Monthly Archives: July 2018

Above & Beyond

 

To the Radiation Team at the Cancer Center: We cannot thank you enough for the wonderful care you provided to our mother! Although our hearts are sad we are so glad to know she found friends in all of you. Thank you for the card, thought and prayers!

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Your Shore Home Care group is nothing short of FANTASTIC! All of your staff were so kind, professional and helpful. I could not have gone through my recovery without them. Thanks to all of you,

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In same day surgery at UM SMC at Chestertown, my pre-op and post-op nurse Kristy was amazing!  Very sweet and attentive! Nurse was very good about calling husband in waiting room to update him. My sister-in-law used same doctor and hospital for same procedure. I was very happy with my experience.

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In the Emergency Department at UM SMC at Chestertown, someone was with me at almost all times to answer my questions, explain things, etc. The doctor was terrific and explained what she was doing all through the procedure – very competent and professional doctor and nurse. During a follow-up appointment, my primary physician said that whoever stitched me up did a really good job!

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Being a patient in Behavioral Health at Dorchester was the best thing that ever happened to me. The staff really took the time to help me figure out my issues and create a plan for when I leave. All the workers and doctors were great, they did everything that they could to help and it worked out really good. And it was some of the best food I have had in a while!

UM SRH Home Care Agencies Offer New “GoSafe” Mobile Lifeline Technology

UM Shore Home Care and UM Chester River Home Care are now providing the Phillips’s Lifeline GoSafe Mobile 2 System, according to Kim Honeycutt, personal response program facilitator for both home care agencies.

“The GoSafe 2 mobile medical alert service is an all-in-one system that enables responders to locate the wearer quickly in an emergency and provides a connection to a trained Lifeline Response Associate, 24/7,” explains Honeycutt.

The main advantage is that thanks to AT&T wireless network coverage, the wearer can be out in the community as well as at home. GoSafe 2 includes multiple, advanced locating technologies, fall detection capabilities, and two-way voice communication in a light (2.1 ounces) and comfortable pendant attached to a lanyard.

“It’s really ideal for seniors who still drive and those who travel to visit family members in other states where AT&T coverage is offered,” says Honeycutt. “We just installed one for a lady who lives on her own near Denton but drives over to Dover fairly often.”

The GoSafe Mobile 2 pendant is water-resistant (it can be work in the bath or shower) and operates from a rechargeable battery that lasts two to three days. It is FDA compliant as a Class ll medical device. There is an up-front installation cost of $99 and the monthly charge for the service is $45.

“After the installation fee, GoSafe Mobile 2 is actually more affordable than having the original in-home system plus the add-on component for use when leaving the house,” says Honeycutt. “We’ve installed a few for seniors who are upgrading and now they are paying $45 a month compared to $72 a month.”

For GoSafe Mobile 2 details, visit https://www.lifeline.philips.com/medical-alert-systems/gosafe-2.html. For more information about obtaining the service, contact Honeycutt, 410-820-6052, ext. 2933, or kimberly.honeycutt@umm.edu

 

Welcome, New Team Members

Front row: Courtney Morean, Valarie Mull, Briona Phillips and Mercy Pinder. Back row: Nordan Delizo, Reneka Guion, Mackenzie Joyce and Kathryn Lucas

Please join HR in welcoming the following new team members to UM Shore Regional Health:

  • Nordan Delizo, Staff Nurse, Multi Specialty Care, UM Shore Medical Center at Dorchester
  • Reneka Guion, Polysomnographic Tech, Sleep Disorders Center, UM Shore Medical Pavilion at Queenstown
  • Mackenzie Joyce, Collegiate Nurse, UM Shore Medical Center at Easton
  • Kathryn  Lucas, Staff Nurse, Multi Specialty Care, UM Shore Medical Center at Easton
  • Courtney Morean, Staff Nurse, UM Shore Medical Center at Easton
  • Valarie Mull, Site Coordinator – Pharmacy Services, UM Shore Medical Center at Easton
  • Briona Phillips, Environmental Services Tech, UM Shore Medical Center at Easton
  • Mercy Pinder, Nursing Tech,  Behavioral Health, UM Shore Medical Center at Dorchester

Order of the Eastern Star Makes Donation to the Cancer Center at UM Shore Regional Health

The generous members of the Grand Chapter of Maryland, Order of the Eastern Star have donated $2,582.63 to the University of Maryland Memorial Hospital Foundation to support the Cancer Center at UM Shore Regional Health.

“Many of our members, or a loved one, have battled cancer and they know how difficult it is to deal with this disease,” comments Madge Jones, past grad matron, Grand Chapter of Maryland Order of the Eastern Star. “We want to support innovations in cancer treatment that will help patients on the Eastern Shore and throughout Maryland.”

The Order of the Eastern Star is an international, fraternal organization affiliated with the Masons. The Grand Chapter of Maryland is one of 63 geographic jurisdictions that comprise the Eastern Star worldwide with 39 chapters in Maryland, with six located on the Eastern Shore.

New Facebook Posts…..Please Like and Share

The items below were posted on our UM Shore Regional Health Facebook page this week. If you are on Facebook, please help us increase awareness of the page as a resource for updates and information about UM SRH by visiting to LIKE and SHARE the posts of your choice.

Your participation really helps spread the word about the good work done by great team members at UM Shore Regional Health!

