Category Archives: Auxiliaries

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.

New Manager Welcomed at The Bazaar at 121 Federal Street

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Anne Davis, manager, pictured with an assortment of summer merchandise available at The Bazaar at 121 Federal Street.

Anne Davis, manager, pictured with an assortment of summer merchandise available at The Bazaar at 121 Federal Street.

The Bazaar at 121 Federal Street, operated by the Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital at Easton, recently welcomed new manager, Anne Davis, to its team.

Davis graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology, located in New York City, with an Associate’s Degree in Fashion Buying and Merchandising. She later earned a Bachelor of Science at University of Maryland. Her previous career experiences include working with Bloomingdale’s New York Buying Office for jewelry and watches, and time on the beaches of Long Island, New York, where she managed several small retail shops.

A mother of two daughters, Davis has spent time in California and abroad, having lived in Italy. “I found that I much prefer small retail shops and small-town life over life in the big city, which helped lead me to where I am today,” she says.

“We are so fortunate to have found someone with Anne’s background and retail expertise to manage The Bazaar,” comments Debbie Hayes, president of the Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital at Easton. “As the main source of income for the Auxiliary, proceeds from the shop enable us to assist in the funding of the high quality, innovative health services provided by University of Maryland Shore Regional Health.”

The Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital at Easton works to raise funds for equipment, programs, services and patient care at UM Shore Medical Center at Easton, and various outpatient locations throughout UM Shore Regional Health, including the Comprehensive Breast Center, Cancer Center and rehabilitation facilities. To support their fundraising efforts, the Auxiliary has two retail locations; The Bazaar at 121 Federal Street and Maggie’s Gift Shop, located at UM Shore Medical Center at Easton.

The Bazaar at 121 Federal Street in Easton is a thrift and consignment shop offering gently used, designer and non-designer clothing for the entire family, shoes, fashion accessories and small household items. The shop also has a selection of wedding gowns and formal wear. Hours of operation are Monday through Saturday from 10am–4pm.

Maggie’s Gift Shop, managed and staffed exclusively by members of the Auxiliary, is located on the first floor of UM Shore Medical Center at Easton. It offers a  variety of unique gift items, jewelry, books, cards, holiday-themed decorations and snacks.

Volunteers are currently being sought at both locations, and in other capacities throughout the Auxiliary. For more information, call 410-822-1000, extension 5839.

The Bazaar at 121 Federal Street Hosts Exclusive Sale for Hospital Employees

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The Bazaar at 121 Federal Street, managed by the Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital at Easton, is offering two sale opportunities exclusively for UM Shore Regional Health employees.

  • Now through Friday, July 31:  Purchase two sale items (punched tickets) at 50% off and get a third item FREE. Employee ID must be presented to receive discount. (Lowest price item will be free.)
  • Tuesday, August 4: After Hours Invitation-Only Bag Sale, 4-6pm. Employee ID must be presented for admission to this event.

All sales conducted by the Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital at Easton are for the benefit of equipment, programs, services and patient care at University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Easton.

For additional information about the Bazaar or consignment/donation opportunities, call 410-822-2031.

Easton Auxiliary Donates $100,000 to Comprehensive Breast Center Expansion

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MHE Auxiliary CBC DonationDuring its Annual Membership Luncheon, held recently in Easton, the Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital at Easton presented University of Maryland Memorial Hospital Foundation with a check for $100,000 to be used in the expansion of the Comprehensive Breast Center at University of Maryland Shore Regional Health.

Expansion of the Comprehensive Breast Center is a component of the renovation project currently underway at UM Shore Regional Health’s Diagnostic and Imaging Center, located at 10 Martin Court in Easton. The $6.5 million renovation, which is expected to be completed in April, 2016, encompasses all laboratory and imaging spaces throughout the DIC, and will also incorporate the expansion of breast health services at this location.  Once completed, the Comprehensive Breast Center, under the leadership of Roberta J. Lilly, MD, MPH, FACS, will provide a variety of services at the Diagnostic and Imaging Center, including consultation and diagnostic procedures.

“The Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital at Easton is honored to be able to support the expansion of the Comprehensive Breast Center,” comments Debbie Hayes, Auxiliary president, pictured with F. Graham Lee, vice president for philanthropy, UM Shore Regional Health. “Dr. Lilly and the entire team at the Center provide vital services to the women throughout our region, who are in need of diagnosis and treatment of benign and malignant breast disease, and the multitude of support services that are essential throughout the cancer journey.”

Additional information about the expansion project, or the services offered at the Comprehensive Breast Center, visit UMShoreRegional.org.

