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UM SRH Cancer Center Welcomes New Volunteer

Mike Sheidt

Easton resident Mike Scheidt is one of the newest volunteers of the Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital at Easton. Mike volunteers at UM Shore Regional Health Cancer Center on Idlewild Avenue assisting patients both before and after their treatments. The Cancer Center sees approximately 60 patients a day for both radiation and chemotherapy.

Scheidt, who is a cancer survivor himself, moved to Easton 11 years ago from northern Virginia where he spent his working career in communications engineering. After retiring and moving to Easton he decided to devote some of his time volunteering. Scheidt’s duties at the Cancer Center include assisting the medical staff in preparing for patient appointments and offering comfort to patients and their families.

“I like working at the Cancer Center because I want to give back to my community and also to try to help cancer patients and their families as they receive treatment,” says Sheidt. “I know from personal experience how it feels to receive a cancer diagnosis and what some patients are going through; I try to help in any way I can to make their day as pleasant as possible.”

“We are delighted to welcome Mike to the Auxiliary and hope that more of our local retirees will consider volunteering their time with us. It’s a great way to help others and also to meet new people while supporting the advancement of health care in our community,” says Art Cecil, president of the Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital at Easton.

For more information about volunteering at the Cancer Center and other volunteering opportunities with the Auxiliary, call 410-822-1000, ext. 5839.

4th Annual Sporting Clays Classic Will Support Comprehensive Breast Center

4th Annual Sporting Clays Committee members met recently to discuss plans for the event. Standing: Janet Andrews, Marty Johnson, Jim Robertson, Gabrielle Piha, Steve Jensen, Amy Lowe and Graham Lee, Vice President for Philanthropy. Seated: Hugh Adkins, Steve Spurry, Nancy Morton and Jon Kelley. Not pictured: Shelley Bell, Jay Dayton, Wayne Dyott, Reg Harrell, Bob Lynch, Patty Plaskon, Mary Alice Vanhoy, RN, Norm Washburn and Michael Weise

University of Maryland Memorial Hospital Foundation has announced plans for its 4th Annual Sporting Clays Classic, scheduled for Saturday, June 9, at The Point at Pintail in Queenstown. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Wellness for Women program offered through the Clark Comprehensive Breast Center at UM Shore Regional Health.

This year’s Sporting Clays Classic will feature 75 targets, lunch for participants and various prizes, raffles as well as a silent auction. Participant registration will begin at 8 a.m. with the shoot beginning at 9:15 a.m. Early-bird participant registration fees are: $125 per individual and $500 per team of four if you register before May 10; prices will increase after May 10. Registration is limited to 300 participants.

Sponsors signed on to support this important fundraising event include:

Tournament Sponsors — Preston Automotive Group and Jack & Susan Stoltz

Sure Shot Sponsor — Caesar Guerini, USA and The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co.

High Flyer Sponsors — Attraction Magazine, The Orthopedic Center and The Star Democrat; Pro Sponsors — Avon-Dixon Agency, LLC, Cambridge Marketplace, LLC, CBIZ & BSC Group, LLC, Gillis Gilkerson, Reza & Dale Jafari, Robera Lilly, MD, Tidewater Anesthesia Associates, PA, Willow Construction and WIN Transport

Course Sponsors – American Legion Caroline Post 29, Bartlett Tree Experts – Stevensville, Bay Tech Team, ChoiceOne Urgent Care, Goetze’s Candy, Jiffy Lube – Easton, Nancy Morton, Shore Radiology and Shore United Bank

Sponsorship opportunities are still available.

“The Clark Comprehensive Breast Center and Wellness for Women team are grateful for the continued support of our local community,” says Roberta J. Lilly, MD, medical director of the Clark Comprehensive Breast Center. “We thank the Foundation, the volunteers and participants in the upcoming Sporting Clays Classic for their help in providing funding for the Wellness for Women program that is so vital in early detection for many in our community.”

The Wellness for Women breast cancer prevention program at the Clark Comprehensive Breast Center is an educational and screening program that promotes early detection of breast cancer. The goal of the Wellness for Women program is to find women who are at risk for breast cancer early so diagnosis can be made when the disease is curable.

