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For Immediate Release May 31, 2016

EDH Karen Denny

From left are Laura Heikes, Soroptimist member; Ruth Ann Jones, vice president, Patient Care Services/CNO, UM SRH; Kay Wendowski, Soroptimist Member; Pat Steele, Soroptimist member; Karen Denny; Melissa Kelly, president, Soroptimist International of Talbot County; Diane Walbridge, regional director of Clinical/Financial Nursing Resources, UM SRH; and F. Graham Lee, vice president of philanthropy, UM SRH.

Early this spring, Karen Denny, coordinator UM Shore Regional Health’s Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner (SAFE) and Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) programs, won the 2016 Ruby Award for Women Helping Women from the Soroptimist International of Talbot County. The Ruby Award recognized Denny's hard work for and dedication to the UM SRH sexual assault treatment program. Melissa Kelly, president of Soroptimist International of Talbot County and coordinator, UM Shore Regional Health’s Clark Comprehensive Breast Center, also recognized Denny, who has worked for UM SRH for 28 years and lives in the St. Michaels area, as an Everyday Hero through the UM Memorial Hospital Foundation.