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Above & Beyond

The following reports from patients and family members reaffirm our staff’s commitment
to putting our patients’ needs first. Please take a minute to say THANKS!

At UM Shore Emergencv Center at Queenstown, my nurse was attentive & listened well. She allowed my wife to get me settled before having to move the car from the entrance door. I could not bear weight on right leg so they immediately got a wheelchair. My doctor was easy to talk to, clear, polite & effective.

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I was in acute care at UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown. The nursing staff in my opinion was the finest staff in that hospital, I was treated with respect & kindness. High regards!

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I had a wonderful experience in the Easton Birthing Center. Would not want to go anywhere else for care. The nurses and midwives were phenomenal. As someone who works in the medical field, I was thoroughly impressed with their professionalism and knowledge. I recommend this facility to everyone I know.

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At Shore Behavioral Health in Dorchester, Dr. Anderson is phenomenal! And I appreciated the staff’s exceptional assistance in acquiring permissions & access to allow my dog to visit. Staff was great!!

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At Shore Rehab in Queenstown, Chang Min Lee was great. Great personality. Had Paula once she was very good also. They are a big asset to your facility. They were all a pleasure to work with.

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I am a registered nurse but I was at the Surgery Center in Easton that day as a man, not as a nurse – – I was a worry wart, lol. The team took excellent care of my son & did a great procedure.  The nurses there were outstanding.  Thank you!

SRH is Seeking – and Will Pay for – Your Bright Idea: Supply Savings Initiative

Have a bright idea to help UM Shore Regional Health achieve a cost savings in the area of supply purchases? UM Shore Regional Health’s “Resource Tigers” want you to share it. Doing so might not only help UM SRH reduce its considerable “spend” in supplies, it also can help you reap a real, one-time reward  —  in your paycheck!

Please read up about the new Supply Contest initiative here, and if you think your idea has real cost-savings potential, complete the form below located at this link:

http://intra.umms.org/shore/departments/supply-savings-initiative

Please note: The contest entries must refer to budgeted supplies.  Program eligibility has been is limited to non-exempt team members. Not eligible are: physicians and advanced care practitioners; materials management, performance improvement and decision support staff.

HR News You Can Use

Employee Engagement Survey

Thank you to all who completed your Employee Engagement Surveys.  We closed with 73% participation! Great job everyone!!

Service Loyalty Celebrations

 When & Where: The Milestone Restaurant October 19 (dinner) and October 20 (lunch).  Can’t wait to see everyone who is celebrating a milestone or a retirement at these events.

Note:  Team Members with five years of loyal sservice  will receive their Certificates and Celebrate with HEART pins from their managers during the week of October 23, 2017 from their management.

Flu Clinics (Annual Vaccination required no later than November 3, 2017)

SMC at Easton
October 16, 6:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  HEC A/B
November 1, 6:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Outpatient Center – Diabetes Conference Room

SMC at Dorchester
October 19, 6:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., 1st Floor Solarium

SMC at Chestertown
October 17, 6:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., 2ND Floor Education Center
November 2, 6:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., 2ND Floor Education Center

Reminders:

  • The flu vaccination is a Regular dose vaccine; egg-free vaccine will be available upon request.
  • Bring your Employee Badge and wear short sleeves or loose fit shirt, if possible.
  • If you have a valid Declination, you must wear a mask, October 1- April 1, 2018 while on duty.
  • If you receive the vaccination elsewhere, send proof of such to Employee Health as soon as possible.

Changes to Grapevine Café Breakfast Pricing

EASTON CAFETERIA ONLY … Please be aware that beginning October 16, hot breakfast items from the grill (such as eggs, chipped beef, etc.) will be self-service and priced by the ounce. Hot items will be weighed and priced at .39 cents per ounce. The only exception will be bacon, which will continue to be .94 cents for two slices. Food service is making this change to give the morning cook additional time to prepare more items on the griddle.

