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4th Annual Sporting Clays Raises Funds for Clark Comprehensive Breast Center

(left to right) John Mowbray, Brian Leutner, executive director, University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Dorchester and UM Shore Regional Health Oncology Services, Charlie Brennick, Bryan Stokes.

The 4th Annual Sporting Clays Classic held June 9 at The Point at Pintail in Queenstown was a great success, netting $78,847 to benefit the Wellness for Women community outreach program, provided by the Clark Comprehensive Breast Center at University of Maryland Shore Regional Health.

Offered by UM Memorial Hospital Foundation, the Sporting Clays Classic attracted 228 registered shooters who enjoyed morning competition, lunch for participants, various prizes, raffles and a silent auction of items donated by local businesses and community members.

Sponsorships from community members and businesses played a vital role in the success of the event. Key sponsors included the Auxiliary of the Memorial Hospital at Easton, Paul & Joanne Prager, Preston Automotive Group, Jack & Susan Stoltz, Caesar Guerini, USA, Whiting-Turner, James Real Estate Services, Attraction Magazine, The Orthopedic Center, The Point at Pintail, The Star Democrat, Avon-Dixon Agency LLC, Cambridge Marketplace, CBIZ & BSC Group, LLC, Gillis Gilkerson, Roberta Lilly, MD, R. Scott and Courtney Clark Pastrick, Shore Radiology, Tidewater Anesthesia, Willow Construction and WIN Transport.

The Clark Comprehensive Breast Center’s Wellness for Women Program addresses breast cancer by providing uninsured and underinsured women with age and risk specific mammography screenings and clinical breast exams at no charge. The program provided 162 screenings during fiscal year 2017, while case workers completed 2,435 patient visits and managed a total of 382 patients.

Prizes were given to each of the winners of the highest overall (HOA) score in their category, as follows: Joe Carey (men’s), Christine Corkell (women’s), Jackson Eshelman (junior’s) and Team Jack Stoltz #1 (team).

The top three of each Lewis class also received prizes, as follows: (Lewis Class One) 1st place-Cody Eshelman, 2nd place-Rodger Becker, 3rd place-Ray Carey; (Lewis Class Two) 1st place-Wilson Cohey, 2nd place-Jamie Latham, 3rd place-Jason Rager; (Lewis Class Three) 1st place-Joe Buckley, 2nd place-Eric Masaracchia, 3rd place-Donald Foster.

“Thank you to all who came out and made the Sporting Clays Classic such a successful and fun event,” says F. Graham Lee, vice president for philanthropy. “We are looking forward to next year’s clay shoot set for June 8, 2019 and hope to see everyone join us again.”

Easton Cafeteria Earns Praise for New Menu Options

Gerry Ward, chef manager, UM Shore Medical Center at Easton

The Grapevine Café at UM Shore Medical Center at Easton recently upgraded their menu with expanded breakfast and lunch options.

Breakfast options will now include a new breakfast bar with a hot special of the morning, a muffin and Danish of the day, assorted bagels with a variety of cream cheeses and a yogurt bar with fresh fruit and assorted toppings.

Lunch options will now include a meatless Monday choice, pizza of the day and a “Grab and Go”. In addition, Gerry Ward, chef manager, UM Shore Medical Center at Easton, will be having an “Action Station” twice a week that will include tossing a salad to order, carving, or making your new favorite sandwich.

“The arrangement of the food in the cafeteria is much more appealing; the variety for breakfast was that of a buffet at a high-end resort,” said one anonymous review. “One of the new items was a breakfast pizza and it was gone within minutes of being brought out. Luckily, the chef had another one in the oven that did not take too long to cook; well worth the wait!”

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!

