For Immediate Release January 10, 2024

Sherrie Hill, RN, MSN, CSHFN, clinical coordinator, University of Maryland Shore Medical Center (UM SMC) at Chestertown, was recently honored as an "Everyday Hero." Hill was nominated by Mary Carlisle, a cardiopulmonary rehabilitation patient, for the knowledgeable and accessible care she provides at the hospital. UM SMC at Chestertown is part of the University of Maryland Shore Regional Health (UM SRH), which is a member organization of the University of Maryland Medical System.

The Everyday Hero program is an opportunity for patients to honor and thank team members for excellent care through a donation to UM Chester River Health Foundation, the fundraising arm of UM SMC at Chestertown.

In her nomination letter, Carlisle wrote:

"Sherrie Hill is an Everyday Hero in my book. I first attended the Pulmonary Rehab clinic in 2019 as a monitored patient and have continued twice a week since then. I feel very fortunate to have this resource available to me. Sherrie has helped me several times when I was having trouble with my blood pressure. I am very grateful to Sherrie and all of the nurses that work with me."

"Any team member can be a hero," said Maryann Ruehrmund, executive director and chief development officer, UM Chester River Health Foundation. "Everyday heroes could include environmental services team members who take extra care while cleaning a room, emergency department physicians who save lives, or an exceptionally compassionate volunteer who transports a patient by wheelchair."

Patients and their families may make a donation and pay tribute to a team member or an entire department. Everyday Hero displays and donation envelopes are located throughout the hospital. Honorees are presented with an "Everyday Hero" lapel pin and hand-written notes of appreciation from the donor as well as their manager.