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Centreville Public Works Project Includes Traffic Pattern Changes

Beginning Sunday, February 18, the town of Centreville will begin to execute a plan for major updates to the water and sewer systems on both Liberty Street and Commerce Street. This work is being done in advance of a state plan to repave each of the roads.

New traffic patterns will include closing Liberty Street to through traffic and two-way traffic beginning on Commerce Street. UM Shore Regional Health team members who travel through Centreville should be aware of bagged road signs, new stop signs added at certain intersections, and road markings for new temporary striped lanes.

According to Kip Matthews, Centreville public works director, the project is expected take 18 months for completion.  It will unfold in four phases:

  • Phases one and two will involve replacement of water and sewer infrastructure under Liberty Street from the Gravel Run bridge to the Millstream Park bridge.
  • Phases three and four will involve replacement of water and sewer infrastructure under Commerce Street from the same two points. The entire plan is expected to last 18 months.

UMRN Announces Upcoming Course on Diverse Topics in Rehab


The University of Maryland Rehabilitation Network is offering a course, “Diverse Topics in Rehab: Get Engaged,” on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at The Conference Center at Sheppard Pratt, 501 N. Charles Street Baltimore, MD 21285-6815.

This course is designed to provide rehabilitation practitioners with the basic tools to create a solid foundation for rehabilitation. The conference offers a large variety of topics with current information to enhance the clinical knowledge and skill set for all disciplines.

Cost will be $100 per person, or $75 for UMMS employees and students. Registration fee is payable by credit card or check.

For more information and to register, visit umms.org/rehabconf or contact Teresa Blem at tblem@umm.edu.

Help UM SRH Promote Free Cardiac Care Educational Events

Jeffrey Etherton, MD, FACC, UM CMG – Cardiology

UM Shore Regional Health is asking for team member support in promoting upcoming free, educational seminars about cardiac care.

Titled “Advancing Cardiac Care at Shore Regional Health: Electrophysiology/Primary and Elective Angioplasty,” the seminar will be offered twice, as follows:

  • March 7 at Layton’s Chance Winery, Vienna, Md., 5:30 p.m.
  • March 28 at Knoxie’s Table, Stevensville, Md, 5:30 p.m.

The seminar is designed for registered nurses who are looking to take their critical care practice to the next level.

Team members who attend the seminar and successfully refer friends, colleagues or family to the event who subsequently become employed by UM SRH are eligible for rewards through the “It Pays to Know Good People” program offered by Human Resources. For more information on the program visit, http://shorecompass.org/it-pays-to-know-good-people-referral-bonus-program-announced/

The seminars will be conducted by University of Maryland Community Medical Group cardiologist, Jeffery Etherton, MD, who practices at UM Shore Medical Centers at Dorchester and Easton.

Registered nurses who attend the event are eligible to earn 1 contact hour credit. For more information or to RSVP please contact Kathy Freund, 410-822-1000, ext. 5936 or kfreund@umm.edu.

 

Robin Hood Shop Receives $75,000 Gift from Robbins Foundation Trust

left to right: Joy Loeffler, chair, Robin Hood Shop, Diane McCarthy, president , Dorchester General Hospital Auxiliary, Steve Adams, custodian, Robbins Trust and Cathy Gullion, shop manager, Robin Hood Shop.

The Auxiliary of Dorchester General Hospital has announced that The Robin Hood Shop has received a generous contribution toward the construction of the shop’s recently completed furniture showroom. The Pauline F. and W. David Robbins Charitable Foundation Trust committed a total of $75,000 toward the project to be awarded over the next three years.

Polly and Dave were born in Dorchester County, attended schools in South Dorchester, and lived in Robbins, Maryland, during their early married life. In 1953, the couple relocated to Cambridge where Dave and his nephew began a construction business, Robbins and Robbins Hardware and Building Supply Company. Polly was employed at The Daily Banner as circulation manager for 30 years. In later years, Dave became quite successful investing in the stock market.