  • 24th Annual Chester River Health Foundation Golf Tournament Raises Funds for UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown
  • Easton Auxiliary Inducts New Officers for 2018-2019
  • Bosom Buddies Charities, Inc. Makes Donation to Breast Center
  • City of Cambridge, Dorchester County and UM Shore Regional Health Take a Step Forward in Future Plans
  • Elliot Named Executive Director for Chestertown

24th Annual Chester River Health Foundation Golf Tournament Raises Funds for UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown

Men’s first place, low net, team (left to right) Frankie Smith, Rich Walls, Andrew Gillespie and Patrick Gillespie

After nearly three weeks of rain, the sun appeared for the UM Chester River Health Foundation’s 24th annual golf tournament, which was sponsored by the Chester River Hospital Center Auxiliary. By the time the last putt was dropped, golfers and donors had contributed more than $97,000, before expenses, toward the purchase of two sets of laparoscopic and arthroscopic equipment for the Surgical Services Department at UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown.

Mixed first place, low net, team (left to right) Blyth Reynolds, Mary Anne Shea, Rich Tobey and Paddy Tobey

One hundred twelve men and women teed off, shotgun-style, in a “Step-Aside, Best-Ball” tournament, on Friday, June 1, at the Chester River Yacht & Country Club outside of Chestertown.

“In the next year, our hospital will replace two sets of laparoscopic (abdominal and other procedures) and arthroscopic (joint procedures) surgical equipment,” said Foundation Chair, Carl Gallegos. “The Foundation has committed to raising $200,000 to completely fund its purchase and this tournament was our premiere fundraiser toward our goal. We are extraordinarily appreciative of the community-wide support of this event.”

Thirty two volunteers, mostly current and former hospital employees and Auxiliary members, spent the day on the course, offering golfers refreshments and spur-of-the-moment fundraising chances to increase the 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.

At the after-tournament awards reception, which was sponsored by Leslie and Andy Price, prizes donated by local community businesses were awarded for 17 events on the course, including 11 Closest-to-the-Pins; Longest Drive Not In the Fairway; and Most Accurate Drive.
Three foursomes took home Low Net prizes: Blyth Reynolds, Mary Anne Shea and Rich and Paddy Tobey (mixed team with a score of 46.25); Sandy Bjork, Carol Droge, Marti Hawkins and Jane Huikill (women’s team with a score of 59.25); and Andrew Gillespie, Patrick Gillespie,

Women’s first place, low net, team (left to right) Carol Droge, Sandy Bjork, Jane Hukill and Marti Hawkins

Fankie Smith and Rich Walls (men’s team with a score of 42.5). The Low Gross award went to the Chesapeake Bank & Trust team of Peter Heller, Jr., Rob Thompson, Justin Varga and Alden Yetman with a score of 57.

No one made a Hole in One on any of the four par 3 holes to win $10,000 cash or Superbowl 2019 tickets, and the $1,000 prize for Closest-to-the-Pin within 12” went unclaimed. Andrew Gillespie missed winning the Putting Contest by just a few feet, leaving the $10,000 prize for next year contestants to claim—on Friday, May 31, 2019!

We hope you’ll mark your calendars now for the Silver Anniversary of this event at which co-founder, Dan Saunders, will be honored!

Bosom Buddies Charities, Inc. Makes Donation to Breast Center

(left to right) Gary Bigelow, former regional director, Imaging, Kate Lytle, Jodie Gray, director, Bosom Buddies Charities, Roberta J. Lilly, MD, medical director of the Clark Comprehensive Breast Center, Karen White, treasurer, Bosom Buddies Charities, Claudia Boldyga, director, Bosom Buddies Charities and F. Graham Lee, vice president, Philanthropy

Bosom Buddies Charities, Inc. recently presented the Clark Comprehensive Breast Center at University of Maryland Shore Regional Health with the second installment of their $62,700 pledge for the purchase of upgraded equipment related to 3D mammography.