Chester River Hospital Center Auxiliary Names 2015 Board Members

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The Chester River Hospital Center Auxiliary recently named its 2015 Board of Directors, which includes (left to right) Bob Scofield, Jan Taylor, Paddy Tobey, Miki Smith, Erin Gillespie, JoAnn Bowdle, Mackey Dutton, Sue Edson (president), Sabina Baker, Valerie Croft, Vicki Neal, Sue Urda, Nan Voorhees, Kathy Davis, Alice Barron and Jack Edson.

Members of the Chester River Hospital Auxiliary provide volunteer services at University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Chestertown, in addition to raising funds to support programs and services at the Medical Center through its two retail establishments, the Nearly New Shop, located in downtown at 320 High Street in Chestertown, and the hospital Gift Shop.

Chester River Hospital Auxiliary is currently seeking volunteers in all areas of service.  To learn more about volunteer opportunities, call Sue Edson, Auxiliary President at 410-348-2159.

Requard Center for Acute Rehabilitation Awarded CARF Reaccreditation

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Requard team members with the CARF certificate of  reaccredition: front Row: Shawne Davis, RN; Sherry Dolby, RN-BC; Stephen Wills, MD; Bill Roth; Deborah Medford, RN-BC; Back row: Sara Pender, MS, OTR/L; Jessica Denny, PT, DPT;  Margaret Wood, PT, MPT; DeDee Cole, PTA; Maryanne Williams Rehab Aide/Education Assistant; Cassandra Kinser, MS, OTR/L; and Teresa Blem, PT.

Requard team members with the CARF certificate of reaccreditation: front row, Shawne Davis, RN, Sherry Dolby, RN-BC, Manager, Stephen Wills, MD, Medical Director; Bill Roth, Senior Director, Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services and Deborah Medford, RN-BC; back row, Sara Pender, MS, OTR/L, Jessica Denny, PT, DPT, Margaret Wood, PT, MPT, DeDee Cole, PTA, Maryanne Williams Rehab Aide/Education Assistant, Cassandra Kinser, MS, OTR/L, and Teresa Blem, PT, Director of Rehabilitation Services.

University of Maryland Shore Regional Health’s Requard Center for Acute Rehabilitation was recently awarded reaccreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) for a three-year period. CARF is an independent, nonprofit accrediting body whose mission is to promote the quality, value and optimal outcomes of rehabilitation services provided in hospitals and other healthcare organizations.

In his letter to UM Shore Regional Health, Brian J. Boon, PhD, president and CEO of CARF, wrote, “This achievement is an indication of your organization’s dedication and commitment to improving the quality of the lives the of the persons served. Services, personnel, and documentation clearly indicate an established pattern of practice excellence.”

As the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to a rehabilitation facility, CARF validates the Requard Center for Acute Rehabilitation’s substantial conformance to the CARF standards. To earn this three-year reaccreditation, the Center staff participated in a rigorous peer review process and demonstrated to a team of CARF surveyors during an on-site visit that its programs and services are of the highest quality. Requard has maintained continuous CARF accreditation since 2009.

Ken Kozel, president and CEO of UM Shore Regional Health congratulated the Requard team, saying, “Achieving this reaccreditation is a testament to the clinical excellence and team work that patients experience every day in our Requard Center. This accomplishment reflects the outstanding skills, professionalism and dedication of our physicians, nurses, therapists and therapy assistants.”

Since its opening in 2007, Requard has served approximately 4,000 patients during its eight years of operation. Providing hospital-level care 24 hours a day, seven days a week, it is the only acute inpatient rehabilitation hospital on the Mid-Shore and one of only two such rehabilitation facilities on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Its program addresses the medical and rehabilitation needs of individuals aged 18 and older who are experiencing impairments from a wide variety of medical conditions, including neurological impairments associated with stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, and Guillain-Barre, orthopedic conditions associated with fractures, and post surgical recovery after spine procedures or joint replacement. Other medical conditions treated at Requard include multiple trauma, amputations, brain injury, spinal cord injury, cardiac and pulmonary conditions and cancer. Individuals are admitted to Requard from acute care hospitals, home, nursing facilities and emergency rooms.

The Requard Center operates under the medical direction of Stephen Wills, MD, who is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation. The Center’s health care team also includes specialists in rehabilitation nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech/language therapy, case management and quality/outcomes management.

Says Dr. Wills, “Our job is to help patients regain their independence and skills after a serious injury or illness. We focus on the whole person, involving their family members and other loved ones in our team oriented process. Receiving CARF reaccreditation validates the team’s ongoing dedication to meeting the highest standards of clinical care while sharing messages of hope and confidence with patients and their families.”

Requard Center facilities include a specialized rehabilitation gym and an additional separate treatment area that includes a dedicated life skills learning center. These areas utilize smart technology equipment for advanced evaluation and treatment of gait and also for arm/wrist/hand rehabilitation. There is an apartment complete with refrigerator, stove, sink and laundry, all of which are used by the staff to help individuals regain their functional abilities and confidence for independent living.