The Robbins Foundation Trust was established in accordance with the couple’s wills after Polly, the last survivor, passed in 2011.The current trustees of the Foundation state that their purpose is “to enrich the lives of the citizens of Dorchester County” and that their mission is “to see that Dorchester County, its citizens and the ‘Shore’ way of life reap the benefits of such a generous gift.”

“The Robin Hood Shop is honored to have been deemed worthy of this donation,” said Cathy Gullion, shop manager. “A plaque will soon be placed on the new addition in recognition of this gift and to give credit to the Pauline F. and W. David Robbins Charitable Foundation Trust.”

Operated by the Dorchester General Hospital Auxiliary for the benefit of programs, equipment, services and patient care at University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Dorchester, the Robin Hood Shop is located at 416 High Street in Cambridge. The shop offers gently used men, women and children’s clothing, fashion accessories, jewelry, a variety of household items and furniture as well as toys and books. Donations are accepted during Shop hours, which are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

UM SMC at Easton’s Robot, Hope, Takes Her Last Ride

After many years of service, the chart retrieval robot at UM Shore Medical Center at Easton, fondly known as Hope, will no longer be rolling through the hallways. Clinical Information Management staff will now collect any paper that Hope used to deliver to CIM.

Hope began her journey as part of the team in food services, but shortly transitioned to the Clinical Information Management team for chart retrieval. As time has moved along, the need for chart retrieval has become less needed as numerous documents have gone electronic.  CIM team members will now be making multiple rounds to collect paper from the appropriate floors at the medical center.

 

Easton Auxiliary Donates Knitted Hats and Stockings for Newborns at the Birthing Center

(left to right) Luanne Satchell, RN, manager, Women’s and Children’s Health Services, Easton Auxiliary member Pauline Lane, volunteer chair, Pandora’s Box, Jennifer Hubbard, RN and Carol Rodgers, RN.

Newborns in the Birthing Center at UM Shore Medical Center at Easton will be going home warm with their knitted hats and stockings donated and made by the volunteers of the Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital at Easton.

Auxiliary volunteers began knitting the hats for newborns in the 1970’s, while the stockings were added for the winter months in 2001. The volunteer knitting group, known as Pandora’s Box, consists of approximately a dozen auxiliary volunteers. The volunteers are kept busy with an average of 90 babies being born each month at the Birthing Center; over the past four decades it is estimated they have made and delivered over 40,000 hats. For the holiday season, Auxiliary members knitted special green, white and red hats for the newborns while they typically receive either blue or pink.

The Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital at Easton is now seeking volunteers in all areas of service. To learn more about volunteer opportunities, call 410-822-1000, ext. 5839.

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

Easton Auxiliary Welcomes New Volunteers

Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital at Easton welcomed their new volunteers at UM Shore Medical Center at Easton (left to right) Mike Scheidt, Judy Smith, Joyce Mumaw, Ruth Renkenberger and Don Goodliffe. Not pictured: Jack Lane, Frances Mason, Krishan Patel and Cressy Spence.

The Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital at Easton welcomes the addition of nine new volunteers to their organization; Don Goodliffe, Jack Lane, Frances Mason, Joyce Mumaw, Krishan Patel, Ruth Renkenberger, Mike Scheidt, Judy Smith, and Cressy Spence. These Auxiliary members  join more than 160 others who provide important contributions to UM Shore Regional Health’s inpatient and outpatient medical facilities throughout Easton, by raising funds and assisting with daily operations.

“We are very happy to announce the addition of these nine volunteers to the Auxiliary,” says Art Cecil president, Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital at Easton. “The community and Shore Regional Health really benefit from the services provided by our volunteers, but just as important, our volunteers benefit from their interactions with the community and team.”

According to AARP, in 2015, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) conducted a study to look at the benefits of volunteering for older adults. The study concluded that almost two-thirds of volunteers reported a decrease in feeling of isolation and 67 percent of those who first reported they often lack companionship found they had improved social connections.

