Monthly Archives: August 2018

Above & Beyond: Announcing Team Members of the Month for June 2018

Patient Experience and Human Resources are pleased to announce the latest honorees in Shore Regional Health’s HEART Recognition and Rewards Awards Program that each month, celebrates two team members as Team Members of the Month.

The winners for July are Melanie Chow, beside nurse in the Requard Center for Acute Rehabilitation at UM Shore Medical Center at Easton (nominated by Sherry Dolby), and Jeannine LeMieux, professional nursing practice staff education specialist/orientation/safety companion manager (nominated by Kathy Cvach). Both winners were cited for their outstanding teamwork: Chow for being an ambassador to all with her positive attitude and the care she gives to her patients; and LeMieux for her commitment to excellence, her willingness to work to reach the most positive outcomes, and for taking time to help assure the smooth running of the department while modeling HEART.

Winners are selected each month from the Manager to Team Member wall of the Recognition and Rewards site ( based on comments submitted by managers and leaders that reflect “Above and Beyond” behaviors as well as commitment to one of the UM SRH Values: RESPECT, INTEGRITY, TEAMWORK, EXCELLENCE AND SERVICE.

Those honored as Team Member of the Month  receive points in their accounts as well as recognition in Compass and on social media.


UM CMG – Neurology and Sleep Medicine Welcomes Elmyra V. Encarnacion, MD


Elmyra V. Encarnacion, MD

University of Maryland Community Medical Group (UM CMG) has welcomed neurologist Elmyra V. Encarnacion, MD to UM CMG – Neurology and Sleep Medicine. Dr. Encarnacion’s subspecialties include movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, other Parkinsonian syndromes, tremor syndromes, tics, and myoclonus and gait disorders.

Dr. Encarnacion earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia and her medical degree from St. George’s University Medical School in Grenada. She completed an internship in Internal Medicine at St. Luke’s Hospital/Columbia University Medical School in New York, and then a Neurology residency at the Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, Illinois. She then went on to complete a fellowship in Movement Disorders at the University of South Florida and National Institutes of Health.

“Dr. Encarnacion is a welcome addition to the team at the University of Maryland Community Medical Group – Neurology and Sleep Medicine practice,” comments William Huffner, MD, chief medical officer and senior vice president, Medical Affairs. “Joining Drs. M. Walid Kamsheh and Patricia Scripko, Dr. Encarnacion’s particular interest and expertise in movement disorders and her passion for her work will greatly benefit our patients.”

Presently, Dr. Encarnacion is seeing patients in Easton, Queenstown and Cambridge; she will be seeing patients in Chestertown once the transition to Portfolio EPIC is complete.

Go Purple on Fridays at UM Shore Regional Health!


All UM SRH team member are encouraged to go Purple (by wearing purple) on Fridays during the month of September! Shown above is one of last year’s “purple people” groups in front of UM SMC at Easton.

The five counties served by UM Shore Regional Health will be “going purple” for the month of September to support awareness and education regarding the epidemic of drug use, addiction and overdose that is affecting individuals and families throughout the region. UM Shore Regional Health team members are encouraged to WEAR PURPLE on Fridays throughout September and to take team purple pictures for inclusion in Compass.

You might also consider attending some of the many events planned around the region  throughout the month-long observance, as follows:

Going Purple Kick Off Events

CAROLINE — Friday, August 31, Fed Up Rally, 6 p.m., Denton Elementary School, Sharp Road, Denton

DORCHESTER — Friday, August 31, 7:30 pm, Sailwinds Amphitheater, Visitor Center, 2 Rose Hill Place, Cambridge

TALBOT — Wednesday, September 5, 7:30 pm, Talbot County Courthouse followed by “Walk of Solidarity” around the block in front of the Courthouse, sponsored by Recovery for Shore and Mariah’s Mission

KENT — Friday, September 7, 7:30, Kent County Courthouse, Chestertown

QUEEN ANNE’S — Thursday, September 6, 7:30 p.m., Kent Island Volunteer Fire Department, 1610 Main St, Chester

Other events scheduled for the month long campaign are as follows:


Community Celebrations

  • Sept. 9  – Dorchester Goes Purple Tailgate to Celebrate Recovery, 12 to 4 p.m. Portside Seafood Restaurant
  • Sept. 15 – Talbot Goes Purple / Purple in the Park: Tilghman Island, 1 to 4 p.m. Kronsberg Park
  • Sept. 22 — Caroline Goes Purple / Greensboro Goes Purple, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Ober Park Playground

‘If Only’ – Film Screenings

Presented by The Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation and Millennium Health, If Only is a short film intended for teens, parents and adults to raise awareness about the dangers of prescription drug misuse and abuse and to start a conversation that encourages the safe use, storage and disposal of prescription drugs to keep them out of the hands of kids.

  • Sept. 24, 6:30 p.m. at North Caroline High School (Free ice cream social after)
  • Sept. 25, 6:30 p.m. Easton High School (Resource Fair at 5:30)
  • Sept. 26, 6:30 p.m. St. Michaels Middle High School (Resource Fair at 5:30)
  • Sept. 27, 6:30 p.m. Colonel Richardson High School (Free ice cream social after)

Purple Sport Events

  • Sept. 5 – Talbot Goes Purple, 4 p.m., JV, and 5 p.m.,Varsity soccer at EHS. Kids in purple get in free!
  • Sept. 14 – Kent Goes Purple, Time, TBD, KCHS, Varsity Football Pre-game Rally and Half-time Show
  • Sept. 20 – Talbot Goes Purple, SMMHS Golf, TIME TBD
  • Sept. 26 – Talbot Goes Purple, SMMHS Soccer, TIME TBD

You can purchase purple lights as follows:

  • Online at AND
  • E.D Supply – Easton, Cambridge
  • The Lumberyard, St. Michaels
  • JBK Hardware, Chestertown
  • Price and Gannon Ace Hardware Store, Centreville
  • Kent Island True Value Hardware Store, Chester
  • Caroline County Courthouse, Denton

A Special Thanks from Senior Leadership: Ice Cream & Frozen Treats

It’s been a long hot summer, and it’s not over yet! But throughout UM Shore Regional Health, September starts with a bit of cool relief with the delivery of ice cream and other frozen treats to all departments and units, September 5-7, 2018.

The treats are a small token of appreciation from Senior Leadership for the dedication and professionalism of UM Shore Regional Health team members.