  • Caroline County EMS Receives Third Ambulance Through Grant
  • Gurpreet Saini, MD Joins UM CMG – Primary Care in Centreville

Mark Your Calendar: July 27 – August 31, 2018

MONDAY, JULY 30 – SATURDAY, AUGUST 4

  • 60th Anniversary Celebration of The Nearly New Shop – 320 South High Street, Chestertown, events as follows
    • Monday-Wednesday, July 30 – August 1 – Everything 1/2 price
    • Thursday-Saturday, August 2 – 4 – The ever-popular Fill-A-Bag for $5 Sale. (You don’t even have to bring a bag –  ACME bags are dispensed to all shoppers.)
    • Also on August 4, birthday cake will be served!

TUESDAY, JULY 31

  • UM Medical Campus at Cambridge: Our Vision for the Future – 6:30-8:30 p.m., Cambridge-South Dorchester High School, 2475 Cambridge Beltway, Cambridge, MD, 21613. Join us for a public information meeting to learn how health care in Dorchester County will be transformed by a new, modern destination health care campus to meet the community’s needs.

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AUGUST EVENTS

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1

  • Taking Care of Your Loved Ones – 4-5:30 p.m., Cancer Center, Easton. Free presentation on making arrangements (with or without life insurance), Memorial Services, Celebrations of Life and more. Presented by Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home.  Call 410-820-6800 to register.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1 – SATURDAY, AUGUST 4

  • 60th Anniversary Celebration of The Nearly New Shop – 320 South High Street, Chestertown, events as follows:
    • Wednesday, August 1 – Everything 1/2 price
    • Thursday-Saturday, August 2 – 4 – The ever-popular Fill-A-Bag for $5 Sale. (You don’t even have to bring a bag –  ACME bags are dispensed to all shoppers.)
    • Also on August 4, birthday cake will be served!

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY, AUGUST 1 & 2

  • Uniforms Sale – 7am to 4 pm, UM Shore Medical Center at Easton, Health Education Center. Sponsored by the Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital at Easton.

TUESDAYS, AUGUST 7, 14, 21

  • Diabetes and You – 6 to 8 p.m., UM Shore Medical Center at Dorchester, Board Room. A free, three-week educational program designed to help patients with diabetes manage their condition to avoid complications and enjoy their best health. Taught by Wynne Aroom. No referral is required, but please preregister by contacting Aroom, 410-822-1000, ext. 5286 or waroom@umm.edu

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15

  • Medical Marijuana: What You Need to Know – 6 to 8 p.m., Cancer Center, Easton. Free presentation provided by Ash & Ember Cannabis of Centreville. Call to register.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 17

  • Blood Drive, 7:30 a.m.  to 12:30 p.m. UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown
    Be Someone’s Hero. Give Blood. Schedule your appointment now by visiting our Donor Portal and enter Sponsor Code: UMCC, or by calling 1 888 8-BLOOD-8 (1-888-825-6638). You can also download our scheduling app on your Android or iPhone.  Sponsored by the UM Chester River Health Foundation.

MONDAY, AUGUST 20

  • Look Good, Feel Better – 10am – 12 noon, Cancer Center, Easton. Hair, skin and nail rehab before, during after chemotherapy. Presented by Kim Hardesty, ACS Volunteer Beauty Consultant. RSVP to Teri Dulin, 410-820-6800.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 24

  • Safe Sitter® Class– Taught by pediatric nurses for ‘tweens and young teens, Safe Sitter provides hands-on practice in safety and injury prevention as well as lifesaving techniques for those who are home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting. Includes basic first aid and infant and child choking rescue. Students also receive instruction on how a child’s age dictates care requirements, how to prevent problem behavior, and how to run their own babysitting business. Cost: $45; some scholarships are available. Limited seating, advance registration required. For more information or to register, call Chrissy Nelson, 410-778-7668, ext. 2175

AUGUST SCREENINGS AND SUPPORT GROUPS

ADDICTIONS/BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

  • 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, 8/7 and 8/21, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Birthing Center, UM Shore Medical Center at Easton.

CANCER

  • Breast Cancer Support -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.
  • Cancer Support Group/Easton – Thursdays, 8/2 and 8/16, Cancer Center, Easton. Information and support for patients at any stage – diagnosis, treatment, recovery and survivorship. Info: 443-254-5940.
  • Cancer Caregivers’ Coffee – Saturday, 8/11, 9-10:20 a.m., Cancer Center, EastonDiscussion of varied issues and challenges facing individuals and families assisting patients with cancer. Contact: Patty Plaskon, 410-820-6800, ext. 5361.
  • Cancer Support Group/Chestertown – Monday, 8/27, 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.

CARDIOPULMONARY SCREENINGS

  • 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.)

DIABETES

  • Diabetes Support Group/Denton – NO MEETING IN AUGUST. Next Meeting: Thursday, 9/6,  5:30 p.m., St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 100 S. 5th Avenue, Denton.  Led by Karen Canter RN, CDE. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext.5757.
  • Diabetes Support Group/Easton — Monday, 8/13, 5:30pm, Giant Food, 8223 Elliott Road, , Easton. Led by Karen Hollis RD, CDE. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5188.
  • Diabetes Support Group/ Cambridge – Wednesday, 8/29, 5:30pm. Board Room, Shore Medical Center at Dorchester, 300 Byrn Street, Cambridge.Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5286.
  • Diabetes Support Group/Chestertown – NO MEETING IN AUGUST. Next Meeting: Tuesday, 9/25, 6:30pm. Education Center, UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown, 100 Brown St. Led by Chrissy Nelson, BSN, RN, CDE. Contact: 410-778-3300, ext. 2175.

STROKE SUPPORT

  • Mid-Shore Stroke Support Group – Thursday, 8/2, 12-2pm, UM Shore Medical Pavilion at Easton, 500 Cadmus Lane, Easton. All stroke survivors and/or caregivers and family members are welcome. Info: Nicole Leonard 410-822-1000, ext. 5068 or nleonard@umm.edu.