Upcoming Events – October and November

OCTOBER EVENTS AND SUPPORT GROUPS

BREAST CANCER SUPPORT AND AWARENESS

Breast Cancer Outreach – Come by the hospital cafeterias to talk to Cancer Center outreach volunteers and learn about breast cancer, as follows:

  • UM SMC at Easton Cafeteria, Fri,10/20,10:30am – 2pm
  • UM SMC at Dorchester Cafeteria, Tues,10/23, 10:30-am-1:30pm.

Screenings for Breast Cancer – By appointment, Weds, 10/18 and 10/25, 8am-2pm, Clark Comprehensive Breast Center. To make an appoint for this screening, please call 410-822-9400.

Transition to Wellness – Free workshops for breast cancer survivors and patients who are ending treatment.

Survivors Offering Support (SOS) – Free program pairing women who have breast cancer with mentors who are breast cancer survivors. If you need support or would like to become a mentor, call 410-822-1000, ext. 5866.

Look Good, Feel Better – Monday, 10/16, 10am-12pm, Cancer Center, Easton. Free ACS program for women with cancer includes hair, skin and make-up tips, samples and a visit to the wig room. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5355.

Breast Cancer Support Group – Tuesday, 10/24, 6-7:30pm, Cancer Center, Easton. “Lymphedema, ” presented by Jennifer Pierson, PT, who specializes in helping cancer patients deal with lymphedema. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5387.

Find more information about The Breast Center’s programs and services at UMShoreRegional.org/breast-center

CANCER SUPPORT

Cancer Support Group/Chestertown – Mon, 10/16, 7pm, UM SMC at Chestertown, Education Center. Information and support for patients at any stage – diagnosis, treatment, recovery and survivorship. Info: 410-778-7668, ext. 2175.

Cancer Support Group/Easton – Thurs, 10/5 and 10/19, 5-7pm, Cancer Center, Easton. Information and support for patients at any stage – diagnosis, treatment, recovery and survivorship. Info: 443-254-5940.

CANCER: US TOO Prostate Cancer Support Group – Tues, 10/10, 6:30pm, Cancer Center, Easton. Robin Ford, MSN, RN will discuss “New Bells and Whistles in Prostate Cancer Radiation Treatment.” Spouses and friends are encouraged to attend. Info: 410-820-6800, ext. 2300.

Find more information about cancer treatment and support services online at UMShoreRegional.org/cancer_program.

CARDIOPULMONARY SUPPORT

Free Blood Pressure Screenings/Easton & Cambridge – Easton: every Tuesday and Wednesday, 9am-12pm, Diagnostic & Imaging Center. Cambridge: every Tuesday & Friday, 11am-1pm, UM SMC at Dorchester, Main Lobby. (Excluding holidays.)

CHILDBIRTH AND NEW PARENT EDUCATION

Preparing for Childbirth: Labor and Delivery, Sat, 10/7, UM Shore Medical Center at Easton, Nick Rajacich Education Center, 9am -3:30pm. Class for expectant parents and birthing partners. Includes a tour of the newly renovated Birthing Center. Register by phone: 410-822-1000, ext. 5200.

New Mom, New Baby: Safety and CPR, Sat, 10/21, 9am to 1:30pm, UM Shore Medical Center at Easton, Nick Rajacich Health Education Center,  All aspects of infant care and safety for new and expectant parents or caregivers. Free; register by phone: 410-822-1000 or 510-228-5511, ext. 5200.

Big Brother, Big Sister: Sibling Preparation – Sat, 10/28, 9:30-11:30 am, UM Shore Medical Center at Easton, Nick Rajacich Health Education Center. For children ages 3-8. Adjusting to and caring for a new baby (bring a doll or stuffed toy for practice), includes a tour of the Birthing Center.  Free, register by phone, 410-822-1000 or 410-228-5511, ext. 5200.