“I was employed at Shore Medical Center in Easton for 38 years and enjoyed the social engagement that I had with the community” says Auxiliary member Judy Smith. “I wanted to come back as a volunteer so I could continue that interaction with patients and staff and also give back to the community by helping raise funds for the organization.”

The Auxiliary, which was formally organized in 1947, offers comfort care services for Cancer Center patients, hostess services for surgical patients, in-hospital transportation assistance and front desk reception at UM Shore Medical Center in Easton. In addition, the Auxiliary raises funds through its management of Maggie’s Gift Shop in UM SMC at Easton, the Bazaar at 121 Federal Street and various special vendor sales. Funds raised help pay for new technology, facility upgrades and educational needs for the hospital and local outpatient facilities.

The Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital at Easton is now seeking volunteers in all areas of service. To learn more about volunteer opportunities, call 410-822-1000, ext. 5839.

UM SRH Dedicates Rose for Donate Life Float in Upcoming Rose Bowl Parade

A donor and recipient walk alongside the Donate Life float in the 2017 Rose Bowl Parade. As of late November 2017,  two organ donations and 14 tissue and cornea donations occurred during the past year at UM Shore Medical Centers at Easton, Dorchester and Chestertown, and UM Shore Emergency Center at Queenstown. The continued partnership between the Lving Legacy Foundation and UM Shore Regional Health has saved and enhanced many lives in our communities.

Kathryn Durity, hospital services coordinator for the Living Legacy Foundation, Kathy Elliot, director, Nursing at UM SMC at Chestertown, Professional Nursing Practice/Magnet Program, and Ken Kozel, president and CEO.

University of Maryland Shore Regional Health joins The Living Legacy Foundation (The LLF) in dedicating roses for the Rose Parade Donate Life float to honor the generous patients and their families who have given the gifts of life and hope as organ, eye, or tissue donors or donors in spirit. The rose dedicated by UM SRH president and CEO Ken Kozel will accompany several roses dedicated by The LLF as part of the Donate Life float in the Rose Bowl Parade set for January 1, 2018 in Pasadena, California. The Donate Life float is the centerpiece of a national effort of more than 50 organizations to reach a broad audience with the simple, life-giving message that organ, eye, and tissue donation saves and heals lives.

This year’s Donate Life float entry, called The Gift of Time, reflects the parade’s theme of Making a Difference by celebrating the power of kindness and the generous acts of people throughout the world, who are making a positive difference in the lives of others. Perhaps no act is more emblematic of this than becoming an organ or tissue donor: A single organ donor can save the lives of up to eight people and improve the lives of as many as 75 more by donating corneas and tissue. Donors save the lives of grateful recipients and help families heal. It is the community of generous donors, including donors from UM SRH, that save thousands of lives through transplantation each year.

On the Gift of Time float, the monumental Aztec calendar will draw the eye to the center of the float, where 44 donors will be honored with floragraphs. This ancient calendar is a reminder of the enduring, life-saving power of the generosity of donors and families. Alongside the float, eight living donors and recipients will carry baskets of fruit and flowers in celebration of the renewed life they have shared with one another and the world. The beauty, richness, and potential of life is represented by the vivid flock of macaws perched over the lush floral canopies, ready to take flight.

Ken Kozel, president and CEO, signs the rose that will be dedicated by UM SRH and part of the Donate Life float for the Rose Parade in Pasadena, California.

In Maryland, about 3,800 people are waiting for a life-saving transplant. Nationwide, that number is almost 120,000. UM Shore Regional Health supports The Living Legacy Foundation of Maryland in its mission to facilitate donation and transplantation and to educate the public about the life-saving power of donation and transplantation.

For more information about organ, eye, and tissue donation and to register as a donor, please visit www.donatelifemaryland.org or www.thellf.org.

23rd Annual Chester River Health Foundation Golf Tournament Raises Funds for UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown

Tournament winners with a low gross score of 61 were (l to r): Bill Cording, Bill Cooper, Chip Everett, and Jeff Carroll

After 10 straight days of rain, the sun came out for University of Maryland Chester River Health Foundation’s 23rd annual golf tournament. Tournament participants and donors contributed more than $96,000 toward the purchase of 10 suites of patient room furnishings for UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown.

