Category Archives: Auxiliaries

Blood Bank of Delmarva Seeks Blood Donations Due to Short Supply


Cancelled blood drives and reduced donor turnout throughout January have resulted in substantially fewer blood donations than what is needed to meet the needs of patients in the 19 hospitals served by Blood Bank of Delmarva.

The blood supply typically drops during the winter months, but this year’s decline is worse than expected. Blood Bank of Delmarva has just a 3-4 day supply with types O- and B- at critically low levels.

“Patients rely on blood donors year-round, and it is especially difficult to maintain a stable blood supply during the winter months,” said Karesa Fleary, director of donor recruitment of the Blood Bank of Delmarva. “Blood reserves have now reached critical lows and we are calling on everyone who can to donate blood and save a life.”

It only takes one hour to donate, and a single donation can save up to three lives. Those in need include: cancer patients, accident, burn, or trauma victims, newborn babies and their mothers, transplant recipients, surgery patients, chronically transfused patients suffering from sickle cell disease or thalassemia, and many more.

BBD is urging donors to walk in to any of their centers or call 1-888-8-BLOOD-8 to make an appointment. Donors can also make an appointment online at https://donate.bbd.org.

Chestertown Support Group Hosts Wellness Event for Diabetes Awareness Month

The Chestertown Diabetes Support Group will celebrate November as Diabetes Awareness Month with an open-house style meeting featuring special presentations, demonstrations and displays from local purveyors of health-related products and services. The event is set for Tuesday, November 27, 6:30 p.m. in the Conference Center at UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown.

Krista Lamoreaux

Presenting at the event will be Krista Lamoreaux of Herbal Alchemy. Based in Chestertown, Herbal Alchemy offers individual consultations and group classes empowering individuals with varied self-care strategies including nutrition, herbal medicine, stress management, wellness coaching and Reiki.

Gluten-free and refined sugar-free samples will be provided by Chestertown’s popular Figg’s Ordinary Bakery and Cafe.

Also on hand to meet and talk with participants will be Trish Gruber, proprietor of Chestertown Natural Foods; Beth McCloud of Melaleuca, a wellness company; and Amanda Parks, proprietor of Fit Flock, a fitness training center headquartered in Chestertown.

The public is welcome to attend to learn more about diabetes, pre-diabetes and strategies for maintaining health and wellness. To RSVP, contact Chrissy Nelson, 410-778-7668, ext. 2175, chrissy.nelson@umm.edu.

 

 

 

Welcome, New Team Members

Justin Wivell, Kimberly Teagarden, Alicia Balam, Jordan Bitter, Quinesha Gross, Michele Meeks, Francine Byas, Elizabeth Dennison, Melissa Callahan, Chloe Charlsen, Victoria Sharp, Alicia Pritchard, Lateaseetta Story and Vincent Rea

Human Resources staff welcomed 14 new team members at orientation on October 30. They  are:

  • Alicia Balam, Radiology Clerk, Diagnostic & Imaging Center
  • Jordan Bitter, Staff Nurse (Supplemental) – Emergency Department, Shore Medical Center at Chestertown
  • Francine Byas, Unit Secretary/Nuring Tech (Part Time) – Shore Medical Center at Dorchester
  • Melissa Callahan, Staff Nurse – 3 East, MultiSpecialty Care, Shore Medical Center at Easton
  • Chloe Charlsen, Staff Nurse (Supplemental) – Telemetry, Shore Medical Center at Easton
  • Elizabeth Dennison, Cardiovascular Tech – Cardiology, Shore Medical Center at Easton
  • Quinesha Gross, Food Service Associate (Supplemental) – Shore Nursing and Rehabilitation Center at Chestertown
  • Michele Meeks, Staff Nurse – Operating Room, Shore Medical Center at Chestertown
  • Alicia Pritchard, Clinical Nurse Coordinator – Intensive Care Unit, Shore Medical Center at Easton
  • Vincent Rea, Staff Nurse – Operating Room, Shore Medical Center at Easton
  • Victoria Sharp, Ultrasound Tech (Supplemental)              – Ultrasound, Shore Medical Center at Chestertown
  • Lateaseetta Story, Staff Nurse – Telemetry, Shore Medical Center at Easton
  • Kimberly Teagarden, Ultrasound Tech Lead – Radiology, Shore Medical Center at Easton and Diagnostic & Imaging Center
  • Justin Wivell, Security Officer (Part Time) – Security, Shore Medical Center at Dorchester

Robin Hood Shop Prepares for Annual Christmas Event

Team-Strength

Auxiliary volunteer, Debbie Thomas and Robin Hood Shop manager, Cathy Gullion, display holiday apparel and home décor that will be for sale at their Annual Christmas Event on Tuesday, November 3.

