Category Archives: Dorchester General Hospital Auxiliary

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

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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 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.

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.