Category Archives: Auxiliaries

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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Chester River Hospital Center Auxiliary Members Boast New Uniforms

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Posing for a picture in the courtyard at UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown, the funds for which were donated by the Auxiliary in the early 1990’s are (left to right): Front: Leah Schlenker, Becky Startt and Jan Taylor. Middle: Kristi Frey, Alice Barron, Gwinn Derricott, Kathy Davis, Bob Backer, Ann Davenport, Ellie Noble and Charles Johnson. Back: Sue Drumheller, Pat Frey, Kathy Bacastow, Vicki Neal, Mary Coryell, Dick Jones, Pat Pardee, Carole Velvin, Jim Collier and Carol Droge.

Posing for a picture in the courtyard at UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown, the funds for which were donated by the Auxiliary in the early 1990’s are (front, left to right): Leah Schlenker, Becky Startt, Jan Taylor, (middle) Kristi Frey, Alice Barron, Gwinn Derricott, Kathy Davis, Bob Backer, Ann Davenport, Ellie Noble, Charles Johnson, (back) Sue Drumheller, Pat Frey, Kathy Bacastow, Vicki Neal, Mary Coryell, Dick Jones, Pat Pardee, Carole Velvin, Jim Collier and Carol Droge.

In an effort to clearly identify in-house volunteers and front door greeters at University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Chestertown, the Chester River Hospital Center Auxiliary recently updated its uniform to a navy blue vest worn with a white shirt.

“Some of our volunteers did not want to wear the traditional pink uniform,” comments Sue Edson, Auxiliary president. “Others wore the red jackets from the days when the American Red Cross supplied volunteers to the hospital, while others chose to wear a maroon smock, traditionally reserved for student volunteers and is the uniform color for the Environmental Services staff. This new, consistent uniform will better assist patients, guests and visitors at UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown in identifying the volunteers, who can assist them in various capacities.”

In total, the patients served in Chestertown benefit from the efforts of 45 volunteers, who donated 6,601 hours to patient care services in 2014. Volunteer hours are scheduled by Auxiliary member, Kathy Davis, who serves as the in-house volunteer coordinator.

The Auxiliary is currently seeking additional in-house volunteers at UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown, as well as at the Nearly New Shop, the Auxiliary’s thrift shop located at 320 High Street in Chestertown, and the hospital Gift Shop. To learn more about volunteer opportunities, contact Edson at 410-348-2159.

Chestertown’s Nearly New Shop to Celebrate 57th Birthday

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Sue Edson, president, Chester River Hospital Center Auxiliary and Molly Streit, manager, Nearly New Shop and Gift Shop at UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown, display a selection of merchandise available at the retail establishment, which has been operated by the Auxiliary since 1958.

Sue Edson, president, Chester River Hospital Center Auxiliary and Molly Streit, manager, Nearly New Shop and Gift Shop at UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown, display a selection of merchandise available at the retail establishment, which has been operated by the Auxiliary since 1958.

The Nearly New Shop, located at 320 High Street in Chestertown, will celebrate its 57th birthday on Wednesday, August 5 from 10am-4pm.

The Shop, managed by the Chester River Hospital Center Auxiliary has been in business since August 5, 1958, when the Auxiliary was issued its Maryland State Tax Identification Number. Since then, Nearly New has been a staple in the Chestertown community, offering shoppers bargains on gently used adult clothing, including designer labels, shoes, jewelry, fashion accessories, formal wear and small household items. The Shop’s proceeds benefit equipment, programs, services and patient care at University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Chestertown.

During the birthday celebration event, shoppers will enjoy refreshments and 50% off all merchandise throughout the Shop. Leading up to the celebration, the Nearly New Shop will be selling raffle tickets for $1.00 each. From Thursday, July 23 through Tuesday, August 4, tickets can be purchased at either the Nearly New Shop or the Gift Shop at University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Chestertown, located at 100 Brown Street.

The grand prize winner will have the privilege of being the first shopper at Nearly New’s “Fill a Bag for $5” Sale, to be held on Thursday, August 6, when he or she will have the opportunity to fill as many bags possible in a five-minute time frame, beginning at 10am. Bags will be provided by the Nearly New Shop; jewelry and tuxedos will be excluded. Second and third place prizes will be gift baskets donated by the Gift Shop at UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown. The Nearly New Shop’s birthday celebration raffle drawing will take place at noon on August 5; all winners will be contacted by phone.

The general public will be invited to shop the $5 Bag Sale on August 6, beginning at 10:30am.

“Members of the Chester River Hospital Auxiliary and its volunteers at the Nearly New Shop take great pride in the Shop’s presence in the Chestertown community for 57 years and for all of the contributions made to our local hospital as a result,” comments Molly Streit, manager of the Nearly New Shop and the Gift Shop at UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown. “We are especially grateful to our loyal customers and members of our community who have supported us and enabled our success.”

Sue Edson, Auxiliary president, adds, “The Chester River Hospital Center Auxiliary has worked to support health care services in our local community for 80 years and for 57 of those, the Nearly New Shop has been a large contributor to our success and sustainability as an organization.”

She continues, “We extend our thanks and sincere gratitude to all of those who have supported – and continue to support – our efforts to enhance the programs, services and patient care at University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Chestertown.”

For additional information about the Nearly New Shop’s upcoming birthday celebration, contact Streit at 410-778-1781. The Auxiliary is currently seeking additional volunteers at Nearly New, the hospital Gift Shop and in other capacities as in-house volunteers at UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown. To learn more about volunteer opportunities, contact Edson at 410-348-2159.