One hundred twenty eight men and women teed off, shotgun-style, in a “Step-Aside, Best-Ball” tournament, on Friday, June 2, at the Chester River Yacht & Country Club, just outside of Chestertown.

Low gross winners, female team, with a score of 77 were (l to r): Jackie Phillips, Debbie Williams, Leah Northrup and Genie Wootton.

 

 

“Over the next three years, our hospital will replace patient room furnishings with state-of-the-art hospital beds, mattresses, tray tables, nightstands and chairs,” said Carl Gallegos, chairman, UM Chester River Health Foundation. “The Foundation has committed to raising at least $138,000 for the first 10 rooms and this tournament was our premiere fundraiser toward our goal. We are extraordinarily appreciative of the community-wide support of this event.”

Twenty-five volunteers, mostly current and former hospital employees, spent the day on the course, offering golfers refreshments and chances to increase their odds of winning prizes. “We could not host this event without our small army of volunteers and the Foundation Board is enormously grateful for their help.” Gallegos said.

Prizes donated by local businesses were awarded for 16 events on the course, including eight Closest-to-the-Pins; Longest Drive Not-in-the Fairway; and Most Accurate Drive.

Tournament Sponsors Malcolm Kram, DVM (l) and Mark Zwanger, MD, (r) are pictured with tournament awards’ reception emcees and Foundation Board members, Margie Elsberg (l) and Myra Butler (r).

Three foursomes took home Low Net prizes: mixed team with a score of 44 — Christine and Mark Kamon, Larry Ortmann and Sharon Somers; women’s team with a score of 48 — Karen Biggs, Bobbie Cusimano, Trish Mooney and Stephanie Murphy; and the men’s team with a score of 49 — Bruce Brown, Harry Burton, Alton Darling and Rodney Gray. The Low Gross award went to the team of Jeff Carroll, Bill Cooper, Bill Cording, and Chip Everett, with a score of 61.

No one made a Hole in One on any of the four par 3 holes to win $10,000 cash or Superbowl 2018 tickets, and the $1,000 prize for Closest-to-the-Pin within 12” also went unclaimed. David Landskroener missed winning the Putting Contest by just a few inches, leaving the $10,000 prize for next year’s contestants to claim. We hope you’ll mark your calendars now for the 24th Annual Chester River Health Foundation’s Golf Tournament set for Friday, June 1, 2018.

Space for Rent in Downtown Chestertown to Benefit UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown

The Chester River Hospital Center Auxiliary has office space for rent above the Nearly New Shop, located in downtown Chestertown at 320 High Street. The space is available immediately.

The 625-square foot office includes two rooms and a half bathroom. Previous tenants have utilized the space by using the large room as an office and smaller room as a client waiting area. The Auxiliary is seeking at least a one year’s lease and are asking $475 a month for rent that will include heat and water.

Profit from the rent will benefit the UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown. For more information please contact Jack Edson, Property Chairman, at 410-348-2159 or jack.a.edson@gmail.com.

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Upcoming Events: June & July 2017

 

Auxiliary Sales

Second Saturday Sale – Saturday, 7/8,10am-5pm (note extended hours), Robin Hood Shop, 416 High Street Cambridge. Managed by the Dorchester General Hospital Auxiliary, Shop proceeds benefit programs, services, equipment and patient care at UM SMC at Dorchester. Contact: 410-228-6339.

K & J Marketing – Everything $6 Sale — Tuesday, 7/18, 7am–4pm, UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown, Conference Center. Payroll deduction will be available for SRH employees. Sponsored by the Chester River Hospital Center Auxiliary, proceeds will benefit programs, services, equipment and patient care at UM SMC at Chestertown. Contact: 410-348-2159.

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.

Bras, Bathing Suits and Fashion for Women After Breast Surgery – Tuesday, 6/27, 5pm, Clark Comprehensive Breast Center, 10 Martin Court, Easton. Contact: 410-820-6800.

