For Immediate Release February 23, 2016

Three physicians -- Salvatore Verteramo, MD and Frank Ciocci, MD and Ramesh Kolli, MD -- and two nurses -- Brittany Russell, RN and  Stella Hubbard, RN -- are the latest team members to be honored as Everyday Heroes by the University of Maryland Memorial Hospital Foundation.

Dr. Ciocci and Dr. Verteramo were recognized as Everyday Heroes in December by the grateful wife of a patient who appreciated her husband’s care in the Emergency Department of UM Shore Medical Center at Easton and the doctor’s referral to a specialist who could address his particular medical issue.

Ramesh Kolli, MD and Stella Hubbard, RN, both serving on the Telemetry Unit at UM Shore Medical Center at Easton, were recognized as Everyday Heroes by an appreciative patient who cited the difference they made in the quality of his care during a recent hospital stay.

Brittany Russell, RN was recognized as an Everyday Hero by a grateful patient while giving exceptional care in Same Day Surgery at UM Shore Medical Center at Easton.
The Everyday Hero program provides patients, visitors and staff members with the opportunity to recognize and thank any UM Shore Regional Health team members who made a positive difference in a hospital visit or stay, by making a financial contribution of any size to UM Memorial Hospital Foundation (Dorchester and Easton) or UM Chester River Health Foundation (Chestertown). 

For more information about UM Memorial Hospital Foundation’s Everyday Hero program, call 410-822-1000, ext. 5763; for UM Chester River Health Foundation’s Everyday Hero program, call 410-810-5660.

Graham Lee, vice president for philanthropy, UM Memorial Hospital Foundation, is shown with Everyday Hero honorees Salvatore Verteramo, MD, emergency department physician, and Frank Ciocci, MD, medical director, Emergency Services, UM Shore Medical Center at Easton.


Pictured are: Graham Lee, vice president for philanthropy, Ruth Ann Jones, director of acute care and emergency services, Pam Pardun, RN, nurse manager, ICU/Telemetry, Everyday Hero honorees Stella Hubbard, RN and  Ramesh Kolli, MD, and Pat O'Shea, director of fund development, UM Memorial Hospital Foundation.