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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!

  • Talbot Spy: Midshore Goes Purple!
  • Thriving and Surviving: Cancer Center Newsletter – September 2019
  • Check out the remaining Safe Sitter classes for 2018!
    Classes are being offered in both Chestertown and Easton
  • UM Shore Regional Health Diagnostic and Imaging Center Extend Hours for walk-in Lab, EKG, X-Rays and Mammograms.

Medical Abbreviations Now Listed on Wave Length Intranet

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. 

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!

  • Shore Medical Center at Easton Recognized by US News & World Report
  • Recovery for Shore Goes Purple in September
  • Congratulations to the Nearly New Shop celebrating 60 years of operation raising funds to support patient care at UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown!
  • Gene Newmier, DO, Joins UM SRH Board
  • Officials Survey Construction Progress at Denton Pavilion Site
  • Chestertown Blood Drive Exceeds Goal by 20 Percent
  • Sponsorships available for the UM Shore Regional Health Golf Tournament!
  • UM Shore Regional Health Goes Purple!

Free Prostate Cancer Screenings Scheduled in Kent and Talbot Counties


According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer among men in the United States aside from non-melanoma skin cancer. To promote early detection of prostate cancer, the Cancer Program at University of Maryland Shore Regional Health has scheduled free screenings in two locations across the region.

Kent County: A prostate cancer screening and forum will be held on Monday, September 24 beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Mount Olive AME Church, 24852 Lambs Meadow Road in Worton. The free prostate cancer screenings will be provided by University of Maryland Shore Regional Health and Christopher Parry, DO, of UM Community Medical Group – Urology. To register for the forum, dinner and screening at the Worton location, call Andrea Edwards, RN, at 410-778-7970.

“Thanks to our various community partners including University of Maryland Shore Regional Health, Dr. Parry, Citizens Against Tobacco Smoke, MOTA and Mount Olive Church, our local health department is once again able to provide these free screenings to the men of Kent County and its surrounding areas,” says Edwards, a nurse with the Kent County Health Department. “We would like to encourage wives and daughters to bring their husbands, fathers, sons and brothers to this event, not just for the screening, but for the useful information about prostate cancer that will be shared. Everyone is welcome!”

Talbot County: On Wednesday, September 19, free prostate cancer screenings will be offered at University of Maryland Shore Medical Pavilion at Easton, 490 Cadmus Lane, Suite 104. The screenings, which will be offered from 5-8 p.m., are being coordinated by the Cancer Program in partnership with the Talbot County NAACP and the Chesapeake Multicultural Resource Center. Participating physicians include University of Maryland Shore Regional Health and UM Community Medical Group – affiliated urologists, R. Duane Cespedes, MD; John Foley, MD; Andrew Riggin, MD; and Christopher Runz, DO. To register for screening at the Easton location, call the Cancer Center at UM Shore Regional Health at 410-820-6800.

“One of our top priorities at University of Maryland Shore Regional Health is to provide members of our local communities with access to preventive care and screenings such as this one,” comments Nina Weisenborn, clinical research nurse, UM Shore Regional Health Cancer Center. “Our goal – not just for those patients with prostate cancer, but all cancers – is to make an early diagnosis so that evaluation and treatment can be initiated as early as possible in the disease process. This not only increases rates of survival – it ultimately helps us to create healthier communities for the patients we serve.”

Those interested in being screened are encouraged to discuss the testing with their primary care providers to determine if the PSA blood test will benefit them in the early detection of prostate cancer and other prostate health issues.

The screenings in both locations are open to the public. Uninsured and underinsured are welcome to participate. Pre-registration is required for screening at either location as space is limited.

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!