Breast Cancer Support Group – Tuesday, 6/27, 6-7:30pm, Cancer Center, Easton. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5387.

Look Good … Feel Better – Monday, 7/17, 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, 7/25, 6-7:30pm, Cancer Center, Easton. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5387.

Find more information about The Breast Center’s programs and services at UMShoreRegional.org/breast-center

Cancer Support

Cancer Support Group/Chestertown – Monday, 6/26, 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.

Cancer Support Group/Easton – Thursday, 7/6 and 7/20, 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, 7/11, 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, 7/24, 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 UMShoreRegional.org/cancer_program.

Cardiopulmonary

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

Big Brother, Big Sister: Sibling Preparation – Saturday, 6/24, 9:30-11am, UM SMC at Easton, Health Education Center. Designed for children ages 3-8, includes a tour of the Birthing Center and story time or video.  Register by phone, 410-822-1000 or 410-228-5511, ext. 5200.

Labor & Delivery Class – Saturday, 7/8, 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, 7/18, 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.

Breastfeeding Class— Saturday, 7/22, 9am-12:30pm, UM SMC at Easton, Health Education Center. Information about the benefits for you and your baby, and tips and techniques for successful breastfeeding. Free; register by phone, 410-822-1000, ext. 5231 or e-mail jkaminskas@umm.edu.

Find more information about Birthing Center programs and services at UMShoreRegional.org/programs/birthing-center/services.

Diabetes Education and Support

Diabetes Support Group/Chestertown – Tuesday, 6/27, 6:30pm, UM SMC at Chestertown. Led by Chrissy Nelson, BSN, RN, CDE. Contact 410-778-3300, ext. 2175.

Diabetes Support Group/ Dorchester – Wednesday, 6/28, 5:30pm, Dorchester County YMCA. Led by Renee Woodward, RN, CDE Contact 410-822-1000, ext. 5196.

Shore Kids Camp – Monday, 7/17 – Friday, 7/21, MEBA Engineering School, Rte 33, Easton. Four-day camp experience that helps children with diabetes learn about their disease and how to manage it in a safe and healthy environment while enjoying many activities, including bowling, boat rides, and visits to organic farms and area museums. Registration deadline 7/7. Contact: Wynne Aroom, 410-822-1000, ext. 5286, waroom@umm.edu.

Diabetes Self-Management Class/Chestertown – Tuesday, 7/11-18-25, 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, 7/11-18-25, 9am-12pm; and Wednesday, 7/12-19-26, 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, 7/5, 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, 7/10, 5:30pm, Brookletts Place, Talbot County Senior Center, Easton. Led by Karen Hollis, RD, CDE. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5196.

Diabetes Support Group/Chestertown – Tuesday, 7/25, 6:00pm, 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.

Diabetes Support Group/ Dorchester – Wednesday, 7/26, 5:30pm, Dorchester County YMCA. Led by Renee Woodward, RN, CDE Contact 410-822-1000, ext. 5196.

Find more information about diabetes treatment and support services at UMShoreRegional.org/programs/endocrinology.

Foundation Events

5th Annual Claws for a Cause – Thursday, 7/13, 6-9pm, Fisherman’s Crab Deck in Grasonville. Crab feast and buffet of fried chicken, pork BBQ, and assorted sides.  Benefiting the UM Shore Emergency Center in Queenstown. Ticket prices are $90 in advance; $100 at door. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5763 or alowe@umm.edu.

Aging, Memory Loss, Dimentia: How We Think About It – Thursday, 7/27, 6-8pm, UM Shore Medical Center at Easton, Nick Rajacich Education Center, Easton. Speakers, Saeed Salehina, MD and Charles R. Athey, Esq. discuss aging and normal changes in cognitive function, normal and abnormal changes in memory, when should we be worried, causes of “abnormal memory/cognitive changes” and how to approach them and more. Seating is limited, to reserve a seat contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5792 or janet@umm.edu.

