PRMC Honored by the Department of Defense for Patriotic Support

PENINSULA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER HONORED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE FOR PATRIOTIC SUPPORT

PRMC Nominated by Navy Reservist and Registered Nurse Timothy Ward

Timothy S. Ward of Salisbury finds serving and helping others to be a source of pride and pleasure.  “I love it, I really do,” said Ward.  “I thoroughly enjoy taking care of people and making their experience, whatever they’re facing, better.”

For 13 years that satisfaction came as a professional chef in places like Baltimore, Salisbury and Ocean City, but it wasn’t his life’s passion.   Ward discovered that as a registered nurse, joining Peninsula Regional Medical Center (PRMC) in March of 2014 following graduation from the nursing program at Salisbury University.

However, his ultimate act of service had already come a decade earlier in 2003 when he enlisted in the United States Navy Reserve, motivated by the events of September 11, 2001.  “As soon as I finished my undergrad work, I knew I had to do something more for my friends, family and my country,” he added.

Ward, 45, a Boatswain’s Mate Senior Chief Petty Officer and Expeditionary Warfare Specialist, is attached to a specialized Navy unit that protects the ports, harbors, rivers and shipping lanes of U.S. and U.S. allied waters.  His reserve unit can be mobilized anywhere in the world within 72 hours.  As a training officer and senior enlisted leader, the 109 men and women on his team expect him to be there, and that requires Ward to have the flexibility to leave his primary job at a moment’s notice.

He has that at PRMC.  In fact, Ward has been so impressed with the above and beyond support of his healthcare family that he nominated PRMC for the Department of Defense Patriot Award, which was presented to Peninsula Regional and its President/CEO, Dr. Peggy Naleppa, in June.

“Receiving the Patriot Award is truly an awesome honor,” said Dr. Naleppa.  “In Tim and all of our other reservists, our patients benefit from those extremely positive behaviors and values like professionalism, leadership, and passion, and it demonstrates parallels, particularly in what we are looking for in our employees.  It only reinforces why it’s so important for us to be as supportive of the reserves as we can be as a hospital and as a healthcare team.”

The Patriot Award was created by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense agency, to publicly recognize individuals who provide outstanding patriotic support and cooperation to their employees who, like the citizen warriors before them, have answered their nation’s call to serve.  PRMC and Dr. Naleppa were nominated by Ward for being highly supportive of the U.S. Navy Reserve and providing crucial support to maintaining the strength and readiness of the nation’s Guard and Reserve units.

“PRMC has been very receptive to my military duty with absolutely no issues whatsoever. They’ve allowed me to get done whatever I’ve needed to get done,” added Ward, who hopes other Delmarva businesses will follow Peninsula Regional’s lead and be equally exemplary in their support for armed services reservists.   “Reserve duty makes us better leaders and motivators of a diverse population of people, and in the Reserves we’re learning and honing those skills that can directly apply to our professional careers,” he added.  “Best, employers are getting all of that for free when a reservist is given the time and the support required to serve their nation, and then bring home to their primary career that entire leadership package.  It’s a win-win for everyone.”

To learn more about opportunities to support reservists in the workplace, please contact the Maryland chapter of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve at 800-336-4590 or online at www.ESGR.mil.

 

 

 

 

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Atlantic General Health System to Hold Open House for West Ocean City Medical Offices

ATLANTIC GENERAL HEALTH SYSTEM TO HOLD OPEN HOUSE
FOR WEST OCEAN CITY MEDICAL OFFICES

Berlin, Md. –Atlantic General Hospital and  Health System will celebrate the grand opening of Atlantic General Medical Center in West Ocean City on Thursday, June 25 from 4 to 6 p.m., with a ribbon cutting at 5:30 p.m.

Atlantic General Health System purchased the property, located near the intersection of Route 50 and Old Bridge Road, from Mariani Development Company in 2014 and recently opened two medical practices specializing in pediatrics and family medicine.

“West Ocean City is experiencing great growth and having providers specializing in pediatrics and family medicine in the area will provide easy access for young families moving here,” said Jim Brannon, vice president of professional services at Atlantic General Hospital.

