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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.

Pink Polar Bear Golf Tournament Raises Money for Leh Women’s Center at UM SMC at Chestertown

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Participants in the fourth annual Pink Polar Bear golf tournament gather July 26 at Chester River Yacht & Country Club in Chestertown

Participants in the fourth annual Pink Polar Bear golf tournament gather July 26 at Chester River Yacht & Country Club in Chestertown

Seventy-six members and guests of Chester River Yacht & Country Club in Chestertown participated in the fourth annual Pink Polar Bear golf tournament on July 26, raising more than $2,200 to benefit the Eleanor & Ethel Leh Women’s Center at UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown.

Event co-chairs Gwinn Derricott and Jane Hukill, both volunteers at UM SMC at Chestertown, applaud the event’s continued growth in support of Leh Women’s Center.

“We call it the Pink Polar Bear tournament because medical experts explained to us that finding breast cancer can be like trying to find a polar bear in a blizzard,” Hukill says. “The availability of leading-edge, life-saving technologies offered at Leh Women’s Center is a great asset to our community, and we’re pleased to help support it.”

Leh Women’s Center, which opened in October 2013, offers mammography, bone density and body mass index evaluation services, and was the first facility on the Delmarva Peninsula to offer 3-D digital mammography with tomosynthesis, which can find breast cancer at the earliest-possible stage. Last year, the Center performed 2,686 mammograms.

“Our participants say this is the most fun tournament in which they play — we’ve come a long way from a small group of lady golfers a few years ago to include teams of men and women of all ages,” Derricott says. “We’re looking forward to many more tournaments.”

First-Ever Charity Bed Race Rolls Out September 20 in Chestertown

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Bed Post Derby logoChester River Health Foundation will launch the first-ever Bed Post Derby, a bed race on High Street in downtown Chestertown, at 1 p.m. on Sunday, September 20. The event, the first of its kind in the region, will raise funds to support the purchase of new bedroom furniture and other capital needs for UM Shore Nursing & Rehabilitation Center at Chestertown.

Bed race teams will consist of five people: a rider, who must remain on the bed during the race, and four runners. Teams must make their own themed bed and are encouraged to wear similar-themed attire. Following true soapbox derby rules, no mechanical power or braking systems are allowed.

The race’s participation fee is $125 per team; registration in advance is preferred.

In addition to the race, a family pajama party will begin at noon in Fountain Park, featuring food and beverages for sale, entertainment, children’s activities and more. A $5 donation per person is requested for the pajama party.

A number of prizes will be awarded participants:

  • An inscribed, perpetual “Golden Bed Pan Award” will be presented to the team raising the most money (much like the Borg-Warner Trophy for winning the Indianapolis 500).
  • The “Short Sheet Award” will be presented to the team with the best race time; winners will be draped and crowned with robes and night caps by the judges.
  • The “Murphy Bed Award” will be presented to the team showing the most promise for next year.

Other prizes will include crowd’s choice of best costumes, most creative team theme, individual fundraiser, and more.

Sponsorship opportunities are available.

For more information about the event or to request an advanced registration form, contact Deb Lauser, development coordinator, UM Chester River Health Foundation, at 410-810-5661 or email to dlauser@umm.edu.

Chester River Health Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charitable organization, works to raise funds to benefit UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown and UM Shore Nursing & Rehabilitation Center at Chestertown. UM Chester River Health Foundation is an affiliate of University of Maryland Shore Regional Health.

Annual UM Shore Regional Golf Tournament Set for September 21

Financial-Resourcesshutterstock_260129222University of Maryland Shore Regional Health will hold its annual Golf Invitational on Monday, September 21 at Talbot Country Club, 6142 Country Club Drive, Easton. Money raised through the 2015 Tournament will fund equipment purchases for the operating room at UM Shore Medical Center at Easton. Pepsi Bottling Ventures LLC is the presenting sponsor for the event.

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.

Participation opportunities include:
• Eagle Sponsor – $5,000
• Birdie Sponsor – $2,500
• Team Registration – $1,500
• Par Sponsor – $1,000
• Pro Sponsor – $500
• Tee Sponsor – $150 with team entry, $200 without team entry

Other sponsors as August 6 include Auxiliary of the Memorial Hospital at Easton, James Real Estate Services LLC, Handcraft Linen Service, and Long and Foster Commercial Real Estate.

