: 410-778-3300, ext. 2175.

STROKE SUPPORT

Mid-Shore Stroke Support Group – Thurs, 1/4, 12-2pm, UM Shore Medical Pavilion at Easton, 500 Cadmus Lane, Easton.  Melissa Means, PhD, will present “Medications After A Stroke.” All stroke survivors and/or caregivers and family members are welcome. Info: Nicole Leonard 410-822-1000 ext. 5068 or nleonard@umm.edu.

Queenstown Stroke Support Group – Tues, 1/23, 12-2pm, UM Shore Pavilion at Queenstown, suite 320. Deborah Weber, LCPC will  present “Post Stroke Depression.” All stroke survivors and/or caregivers and family members are welcome. Info: Nicole Leonard, 410-822-1000, ext. 5068 or nleonard@umm.edu.

 

 

Above & Beyond

The following reports from patients and family members — and
also from SRH team members who have posted comments on the
Celebrate with HEART Recognition Wall —
reaffirm our staff’s commitment

to teamwork and putting our patients’ needs first.
Please take a minute to say THANKS!

*EVS tech Vicky Hammond cleaned eight rooms for us today to help facilitate patients being admitted to Tele at UM SMC at Easton. She was such a team player today and we greatly appreciate everything she did for us.

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*George King in the Pain Management Center, UM SMC at Easton, is a wonderful team member. He is efficient and has very good customer service skills. He schedules all of the pain procedures at both Ambulatory Surgery Centers and the patients are just delighted with his warmth and empathy. He is a wonderful example of what it means to work with HEART.

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*Thanks to Justin Unruh, nursing tech, SMC at Chestertown (intermediate care unit) for being attentive and patient to patients! Family members are watching our care and recognized how kind Justin was to their sister! It does not go unnoticed!

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What a wonderful nurse Shannon Blades has been! Always willing to help me when needed, when she is not schedule to see me or is off duty. In fact, she saw me twice on the Saturday after Thanksgiving because I was having problems. Shore Home Care is a great agency!

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*On the night of 12/8/17, the inpatient behavioral health unit at SMC at Dorchester was to receive four new admissions. We had a guest RN on the PM shift. Without any hesitation Nichole Calloway, bedside nurse, jumped in and assisted with the new admission(s). Nichole helped the PM shift and did BHRT-setting everyone at ease – true integrity.

*Indicates comment was drawn from the Celebrate with HEART Recognition Wall.