The community is invited to attend the celebration and tour the offices. Dr. Munna Garg, a specialist in internal medicine and pediatrics, and Dr. Danielle Orr, a family practitioner, who relocated to the West Ocean City office from Atlantic General Health System’s Ocean Pines location in early 2015.  Pediatricians Anita Pascucci, D.O, who previously practiced at the Atlantic Health Center, and Laura Stokes, D.O., new to Atlantic General, began seeing patients in early June. All the physicians are accepting new patients, however, Dr. Garg is only able to accept pediatric patients at this time; Stokes is offering same-day appointments for new patients. Appointments can be made by calling the offices at 443-728-1004 or 410-390-3341.

Details:

Atlantic General Medical Center Open House Thursday, June 25th 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Ribbon Cutting at 5:30 p.m.

About Atlantic General Hospital

Atlantic General Hospital has been providing quality health care to the residents of Worcester, Wicomico, Somerset (Md.) and Sussex (Del.) counties since May 1993.  Built by the commitment and generosity of a dedicated community, the hospital’s state-of-the-art facility in Berlin, Md., combines old-fashioned personal attention with the latest in technology and services. It provides quality specialty care such as weight loss surgery, orthopedics, outpatient infusion for individuals with cancer or blood/autoimmune disorders, retina surgery and a comprehensive women’s diagnostic center. Atlantic General Health System, its network of more than 40 primary care providers and specialists, care for residents and visitors throughout the region.  For more information about Atlantic General Hospital, visit www.atlanticgeneral.org.

 

 

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PRMC to Open Coordinated & Comprehensive Breast Center

PENINSULA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER TO OPEN COORDINATED AND COMPREHENSIVE BREAST CENTER

Relocation of Services of PRMC’s Breast Center and the Peninsula Health Group’s Salisbury Diagnostic and Breast Center

Peninsula Regional Medical Center today announced plans to open a coordinated and comprehensive breast center, blending the expertise of our region’s leading breast care teams.

The center will be a relocation of services from the Breast Center at Peninsula Regional Medical Center and the Peninsula Health Group’s Salisbury Diagnostic and Breast Center located in the H. Gray Reeves Professional Center.

The breast center, which has yet to be officially named, will be located within the building that currently houses the Chesapeake Surgery Center on Snow Hill Road in Salisbury, Maryland.  The center will complement existing diagnostic breast screening services that will continue to be provided in the Woodbrooke Medical Complex by Peninsula Imaging, LLC. It’s anticipated that renovations to the building to transform the space will begin within a week and take approximately 90 days to complete.

During those three months, both the Breast Center at PRMC and the Salisbury Diagnostic and Breast Center will continue to accept appointments and serve women independently at their existing locations without any interruption in the quality or the timeliness of services provided by each.  Once renovations are completed, the two breast centers will close their current locations and combine into one at the center on Snow Hill Road.

“As part of our strategic plan and after hearing the wishes of women in our community, we discovered that there was a desire to bring both breast cancer screening and breast cancer therapy into one consolidated program,” said Thomas DeMarco, MD, Medical Director of the Richard A. Henson Cancer Institute at PRMC.  “By doing this, we’re able to provide women with a comprehensive program in one single location.”

The breast center will be supported by a new multi-disciplinary team of breast care professionals including physicians, surgeons, radiologists and breast technicians currently working at both PRMC’s Breast Center and the Salisbury Diagnostic and Breast Center.  Services will include, but will not be limited to, physician consultation, diagnostic mammography and breast biopsy.  Surgical procedures, if required in a woman’s continuum of care, will be managed by a team of experts.

“This guarantees women in our region that they will continue to have the added benefit of multiple cancer specialists working together to carefully plan and closely follow their care throughout their entire course of treatment,” added Dr. DeMarco.

Peninsula Regional will share additional details about the project once renovations have been completed and the transition to the building occurs.

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Concert in the Park – Pocomoke City

June 4, 2015

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The City of Pocomoke continues their Concert in the Park summer series on Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 6:30pm under the Cypress Park Pavilion in Pocomoke City, Maryland. Featuring the Eastern Shore’s best jazz band, The Larks.

Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy this free performance with a beautiful view of the scenic Pocomoke River. Bleacher seating is also available. Refreshments will be available for purchase.