Click here for a brochure and registration form. For more information, please contact Shelley Bell at 410-822-1000. Ext. 5763, or email shbell@shorehealth.org.

University of Maryland Memorial Hospital Foundation is a private, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization serving the fundraising needs of University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Easton and UM Shore Regional Health. Through its philanthropic efforts, the Foundation supports UM Shore Regional Health’s ability to provide quality health care to the local community by contributing to hospital programs and services.

Claws with a Cause Benefit Nets Record Proceeds

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Enjoying Claws with a Cause are team members from UM Shore Emergency Center at Queenstown, left to right, Mary Shepherd, RN; Lisa Lisle, BSN, RN, CEN; Theresa Bosworth, MSN, RN, CCRN; Ryan Killough, BSN, RN; and Mary Alice Vanhoy, MSN, RN, CEN, CPEN, NRP,FAEN.

Enjoying Claws with a Cause are team members from UM Shore Emergency Center at Queenstown, left to right, Mary Shepherd, RN; Lisa Lisle, BSN, RN, CEN; Theresa Bosworth, MSN, RN, CCRN; Ryan Killough, BSN, RN; and Mary Alice Vanhoy, MSN, RN, CEN, CPEN, NRP,FAEN.

University of Maryland Memorial Hospital Foundation’s held its third annual “Claws for a Cause” crab feast July 9 and set a new record for funds raised to benefit UM Shore Emergency Center at Queenstown.

The event at Fisherman’s Crab Deck in Grasonville drew 148 guests and netted an event record $29,800. The proceeds will be dedicated to the purchase of a 12-lead EKG monitor, a diagnostic tool for heart disease, heart attack and stroke, adding to the Emergency Center’s existing diagnostic imaging and laboratory services.

In addition to sponsors and ticket sales, money was also raised through a silent auction and 50/50 raffle.

UM Memorial Hospital Foundation Raises Funds for Advanced Rehabilitation Technology

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Appearing with the InMotion Upper Extremity Robot  (left to right) are Ken Kozel, president and CEO of UM Shore Regional Health; JoAnne Hahey, chief financial officer; Chris Parker, regional senior vice president, clinical services and chief nursing officer; Cassandra Kinser, occupational therapist; Sara Pender, occupational therapist (seated); Jessica Denny, physical therapist); Charles Capute, UM Memorial Hospital Foundation board chairman; William Roth, senior director, Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services; and Graham Lee, vice president for philanthropy. Missing from picture is Margaret Wood, physical therapist responsible for GaitRITE computerized gait analysis equipment.

Appearing with the InMotion Upper Extremity Robot (left to right) are Ken Kozel, president and CEO of UM Shore Regional Health; JoAnne Hahey, chief financial officer; Chris Parker, regional senior vice president, clinical services and chief nursing officer; Cassandra Kinser, occupational therapist; Sara Pender, occupational therapist (seated); Jessica Denny, physical therapist; Charles Capute, UM Memorial Hospital Foundation board chairman; William Roth, senior director, Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services; and Graham Lee, vice president for philanthropy. Missing from picture is Margaret Wood, physical therapist responsible for GAITRite computerized gait analysis equipment.

University of Maryland Memorial Hospital Foundation of Shore Regional Health recently celebrated its successful fundraising of $100,000 to support the purchase of new high-tech equipment for the Stroke/Neurological Disorders Program at Requard Center for Acute Rehabilitation, located in UM Shore Medical Center at Easton.

The Foundation’s annual Spring Appeal focused on helping fund the Center’s recent purchase of two key pieces of equipment: the GAITRite system and the InMotion Upper Extremity Robot, both of which are in use at the Requard Center for Acute Rehabilitation (RCAR).

The GAITRite system is a portable electronic walkway that helps speed recovery in walking. It also provides the patient with ongoing feedback and guidance on walking correctly and avoiding the development of incorrect habits as they adjust to their disability.