“The funds raised through the Sporting Clays Classic help us provide women with resources they need to stay informed and healthy,” says Jennifer Dyott, nurse practitioner with UM Community Medical Group – Women’s Care. “Patient education and early detection screenings for breast cancer are important for the women in our community.”

Registration for the Sporting Clays Classic may be accomplished online at For additional information and sponsorship opportunities, contact Amy Lowe, development assistant, 410-822-1000, ext. 5763 or by email,

Kent Center Volunteer Greeters Visit UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown

March is Development Disabilities Awareness Month and in celebration, UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown hosted special volunteer greeters from Kent Center, on Tuesday, March 13 and Thursday, March 15.

Shown at right are are: seated, Lisa Kay; standing, Job coaches Danielle Black and Teonya Henry and Traivon Wallace.

Kent Center, located in Chestertown, is a community-based, 501(c)(3) organization which provides daytime, vocational and residential services for adults with developmental disabilities. To learn more about Kent Center and the organizations’s upcoming Benefit Dinner (April 13), visit





Mark Your Calendar – March 23-31, 2018



  • Robin Hood Shop – 61st Birthday Celebration to include Hula Hoop Contest – Contest will begin at 11 a.m. Contestants will be grouped by age and prizes will be offered. Contests will be open to all but preregistration is required; Registration forms will be available at the Robin Hood Shop beginning March 1st. This event will be fun for all.
  • Safe Sitter, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown, Education Center. 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); includes a workbook and backpack. Advance registration required; contact Chrissy Nelson, 410-778-3300, ext. 2175,


Advancing Cardiac Care at Shore Regional Health:Primary and Elective Angioplasty – 5:30 p.m. Knoxie’s Table, Stevensville, Md, 5:30 p.m. Conducted by University of Maryland Community Medical Group cardiologist Jeffery Etherton MD, this seminar is designed for registered nurses who are looking to take their critical care practice to the next level. Registered nurses who attend the event are eligible to earn one contact hour credit. Team members who attend the seminar and successfully refer friends, colleagues or family to the event who subsequently become employed by UM SRH are eligible for rewards through the “It Pays to Know Good People” program offered by Human Resources. For more information on the program visit, For more information or to RSVP please contact Kathy Freund, 410-822-1000, ext. 5936 or



UM SRH Food and Nutrition Services invites you to “Go Further with Food” with the following series of special events:

“Food Shopping for Health” — Fun, free grocery store tours that teach how to shop and plan meals for optimal health. Open to the public.

  • TO BE RESCHEDULED, 1 p.m., Redner’s Market, 17 Washington Avenue, Chestertown. RSVP: 410-778-7668 , ext. 2295. Tour led by Mary King, registered dietitian , UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown
  • TO BE RESCHEDULED, 1 p.m., Walmart, 2775 Dorchester Square, Cambridge, RSVP: 410-822-1000, ext. 5351. Tour led by Katie Ewers, nutrition associate manager, Food and Nutrition Services, UM Shore Regional Health

Nutrition Seminars

  • TO BE RESCHEDULED, “Learn about Diabetes and Nutrition,” presented by BK Eshete and Karen Hollis. diabetes educators, UM Center for Diabetes & Endocrinology, The Food Pantry at Delmarva Community Services, 1000 Goodwill Avenue, Cambridge. Pre-registration required, call Brenda Fields, 410-901-2991, ext.18.
  • Wednesday, March 28, 2 p.m. “The ‘Mind Diet’ and Healthy Weight Loss,” presented by Mary King, registered dietitian, Conference Center, UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown, 410-778-7668 , ext. 2295.
  • Thursday, March 29, 12 p.m., “Harvesting Healthy Choices,” free seminar with food sampling presented by Kelly Jackson from Emily’s Produce of Cambridge, UM Shore Medical Center at Easton Board Room. RSVP: 410-822-1000, ext. 5351.



  • 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.


  • 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, 3/27, 6-7:30pm, Cancer Center, Easton. Information and support for patients at any stage – diagnosis, treatment, recovery and survivorship. Info: 410-822-6800.


  • 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/Chestertown – Tuesday, 3/27, 6:30pm, Education Center, UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown, 100 Brown St. Topic: Fun Cooking Demonstration provided by Rebecca Meekins from the Kent County Extension Office and 4-H Club members. Led by Chrissy Nelson, BSN, RN, CDE. Contact: 410-778-3300, ext. 2175.
  • Diabetes Support Group/Cambridge – Wednesday, 3/28, 6pm, Board Room, Shore Medical Center at Dorchester, 300 Byrn Street. Led by Wynne Aroom MSN, RN, CDE. Contact: 410-822-1000, ext. 5286.