For more information and a calendar of events please visit downtownpocomoke.com or call 410-957-1333.

 

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Emergency Pipe Work Begins on Market Street in Pocomoke City

EMERGENCY PIPE WORK BEGINS JUNE 8 ON US 13 BUSINESS IN POCOMOKE CITY

Repairs Require Daytime Closure of Market Street between 5th and 6th Streets

(June 3, 2015) – The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) will repair a drain pipe under US 13 Business (Market Street) in Pocomoke City beginning Monday, June 8.  SHA will complete the emergency repairs by Friday, June 12, weather permitting.  Work includes excavation and replacement of old terra cotta (clay) drain pipe with corrugated plastic pipe.

To ensure the safety of motorists and workers, SHA will close Market Street to vehicle traffic between Fifth and Sixth streets from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day.  Detour signs will be posted during the closure hours. Crews will restore vehicle access after 7 p.m. each day.  Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times.

SHA is asking residents of Market Street between Fifth and Sixth streets to make alternate parking arrangements during construction hours.

An average of 3,700 vehicles travel this section of US 13 Business each day.  Brawner Builders of Hunt Valley is the contractor for these repairs, which are expected to cost $80,000.

While SHA and its transportation partners work hard to keep traffic safely moving in work zones, please partner with us because work zone safety is everyone’s business – slow down and stay alert. Safer driving. Safer work zones. For everyone.

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Peninsula Regional Medical Center Operating Room Renovation Completed

Surgical Precision at Peninsula Regional Medical Center
PRMC Operating Room Expansion and Renovation Project is Complete

Peninsula Regional Medical Center (PRMC) today announces the completion of its operating room (OR) expansion and renovation project.  The three year undertaking was launched in January of 2012.

“The project team owes a huge debt of gratitude to the surgeons, OR staff and nursing staff that have dealt with evolutionary changes during the past three years,” said Tom Anderson, PRMC’s Executive Director of Facilities and Properties.  “It took the combined cooperation and patience of the entire team to make this happen.”

With the project’s completion, PRMC now features the region’s largest, most state-of-the-art surgical suites featuring rooms dedicated specifically to specialties like heart surgery, trauma surgery, orthopaedic surgery and robotics.  Updates include two cardiac surgery or “heart” rooms that add technology that will advance PRMC’s offerings to the highest possible standard of care found in the region.

Each of the 16 operating or procedure rooms was enlarged from 400 square feet per room to 600 or more; four were expanded to 800 square feet. The increased size permits greater access to the da Vinci Surgical System Robot and other specialized surgical technology used in procedures at PRMC like joint replacement and open heart surgery.  Peninsula Regional introduced robotic surgery to the Delmarva Peninsula in 2007.  OR rooms were taken offline and renovated in phases, in an effort to limit disruption to the hospital’s always demanding surgical schedule.

Also successfully completed was a capital campaign in support of the project by the Peninsula Regional Medical Center Foundation.  “The Foundation is very pleased to have completed our $3 million Campaign in support of the operating room renovation,” said Leighton Moore, Foundation Board Chairman.  “We thank everyone who contributed to this campaign, and congratulate the Medial Center for providing a much improved patient and physician experience.”

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Atlantic General Hospital Receives CTE Award

AGH RECEIVES CAREER AND TECHNOLOGY (CTE) AWARD FOR PARTNERSHIP WITH WORCESTER TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL

Berlin, Md. – Atlantic General Hospital was presented with a CTE Award of Excellence by the MSDE (Maryland State Department of Education) for their partnership with the Worcester Technical High School on a project to design a personal protective suit with telemedicine capabilities. 

The CTE Awards are sponsored by MSDE and recognize business partners, teachers and other organizations that create opportunities for students to learn about and prepare for careers.  Recipients provide learning opportunities for students via internships and mentorships where they can participate in real-world projects.

The Atlantic General Hospital project that Worcester Technical High School students participated in offered a solution to utilizing telemedicine equipment where PPE might be required (for example in treating patients with Ebola). Students worked collaboratively with support of AGH to develop the solution and presented it to leadership this winter.

