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Mobile Wellness Team Launches Grant-Funded Community Garden Project

June 08, 2022
Joseph Boyer wheels up some plants for the garden at D’s Place in Worton.
The University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Chestertown’s Mobile Wellness Team is one of 18 organizations in Caroline, Dorchester and Kent counties awarded $5,000 grants in April 2022 by the Mid Shore Health Improvement Coalition. The Mobile Wellness Team requested the grant funds to create produce gardens at local schools, churches, residential care communities, YMCAs and senior centers, and at organizations serving persons with disabilities and those in recovery from substance abuse.

Robin Ford, MSN, RN, Honored as 2022 UM SRH Nurse of the Year

May 23, 2022
Robin Ford stands among leadership and peers holding her Nurse of the Year plaque. Everyone is wearing masks.
Robin Ford, MSN, RN, Nurse Navigator at the Clark Comprehensive Breast Center at University of Maryland Shore Regional Health, has been named SRH’s Nurse of the Year.  Ford, a resident of Easton, was chosen from among more than 25 nominations.

UM Shore Regional Health Recognizes National Donate Life Month

May 11, 2022
Seven women stand side by side wearing blue and green for the Living Legacy Foundation's Blue and Green Day 2022.
University of Maryland Shore Regional Health celebrated April as National Donate Life Month, honoring organ donors and bringing awareness to saving or enhancing lives through organ, eye and tissue donation. On April 22, UM SRH team members wore blue and green in honor of National Donate Life Blue and Green Day, which encourages the sharing of the Donate Life message and promotes the importance of registering as an organ, eye and tissue donor.

State Tax Credits Awarded to Chester River Health Foundation

May 04, 2022
The University of Maryland Chester River Health Foundation (CRHF) was awarded an allocation of state tax credits to support its efforts to raise nearly $150,000 to fund a replacement hematology analyzer for the laboratory at UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown. CRHF is one of just two health-related organizations awarded tax credits this year from the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.

UM SRH Pharmacist Resumes Medication Assistance Consults at Regional Senior Centers

April 18, 2022
Two women smile for the camera. One is Beulah Jackson, in a green hat. The other is PharmD Melanie Chapple.
After a long hiatus due to COVID-19 restrictions, University of Maryland Shore Regional Health's Transitions Pharmacist, Melanie Chapple, PharmD, has returned to the Cambridge Senior Center to provide medication management assistance to local seniors. A recent session drew more than 40 seniors in attendance -- more than double the number that Chapple was used to seeing during previous visits.