Join in the fun of Shore Regional Health’s first Ugly Holiday Sweater Week. Let’s see who dares to wear a terrifically, tacky holiday sweater or scrub jacket any day during the week of December 16-22, 2018. (As always, please keep in mind the nature of our work, those we serve, and your coworkers as you select your festive garb.)
As part of the fun, strike a pose and email me your “selfies” or “ussies” sporting your unique creations to firstname.lastname@example.org. Beware, you may see one of our SRH paparazzi scouting around to snap a photo, too. And keep a lookout during the week, — you just don’t know where these photos may show up!
Contributions for the 35th Annual Tree of Lights, put on by the Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital at Easton, will support the purchase of two treadmills for Cardiac Rehabilitation at UM Shore Medical Center at Easton.
For a contribution of $10 or more, a red or gold light may be purchased for the holiday tree in front of UM Shore Medical Center at Easton. Red lights are tributes to family members and friends, living or deceased. Gold lights honor loved ones serving in the military. A donation of $100 or more will purchase a white “Life Light,” which will be illuminated every year. The name of each person recognized through the purchase of any light will appear on scrolls displayed in the Medical Center throughout the holiday season.
The Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital at Easton is a volunteer organization that raises funds to benefit programs and services at UM Shore Medical Center at Easton and various outpatient locations at UM Shore Regional Health. For additional information about the 35th Annual Tree of Lights, contact Nancy Espenhorst, 443-746-3338 or by e-mail, email@example.com.
UM Shore Regional Health volunteer auxiliaries have announced their upcoming holiday sales! Don’t miss out on these excellent shopping opportunities that offer great gift selections while benefiting patient care in our hospitals.
CHESTERTOWN – Sponsored by Chester River Hospital Center Auxiliary for the benefit of patient care at UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown:
- Mindy’s Jewels (sterling silver jewelry) – Thursday, December 6, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m., Conference Center, UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown.
- Fudge Farm (fudge, chocolate covered nuts, pretzels, marshmallows, etc.) – Wednesday, December 12, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Hospital Lobby, UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown. Sponsored by Chester River Hospital Center Auxiliary for the benefit of UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown
DORCHESTER – Sponsored by the Dorchester Hospital Auxiliary for the benefit of patient care at UM Shore Medical Center at Dorchester:
- Collective Goods (books, electronics, accessories, toys, games, etc) – Tuesday and Wednesday, December 18-19, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m., Health Education Center, UM Shore Medical Center at Dorchester.
EASTON – Sponsored by Memorial Hospital at Easton Auxiliary for the benefit of patient care at UM Shore Medical Center at Easton:
- Mindy’s Jewels (sterling silver jewelry) – Friday, December 7, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m., Health Education Center, UM Shore Medical Center at Easton.
SAFE SITTER(R) – Saturday, December 1, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. – UM Shore Medical Center at Easton, Health Education Center. Basics of babysitting for teens and ‘tweens, including first aid, CPR and more. Cost: $45 (need-based scholarships available). Due to limited seating, advance registration is required. Contact: Michelle Emrick, 410-822-1000, ext. 5451.
HOLIDAY SALE: Mindy’s Jewels (sterling silver jewelry) – Thursday, December 6, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m., Conference Center, UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown. Sponsored by Chester River Hospital Center Auxiliary for the benefit of patient care at UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown
HOLIDAY SALE: Mindy’s Jewels (sterling silver jewelry) – Friday, December 7, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m., Health Education Center, UM Shore Medical Center at Easton. Sponsored by Memorial Hospital at Easton Auxiliary for the benefit of patient care at UM Shore Medical Center at Easton
CHILDBIRTH PREPARATION: LABOR AND DELIVERY – Saturday, December 8, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Health Education Center, UM Shore Medical Center at Easton, 219. S. Washington Street, Chestertown, Md., 21620. Free class for expectant parents and birthing partners; includes a tour of the renovated Birthing Center. Free; to register, call, 410-822-1000, ext. 5200 and leave a message as instructed.