Clinical outcomes are studied and compared to national averages to assure that the Requard Center’s performance meets or surpasses performance benchmarks. The Center’s team maintains contact with the patient following discharge to assess progress and offer assistance. Individuals who require ongoing rehabilitation may continue with home care and outpatient rehabilitation. 

Bill Roth, senior director of Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services for Shore Regional Health, who is himself a CARF surveyor, notes, “One hallmark of a CARF accredited program is ongoing interaction with all stakeholders to evaluate what services are needed and to assess that services are being provided in ways that are most helpful to patients and their family members. The importance of obtaining feedback and ideas cannot be understated, as it assures that what we offer continues to be of value to our patients and to our community.”

Robin Hood Shop Celebrates 58th Birthday

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Birthday Celebration 1The Robin Hood Shop, located at 416 High Street in Cambridge, recently celebrated its 58th Birthday with a store-wide Birthday Sale Event.  Pictured with their celebratory birthday cake are (from left to right) Catherine Gullion, shop manager, Debbie Thomas, Helen Travers and Barbara Jones.  The Robin Hood Shop is operated by the Dorchester General Hospital Auxiliary which raises funds to support programs and services at University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Dorchester.

 

Roth Presents Rehabilitation, Balance Center Updates to Auxiliary

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William Roth, senior director of comprehensive rehab care for UM Shore Regional Health and Ida Jane Baker, president, Dorchester General Hospital Foundation.

William Roth, senior director of comprehensive rehab care for UM Shore Regional Health and Ida Jane Baker, president, Dorchester General Hospital Foundation.

William Roth, senior director of comprehensive rehab care for UM Shore Regional Health, was the guest speaker at the Dorchester General Hospital Auxiliary’s recent General Membership Luncheon. The Balance Center at UM Shore Regional Health, located on Sunburst Highway in Cambridge and overseen by Roth, is the beneficiary of the Dorchester General Hospital Foundation’s current appeal. Funds raised from this year’s appeal will be used to support the purchase of new balance assessment equipment. Since opening its doors in 2007, the Balance Center has served almost 2000 patients, from various locations throughout the Eastern Shore and other parts of Maryland.

For additional information or to make a donation to the Foundation’s appeal supporting University of Maryland Shore Regional Health’s Balance Center, contact Ida Jane Baker, Foundation president at 410-228-8182 or Dorchester General Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 439 Cambridge, MD 21613.

Opening of UM Shore Medical Pavilion at Dorchester Celebrated

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Ida Jane Baker, president of the Dorchester General Hospital Foundation and past president of the hospital Auxiliary, presented a check for $82,000 to UM Shore Regional Health at the Open House celebration of UM Shore Medical Pavilion at Dorchester. The funds were raised from the Foundation’s 2013 Annual Appeal, to which the Auxiliary pledged $50,000. Pictured are (left to right) Ken Kozel, president and CEO, UM Shore Regional Health; Dr. Ahmed Abdel-Gawad, Shore Pediatrics-Cambridge; June McKelvey, 1st vice president of the Auxiliary; Ida Jane Baker; Michele Wilson, vice president of physician services, UM Shore Regional Health; Dr. William Huffner, chief medical officer, UM Shore Regional Health; and Auxiliary members, Diane McCarthy and Nancy Linder.

Ida Jane Baker, president of the Dorchester General Hospital Foundation and past president of the hospital Auxiliary, presented a check for $82,000 to UM Shore Regional Health at the Open House celebration of UM Shore Medical Pavilion at Dorchester. The funds were raised from the Foundation’s 2013 Annual Appeal, to which the Auxiliary pledged $50,000. Pictured are (left to right) Ken Kozel, president and CEO, UM Shore Regional Health; Dr. Ahmed Abdel-Gawad, Shore Pediatrics-Cambridge; June McKelvey, 1st vice president of the Auxiliary; Ida Jane Baker; Michele Wilson, vice president of physician services, UM Shore Regional Health; Dr. William Huffner, chief medical officer, UM Shore Regional Health; and Auxiliary members, Diane McCarthy and Nancy Linder.

University of Maryland Shore Regional Health and its affiliate, University of Maryland Shore Medical Group, recently celebrated the opening of University of Maryland Shore Medical Pavilion at Dorchester with an Open House event.

The renovated medical office building located at 400 Byrn Street in Cambridge, on the campus of University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Dorchester, provides updated office space for Ahmed Abdel-Gawad, MD, FAAP, and Gina Exantus-Bernard, MD, FAAP, of Shore Pediatrics-Cambridge, and for medical specialists including Walid Kamsheh, MD, of Shore Neurology and Sleep Medicine and S. Robert Hanna, Jr., MD, and R. Bruce Helmly, MD, of Chesapeake Cardiology.