When the center started using 3D mammography, physicians and radiologist were able to see more definitive areas of concern in the breast more clearly.  However, the scale and size of these findings made it very difficult to see them on the current stereo imaging grid, as it is over 10 years old. Upgraded equipment would include a new camera, software, autoguide, table top pad and lateral probe guide that would allow the clinical staff to improve visualization of these smaller lesions and provide better diagnosis for patients.

The Clark Comprehensive Breast Center provides services for breast cancer diagnosis, treatment and support enabling women to make informed decisions about their care and treatment plan when faced with this diagnosis. For more information, visit umshoreregional.org/breast_center. For additional information about Bosom Buddies Charities, Inc., visit www.bosombuddiescharities.com.

Easton Auxiliary Inducts New Officers for 2018-2019

Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital at Easton 18-19 officers (left to right) Janet Granger, Terry Stephan, Liz Hannegan, Jane Holly and Anita Rowan. Not pictured, Michael Scheidt.

The Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital at Easton recently held their annual membership luncheon and induction of officers at The Talbot Country Club in Easton. Officers announced for 2018-2019 included, Liz Hannegan, president; Jane Holly, vice president; Terry Stephan, second vice president; Michael Scheidt, 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.

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!

  • Take a chance or two (or even five) at winning one of two prize packages offered at this year’s CLAWS for a CAUSE event being held to benefit the UM Shore Emergency Center at Queenstown
  • University of Maryland Community Medical Group – Surgical Care Announces Addition of William E. Bair, MD

Mark Your Calendar: June 21-30, 2018

JUNE EVENTS

SATURDAY, JUNE 22

  • Safe Sitter Class, 9am to 3:30pm,  UM SMC at Chestertown, Education Center. Taught by pediatric nurses, the Safe Sitter program teaches youth ages 11-13 the basics of babysitting, including first aid, CPR and more. The cost is $45 (scholarships available). Due to limited seating, advance registration is required. Registration: Chrissy Nelson, 410-778-7668, ext. 2175.

TUESDAY, JUNE 26

  • The Bazaar at 121 Federal St “90% off” Sale, 10am to 4pm, Easton. All blue ticket items will be marked an additional 90% off. Proceeds benefit UM Shore Medical Center at Easton.
  • $6 Sale, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m., UM Shore Medical Center at Easton, Health Education Center. Sale offers include hundreds of items — jewelry, scarves, socks, hats, kids’ items, purses and more — all priced at just $6. Sponsored by the Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital at Easton to benefit patient care.

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JUNE SCREENINGS AND SUPPORT GROUPS

ADDICTIONS/BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

  • Bridge Clinic Support Group – Every Tuesday, 6-7:30pm, UM Shore Medical Center 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. Info: 410-228-5511, ext. 2140.

CANCER

  • Breast Cancer Support -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.
  • Cancer Support Group/Easton – Thursday, 6/21, Cancer Center, Easton. Information and support for patients at any stage – diagnosis, treatment, recovery and survivorship. Info: 443-254-5940.
  • Cancer Support Group/Chestertown – Monday, 6/25, 7pm, UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown, Education Center. Information and support for patients at any stage – diagnosis, treatment, recovery and survivorship. Info: 410-778-7668, ext. 2175.

CARDIOPULMONARY SCREENINGS

  • 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.)

DIABETES

  • Diabetes Support Group/Chestertown – Tuesday, 6/26, 6:30pm., Education Center, UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown, 100 Brown St. Led by Chrissy Nelson, BSN, RN, CDE. Contact: 410-778-3300, ext. 2175.
  • Diabetes Support Group/ Cambridge – Wednesday, 6/27, 5:30pm., Board Room, Shore Medical Center at Dorchester, 300 Byrn Street, Cambridge. Led by BK Eshete RN, CDE. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5286.

STROKE SUPPORT

  • Queenstown Stroke Support Group – Tuesday, 6/26, 12-2pm, UM Shore Pavilion at Queenstown, suite 320. Diane Lorsong, Speech Language Pathologist “Speech and Language Issues after Stroke.” All stroke survivors and/or caregivers and family members are welcome. Info: Nicole Leonard 410-822-1000 ext. 5068 or nleonard@umm.edu.

