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For Immediate Release September 01, 2017

The Emergency Department at University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Dorchester – which treats more than 20,000 residents and visitors of the Mid Shore each year – was the beneficiary of the Dorchester General Hospital’s most recent annual appeal. As a result of major gifts of the appeal, numerous pieces of vital equipment were purchased for the Department, including modern bariatric stretchers, totaling more than $35,000.

“Emergency care is something that most of us will utilize at some point in our lives, either for ourselves or for a loved one, says Ida Jane Baker, Foundation president. “Because of that, it has been and will continue to be a top priority of the hospital’s Foundation to fund state-of-the-art equipment that not only makes patients more comfortable, but through its innovations, also saves lives. The Foundation Board of Directors is most grateful for the generosity of our community supporters and the hospital’s Auxiliary for their continued funding of emergency care services here in our local community.” 

Led by Mrs. Baker, the Dorchester General Hospital Foundation has been raising funds for decades in support of programs, services, equipment and technologies used in patient care at UM Shore Medical Center at Dorchester. The Foundation’s Board of Directors includes William L. Wise, III, vice president; E. Thomas Merryweather, secretary; Dr. Bruce Bernard; Dr. Edmund Connelly; Robert Costos; Dr. Morris Effron; Ken Kozel, president and CEO, UM Shore Regional Health; Kim Lidell; and new members Dr. William Bair; William Jarmon, Jr.; Vernon Phillips, III; and Diane McCarthy, president, Dorchester General Hospital Auxiliary. 
To learn more about ways to support UM Shore Medical Center at Dorchester, contact Ida Jane Baker, Foundation president, at 410-228-8182.

Members of the Dorchester General Hospital Foundation’s Board of Directors gathered after a recent meeting. Shown are (back row) Brian Leutner, executive director, UM Shore Medical Center at Dorchester; Dr. Morris Effron; William Jarmon, Jr.; Dr. Bruce Bernard; Vernon Phillips, III; Dr. Edmund Connelly; Kim Lidell; (front row) Diane McCarthy, president, Dorchester General Hospital Auxiliary; E. Thomas Merryweather, secretary; Kathy Freund, administrative support and recording secretary; Ida Jane Baker, president; Dr. William Bair; and William L. Wise, III, vice president.