The InMotion Upper Extremity Robot (IMUER) is oriented to the hands, wrists and arms of the patient to assist patients with neurological disorders as they recover their upper extremity use – often the lengthiest and most difficult recovery.

“If a patient can begin his or her recovery with an intensive acute rehabilitation approach complemented by this equipment, the stage is set for significantly better recovery,” says William Roth, Senior Director of Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services for UM Shore Regional Health.

Charles T. Capute, Esq., chairman of the UM Memorial Hospital Foundation board, led the fundraising effort after RCAR staff identified GAITRite and InMotion as priority technology for patient recovery.

“This equipment advances UM Shore Regional Health to the forefront of technological interventions in physical rehabilitation,” Capute says.

Videos highlighting the equipment in use at the Requard Center can be viewed at http://umshoreregional.org/health/videos/rehabilitation.

University of Maryland Memorial Hospital Foundation is a private, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization serving the fundraising needs of University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Easton and UM Shore Regional Health. Through its philanthropic efforts, the Foundation supports UM Shore Regional Health’s ability to provide quality healthcare to the local community by contributing to hospital programs and services.

Sporting Clays Classic to be Held in Support of Comprehensive Breast Center

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The Sporting Clays Classic Committee is gearing up for the June event. Members include (front row, left to right) Michael Weise, Chris Corkell, Jim Robertson, Wayne Dyott, Richard Slaughter, (back row) Norman Washburn, Keith Gould, Stark McLaughlin, Graham Lee, Myron Szczukowski, MD, Pat O’Shea, Amy Lowe and Mary Alice VanHoy. Committee members Martin Johnson, Reginal Harrell, Gary Jones, Tom Pyper and Nancy Morton were unavailable at the time of the photo.

The Sporting Clays Classic Committee is gearing up for the June event. Members include (front row, left to right) Michael Weise, Chris Corkell, Jim Robertson, Wayne Dyott, Richard Slaughter, (back row) Norman Washburn, Keith Gould, Stark McLaughlin, Graham Lee, Myron Szczukowski, MD, Pat O’Shea, Amy Lowe and Mary Alice VanHoy. Committee members Martin Johnson, Reginal Harrell, Gary Jones, Tom Pyper and Nancy Morton were unavailable at the time of the photo.

University of Maryland Memorial Hospital Foundation has announced its First Annual Sporting Clays Classic, the proceeds from which will benefit the expansion of Comprehensive Breast Center at University of Maryland Shore Regional Health. The Sporting Clays Classic will be held on Saturday, June 13 at The Point at Pintail in Queenstown. Participant registration will begin at 8am with the shoot beginning at 9am; all participants must be on the course by 12pm.

The event will feature 75 targets, lunch for participants and various prizes, raffles, a silent auction and side games.  Gun prizes will be awarded for High Over All (HOA); first place in each Lewis Class; first place ladies; and first place juniors. Prizes will also be awarded for the second and third place shooters in each category.

Participants registering by May 15 can enjoy Early-Bird Registration fees set at $400 per team of four or $100 per individual shooter. The event is limited to 250 participants.

In April 2016, the Comprehensive Breast Center at UM Shore Regional Health, under the leadership of Roberta J. Lilly, MD, MPH, FACS, will be expanding its services to the Diagnostic and Imaging Center, located at 10 Martin Court in Easton, which is currently undergoing renovation. Once completed, the expanded space will provide a variety of breast health services including consultation and diagnostic procedures.

“Our expert team at the Comprehensive Breast Center, which includes Dr. Lilly, our seasoned radiologists and the Center’s staff, are thrilled about the opportunity to provide expanded breast health services, in a centralized location, to the women of our region,” remarks Brian Leutner, Director of Oncology Services for UM Shore Regional Health. “We are immensely grateful to the Foundation and to the members of our local communities participating in the upcoming Sporting Clays Classic for their continued support of the breast health services provided at University of Maryland Shore Regional Health.”

Interested participants can register for the Sporting Clays Classic at umshoreregional.org/mhfclays or by mail at Clay Shoot, P.O. Box 1846, Easton, Maryland 21601. For additional information about the upcoming event, contact Pat O’Shea, director of development at 410-822-1000, ext. 5915 or by e-mail at poshea@shorehealth.org.