Breastfeeding Support Group – Tuesdays,10/2 & 10/17, 10-11:30am, UM SMC at Easton, 5th floor meeting room. Led by lactation consultants for new and expectant mothers. Contact: 410-822-1000 or 410-228-5511, ext. 5700.

Find more information about Birthing Center programs and services at UMShoreRegional.org/programs/birthing-center/services.

DIABETES EDUCATION AND SUPPORT

Diabetes Self-Management Class/Easton – Two sessions: Tues, 10/3-10-17, 9am-12pm; or Weds, 10/4-11-18, 1-4 pm. UM SMC at Easton, UM Diabetes & Endocrinology Center. Medical information and strategies enabling patients to manage their diabetes for optimal wellness. Referral and advance registration required. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5196.

Diabetes Self-Management Class/ Chestertown – Weds, 10/4-11-18, 4:30-7:30pm. UM SMC at Chestertown Education Center. Medical information and strategies enabling patients to manage their diabetes for optimal wellness. Referral and advance registration required. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5196.

Diabetes Support Group/Denton – Weds, 10/4, 5 pm, St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, Denton. Led by Doris Allen, CRNP, CDE, UM Diabetes & Endocrinology Center. Contact: 410-479-2161.

Diabetes Support Group/Easton — NO MEETING THIS MONTH

Diabetes Support Group/Chestertown  Tues,10/16, 6:30pm, UM Shore Regional Health Chestertown. Led by Chrissy Nelson, BSN, RN, CDE. Contact 410-778-3300 ext. 2175

Diabetes Support Group/Dorchester – Weds, 10/25, 6 pm, Dorchester County YMCA. Led by Renee Woodward, RN, CDE Contact 410-822-1000, ext. 5196.

FOUNDATION EVENTS

From a Woman’s Point of View – Nurturing your Physical and Financial Well-Being, The Tidewater Inn, Easton, Md., Thurs., 10/26, 9:30-11:30. Evaluation and Treatment of Urinary Incontinence, presented by Duane R. Cespedes, MD, UM Shore Comprehensive Urology. Women and Wealth, presented by Stephanie L. Saunders, first VP, The Hill Group at Morgan Stanley. Sponsored by UM Memorial Hospital Foundation. Free, reservation required: Janet Andrews, 410-822-1000, ext. 5792, janet@umm.edu.

RECOVERY AND SOCIAL SUPPORT

Bridge Clinic Support Group – Every Tuesday, 6-7:30pm, UM SMC at Dorchester. Free, confidential support group meeting for individuals who have been hospitalized for behavioral health reasons and could benefit from assistance with issues after discharge. Varied topics based on participants’ needs. Each participant may bring one family member. Contact: 410-228-5511, ext. 2140.

STROKE SUPPORT

Mid-Shore Stroke Support Group – Thurs, 10/5, 12-2pm, Shore Medical Pavilion at Easton, 500 Cadmus Lane, Easton. “Learning How to Dance After a Stroke,” by José Maldonado, stroke survivor and motivational speaker. All stroke survivors and/or caregivers and family members are welcome. Info: Nicole Leonard 410-822-1000 ext. 5068 or nleonard@umm.edu.

Queenstown Stroke Support Group – Tues, 10/24, 12-2pm, Shore Pavilion at Queenstown, suite 320. Speaker: Margaret Wood, PT, UM SRH Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services. All stroke survivors and/or caregivers and family members are welcome. Info: Nicole Leonard 410-822-1000, ext. 5068 or nleonard@umm.edu.

