Author Archives: Trena Williamson

Team Members participate in Homeports Health & Wellness Expo


Sherry Hill

Several team members from UM Shore Regional Health and UM Community Medical Group were on hand for Homeports’ 2017 Health & Wellness Expo on October 19 at Kent County High School in Worton, Md. UM SRH was a major sponsor of this annual, free community event that is designed health, wellness and safety information and the many health resources can providers available to Kent County residents.

UM SRH exhibitors included team members from Cardio-Pulmonary Rehabilitation, UM CMG Women’s Health, the Balance Center, Stroke Center, the Clark Comprehensive Breast Center, Infection Control, the UM Center for Diabetes & Endocrinology, UM Chester River Home Care and UM Shore Home Care.

Gabriel Sardi, MD, Duane Cespedes, MD and Mary King, dietitian, were all featured speakers at the event, and members of the Cardio-Pulmonary Department provided free pulmonary function screenings.



Chrissy Nelson and Donna Saunders

Robin Hood Shop awards 2016-2017 Volunteer of the Year

The Robin Hood Shop has awarded their 2016-2017 Volunteer of the Year to Lucy Phillips. Lucy accepted her award at the Dorchester General Hospital Auxiliary Awards Luncheon on September 12th. Lucy has been volunteering at the Robin Hood Shop for over 10 years and put in over 360 volunteer hours just this past year. Lucy is one of the Robin Hood Shop’s ‘go to’ volunteers when they need someone to come in a pinch, in addition to her regularly scheduled times. Lucy is a valued family member of the Robin Hood Shop. Congratulations to Lucy Phillips from the Robin Hood Shop and UM Shore Regional Health!

Changes to Grapevine Café Breakfast Pricing

EASTON CAFETERIA ONLY … Please be aware that beginning October 16, hot breakfast items from the grill (such as eggs, chipped beef, etc.) will be self-service and priced by the ounce. Hot items will be weighed and priced at .39 cents per ounce. The only exception will be bacon, which will continue to be .94 cents for two slices. Food service is making this change to give the morning cook additional time to prepare more items on the griddle.

UMMS Wi-Fi Network Change

Over the past few years, there has been a significant increase in the number of cyber-attacks on Health Care Systems. At this time, we are implementing new secured wireless networks that will reduce security risks and increase functionality. As of Wednesday, October 18, 2017 your site’s guest Wi-Fi network will change to UMMS_GUEST.

UM SRH Units and Departments Go Purple for Addictions Awareness

UM Shore Regional Health team members from all over the five-county region showed their support for Talbot Goes Purple and addictions awareness by “going purple” on Tuesday, September 19.

In addition to the excellent turnout for the Star Democrat photographer in front of the hospital at 12 noon, “purple people” all around the system took a moment to share their photographs with Compass. Participating departments included UM Shore Medical Center at Dorchester, Shore Rehab at Cambridge, Shore Rehab at Queenstown, Acute Rehab at Easton, Acute Rehab at Dorchester, Shore Home Care, Lab Services at Chestertown, the Neuro unit at Easton, the Diagnostic and Imaging Center and UM CMG – Pediatrics.

Thanks to all for showing your support and highlighting UM Shore Regional Health’s role in combatting substance abuse and addiction.

Bolowsky recognized as Everyday Hero


Front: patient (Leonard Pajula) and daughter (Laura Heikes)
From left to right, middle row: Sara Pender, Maryanne Williams, Margaret Wood, Victoria Bolowsky, Jessica Denny, Marianna Edmonston
From left to right, back row: DeDee Cole, Deb Medford, Donna Martin, Teresa Blem, Shawne Davis, Graham Lee, Cassandra Kinser, Diego Guzman

Victoria Bolowsky, Speech Language Pathologist, was recently recognized as an Everyday Hero by the family of Leonard E. Pajula. Mr. Pajula suffered a stroke and underwent treatment at the Requard Rehabilitation Center (5th Floor). The family noted that they were grateful to Victoria and the entire rehabilitation team for bringing him back to a normal daily routine.

The Everyday Hero program provides patients, visitors and staff members with the opportunity to recognize and thank any member or team at UM Shore Regional Health, who made a positive difference in a visit or stay, by making a financial contribution of any size to the UM Memorial Hospital Foundation or the UM Chester River Health Foundation. Funds received through the Everyday Hero program are used for equipment, capital improvements and staff education for the departments in which the employees or team work.


Coming Soon – UMMS U: Our New Learning Management System

We are excited to announce that in September 2017, UMMS U will become our new state-of-the-art Learning Management System, replacing Healthstream. UMMS U will give us all the features we have today plus much more, including:

  • An easier to use and enhanced on-line learning experience
  • More options for creating on-line courses including videos
  • The ability to manage system-wide training needs in addition to local needs
  • Standard reports that leaders can access directly

You will learn more about how to access and use UMMS U in August 2017. If you would like more information about UMMS U today, go to the UMMS U page on the UMMS Insider: We will be updating this site regularly.