Category Archives: UM Shore Medical Center at Easton

Blood Gas Laboratory Receives CAP Accreditation

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The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has awarded a 2-year accreditation to the Blood Gas Laboratory at University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Easton based on results of a recent on-site inspection as part of the CAP’s Accreditation Programs.

Under the direction of David G. Oliver, MD, the Blood Gas Laboratory is one of more than 7,600 CAP-accredited facilities worldwide.

During the inspection process, examiners evaluate the laboratory’s records and quality control procedures for the preceding two years. CAP inspectors also examine laboratory staff qualifications, facilities, safety protocols and record management.

The Blood Gas Laboratory at UM SMC at Easton analyzes more than 2500 blood gas tests annually. Blood gas testing is typically ordered for patients who have increased respiratory symptoms and breathing difficulties. It may also be used monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of supplemental oxygen therapy. Additionally, blood gas analysis provides essential information to assist physicians in caring for patients assisted by mechanical ventilation.

Congratulations to Dr. Oliver and the entire team at the Blood Gas Laboratory!

Donor Provides New Equipment at Center for Cardio-Pulmonary Fitness

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Pictured at UM SMC Easton’s Center for Cardio-Pulmonary Fitness and Wellness are, from left to right: Matthew Roberts, Exercise Physiologist; Sarah Hughes, RN; Tracy Supcoe, RN; donor Robert A. Pascal (seated on Nustep T5XR Recumbent Cross Trainer); Gary Jones, Regional Director, Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Services; and Sally Worm, Program Manager, Cardio-Pulmonary Fitness and Wellness.

Pictured at UM SMC Easton’s Center for Cardio-Pulmonary Fitness and Wellness are, from left to right: Matthew Roberts, Exercise Physiologist; Sarah Hughes, RN; Tracy Supcoe, RN; donor Robert A. Pascal (seated on Nustep T5XR Recumbent Cross Trainer); Gary Jones, Regional Director, Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Services; and Sally Worm, RN, Program Manager, Cardio-Pulmonary Fitness and Wellness.

Retired local businessman Robert A. Pascal has donated an important new piece of equipment to the UM Shore Regional Health Center for Cardio-Pulmonary Rehabilitation at UM Shore Medical Center at Easton.

The Nustep T5XR Recumbent Cross Trainer is designed for ease of use by wheelchair-bound users and provides a quality substitute for patients unable to use a treadmill, with the ability to accommodate user weights up to 600 pounds.

“Mr. Pascal’s generosity allows the Center to provide more patients with a full-body, low-impact cardiovascular workout,” says Sally Worm, Program Manager, Cardio-Pulmonary Fitness and Wellness.

UM Shore Regional Health’s Centers for Cardio-Pulmonary Fitness & Wellness, located at UM Shore Medical Centers at Chestertown, Dorchester and Easton, provide a safe and supervised setting for cardiac rehabilitation and pulmonary rehabilitation.

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.

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.