NOVEMBER EVENTS 

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4

  • Preparing for Childbirth: Labor and Delivery, UM Shore Medical Center at Easton, Nick Rajacich Education Center, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Class for expectant parents and birthing partners. Includes a tour of the newly renovated Birthing Center. Register by phone: 410-822-1000, ext. 5200.
  • Caring for Caregivers, Eastern Shore Conservation Center, 114 S. Washington St.,  Easton, 4 p.m. Tips for keeping organized and coping with the emotional aspects of being a support person of someone experiencing serious illness. Open to family and friends of anyone facing any type of cancer.  Sponsored by UM Shore Regional Health and The Chesapeake Multiple Myeloma Network. Info: Patty Plaskon, 410-820-6800, pplaskon@umm.edu

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8

  • You Can East and Still Lose Weight, UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Would losing weight help you look and feel better? Increase your energy and improve your health? This free seminar, presented by local dietitians Mary King, RD, LD,CDE and Cheyrle Borneman, RD, LD, CDE will offer tips on how to achieve your desired weight without severe dieting. Contact: Mary King, 410-778-3300, ext. 2295.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9

  • Food Shopping for Health: Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes, Redner’s Market, 17 Washington Avenue, Chestertown, Md., 1 to 3 p.m. In observance of Diabetes Awareness Month, local dietitian Mary King, RD, LD, CDE will lead this fun, free grocery store tour that teaches how to shop and plan meals for optimal health when managing diabetes or pre-diabetes. Open to the public. RSVP: Mary King, 410-778-3300, ext. 2295, mary.king2@umm.edu.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14

  • Food Shopping for Health: Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes, Giant Food, 8993 Elliott Road, Easton, Md., 1:30 p.m.  In observance of Diabetes Awareness Month, local dietitian and diabetes educator Karen Hollis, RD, CDE will lead this fun, free grocery store tour that teaches how to shop and plan meals for optimal health when managing diabetes or pre-diabetes. Open to the public. RSVP: Karen Hollis, 410-822-1000, ext. 5757, khollis@umm.edu.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17

  • Diabetes Awareness Open House, UM Center for Diabetes & Endocrinology, UM Shore Medical Center at Easton Freeman Outpatient Center, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., free. Meet and talk with diabetes care providers, educators and also vendors offering a diabetes care products, and enjoy presentations as follows: at 1 p.m., Cooking for Better Health, by the staff of Eat Sprout; at 2 p.m., Medicare Assistance for Persons with Diabetes, by Pam Limberry from Talbot County’s State Health Insurance Program (SHIP); at 3 p.m., Navigating Pharmacy Plans and Controlling Costs, by Kristan Tallent, Pharm.D., and pharmacy team members from Hill’s Drug Store. Also offered will be information on maintaining your best health with diabetes, preventing diabetes and managing pre-diabetes.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18

  • Breastfeeding Your Baby, UM Shore Medical Center at Easton, Nick Rajacich Health Education Center, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tips and techniques for breastfeeding and pumping, Free; register by phone: 410-822-1000 or 510-228-5511, ext. 5200.
  • Safe Sitter, UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown, Education Center. 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Teaches youth life and safety skills for when they are home alone, watching younger siblings or babysitting. $45 per person (note: some scholarships are available) and includes a workbook and backpack. Advance registration required: Chrissy Nelson, 410-778-7668, ext. 2175.
  • Tax Strategies for 2017, Talbot County Free Library, 100 W Dover Street, Easton, Md., 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Up-to-date information to help you prepare for your 2017 tax return, Topics include capital gains, charitable donations, net investment, inheritance, and estate & gift taxes, etc. Guest presenters: Fred Hopkins, JD, CFA, of Wilmington Trust; Darian Sump, CPA of Sump Associates, and Deborah Walsworth, CPA, DFP, CPC, of CBIZ, MHM LLC & Mayer Hoffmann McCann, PC. Sponsored by UM Memorial Hospital Foundation. Free, reservation required: Janet Andrews, 410-822-1000, ext. 5792, janet@umm.edu.
  • Shoot for the Stars Casino Night Fundraiser, Garfield Center, 210 High Street, Chestertown, Md., 7 to 11 p.m. Sponsored by the Chester River Health Foundation to benefit patient care in Kent County.Enjoy a complimentary glass of sparkling wine and $25,000 in chips for casino-style games including Craps, Roulette, Caribbean Stud, Three Card Poker and Blackjack. Prizes offered include a luxurious Williamsburg, Virginia holiday getaway for eight, a long weekend in Washington, D.C., a divine wine basket and more. Sponsorships also available. Entertainment provided by Phil Dutton and the Alligators. $125 per person (includes a $75 tax-deductible donation). Contact: Deb Lauser, 410-810-5661 or dlauser@umm.edu.

