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Readmissions Matter: Conclusion from Ken Kozel



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Click here to learn about all of the different initiatives happening all over UM Shore Regional Health to help reduce readmissions. Also listen to what key players at UM Shore Regional Health are saying about Readmissions Matter and how these intervention areas can benefit the organization.

  • Introduction – Ken Kozel, president and CEO, introduces the Readmissions Matter initiative and explains how these steps will benefit UM Shore Regional Health moving forward.
  • What are readmissions and why do they matter?Ken Kozel and Nancy Bedell, RN,MBA, regional director, Care Coordination, explains how UM Shore Regional Health benefits from reduced readmissions and how it can affect the organizations success.
  • Medication Matters (Part 1 and Part 2) – Nancy Bedell, RN,MBA, regional director, Care Coordination, speaks about medication reconciliation and how it affects readmissions.
  • What is Observation?Ruth Ann Jones, senior vice president of Patient Care Services and chief nursing officer, explains what observation means and how UM SRH can reduce readmissions by concentrating on this area.
  • It all starts in the hospitalDennis DeShields, MD, medical director, Shore Bay Hospitalists Associates, explains how clinicians can help care, treat and educate patients while in the hospital to help reduce readmissions after they are discharged.
  • Transitional Nurse Navigators and Healing at HomeWilliam Huffner, MD, chief medical officer and senior vice president, Medical Affairs, discusses the role of Transitional Nurse Navigators and the role they play in reducing admissions.
  • What Happens if the patient comes back? – Walter Atha, MD, medical director, Emergency Services , talks about patients who are readmitted and explains how assessing these patients when they come back in the ED can reduce the possibility of them returning.
  • The Journey Ahead – William Huffner, MD, chief medical officer and senior vice president, Medical Affairs, explains how these innitiaves moving forward will impact care at UM Shore Regional Health
  • The Importance of Readmissions MatterKen Kozel, president and CEO, explains why the Readmissions Matter initiative and quality of care is important to patients and the organization now, and moving forward.

Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital at Easton Kicks Off 35th Annual Tree of Lights

The Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital at Easton will kick off its 35th Annual Tree of Lights Campaign with a tree lighting ceremony on Tuesday, November 20 at 4 p.m., in front of University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Easton. Contributions this year will support the funding of two treadmills for Cardiac Rehabilitation at UM Shore Medical Center at Easton.

“The two treadmills being replaced have been in service by our patients for over 20 years,” says Sally Worm, regional program manager, Cardiopulmonary Fitness and Wellness. “Treadmills in Cardiac Rehabilitation are the most utilized pieces of equipment and important for so many of our patients to improve their health and enhance their recovery. We really appreciate the Auxiliary for their work and making a difference for our patients.”

“Our goal for this year’s Tree of Lights campaign is $4,000,” comments Nancy Espenhorst, Tree of Lights chair for the Auxiliary.

For a contribution of $10 or more, a red or gold light may be purchased for the holiday tree in front of UM Shore Medical Center at Easton. Red lights are tributes to family members and friends, living or deceased. Gold lights honor loved ones serving in the military. A donation of $100 or more will purchase a white “Life Light,” that will be illuminated every year. The name of each person recognized through the purchase of any light will appear on scrolls displayed in the Medical Center throughout the holiday season.

The Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital at Easton is a volunteer organization that raises funds to benefit programs and services at UM Shore Medical Center at Easton and various outpatient locations of UM Shore Regional Health. For additional information about the 35th Annual Tree of Lights, contact Nancy Espenhorst, 443-746-3338 or by e-mail, nlehre@goeaston.net.

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!