Auxiliary volunteer, Debbie Thomas and Robin Hood Shop manager, Cathy Gullion, display holiday apparel and home décor that will be for sale at their Annual Christmas Event on Tuesday, November 3.

The Robin Hood Shop, located at 416 High Street in Cambridge, is preparing for its Annual Christmas Event to be held on Tuesday, November 3.  The event will feature a variety of holiday and winter apparel in men’s, women’s and children’s sizes; gift items including toys, books and puzzles; and holiday home décor.

Operated by the Dorchester General Hospital Auxiliary, the Robin Hood Shop offers gently used men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, fashion accessories and household items. Shop hours are Monday through Friday from 9am to 4pm and Saturdays from 10am to 2pm.  For more information about the Robin Hood Shop or volunteer opportunities, call 410-228-6339. All sales conducted by the Dorchester General Hospital Auxiliary are for the benefit of University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Dorchester, its patient needs and its staff.

Auxiliary Recognizes Service Award Recipients

Team-Strength

The Memorial Hospital Auxiliary recently celebrated those members who reached service award milestones.  101 volunteers were recognized for 253,650 hours of service at the annual awards luncheon.

The Memorial Hospital Auxiliary recently celebrated those members who reached service award milestones. 101 volunteers were recognized for 253,650 hours of service at the annual awards luncheon.

The Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital at Easton recently held its annual service awards luncheon at the Tred Avon Yacht Club in Oxford.  The Auxiliary celebrated 253,650 hours of service volunteered by 101 members who reached service milestones in 2015.

The service award program recognizes members’ volunteer milestones.  During the ceremony Julie Wojcik was honored for volunteering 19,000 hours. Other distinguished honorees were Pauline Lane for 15,500 hours, Elizabeth Lechthaler for 14,000 hours, Margaret Blair for 13,000 hours and Joe Shultz for 11,500 hours.

Other service awards were presented to Debbie Hayes and Elva Pierce (9500); Neal O’Shea (8000); Gail Jenkins (7500); Terry Stephan (7000); Patsy Fearins and Sabine Simonson (6000); Carolyn Behr (5500); Joyce Kent and Bertha Wilson (5000); Janet Granger and Edith Hayman  (4500); Celia Bodmer, Barbara Brown, Iris Fricker and Brenda Prettyman (4000); Doralice Cassidy, William Jenkins and Carol O’Hare (3500); Regina Holland, Lorraine Kelly, Nan Newcomb and Irene Phillips (3000); Ruth Cecil, Suzanne Ewing, Margaret Green, Jackie Martino, Patsy Retallack and Anita Rowan (2500); Rae Bathgate, Phyllis Bill, Art Cecil, Rita Enders, Lillian Hall, Emilie Joshi, Diane Sausser and Nancy Wolf (2000); Polly Carroll, Ethel Mae Cronshaw, Carolyn Gillman, William Hough and Gary Nickerson (1500); Gail Black, Judith Coffren, Ivory Corsey, Jean Hartnett, George King, Annabel Lesher, Robert Savoie, Norman Schied and Daniel Tanner (1000); Pauline Figliozzi, Liz Hannegan, Jean Hobbs, Cecelia Laufert, Barbara Lundahl, Harriett McConnell, Ethel Palmer, Ricka Robinson, Mary Seiter, Bernadette Serie and Gervios Wooters (750); Patricia Collins, Sandra Dunker, Elaine Eveland, Virginia Ann Harvey, Genenieve Murray, Bonnie Soular, Eleanor Spurry and Ronald Weber (500); Richard Douma, Kathleen Fabian, Patricia Griffith, Richard Hill, Jane Hopkins, Bill Hosker, Cheryl Kramer, George Shoener, Gretchen Smith, Marianne Strother, Val Tate and Kay Upton (250); Elizabeth Bedwell, Lynn Coche, Iva Jean Cooper, Gloria Douma, Dianne Dulin, Joseph Hartmeyer, Michelle Hegadorn, Nancy Latham, Dale Mumford, Mary Francis Pochron, Marrie Retallack, Catherine Stacy, Loretta Trefs and Mary Young (100).