“We are lucky to have the Worcester County Technical High School so close. Students showed how innovative our future workforce is. They worked collaboratively to solve a real-world problem and then presented it to us. The level of professionalism the students displayed was incredible,” Michael Franklin

About the Career and Technology (CTE) Award

The Maryland CTE Awards of Excellence program is sponsored by the Maryland State Department of Education. It is an annual event recognizing business partnerships, outstanding programs, change agents, distinguished service and CTE student organizations. The business partnerships award is presented to a business that has established a strong working partnership with a secondary or postsecondary institution in order to support, promote and improve CTE programs. The results of this partnership benefit the school, community and business. The distinguished service award honors individuals who have demonstrated a high level of leadership, vision and achievement in career and technology education.

 

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Pink Ribbon Fest to be Held at Layton’s Chance Winery in Vienna

For more information, contact:

Emily Rantz, Director of Community Relations

410-548-7880, emily@womensupportingwomen.org

 

Pink Ribbon Fest to be held at Layton’s Chance Winery in Vienna              

Women Supporting Women will host their very first “Pink Ribbon Fest” on Saturday, June 20th at Layton’s Chance Winery in Vienna MD. From 4-8pm there will be live music from King’s Ransom Band, wine tastings from Layton’s Chance Winery, food from local food trucks, play corn hole or bra pong, shop items from local vendors, and check out the adorable petting zoo. It’s an event for all ages! Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the gate and can be purchased online at www.womensupportingwomen.org. The first 140 guests will receive a stemless wine glass from Women Supporting Women.

Promoting awareness for breast cancer and early detection is one of the many things the local organization Women Supporting Women does here in Salisbury and surrounding areas. For the fifth year, local businesses and individuals have put their time and creativity into creating a bra for the “Bras for a Cause” event. This year the theme includes a book title and participants were encouraged to design a bra around a book title of their choice. There were over 30 bras submitted from area businesses and individuals which will be displayed in the Centre at Salisbury during the month of May in front of Boscov’s. Supporters can vote for their favorite bra for $1 per vote at the mall or online.

 

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Delmarva Power Prepares for Atlantic Hurricane Season

Delmarva Power Prepares for Atlantic Hurricane Season

Storm Season Means Customers Should Review Plans, Check Supplies

OCEAN CITY, Md./ REHOBOTH, Del.  – With the start of the 2015 Atlantic hurricane season just a few days away, officials from Delmarva Power, area municipalities and emergency services agencies held joint news conferences in Ocean City, Md., and Rehoboth, Del., today to remind the public that it’s time to prepare for the possibility that destructive tropical weather could hit the region any time between June 1 and Nov. 30.

Meteorologists are predicting a “well-below-average” hurricane season with seven tropical storms (sustained winds of 39 mph or higher) of which three could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher).

“Despite the early prediction of a less active season, it is essential that all of us remain vigilant and be prepared for hurricane season. We want our customers to know that we are committed to an emergency response system that makes safety a priority, restores power as quickly as possible and provides customers with information on how to prepare for and deal with weather-related outages.  said Jim Smith, Delmarva Power senior public affairs manager. “We’ll be prepared to add more personnel and resources as needed and work with local governments through our Emergency Services Partnership Program to activate emergency procedures.”

Delmarva Power employees prepare for the possibility of storm-related power outages by participating in emergency drills on a regular basis. In addition, the company maintains an adequate supply of essential equipment, such as poles, wires and transformers, and stays in contact with other utilities to quickly arrange for mutual assistance in case of a natural disaster.

“We also believe that preventive maintenance is essential in reducing the potential for service interruptions caused by stormy weather,” said Smith. “We plan to invest more than $1 billion over the next several years to upgrade our electric infrastructure. We’ll also spend several million dollars this year on tree trimming near power lines to help avoid outages that can be caused by trees and limbs that fall during storms.”

Delmarva Power suggests that customers assemble an emergency kit that can be used at home and, if necessary, taken with them if they’re ordered to evacuate. Each kit should include a flashlight, battery-powered clock and radio, extra batteries, non-perishable food, manual can opener, bottled water and a list of important phone numbers. All items can be placed into a large cooler which is easy to grab if a person has to leave home quickly.