  • Queenstown Stroke Support Group – Tues, 3/27, 12-2 pm,UM Shore Pavilion at Queenstown, suite 320.  Wendy Gast, Talisman Therapeutic Riding. “Stroke Programs Available at Talisman Therapeutic Riding.” All stroke survivors and/or caregivers and family members are welcome. Info: Nicole Leonard, 410-822-1000, ext. 5068 or



Above & Beyond

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

Type A flu landed me in the Emergency Department at Easton via ambulance on a Friday night. I could not breathe at all and was really scared but the emergency care was fast thorough. I spent most of the week on 4th floor telemetry under the care of Dr. Aggarwal and really terrific nurses techs, EVS and others. In addition to flu I had an onset of asthma and also am a cancer patient so my care is very complicated, but the staff — the nurses and respiratory care staff and really everyone — was so kind and helpful, they took their time with me and answered all my questions. Dr. Aggarwal was amazing and really listened to me and explained my condition and treatments so clearly, I was really impressed and grateful.


I have been very pleased with all of the women from UM Chester River Home Care who have care for me since January 1. Special kudos to Kiara, Amanda, Brooke and Sarah – very special young women!


To Dr. John and his staff, Carol at the front desk and all those radiology techs, thanks for your ever present cheerfulness that made my visits to the Cancer Center so easy!


My visit to the Diagnostic & Imaging Center was the fastest I had for any type of scanning, it seemed as though the staff understood I had other things to accomplish beyond waiting. The staff was very considerate, knowledgeable, and helpful.


The staff in Radiology at Dorchester was extremely caring and helpful and eased my fears for my treatment as much as possible. I am forever grateful for them. They even worked to create an ongoing treatment plan that allowed me to continue to work, a new type of in-home IV infusion program that my previous doctors had not informed me about. I am so thankful to them!

I adore the Neurology practice. They took my information and needs and helped me to create a plan that worked best for my life. I would tell anyone with neurology needs to see Dr. Kamsheh and I wish I had when I was first diagnosed.


This was my first visit to the lab at UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown, and the person at the desk (Annetta?) gave a very good first impression by being both pleasant and professional.

Welcome, New Team Members!

Front row: Jasmine Bethel, Danielle Crouch, Daniela Cruz, Ashley Dagenais, Donna Merriman, and Adrienne Schoolfield. Back row: Gregory Wanex and Demarus Williams, Sr.

Please join Human Resources in welcoming the following new team members to UM Shore Regional Health!

  • Jasmine Bethel, Unit Secretary/Nurse Tech, Neurology Care, UM Shore Medical Center at Easton
  • Danielle Crouch, Food Service Associate, UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown
  • Daniela Cruz Cruz, Nurse Tech, Multi Specialty Care, UM Shore Medical Center at Dorchester
  • Ashley Dagenais, Pharmacy Tech, UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown
  • Donna Merriman, LPN Supervisor, UM Shore Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
  • Adrienne Schoolfield, Nurse Tech (per diem), UM Shore Medical Center at Easton
  • Gregory Wanex, Facilities Mechanic, Maintenance Department, UM Shore Medical Center at Dorchester
  • Demarus Williams, Sr., Environmental Services Tech, UM Shore Medical Center at Easton

Nurse Excellence Award Nominees Announced

The UM Shore Regional Health Nurse Excellence Awards Committee (Tara Smith, chair, Christy Blake, Kathy Cvach, Christine Durham-Pressley, Kathy Elliott, Jamie Johnson, Eden Kinser, Sandy Prochaska, Stacey Ruckart, William Shertenleib and Regina Volz) recently announced  the 36 individual nurses and three nursing units nominated for the 2018 Nurse Excellence Awards.

PLEASE NOTE: The RSVP deadline is April 23!  Nominees and their guests, novice nurses and their preceptors, and all others who plan to attend may RSVP with your name and the number of people in your group to: Stacey Ruckart, 410-810-5664,

Congratulations to this year’s nominees, listed below: