For Immediate Release December 12, 2022

Six people stand in front of a white lit Christmas tree. They are members of hospital administration, the Heart and Vascular Center and the Memorial Hospital Foundation.

From left are Timothy Shanahan, DO, Medical Director, UM Shore Medical Group; Hilary Cassel, Director, UM SRH Heart and Vascular Center; Roberta Lilly, MD, Medical Director, Clark Comprehensive Breast Center, Stephanie Bryan, Donor Coordinator, UM MHF; Charlie Capute, Chair of the UM MHF Board; and Ken Kozel, UM SRH President and CEO.

The University of Maryland Memorial Hospital Foundation (UM MHF) recently hosted its annual donor appreciation reception at Talbot Country Club. Donors and friends who supported 2022 fundraising campaigns and events benefiting UM Shore Medical Center at Easton and its ancillary health care programs, services and scholarships gathered to celebrate.

The program was led by Charles T. Capute, board member for UM Shore Regional Health and chair of the UM MHF board. Capute introduced fellow UM SRH board members in attendance: Art Cecil, Kathy Deoudes, David Milligan and Robert Roth. Members of the UM MHF Board of Directors in attendance were also recognized: David Nagel, Ken Kozel, Joe Shultz, and Jacque Smith. Capute also acknowledged Easton Auxiliary President Liz Hannegan and the Auxiliary at large, for their continued support.

Following Capute, UM SRH President and CEO Ken Kozel took the podium to offer his profound gratitude, on behalf of the UM SRH Board of Directors and senior leadership, for the "time, talents and financial support" of the Foundation, its donors and volunteers. Kozel reported that during 2022, the Foundation provided $310,723 in support of health care programs and services, and also nursing scholarships.

Hilary Cassel, director of the Heart and Vascular Center at UM SRH, thanked sponsors and golfers who made the UM SRH golf tournament a success, noting that over $78,000 was raised to benefit the center. The Easton Auxiliary was a lead sponsor of the event with a donation of $25,000.

"On behalf of the Heart and Vascular Center, I am deeply grateful for the generosity of our donors," said Cassel. "The proceeds were used to fund a new cardiac ultrasound machine, which will help the center continue its leadership in providing excellent cardiac care."

Roberta Lilly, MD, Medical Director of the Clark Comprehensive Breast Center, thanked supporters of the Breast Center. Donations to the 2022-2023 annual appeal will support equipment and services at the center, including state-of-the art imaging software that will allow providers to gather the most precise 3D images of breast tissue.

To make a tax-deductible gift to the appeal, contact Stephanie Bryan, Development Coordinator, 410-822-1000, ext. 5481, or email To donate online, visit