Delmarva Power also provides a “Storm Preparation Handbook” that can be downloaded from its website (www.delmarva.com) or you can call Customer Care at 800-375-7117 to request a copy via mail.

Smith was joined at today’s events by Clay Stamp, Executive Director of the Maryland Emergency Management Agency; Joe Theobald, Ocean City’s Emergency Services Director; Fred Webster, Director of Worcester County Emergency Services; Joe Thomas, Director of the Sussex County Emergency Operations Center; Bill Sammler, Warning Coordination Meteorologist for the National Weather Service; Sharon Lynn, City Manager of Rehoboth Beach; and Patrick Delaney, Executive Director of the American Red Cross of Delmarva.

“While the last two hurricane seasons have been relatively quiet, we all remember the devastation from Hurricane Sandy in 2012, especially in the New York City area and on Maryland’s Lower Eastern Shore,” said Stamp. “It’s important for us to always be prepared because even in a quiet hurricane season, just one hurricane making landfall in our area can be devastating.”

“Whatever the forecast, residents and property owners should never be lulled into a sense of complacency because it only takes one storm to destroy property and threaten lives,” said Thomas. “One step residents can take ahead of hurricane season is to create a Safety Profile for their household with Sussex County’s free Smart911.com service to provide potentially critical, life-saving information up front to first responders. Profiles can contain as much or as little information as users want, including details about their properties, special medical conditions and family contacts.”

“Regardless of the seasonal hurricane forecast, it only takes one storm to cause a disaster on the Delmarva Peninsula,” said Sammler. “We should prepare as if every year will be the year of a disaster.”

Find additional information by visiting www.delmarva.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/delmarvapower and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/delmarvaconnect. Our mobile app is available at www.delmarva.com/mobileapp.

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Atlantic General Announces Education Calendar for June 2015

ATLANTIC GENERAL ANNOUNCES EDUCATION CALENDAR FOR JUNE 2015

Monday, June 1, 2015

AGH Hypertension Clinic 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Apple Drug, Berlin, Md.

Free blood pressure screening and health information. Contact Dawn Denton at 410-641-9268.

AGH Hypertension Clinic 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Walgreens, Ocean Pines, Md.

Free blood pressure screening and health information. Contact Dawn Denton at 410-641-9268.

 

CPAP Mask Fitting – appointment necessary

Atlantic General Hospital Sleep Disorders Diagnostic Center

Atlantic General Hospital’s Sleep Disorders Diagnostic Center hosts a monthly mask fitting clinic for patients who are having trouble adjusting to their CPAP equipment. This is a completely FREE service, but requires the patient to call ahead to set up an appointment. To make an appointment, contact Robin Rohlfing at 410-641-9726.

 

Atlantic General Hospital Diabetes Support Group 6:00 PM -7:00 PM

St. Paul’s Methodist Church

Sponsored by Atlantic General Hospital. The support group is open to the public and meets the first Monday of every month.   For more information contact Darlene Jameson at 410-629-6877 or the AGH Diabetes Outpatient Education program at 410-641-9703.

 

T.O.P.S. of Berlin – Group #169 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Atlantic General Hospital, Conference Room 1

Take Off Pounds Sensibly is a support and educational group promoting weight loss and healthy life-style. They meet weekly. For more information, contact Edna Berkey at 410-251-2083.

 

Tuesday, June 2, 2015
AGH Hypertension Clinic 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Rite Aid, Selbyville, Del.

Free blood pressure screening and health information. For more information, contact Dawn Denton at 410-641-9268.

 

AGH Hypertension Clinic 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Walgreens, Clarksville, Del.

Free blood pressure screening and health information. For more information, contact Dawn

Denton at 410-641-9268.

 

Stepping on Fall Prevention Workshop 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Pocomoke Senior Center, Pocomoke, Md.

Stepping On is a well-researched falls prevention program. The prevention of falls is vital to maintaining personal independence. Older people understand that the threat of a fall can be a barrier to safely doing all the things they want to do at home and in their community. The Stepping On workshop is FREE and meets for two hours a week for seven weeks (June 2 – July 14).

 

YOGA 5:30 PM – 6:45 PM

James G. Barrett Medical Office Building, Rotunda, Berlin, Md.