Since its establishment, the Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital at Easton has been instrumental in raising funds for various hospital programs and services at University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Easton.  Auxiliary funds are primarily raised through sales at Maggie’s Gift Shop, located at the hospital, and at the Bazaar at 121 Federal Street, which accepts donations of gently used clothing, accessories and small household items that are resold at reasonable prices.  Both retail establishments are staffed by auxiliary volunteers.  In addition, auxiliary volunteers are a resource in clinical areas both at the hospital and offsite, providing assistance to staff members, patients and visitors in multiple areas.  Free blood pressure screenings are also provided to the community by auxiliary volunteers at the Diagnostic and Imaging Center located at 10 Martin Court in Easton.

For additional information about volunteer opportunities with the Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, visit umshoreregional.org or call 410-822-1000, extension 5839.

Auxiliary Members Recognized for Service

Team-Strength

Auxiliary Awards 2015

Among the Auxiliary members being recognized for their service were Charlotte Wheatley, Barbara Lipe, Karol Redline, Lucy Phillips, Linda Aaron, Barbara Weiss, Mildred Lewis, Jeannie Wroten, JoAnn Dixon, Mamie Short, Nancy Linder, Peggy Anderson, Normalie Cusick and Carol Kramer.

The Dorchester General Hospital Auxiliary recently held its annual awards luncheon, honoring numerous members of the Auxiliary for their volunteer hours. Members of the Auxiliary receiving awards were:

250 hours: Linda Aaron, Shearer Bailey, Tiara Chisum, Aloma Elliott, Cora Lee Mowbray, Karol Redline and Barbara Weiss;

500 hours:   Joann Cox, Joy Loeffler and Nancy Spicer;

1000 hours:   Nancy Linder, Lucy Phillips, Mamie Short, Lucy Willey and Jeannie Wroten;

2000 hours:   Nancy Robinson;

3000 hours:   Peggy Anderson and Joann Dixon;

4000 hours:   Charlotte Wheatley;

6000 hours:   Mildred Lewis and Barbara Lipe;

7000 hours:   Normalie Cusick and Carol Kramer.

The Dorchester General Hospital Auxiliary works to support programs and services at University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Dorchester.  For more information about volunteer opportunities with the Auxiliary, call the Hospitality Shop at 410-228-5511 or the Robin Hood Shop at 410-228-6339.

Easton Auxiliary Supports Golf Tournament, Operating Room with Sponsorship

Financial-Resources

Deborah Hayes (center), president of the Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital at Easton, presents a $25,000 sponsorship contribution to toward new operating room equipment at UM Shore Medical Center at Easton. Standing with Hayes are (left) Patricia O’Shea, director of development for UM Memorial Hospital Foundation; and (right) Penny Pink, director of surgical and ambulatory services for UM Shore Regional Health.

Deborah Hayes (center), president of the Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital at Easton, presents a $25,000 sponsorship contribution to go toward new operating room equipment at UM Shore Medical Center at Easton. Standing with Hayes are (left) Patricia O’Shea, director of development for UM Memorial Hospital Foundation; and (right) Penny Pink, director of surgical and ambulatory services for UM Shore Regional Health.

Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital at Easton has presented a $25,000 contribution to the University of Maryland Shore Regional Health Golf Tournament scheduled September 21. The contribution represent the Auxiliary’s sponsorship of the event, which is raising money for equipment purchases for the operating room at UM Shore Medical Center at Easton.

“The technology that supports our skilled surgeons is constantly improving,” says Penny Pink, director of Surgical and Ambulatory Services for UM Shore Regional Health. “Funds raised from this year’s Golf Invitational will be used to purchase the latest generation equipment that will keep UM Shore Regional Health at the forefront of health care. My thanks go to the Foundation for supporting us and of course to the Auxiliary for this generous contribution.”

“Our members are proud to support this effort and help ensure the most up-to-date services are offered at UM Shore Medical Center at Easton,” says Deborah Hayes, president of the Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital at Easton.

The Auxiliary joins other current sponsors including Presenting Sponsor, Pepsi Bottling Ventures LLC, along with Clark Charitable Foundation, Handcraft Linen Services, The Hill Group at Morgan Stanley, James Real Estate Services LLC and Long and Foster Commercial.

The annual Golf Tournament will take place on Monday, September 21 at Talbot Country Club, 6142 Country Club Drive, Easton.  The tournament will begin at 11:30 a.m. with a single shotgun start. All golfers will receive a deluxe gift package. Beverages, lunch and snacks will be served on the golf course during the tournament with a reception and awards presentation following play. Team registration is $1,500. More information about participation and sponsorship can be found here or by contacting Shelley Bell of UM Memorial Hospital Foundation at 410-822-1000, ext. 5763, or email shbell@umm.edu.