UM Memorial Hospital Foundation is a private, nonprofit organization serving the fundraising needs of UM Shore Medical Center at Easton and UM Shore Regional Health. Through its philanthropic efforts, the Foundation supports UM Shore Regional Health’s ability to provide quality healthcare to the local community by contributing to hospital programs and services.

Everyday Heroes Named at UM Shore Medical Center at Easton

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Brenda and Jim Davidson (front, center) recently visited UM Shore Medical Center at Easton to visit the members of the medical and nursing staffs, who she credits for the exceptional care they provided her while being treated for a brain tumor. Among those nominated included Dr. Khalid Kurtom (front, left) and Dr. Walid Kamsheh (front, right).

Brenda and Jim Davidson (front, center) recently visited UM Shore Medical Center at Easton to visit the members of the medical and nursing staffs, who she credits for the exceptional care they provided her while being treated for a brain tumor. Among those nominated included Dr. Khalid Kurtom (front, left) and Dr. Walid Kamsheh (front, right).

University of Maryland Memorial Hospital Foundation recently named several members of the medical and nursing staff at University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Easton, as Everyday Heroes.  The team members nominated included Khalid Kurtom, MD, FAANS, neurosurgeon at Chesapeake Neurological Surgery, Walid Kamsheh, MD, neurologist at Shore Neurology and Sleep Medicine, and John Mulflur, MD, anesthesiologist, as well as multiple members of the nursing team from the Surgical Department, Emergency Department, Intensive Care Unit and Radiology team members at the Medical Center.

The Foundation’s newest Everyday Heroes were nominated by Brenda Davidson, and her husband, Jim, for the care that she received at UM Shore Medical Center at Easton while being treated for a brain tumor. In her request to recognize all of the heroes, Davidson shared, “It is my belief that we are all here to use our talents and gifts to make this world a better place, and the people you have at our hospital are doing just that.”

The Everyday Hero Program provides patients and their family members an opportunity to thank a University of Maryland Shore Regional Health physician, employee or volunteer by making a financial donation to the UM Memorial Hospital Foundation in their name. For more information about recognizing an Everyday Hero, contact the UM Memorial Hospital Foundation at 410-822-1000, ext. 5481.

Memorial Hospital Foundation to Host Advance Directives Seminar

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Guest presenters at the upcoming Advance Directives seminar include (left to right) Elizabeth Todd, nurse navigator, UM Shore Regional Health Comprehensive Rehabilitation; and Maddie Steffens, program coordinator and Sharon Stagg, nurse practitioner, UM Shore Regional Health Palliative Care.

Guest presenters at the upcoming Advance Directives seminar include (left to right) Elizabeth Todd, nurse navigator, UM Shore Regional Health Comprehensive Rehabilitation; and Maddie Steffens, program coordinator and Sharon Stagg, nurse practitioner, UM Shore Regional Health Palliative Care.

University of Maryland Memorial Hospital Foundation will host an informative seminar, “The Importance of Advance Directives and the Maryland MOLST Form,” on Saturday, April 11 from 10 a.m. until noon at the Nick Rajacich Health Education Center, located at University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Easton, 219 South Washington Street.

Guest presenters will be Charyl (Sam) Ricketts, BSN, RNC, CHPN, regional community educator, Post-Acute/Transitional Care Services, UM Shore Regional Health; Maddie Steffens, BSN, RN, CHPN, program coordinator, UM Shore Regional Health Palliative Care; Sharon Stagg, DNP, MPH, RN, FNP-BC, COHN-S, nurse practitioner, UM Shore Regional Health Palliative Care; and Elizabeth Todd, BSN, RN I-V, CRRN, nurse navigator, UM Shore Regional Health Comprehensive Rehabilitation.

This informational seminar will explore how health care providers will care for patients based on their Advance Directive selections and how those directives are translated at the bedside. Additionally, the new Maryland MOLST (Medical Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment) form will be discussed and an explanation offered of who needs a MOLST form and why, and how it differs from traditional advance directives. Ample agenda time is planned for questions and answers.

