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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.

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.

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.

Hospital Auxiliary to Kick Off 31st Annual Tree of Lights Campaign

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Tree of LightsThe Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital at Easton will kick off its 31st Annual Tree of Lights Campaign with a tree lighting ceremony on Tuesday, November 25 at 4pm, in front of University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Easton.

According to Nancy Espenhorst, Tree of Lights Chairman, contributions this year will support the funding of new ultrasound equipment for the Emergency Department at University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Easton. “Our goal is to raise $10,000 for this equipment which will provide our emergency physicians with the latest technology when treating patients,” comments Espenhorst.

For a contribution of $10 or more, a red or gold light can be purchased for the holiday tree in front of University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Easton. Red lights are tributes to family members and friends, living or deceased. Gold lights honor loved ones serving in the military. A donation of $100 or more will purchase a white Life Light, which will be illuminated every year. The name of each person recognized through the purchase of any light will appear on scrolls displayed in the Medical Center throughout the holiday season.

The Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital at Easton is a volunteer organization that raises funds to benefit programs and services at University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Easton. For additional information about the 31st Annual Tree of Lights or the upcoming tree lighting ceremony, contact Nancy Espenhorst at 443-746-3338 or by e-mail at nlehre@goeaston.net.

Hospital Auxiliary Kicks of 30th Annual Tree of Lights Campaign

The Tree of Lights, located in front of University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Easton, will be illuminated for its 30th year throughout this holiday season.  This is an annual campaign sponsored by the Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital at Easton to benefit programs and services at UM Shore Medical Center at Easton.

The Tree of Lights, located in front of University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Easton, will be illuminated for its 30th year throughout this holiday season. This is an annual campaign sponsored by the Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital at Easton to benefit programs and services at UM Shore Medical Center at Easton.

The Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital at Easton will kick off its 30th Annual Tree of Lights Campaign on November 25. 

According to Nancy Espenhorst, Tree of Lights Chairman, contributions this year will support the funding of new Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) equipment for emergency pediatric airway management. “Use of such specialized equipment is essential in treating pediatric patients in the Emergency Department at University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Easton,” comments Espenhorst. “Our goal is to raise $12,000 for this ENT equipment, which will provide our physicians with the latest technology when performing life saving procedures to clear pediatric airways.”

For a contribution of $5 or more, a red or gold light can be purchased for the holiday tree in front of University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Easton. Red lights are tributes to family members and friends, living or deceased. Gold lights honor loved ones serving in the military. A donation of $100 or more will purchase a white Life Light, which will be illuminated every year. The name of each person recognized through the purchase of any light will appear on scrolls displayed in the Medical Center throughout the holiday season.

The Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital at Easton is a volunteer organization that raises funds to benefit programs and services at University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Easton.  For additional information about the 30th Annual Tree of Lights, contact Nancy Espenhorst at 443-746-3338 or by e-mail at nlehre@goeaston.net.