PARENTING EDUCATION: New Mom, New Baby – Safety & CPR – Saturday, December 8, 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Strategies for caring for mom, caring for baby and child safety. 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Health Education Center. Free. To register, call 410-822-1000, ext. 5200 and leave a message as instructed.
HOLIDAY SALE: Fudge Farm (fudge, chocolate covered nuts, pretzels, marshmallows, etc.) – Wednesday, December 12, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Entrance Lobby, UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown. Sponsored by Chester River Hospital Center Auxiliary for the benefit of UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown
HOLIDAY SALE: Collective Goods (books, electronics, accessories, toys, games, etc) – Tuesday and Wednesday, December 18-19, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m., Hospital Lobby, UM Shore Medical Center at Dorchester. Sponsored by the Dorchester Hospital Auxiliary for the benefit of patient care at UM Shore Medical Center at Dorchester.
DIABETES AND YOU – Tuesdays, November 6, 13 and 20 , 6-8 p.m., Board Room, UM Shore Medical Center at Dorchester, 300 Byrn Street, Cambridge, Md. A three-session education program to help patients with diabetes learn to manage their condition. Free. To register, call Wynne Aroom, RN, CDE, 410-822-1000, ext. 5286.
DECEMBER SUPPORT GROUPS AND SCREENINGS
- 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 Support Group – Tuesdays, 12/4 and 12/18,10 to 11:30 a.m. Health Education Center, UM Shore Medical Center at Easton, 219 S. Washington Street, Easton
- Breast Cancer Support -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.
- Cancer Support Group/Easton – Thursdays, 12/13 and 12/27, Cancer Center, Easton. Information and support for patients at any stage – diagnosis, treatment, recovery and survivorship. Info: 443-254-5940.
- Cancer Caregivers’ Coffee – Saturday, 12/9, 9-10:30 a.m., Cancer Center, Easton. Discussion of varied issues and challenges facing individuals and families assisting patients with cancer. Contact: Patty Plaskon, 410-820-6800, ext. 5361.
- Cancer Support Group/Chestertown – Monday, 12/17, 7 p.m., UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown, Education Center. Annual Holiday Pot Luck Supper. Information and support for patients at any stage – diagnosis, treatment, recovery and survivorship. Info: 410-778-7668, ext. 2175.
- 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.)
- Diabetes Support Group/Easton — Monday, 12/10, 5:30 p.m., Talbot Senior Center 400 Brookletts Ave, Easton. Led by Karen Hollis RD, CDE. Please RSVP 410-822-1000, ext. 5188
- Diabetes Support Group/Denton – Thursday, 12/6, 5:30 p.m., St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 100 S. 5th Avenue, Denton. Led by Karen Canter RN, CDE. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5757.
- Diabetes Support Group/Cambridge – Wednesday, 12/26, 6 p.m., Board Room, Shore Medical Center at Dorchester, 300 Byrn Street, Cambridge. Led by Wynne Aroom, RN, MSN, CDE. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5286.
- Diabetes Support Group/Chestertown – NO MEETING IN DECEMBER.
- Mid-Shore Stroke Support Group – Thursday, 12/6, 12- 2 p.m., UM Shore Medical Center at Easton, 219 South Washington Street, Easton, 4th Floor Joint Replacement Center Conference Room. Holiday Celebration! All stroke survivors and/or caregivers and family members are welcome. Info: Please RSVP to Nicole Leonard 410-822-1000, ext. 5068 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Queenstown Stroke Support Group – NO MEETING IN DECEMBER.
Congratulations to the following team members who are CELEBRATE WITH HEART Lottery winners for the month of October! Their names were randomly drawn from among hundreds of UM Shore Regional Health team members who earned kudos and compliments from their managers and/or peers through the CELEBRATE WITH HEART Recognition and Rewards program (http://umshr.isrewards.com).
Monthly lottery winners are notified and receive rewards points as follows: 2500 points for recognition by a peer, 3750 points for recognition by a manager.