  • Diabetes and Endocrinology Center Plans Open House to Celebrate 10th Anniversary
  • Chester River Health Foundation Awarded $17,500 Additional Tax Credits
  • November Thriving and Surviving monthly newsletter from the Cancer Center at UM SRH
  • Friends and Family CPR held in Chestertown (Picture)
  • UM Shore Regional Health Presents Annual Service Awards
  • Not All Wounds Are Visible: Let’s Talk about Depression and Anxiety
  • Jeanie Scott Named Manager, Oncology Services, for UM Shore Regional Health
  • UM Shore Regional Health Launches Outpatient Palliative Care Program

Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital at Easton Volunteers Honored for Service Milestones

Members of the Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital at Easton were honored for their service milestones at the Auxiliary’s annual volunteer luncheon. Held on October 18, 2018 at the Tred Avon Yacht Club in Oxford, Md., the occasion celebrated 56 volunteers whose combined total hours in the service of the Auxiliary exceeded 198,000 as of May 31, 2018.

“Each year the auxiliary dedicates thousands of hours to benefit patient care at Shore Medical Center at  Easton and numerous outpatient locations,” says Patti Willis, senior vice president, Strategy and Communications, UM Shore Regional Health. “Whether raising funds, answering phones, conducting screenings or helping patients find their way, our volunteers play a vital role in UM Shore Regional Health’s mission of Creating Healthier Communities Together.”

The Auxiliary raises funds through its management of Maggie’s Gift Shop in UM Shore Medical Center 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, including the Clark Comprehensive Breast Center and the Cancer Center. Auxiliary volunteers also assist with services such as wheelchair and patient escorts, blood pressure screenings and front desk reception in the hospital and in various outpatient locations.

Volunteers honored at the luncheon were those who had achieved service milestones ranging from 100 hours to 18,000 hours, as follows:

100 hours: Suzie Brannegan, Jane Ernst, Jack Lane, Gabrielle May, Krishna Patel, Mike Scheidt, Judy Smith, Debbie Watson

250 hours: Jane Holly, Kathy Hotz, Kirstie Kingston, Dan Mautz, Pat O’Shea

500 hours: Bea Juliano, Diane Ries, Sherry Spencer, Bryant Wheeler

750 hours: Phyllis Matthai, Mary McArtor, Bonnie Messix, Val Tate

1,000 hours: Robert Gretzinger, Leslie Leadbeater, Barbara Nickerson, Janet Pfeffer

1,500 hours: Patricia Collins, George King, Daniel Tanner

2,000 hours: Mary Ann Ray

2,500 hours: Rae Bathgate, Liz Hannegan, William Hough, Annabel Lesher, Donald O’Brien, Nancy Wolf

3,500 hours: Nancy Espenhorst, Margaret Gree

4,000 hours: Ruth Cecil

4,500 hours: Regina Holland, William Jenkins, Anita Rowan

5,500 hours: Art Cecil, Brenda Prettyman

6,000 hours: Barbara Brown, Janet Granger

6,500 hours: Celia Bodmer, Patsy Fearins

7,000 hours: Joyce Kent

7,500 hours: Carolyn Behr

9,000 hours: Gail Jenkins

9,500 hours: Sabine Simonson, Terry Stephan

12,000 hours: Elva Pierce

14,500 hours: Joe Schultz

16,000 hours: Margaret Blair

20,000 hours: Pauline Lane

New Social Media 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!

  • University of Maryland Shore Regional Health congratulates two “HEART Team Members of the Month” for August, 2018
  • The Robin Hood Shop Announces Grill Raffle Winner
  • Volunteers Making a Difference
  • UM Memorial Hospital Foundation to Host “Tax Reform: What Do the New Changes Mean to You?” Seminar November 17
  • Shore Regional Health Golf Tournament Nets $93,249 to Benefit ICU
  • Diabetes & Endocrinology Center Welcomes New Provider

UM SRH Diagnostics at Denton New Hours

Beginning Monday, October 22, 2018, University of Maryland Shore Regional Health will change its hours for the diagnostic center in Denton located at 838 South 5th Avenue. The center will now be open between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The UM SRH Diagnostics at Denton offers a variety of services including laboratory services (blood draw), digital mammograms and X-ray. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 410-822-1000, ext. 2600.

