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 (http://umshr.isrewards.com) 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.
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.
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:
- Sept. 9 Kent Goes Purple 5k Color Fun Run, 7:30 a.m. check-ins; 8:30 a.m. race start at Wilmer Park. Click to register (https://www.active.com/chestertown-md/running/distance-running/kent-goes-purple-5k-color-fun-run-2018)
- Sept. 9 Talbot Goes Purple Second Annual FREE 5K, 8 a.m. bib pickup; 9 a.m. race TriCycle and Run, St. Michaels. Click to register (https://tricycleandrun.com/2018/08/06/2nd-annual-talbot-goes-purple-free-5k-fun-run/)
- 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:
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.
UM Shore Regional Health now has access to the approved Medical Abbreviations book online http://www.medabbrev.com. This exciting new online feature provides a high-speed search engine to find the meaning(s) of an abbreviation, all the abbreviations that contain a particular word, trade/generic drug names, symbols and numbers, tables and lists, and the National Laboratory Values. Each week approximately 20 new entries are added to the site. Clicking on any word or drug name will connect you to the Wikipedia definition/monograph.
You can access the site by clicking on Medical Abbreviations under the Staff Quick Links from the Wave Length intranet homepage. Access can be made from most devices including but not limited to iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, BlackBerry, and DROID. But please remember the UM SRH Intranet is not accessible outside of the UMMS network.
Another special feature is the Do Not Use List button. This will take you directly to UM Shore Regional Health’s prohibited abbreviations, acronyms, symbols, and dose designations that are identified in Policy IM-29, Dangerous Abbreviations, pursuant to Joint Commission compliance.