All levels welcome. Contact Georgette Rhoads at 410-641-9734 or grhoads@atlanticgeneral.org with any questions. Cost: $72 for 8 sessions, or $10 drop-in fee for first time.

 

Wednesday, June 3, 2015
AGH Hypertension Clinic 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Rite Aid, Berlin, Md.

Free blood pressure screening and health information. For more information, contact Dawn Denton at 410-641-9268.

 

AGH Hypertension Clinic 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Rite Aid, Ocean Pines, Md.

Free blood pressure screening and health information. For more information, contact Dawn Denton at 410-641-9268.

 

Atlantic General Hospital Diabetes Support Group 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Ocean Pines Library, Ocean Pines, Md.

Sponsored by Atlantic General Hospital.

The support group is open to the public and meets the first Wednesday of every month.
For more information, contact the AGH Diabetes Outpatient Education program at 410-641-9703.

 

Friday, June 5, 2015
Berlin Health Fair 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Berlin Visitor’s Center, 14 S. Main Street, Berlin, Md.

Free information and screenings will be held at the Visitor’s Center including blood pressure, carotid, bone density, women’s health and diabetes. There will also be Integrative Health providers including massage, reflexology, essential oils, gluten free eating, acupuncture and more located at the Worcester Youth & Family Counseling Center located at 124 N. Main Street. Come for the Health Fair. Stay for the High Heel race at 5:30 PM!

 

Sunday, June 7, 2015
Overeaters Anonymous 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Atlantic General Hospital, Conference Room 1

Our group is a 12 step program, adapted from Alcoholics Anonymous. We help anyone struggling with a compulsive eating problem, whether it is weight gain, bulimia, anorexia, or if you are a parent of a child with one of these problems. We will be meeting each Sunday in Conference Room 1 at Atlantic General Hospital. There is no initial meeting charge. Meeting contribution is $1.00 weekly. If you have any questions, contact Bett at 410-202-9078.

 

Alcoholics Anonymous Support Group 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Atlantic General Hospital, Conference Room Alcoholics Anonymous® is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. This group is open to the community and to AGH patients. For more information call Rob at 443-783-3529.

 

Monday, June 8, 2015

T.O.P.S. of Berlin – Group #169 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Atlantic General Hospital, Conference Room 1

Take Off Pounds Sensibly is a support and educational group promoting weight loss and healthy life-style. They meet weekly. For more information, contact Edna Berkey at 410-251-2083.

 

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

NAMI Family Support Group 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Atlantic Health Center, Berlin, Md.

NAMI Maryland Lower Shore, offers this support group of families helping other families who live with mental health challenges. Join a caring group of individuals helping one another by utilizing their collective lived experiences and learned wisdom. The support group meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. For more information call 443-229-2744 or namimdls@gmail.com.

 

Worcester Parkinson’s Disease Support Group 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Ocean Pines Library

Helping individuals with Parkinson’s disease and their families. No reservation, no fee. Just drop by and join us!  Additional information is available on www.DelmarvaParkinsonsAlliance.org or call Ron and Mary Leidner at 410-208-0525.

 

Stepping on Fall Prevention Workshop 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Pocomoke Senior Center, Pocomoke, Md.

Stepping On is a well-researched falls prevention program. The prevention of falls is vital to maintaining personal independence. Older people understand that the threat of a fall can be a barrier to safely doing all the things they want to do at home and in their community. The Stepping

On workshop is FREE and meets for two hours a week for seven weeks (June 2 – July 14).

 

YOGA 5:30 PM – 6:45 PM

James G. Barrett Medical Office Building, Rotunda, Berlin, Md.

All levels welcome. Contact Georgette Rhoads at 410-641-9734 or grhoads@atlanticgeneral.org with any questions. Cost: $72 for 8 sessions, or $10 drop-in fee for first time.