  • “Beach Week” Celebrated at the Cancer Center
  • Easton Md- University of Maryland Community Medical Group – Gastroenterology Announces Addition of George Kunnackal John, MD.
  • Claws for a Cause Nets $36,463 to Benefit UM Shore Emergency Center at Queenstown
  • DGH Foundation Supports Surgical Services, Patient Care in Dorchester
  • UM Shore Regional Health Golf Tournament Set for September 17

Claws for a Cause Nets $36,463 to Benefit UM Shore Emergency Center at Queenstown

Claws for a Cause Committee (from left to right) Mary Alice Vanhoy, Kathy Clark, Amy Lowe, Cassie Guy, Heather Comegys, co-chair, Holly Rhodes, co-chair, Ginny Biondi, Julie McMahan-Thomas, Vicki Wood-Dean and Lisa Lisle (not pictured – Mark Freestate, UM Memorial Hospital Foundation Board of Trustees and Foundation staff Janet Andrews, Shelley Bell, Amy Lowe and F. Graham Lee.)

The Claws for a Cause crab feast, held at the Fisherman’s Crab Deck in Grasonville on July 12, net $36,463 to benefit the University of Maryland Shore Emergency Center at Queenstown. The proceeds will go towards purchasing two ceiling mounted patient safety lifts to help transfer patients who need assistance within the emergency center.

“We are very appreciative of everyone coming out and doing their part in supporting our community emergency center in Queenstown,” says Holly Rhodes, co-chair of the Claws for a Cause committee. “The funds raised through this year’s event will help improve patient care with the purchase of ceiling-mounted patient safety lifts for those who have difficulties moving from one area to another.”

Presented by UM Memorial Hospital Foundation, Claws for a Cause included all-you-can-eat steamed crabs as well as a buffet of fried chicken, pork barbeque and assorted sides. Along with crabs and buffet, guests participated in two raffles.

“On behalf of Memorial Hospital Foundation, I want to thank the hard-working committee, co-chaired by Holly Rhodes and Heather Comegys, and volunteers who did a great job making this event so successful and fun,” says F. Graham Lee, vice president for philanthropy. “We sold 185 tickets for the crab feast, which shows how much the community supports Shore Emergency Center at Queenstown and the excellent care provided by the Center staff. We are excited to start planning another Claws for a Cause next year and we hope to see everyone there.”

UM Shore Regional Health Golf Tournament Set for September 17

The 2017 Women’s Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital at Easton team; the auxiliary will help sponsor the Golf Tournament once again (left to right) Lindsley Smith, JP Lewis, Lorraine Kelly and Gay Nily

University of Maryland Memorial Hospital Foundation has announced its 2018 Golf Tournament, scheduled for Monday, September 17, at the Talbot Country Club in Easton. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at UM Shore Medical Center at Easton.

ICU patients have severe life-threatening illnesses and injuries that require constant, close monitoring and support from specialized equipment and medications. Patient care is accomplished utilizing all caregivers including physicians and interdisciplinary team members, including but not limited to care coordinators, pharmacists, dietary services, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and clinical dietitians.

This year’s UM Shore Regional Health Golf Tournament will begin at 11:30 a.m. with a single shotgun start. Lunch, snacks and beverages will be served on the course. Following the tournament, there will be a reception and awards ceremony along with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres served at the clubhouse. Team registration is $1,500 and limited to 32 teams.

“Sponsorships are important to the UM Shore Regional Health Golf Tournament. They offer the opportunity for your organization to support our mission and help purchase needed equipment for the Intensive Care Unit at UM Shore Medical Center at Easton,” says F. Graham Lee, vice president for philanthropy. “If you can’t play golf, we encourage you to consider a $500, $1,000, $2,500 or $5,000 sponsorship. It’s an investment in the future of our community.”

For more information or to register, please contact Amy Lowe of UM Memorial Hospital Foundation, 410-822-1000, ext. 5763, or email alowe@umm.edu. You may also register by visiting http://ummhfoundation.org/mhf_events/; please RSVP by August 31.

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!

  • The 2018 Golf Tournament is set to “tee-off”!!
  • Order of the Eastern Star Makes Donation to the Cancer Center at UM Shore Regional Health
  • Seventh Annual Pink Polar Bear Tourney Raises Funds for Leh Women’s Center
  • Dorchester Residents Turn Out in Force for Presentation on Proposed UM Shore Medical Campus at Cambridge
  • Thriving and Surviving – The Cancer Center monthly newsletter, August 2018!
  • Learn about Clinton Weem’s story and how the rehabilitation team at UM Shore Regional Health
  • Safe Sitter Class set for August 24th in Chestertown