Category Archives: Rehab 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.

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.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Class Offered this Fall

 

Do you ever notice yourself operating on “automatic pilot,” unaware of what you’re doing? Are you struggling with too many obligations and pressures, chronic pain or illness, stress, heart conditions, high blood pressure, fatigue, headaches, difficulty sleeping or feelings of anxiety?

Larissa Kitenko, PharmD, Clinical Pharmacist for Shore Regional Health

Larissa Kitenko, PharmD, Clinical Pharmacist for Shore Regional Health

Mindfulness can help! Mindfulness means focusing your mind on what is happening in the moment rather than getting lost in thoughts about the past or worries about the future. This method of focusing your mind can be learned by anyone, and is taught in an upcoming course, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, offered by the Center for Integrative Medicine. The course instructor, Larissa Kitenko, PharmD, Clinical Pharmacist for Shore Regional Health, is skilled at creating a safe, supportive and deeply engaging learning environment.

Participants will learn how to regain control of their health and find peace of mind by through three practices: meditation, body awareness and gentle stretching. Movement will be adapted to accommodate those with physical limitations.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction will meet Tuesdays, 6:00-8:30 pm, September 10-October 29. An all-day (9am-4pm) class on Saturday, October 19 is also required. For Shore Regional Health employees, the tuition is $200 (a 1/3 discount off the regular rate), and a deferred payment plan is offered as well as limited financial assistance for qualified applicants. 

If you are interested in learning about Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, come to a free presentation (worth 10 Wellness points for Shore Shaper participants) on Thursday September 5, 6:00-7:00pm at the Center for Integrative Medicine, 607-B Dutchman’s Lane, Easton.

 For more information and/or to register for the September 5 free presentation or the course, call The Center for Integrative Medicine, 410-770-9400.