Category Archives: Dorchester General Hospital Auxiliary

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.

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

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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.

Robin Hood Shop to Celebrate 57th Birthday

Birthday EventThe Robin Hood Shop, located at 416 High Street in Cambridge, will be celebrating its 57th birthday with a Birthday Event on Tuesday, March 18th from 9am-4pm. Pictured with new spring and summer merchandise available for purchase at the event are Robin Hood Shop volunteers, (from left to right) Normalee Cusick, Lucy Willey, Jo Ann Dixon, Helen Travers and Debbie Thomas.   

The shop, operated by the Dorchester General Hospital Auxiliary, is open Monday through Friday from 9am to 4pm, and Saturdays from 10am to 2pm.  For more information about the Robin Hood Shop’s 57th Birthday Event or volunteer opportunities, call (410)228-6339.

Robin Hood Shop Holds Annual Christmas Event

Volunteer, Carole Kramer, decorates the storefront window for the upcoming holiday season.

Volunteer, Carole Kramer, decorates the storefront window for the upcoming holiday season.

Robin Hood Shop volunteers, Barbara Jones and Sue Murrell, readily assist customers during the Annual Christmas Event.

Robin Hood Shop volunteers, Barbara Jones and Sue Murrell, readily assist customers during the Annual Christmas Event.

The Robin Hood Shop held its Annual Christmas Event on Tuesday, November 5.  Shoppers had a wide variety of merchandise to choose from including holiday apparel for the entire family, holiday decorations and gift ideas.  The Shop will continue to carry holiday merchandise throughout the season.

Managed and staffed by Dorchester General Hospital Auxiliary volunteers, the Robin Hood

Shop raises funds to benefit programs and services at UM Shore Medical Center at Dorchester.  The shop is open from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. For more information about the Shop or Auxiliary volunteer opportunities, call 410-228-6339.

Dorchester General Hospital Auxiliary Holds Annual Awards Luncheon



The Dorchester General Hospital Auxiliary recently held its annual awards luncheon, honoring numerous members of the Auxiliary for their volunteer hours.  The guest speaker at the event was Delegate Addie Eckardt.  Members of the Auxiliary receiving awards were:

250 hours: Mary Hodgson, Barbara Jones, Nancy Linder, Joy Loeffler, Lillian Nugent, Betty Ridgely, Candance Shannon and Mamie Short;

500 hours: Alexis Adams, Pat Dean, Nancy Linder, Lucy Phillips, Gloria Smith and Jeannie Wroten;

1000 hours: Debbie Asmussen, Joe Blankley, Doris Brohawn, Rosalie Dolan, Nancy Duvall and Agnes Hurley;

2000 hours: Peggy Anderson;

3000 hours: Jean Baker, Richard Hargis and Jean Wright;

5000 hours: Barbara Lipe;

6000 hours: Normalee Cusick;

7000 hours: Yoshi Smith.

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 Ida Jane Baker, President, at 410-228-8182.