The project, totaling approximately $600,000, was funded by UM Shore Regional Health and with generous pledges from the Dorchester General Hospital Auxiliary and the Dorchester General Hospital Foundation. The Foundation, overseen by president, Ida Jane Baker, and generously supported by members of the local community, committed funds toward the project in its early stages, including monies raised from its 2013 annual appeal, totaling approximately $82,000, which were earmarked for the construction. The Auxiliary, whose team of volunteers raises funds to support programs, equipment and services at UM Shore Medical Center at Dorchester, pledged $50,000 to the Foundation’s appeal for the project.

The team at Shore Pediatrics-Cambridge

The team at Shore Pediatrics-Cambridge

“We are so fortunate to be a part of a generous community that recognizes the need to support our local hospital and its services,” comments Ida Jane Baker, President, Dorchester General Hospital Foundation. “Because of the community’s support from our 2013 annual appeal and thanks to the Auxiliary, which is a steadfast supporter of the hospital, local residents will now have centralized access to local pediatricians and other medical specialists making care and treatment more convenient.”

Baker continues, “Through their commitment to Shore Medical Center at Dorchester and University of Maryland Shore Regional Health, members of our local community have a significant impact on the quality health care that we have available in Dorchester County.”

“Shore Regional Health is committed to providing high quality, accessible health care services to the residents of Dorchester County,” comments Kenneth Kozel, MBA, FACHE, president and CEO, UM Shore Regional Health. “We are most grateful for the generosity of our hospital Auxiliary, the Foundation and the members of the local community, who have made it possible for us to complete this project.”

The team of Shore Neurology and Sleep Medicine includes Trish Lemay, CRNP, Dr. Walid Kamsheh, and Meredith Bennett, office coordinator.

The team of Shore Neurology and Sleep Medicine includes Trish Lemay, CRNP, Dr. Walid Kamsheh, and Meredith Bennett, office coordinator.

Kozel continues, “Our mission at Shore Regional Health is ‘Creating Healthier Communities Together.’ Through partnerships such as these, we are doing just that – by providing our community with convenient, centralized access to expert medical providers, we are creating an environment where consultation, care and treatment are more convenient, improving the overall health and wellbeing of our communities.”

The newly renovated UM Shore Medical Pavilion at Dorchester provided updated office space for Shore Pediatrics-Cambridge, and Chesapeake Cardiology and Shore Neurology and Sleep. Pictured are Dr. Rob Hanna of Chesapeake Cardiology; Dr. Ahmed Abdel-Gawad of Shore Pediatrics-Cambridge; Dr. Bruce Helmly of Chesapeake Cardiology; Dr. Walid Kamsheh of Shore Neurology; and Dr. Gina Exantus-Bernard of Shore Pediatrics-Cambridge.

The newly renovated UM Shore Medical Pavilion at Dorchester provided updated office space for Shore Pediatrics-Cambridge, and Chesapeake Cardiology and Shore Neurology and Sleep. Pictured are Dr. Rob Hanna of Chesapeake Cardiology; Dr. Ahmed Abdel-Gawad of Shore Pediatrics-Cambridge; Dr. Bruce Helmly of Chesapeake Cardiology; Dr. Walid Kamsheh of Shore Neurology; and Dr. Gina Exantus-Bernard of Shore Pediatrics-Cambridge.

Dorchester General Hospital Auxiliary Holds Annual Awards Luncheon

Team-Strength

2013-2014 award recipients included (front row) Debbie Thomas, Shirley Moore, Barbara Jones, Mary Hodgson, Mamie Short, (back row) Shelly Hurley, Alexandria Snell, Kathy Potter and Diane McCarthy.

2013-2014 award recipients included (front row) Debbie Thomas, Shirley Moore, Barbara Jones, Mary Hodgson, Mamie Short, (back row) Shelly Hurley, Alexandria Snell, Kathy Potter and Diane McCarthy.

The Dorchester General Hospital Auxiliary recently held its annual awards luncheon, honoring numerous members of the Auxiliary for their volunteer hours. At the event, 13 members received awards for a combined 31,750 hours of service. Those receiving awards were:

250 hours: Shelly Hurley;

500 hours: Mary Hodgson, Barbara Jones, Lillian Nugent, Betty Ridgely, and Mamie Short;

1000 hours: Alexis Adams;

3000 hours: Alexandria Anderson-Snell and Kathy Potter;

4000 hours: Pat Wood;

5000 hours: Diane McCarthy;

6000 hours: Shirley Moore;

7000 hours: Debbie Thomas.

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 medical center at 410-228-5511.