Elliot Named Executive Director for Chestertown

Kathy Elliott, MSN, RN, NEA-BC

University of Maryland Shore Regional Health CEO Ken Kozel has announced that Kathy Elliott, RN, MSN, REA- BC, Director of Nursing at Shore Medical Center in Chestertown, has been named as Executive Director of UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown.

Elliott, a lifelong resident of Kent County, holds a Master of Science in Nursing from Walden University and earned her RN from Wor-Wic Community College. She began her career at the hospital in Chestertown in 1988 and has a broad background in clinical and management services, having served in medical-surgical, critical care, surgery and post-surgery care as well as outpatient services. She was named Director of Nursing at Chestertown in 2017.

“Kathy’s experience, both clinically and operationally, make her a tremendous asset to our organization and Chestertown,” comments Ken Kozel, president and CEO, UM Shore Regional Health. “Her commitment to the patient experience and representing the needs of the community will serve residents of Kent County and Shore Regional Health well in this position.”

Elliott reports directly to Kozel in this role and serves on the senior executive team, while maintaining her role as a nurse executive for Shore Regional Health.

University of Maryland Community Medical Group – Surgical Care Announces Addition of William E. Bair, MD

William E. Bair, MD

University of Maryland Community Medical Group (UM CMG) announces the addition of Cambridge-based surgeon William E. Bair, MD. He will continue seeing patients in his current office, located at 100 Bramble Street, Suite A, Cambridge, MD 21613. Patients may make an appointment with Dr. Bair by calling 410-228-4616.

UM CMG is a University of Maryland Medical System-owned network of more than 300 primary care physicians, specialists- and advanced practice clinicians. As part of this UM CMG, Dr. Bair is affiliated with UM Shore Regional Health.

The surgical call schedule will remain the same for University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Dorchester, where he will continue to be on the call schedule and doing surgical procedures. The urgent care center closed on May 1. Residents still have access to the other urgent care resources in the community.

Dr. Bair earned his Medical Degree from University of Virginia, and completed his residency in general and vascular surgery at The Stamford Hospital in Connecticut. Dr. Bair is a Fellow of American College of Surgeons and certified by the National Board of Medical Examiners, and ABMS Board Certified in General Surgery.

“We are very excited to have Dr. Bair join our team at the University of Maryland Community Medical Group,” comments Michele Wilson, Chief Operating Officer for UM CMG. “Dr. Bair is a dedicated surgeon and member of the community, and we are lucky to gain his expertise at UM CMG. Despite the practice name changing, Dr. Bair will continue to provide the same exceptional care in the same location to the residents of Cambridge.”

UM CMG consists of community-based provider practices affiliated with UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center, UM Charles Regional Medical Center, University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus and UM Shore Regional Health.  A list of UM CMG providers is available at http://docfind.umms.org/cmg.

Free Seminar on Wills and Understanding the Probate Process Set for June 18 in Centreville

University of Maryland Memorial Hospital Foundation will host an informative seminar, “Workshop on Wills and Understanding the Probate Process” on Monday, June 18, 2018 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Queen Anne’s County Library, 121 S Commerce St, in Centreville.

Conducted by well-known local attorneys Patrick J. Fitzgerald, Esq. of Charles T. Capute LLC., and JoRhea Nagel Wright, Esq., of Armistead, Lee, Rust & Wright, P.A., they will discuss several topics, including:

  • Why should I have a will? What happens if I die without a will?
  • Will estate taxes take a major bite out of what I want to leave my family?
  • Do I still need a will if my assets are held jointly with my spouse?
  • How do I coordinate my will and my bene­ficiary designations with my overall estate plan?
  • What is the purpose of the Register of Wills? What are the costs?

 

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, (410) 822-1000, ext. 5792, or janet@umm.edu