Integrative Medicine

Acupuncture, Massage, Psychotherapy and Reiki – By appointment, Monday-Friday, except holidays. Center for Integrative Medicine, Suite 300, 522 Cynwood Drive, Easton. For information about services, providers and scheduling, call 410-770-9400.

Acupuncture: Mini-Session Mondays – Every Monday 11:30am-1:30pm. Auricular acupuncture in a small group setting, $20 per session No appointment necessary. Center for Integrative Medicine, Suite 300, 522 Cynwood Drive, Easton.

Find more information about integrative medicine services at UMShoreRegional.org/programs/CI.

Recovery and Psychosocial Support

Bridge Clinic Support Group – Tuesdays, 6/27, 7/4, 7/11, 7/18, 7/25, 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.

Safe Sitter

Safe Sitter® Class/Chestertown – Sat, 6/27, 9am-3:30pm, UM SMC at Chestertown Education Center. Pediatric nurses teach youth ages 11-13 the basics of babysitting, including first aid and more. Cost: $45 (scholarships available). Limited seating, advance registration required. Contact: 410-778-7668, ext. 2175.

Stroke Support

Queenstown Stroke Support Group –Tuesday, 6/27, 12-2pm, UM Shore Pavilion at Queenstown, suite 320. Guest Speaker Diane Lorsong, Speech Therapist, “June is National Aphasia Month.” All stroke survivors and/or caregivers and family members are welcome. Contact Nicole Leonard 410-822-1000 ext. 5068 or nleonard@umm.edu

Mid-Shore Stroke Support Group – Thursday, 7/6, 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 nleonard@umm.edu.

Queenstown Stroke Support Group –Tuesday, 7/25, 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 nleonard@umm.edu.

McMullen Joins Shore Rehab at Denton

Deanna McMullen, DPT

University of Maryland Shore Regional Health’s Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services recently welcomed clinical specialist Deanna McMullen, DPT to the outpatient rehabilitation team at UM Shore Rehabilitation at Denton.

“We are excited about the addition of Deanna to our Shore Rehabilitation team,” says Frank Rath, manager of outpatient rehabilitation services for UM SRH. “Deanna is a talented therapist who brings a lot of enthusiasm, compassion, and clinical experience to benefit patients at Shore Rehab in Denton.”

A graduate of Easton High School, McMullen earned both a B.S. in Exercise Science and M.S. in Applied Health Physiology at Salisbury University before earning her doctorate in physical therapy (DPT) at Neumann University in Aston, Pennsylvania. She has experience working in pediatric and early intervention, outpatient orthopedics and inpatient acute care. Most recently, McMullen worked as a physical therapist for ATI Physical Therapy in Dover, Delaware.

UM Shore Rehabilitation in Denton offers a variety of rehabilitative care including physical, occupational, manual and speech therapies. For more information about more services offered and other locations, contact Frank Rath, 410-822-1000, ext. 7641 or visit http://umshoreregional.org/rehabilitation.

 

Easton Auxiliary Inducts New Officers at Annual Luncheon

Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital at Easton 17-18 officers (left to right) Janet Granger, Liz Hannegan, Gervois Wooters, Anita Rowan, Art Cecil and Terry Stephan

The Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital at Easton recently held their annual membership luncheon and induction of officers at The Milestone in Easton. Officers announced for 2017-2018 included, Art Cecil, president; Liz Hannegan, vice presidentTerry Stephan, second vice president; Gervois Wooters, treasurer; Janet Granger, corresponding secretary; and Anita Rowan, recording secretary.

Volunteers of the auxiliary provide services at University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Easton and at several UM Shore Regional Health locations including the Diagnostic and Imaging Center, the Cancer Center and the Clark Comprehensive Breast Center. Additionally, volunteers work to raise funds for hospital programs, equipment and services primarily through retail sales at Maggie’s Gift Shop, located in the hospital, and at the Bazaar at 121 Federal Street.

The Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital at Easton is now seeking volunteers in all areas of service. To learn more about volunteer opportunities, call 410-822-1000, ext. 5839.