UM Memorial Hospital Foundation to Host Tax Reform Seminar November 17

University of Maryland Memorial Hospital Foundation will host an informative seminar, “Tax Reform: What Do the New Changes Mean to You?” on Saturday, November 17 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Talbot County Free Library located at 100 West Dover Street in Easton.

Topics being discussed during this free workshop will include the reduction of tax rates, changes to deductible expenses, 20% pass through reduction, year-end planning strategies and estate and trust changes.

Guest presenters will be Darian L. Sump, CPA, Owner of Sump & Associates, PC and Deborah Walsworth, CPA, CFP, CPC, Managing Director and Tax Practice Leader, CBIZ MHM LLC & Mayer Ho­ffman McCann, PC.

Darian Sump, CPA

Darian L. Sump, CPA, is the owner of the accounting firm of Sump & Associates, PC in Easton.  The firm provides tax and accounting services to individual, small businesses and non-profits.  Sump is currently serving as a Court Appointed Special Advocate in Talbot County and has previously served on the board of directors for that organization.   He is a member of the Tri-County Ruritan and a lifelong member St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Cordova.  Darian is a graduate of Shore Leadership and LEAD Maryland.  He also holds professional membership in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants.

Deborah Walsworth, CPA, CFP, CPC

Deborah H. Walsworth, CPA CFP CPC, is a Managing Director and Tax Practice Leader with CBIZ MHM LLC & Mayer Hoffman McCann, PC in its Easton office.  She has over 28 years of experience in public accounting, and during that time has developed a diverse client base consisting of individuals, businesses, trusts, estates and retirement plans.  She provides tax compliance and consulting services, including financial and retirement benefit planning.  She holds the designations of CPA (Certified Public Accountant), CFP (Certified Financial Planner) and CPC (Certified Pension Consultant).  Walsworth currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Talbot County Chamber of Commerce and For All Seasons, Inc.

This seminar is free and open to the public; pre-registration is recommended due to limited seating. For more information or to register for the seminar, please contact Janet Andrews at (410) 822-1000, ext. 5792, or janet@umm.edu.

Shore Regional Health Golf Tournament Nets $93,249 to Benefit ICU

The Orthopedic Center team including (left to right) Thomas Stauch, MD, James Palumbo, MD, Richard Mason, MD and Myron Szczukowski, Jr., MD

The 2018 UM Shore Regional Health Golf Tournament held September 17 at the Talbot Country Club in Easton was a great success, netting $93,249 to benefit the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Easton.

Offered by UM Memorial Hospital Foundation, the golf tournament consisted of 32 foursomes who received a Titleist Vokey Wedge as their “thank you” gift, enjoyed lunch on the course and was followed by a reception including the prizes and awards.

Ken Kozel, president and CEO, UM Shore Regional Health, waves as he passes by during his golf tournament round.

Strong sponsorship support received from more than 43 individuals and businesses played a vital role in the success of the event. Top sponsors included the Auxiliary of Easton – UM Shore Regional Health, Pepsi Bottling Ventures, A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation, Baird Wealth Management, Whiting-Turner Contracting Co, Crothall Healthcare, Eastern Shore Emergency Medicine Physicians, Bill & Judy Munn, Safe Chain Solutions, Tecta America East LLC, The Star Democrat, Tidewater Physical Therapy, Bullock Construction Inc, Gillis Gilkerson, HKS Inc, Hord Coplan Macht McAllister DeTar Showalter & Walker LLC, Tidewater Anesthesia Associates and so many more.

“We would like to thank everyone for their continued support of our annual golf tournament,” says F. Graham Lee, vice president for philanthropy. “Through the years because of you, the Memorial Hospital Foundation has been able to provide much needed funds to help improve the lives of patients with state-of-the-art equipment and technology, renovations and education.”