Category Archives: Dorchester General Foundation

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.

Donation to Dorchester General Hospital Foundation Provides New Lift Equipment for Medical Center

University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Dorchester is home to new patient lift equipment thanks to a generous personal donation to the Dorchester General Hospital Foundation.  Rufus M. and Loraine H. Todd recently donated $100,000 to the Foundation for the purchase of 12 new Likorall Overhead Lift Systems, which have been installed in eight patient rooms in the Medical Center’s Critical Care Unit and four patient rooms in the Medical/Surgical Care Unit.

“The installation of this innovative lift equipment has made the lifting of critically ill patients far safer for both our patients and the nursing staff,” comments Ryan Foster, MS, RN, CNML, NEA-BC, nurse manager, Multi-Specialty Care Unit and Critical Care, UM Shore Medical Center at Dorchester.  “The generosity of the Todds and the Dorchester General Hospital Foundation is unparalleled, and the community’s support of the programs and services provided by the Medical Center here in Dorchester County is greatly appreciated by the nursing and medical staff.”

“The Dorchester General Hospital Foundation is very appreciative of Mr. Todd, who also serves on the Foundation’s Board of Directors, and his wife, Loraine, for the numerous contributions they’ve made in support of our local hospital and the Dorchester County community over the years,” remarks Ida Jane Baker, Foundation President.  “We are most fortunate

Eight patient rooms in the Critical Care Unit and four patient rooms in the Medical/Surgical Unit at UM Shore Medical Center at Dorchester now contain Likorall Overhead Lift Systems thanks to a generous donation from Rufus M. and Loraine H. Todd.  Pictured in one of the patient rooms containing the new lift equipment are Ida Jane Baker, President, Dorchester General Hospital Foundation; Rufus M. Todd; and Ryan Foster, MS, RN, CNML, NEA-BC, nurse manager, Multi-Specialty Care Unit and Critical Care, UM Shore Medical Center at Dorchester.

Eight patient rooms in the Critical Care Unit and four patient rooms in the Medical/Surgical Unit at UM Shore Medical Center at Dorchester now contain Likorall Overhead Lift Systems thanks to a generous donation from Rufus M. and Loraine H. Todd. Pictured in one of the patient rooms containing the new lift equipment are Ida Jane Baker, President, Dorchester General Hospital Foundation; Rufus M. Todd; and Ryan Foster, MS, RN, CNML, NEA-BC, nurse manager, Multi-Specialty Care Unit and Critical Care, UM Shore Medical Center at Dorchester.

to have so many generous donors here in Dorchester County who find it of utmost importance to support the high quality patient care that is being delivered at the Medical Center.”

For additional information about the Dorchester General Hospital Foundation, which raises funds to support programs and services at UM Shore Medical Center at Dorchester, contact Ida Jane Baker at 410-228-8182.