For more information or to register for the seminar, please contact Janet Andrews at (410) 822-1000, ext. 5792 or by email at janet@shorehealth.org.  This event is free and open to the public. However, seating is limited and therefore pre-registration is required.  Light refreshments will be served.

UM Memorial Hospital Foundation is a private, nonprofit organization serving the fundraising needs of UM Shore Medical Center at Easton and UM Shore Regional Health. Through its philanthropic efforts, the Foundation supports UM Shore Regional Health’s ability to provide quality healthcare to the local community by contributing to hospital programs and services.

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.

Foundation Funds Technology in Emergency Department

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The Dorchester General Hospital Foundation recently made a $10,000 donation for the purchase of diagnostic testing equipment for the Emergency Department at UM Shore Medical Center at Dorchester.  Pictured displaying the new iStat® System are Cathy Weber, manager of Emergency Services at the Medical Center; Mike D’Arcangelo, regional director of laboratory services for UM Shore Regional Health; and Ida Jane Baker, Foundation president.

The Dorchester General Hospital Foundation recently made a $10,000 donation for the purchase of diagnostic testing equipment for the Emergency Department at UM Shore Medical Center at Dorchester. Pictured displaying the new iStat® System are Cathy Weber, manager of Emergency Services at the Medical Center; Mike D’Arcangelo, regional director of laboratory services for UM Shore Regional Health; and Ida Jane Baker, Foundation president.

The Dorchester General Hospital Foundation recently purchased equipment, totaling $10,000, for the Emergency Department at University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Dorchester, which enables health care professionals to perform bed-side blood testing. The iStat® System features technology making it possible to obtain real-time, lab quality diagnostic test results within minutes.

Cathy Weber, RN, BSN, CEN, manager of Emergency Services at UM Shore Medical Center at Dorchester, comments, “The iStat® System, funded by the Dorchester General Hospital Foundation, has accelerated the availability of diagnostic test results for patients being treated in the Emergency Department, enabling our physicians and nursing staff to make quicker and more efficient treatment decisions, and ultimately allowing them to provide our patients with enhanced quality health care services.”

“This technology has the capability to perform multiple diagnostic tests at the point of care, which prior to its use, would have required testing in our laboratory,” remarks Mike D’Arcangelo, regional director of Laboratory Services for University of Maryland Shore Regional Health. “Our ability to perform such testing at the bedside, the results of which are automatically uploaded to the patient’s electronic medical record, has streamlined the care that our patients are receiving while visiting our Emergency Department.”

Ida Jane Baker, president of the Dorchester General Hospital Foundation, comments, “The Foundation is once again grateful to our local community for its continued support and generosity through donations and bequests, making it possible for us to fund enhancements to programs, services and technology at Shore Medical Center at Dorchester.”

For additional information about the Foundation, contact Ida Jane Baker at 410-228-8182.

UM Shore Medical Center at Easton Nurse Named Everyday Hero

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Pictured are F. Graham Lee, vice president of philanthropy, UM Shore Regional Health; Ruth Ann Jones, director of Acute Care and Emergency Services, UM Shore Regional Health;  Brian Bednarz, honoree; and Cindy Beemer, nurse manager, ICU/Telemetry Unit, UM Shore Medical Center at Easton.

Pictured are F. Graham Lee, vice president of philanthropy, UM Shore Regional Health; Ruth Ann Jones, director of Acute Care and Emergency Services, UM Shore Regional Health; Brian Bednarz, honoree; and Cindy Beemer, nurse manager, ICU/Telemetry Unit, UM Shore Medical Center at Easton.

University of Maryland Memorial Hospital Foundation recently recognized Brian Bednarz, a member of the nursing staff at University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Easton, as an Everyday Hero. Bednarz was nominated by an anonymous donor for his professionalism and the excellent care he provides.

The Everyday Hero Program provides patients and their family members an opportunity to thank a University of Maryland Shore Regional Health physician, employee or volunteer by making a financial donation to the UM Memorial Hospital Foundation in their name. For more information about recognizing an Everyday Hero, contact the UM Memorial Hospital Foundation at 410-822-1000, ext. 5481.