October Manager to Team Member Winners:
- Lisa Lyons
- Gary Camille
- Todd Stevenson
- Patricia Schwaninger
- Kimberly Seward
- Kiara Henry
- Lori Ferko
- Cassandra Kinser
- Della Cole
- Rachel Lockwood
October Peer to Peer Winners:
- Kelly Diem
- Thu Thu Myint
Two local community leaders, Robert D. Rauch, P.E., of Easton and Samuel T. Shoge, of Chestertown, have recently been appointed to the Board of Directors of University of Maryland Shore Regional Health.
Talbot County native Robert D. Rauch has spent his career in professional engineering, construction management and commercial real estate. Presently, he is owner and president of A/E Consultant, Robert D. Rauch and Associates, RDR Commercial, LLC, RDR Environmental, LLC and Rauch Investments, LLC.
Rauch’s professional accomplishments and contributions to his community include serving as the first coordinator for Maryland’s Flood Insurance Program and as consultant to the World Bank for Critical Path Scheduling and Project Management Training to International Engineers. He has been honored as recipient of the Sussex, Delaware Conservation District Governor’s Conservation Award, the Talbot County Small Business of the Year Award (2016) and the Talbot County Businessman of the Year Award (2017).
A graduate of University of Maryland, College Park with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, Rauch pursued continuing education in Finite Element Modeling Advance Training at Princeton University.
In addition to his membership on UM Shore Regional Health’s Board of Directors, Rauch serves on the University Systems of Maryland Board of Regents, the University of Maryland Medical Systems Board of Directors, the University of Maryland College of Civil and Environmental Engineering Board of Visitors and the University of Maryland School of Architecture Colvin Institute Board of Advisors. Previously, he served on the boards of the Harry Hughes Center of Agro-Ecology, the Talbot County Historical Society, Friends of Northeast Sports Park, St. Mark’s Methodist Church and the Talbot County Chamber of Commerce.
Samuel T. Shoge, a native and current resident of Kent County, is the economic development coordinator for Talbot County’s Department of Economic Development and Tourism. Previously, he was admissions counselor and Assistant Director in the Admissions Office at Washington College in Chestertown.
Shoge is a graduate of Elon University in Elon, N.C., where he pursued environmental studies, public administration, political science and geographic information systems.
Shoge is involved in Kent County community affairs, serving as firefighter with the Chestertown Volunteer Fire Company and as an elected member of the Chestertown Town Council, Chestertown Main Street and Arts and Entertainment District Advisory Board, Chestertown Marketing Committee, Kent School Marketing Committee, and Horizons of Kent and Queen Anne’s. He also is a co-founder of the Kent County Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals and has helped lead its growth to include up to 250 members.
Speaking on behalf of the UM SRH Board, John Dillon, chairman, stated, “We are very pleased to have Bob Rauch and Sam Shoge join us in ensuring that University of Maryland Shore Regional Health will successfully navigate the changing landscape of health care. Their strong personal commitment to the communities we serve, as well as their outstanding professional expertise and accomplishments, make them valuable assets to our efforts going forward.”
In addition to Robert A. Chrencik, CEO, University of Maryland Medical System, and Kenneth Kozel, president and CEO, UM Shore Regional Health, current UM SRH Board members are: John W. Ashworth, Charles Capute, Art Cecil, Joseph J. Ciotola, Kathleen Deoudes, John Dillon, Marlene Feldman, Wayne L. Gardner, Sr., Wayne Howard, Richard Loeffler, Charles B. MacLeod, Keith McMahan, David Milligan, Charles B. Noll, Geoffrey F. Oxnam, Robert D. Rauch, Stephen Satchell, Samuel T. Shoge, Thomas Stauch, MD and Glenn L. Wilson.
“Our board members live and work in our communities“, says Kozel. “I believe their diverse knowledge and perspectives position us well to achieve our vision of being the region’s leader in patient centered health care,” says Kozel.