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NOVEMBER SUPPORT GROUPS

ADDICTIONS

Bridge Clinic Support Group – Every Tuesday, 6-7:30pm, UM Shore Medical Center at Dorchester. Free, confidential support group meeting for individuals who have been hospitalized for behavioral health reasons and could benefit from assistance with issues after discharge. Varied topics based on participants’ needs. Each participant may bring one family member. Info: 410-228-5511, ext. 2140.

BREASTFEEDING

Breastfeeding Support Group – Tuesdays, 11/7 and 11/21, 10-11:30am, UM Shore Medical Center at Easton, 5th floor meeting room. Led by lactation consultants for new and expectant mothers. Info: 410-822-1000 or 410-228-5511, ext. 5700.

CANCER

Survivors Offering Support (SOS) – Free program pairing women who have breast cancer with mentors who are breast cancer survivors. If you need support or would like to become a mentor, call 410-822-1000, ext. 5866.

Breast Cancer Support Group – Tuesday, 11/28, 6-7:30pm, Cancer Center, Easton. Info: 410-822-1000, ext. 5387.

Cancer Support Group/Easton – Thursdays, 11/2 and 11/16, Cancer Center, Easton. Information and support for patients at any stage – diagnosis, treatment, recovery and survivorship. Info: 443-254-5940.

US TOO Prostate Cancer Support Group – Tuesday, 11/14, 6:30pm, Cancer Center, Easton. “Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Prostate Cancer & Erectile Dysfunction” presented by Andrew Riggin, MD, UM Community Medical Group – Urology. Spouses and friends are encouraged to attend. Info: 410-820-6800, ext. 2300.

Cancer Support Group/Chestertown – Monday, 11/20, 7pm, UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown, Education Center. Information and support for patients at any stage – diagnosis, treatment, recovery and survivorship. Info: 410-778-7668, ext. 2175.

DIABETES

Diabetes Support Group/Easton — Monday, 11/13, 5:30 pm. Talbot County Senior Center –400 Brookletts Ave., Easton. Led by Karen Hollis, RD, CDE. Info: 410-822-1000, ext. 5757.

Diabetes Support Group/Denton – Wednesday, 11/1, 5:00 p.m., St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 100 S. 5th Avenue, Denton.  Led by Doris Allen, CRNP, CDE. Info: 410-822-1000, ext.5757.

Diabetes Support Group/Cambridge – Weds, 11/29, 6:00 p.m., Board Room, UM Shore Medical Center at Dorchester, 300 Byrn Street, Cambridge. Led by Renee Woodward, RN, CDE. Info: 410-822-1000, ext. 5757.

Diabetes Support Group/Chestertown – Tues, 11/28, 6:30 p.m., Education Center, UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown, 100 Brown St. Led by Chrissy Nelson, BSN, RN, CDE. Info: 410-778-3300, ext. 2175.

STROKE SUPPORT

Mid-Shore Stroke Support Group – Thurs, 11/2, 12-2pm, UM Shore Medical Pavilion at Easton, 500 Cadmus Lane, Easton.  All stroke survivors and/or caregivers and family members are welcome. Info: Nicole Leonard 410-822-1000 ext. 5068 or nleonard@umm.edu.

Queenstown Stroke Support Group – Tues, 11/28, 12-2pm, UM Shore Pavilion at Queenstown, suite 320. All stroke survivors and/or caregivers and family members are welcome. Info: Nicole Leonard, 410-822-1000, ext. 5068 or nleonard@umm.edu.