 

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Celiac Support Group 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Atlantic General Hospital, Conference Room 1

Support and information for those affected by celiac disease. For more information, contact Betty

Bellarin at 410-603-0210

 

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Alcoholics Anonymous Support Group 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Atlantic General Hospital, Conference Room 2

Alcoholics Anonymous® is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. This group is open to the community and to AGH patients. For more information call Rob at 443-783-3529

 

Monday, June 15, 2015

Living Healthy with Hypertension Workshop 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Atlantic General Hospital, conference room 1

This is a one-time 2 ½ hour interactive program that teaches people with high blood pressure how to better manage the condition. It includes a blood pressure check, information about monitoring along with dietary and lifestyle suggestions. For more information or to register call 410-641-9268 – pre-registration is not necessary.

 

CPAP Mask Fitting – appointment necessary

Atlantic General Hospital Sleep Disorders Diagnostic Center

Atlantic General Hospital’s Sleep Disorders Diagnostic Center hosts a monthly mask fitting clinic for patients who are having trouble adjusting to their CPAP equipment. This is a completely FREE service, but requires the patient to call ahead to set up an appointment. To make an appointment, contact Robin Rohlfing at 410-641-9726.

 

 

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Stepping on Fall Prevention Workshop 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Pocomoke Senior Center, Pocomoke, Md.

Stepping On is a well-researched falls prevention program. The prevention of falls is vital to maintaining personal independence. Older people understand that the threat of a fall can be a barrier to safely doing all the things they want to do at home and in their community. The Stepping

On workshop is FREE and meets for two hours a week for seven weeks (June 2 –

July 14).

 

YOGA 5:30 PM – 6:45 PM

James G. Barrett Medical Office Building, Rotunda, Berlin, Md.

All levels welcome. Contact Georgette Rhoads at 410-641-9734 or grhoads@atlanticgeneral.org with any questions. Cost: $72 for 8 sessions, or $10 drop-in fee for first time.

 

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

AGH Hypertension Clinic 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Walgreens, Bethany Beach, Del.

Free blood pressure screening and health information. For more information, contact Dawn Denton at 410-641-9268.

 

AGH Hypertension Clinic 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Walgreens, Selbyville, Del.

Free blood pressure screening and health information. For more information, contact Dawn Denton 410-641-9268

 

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Alcoholics Anonymous Support Group 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Atlantic General Hospital, Conference Room 2

Alcoholics Anonymous® is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. This group is open to the community and to AGH patients. For more information call Rob at 443-783-3529.

 

Monday, June 22, 2015

T.O.P.S. of Berlin – Group #169 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Atlantic General Hospital, Conference Room 1

Take Off Pounds Sensibly is a support and educational group promoting weight loss and healthy life-style. They meet weekly. For more information, contact Edna Berkey at 410-251-2083.

 

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Stepping on Fall Prevention Workshop 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Pocomoke Senior Center, Pocomoke, Md.

Stepping On is a well-researched falls prevention program. The prevention of falls is vital to maintaining personal independence. Older people understand that the threat of a fall can be a barrier to safely doing all the things they want to do at home and in their community. The Stepping On workshop is FREE and meets for two hours a week for seven weeks (June 2 – July 14).

 

YOGA 5:30 PM – 6:45 PM

James G. Barrett Medical Office Building, Rotunda, Berlin, Md.

All levels welcome. Contact Georgette Rhoads at 410-641-9734 or grhoads@atlanticgeneral.org with any questions. Cost: $72 for 8 sessions, or $10 drop-in fee for first time.

 

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Bereavement Support Group 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Atlantic General Hospital, Conference Room 1

We gather the fourth Wednesday of every month. Pre-registration is not necessary. For further information, please contact Pastoral Care Services at 410-641-9725 or emailgmansell@atlanticgeneral.org.

 

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Stroke Support Group 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Atlantic Health Center

A stroke support group that provides a community based environment for stroke victims/survivors and caregivers on a monthly basis. We will provide physical and emotional support in a social setting for survivors and caregivers to share their personal experiences and challenges. Coping strategies will also be discussed during these interactions.  We encourage utilization of resources available in our surrounding area to facilitate the greatest quality of life possible for our survivors. We will have key speakers who have expert knowledge concerning areas of concern for those affected by a stroke.

 

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Alcoholics Anonymous Support Group 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Atlantic General Hospital, Conference Room 2

Alcoholics Anonymous® is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. This group is open to the community and to AGH patients. For more information call Rob at 443-783-3529.

 

Monday, June 29, 2015

T.O.P.S. of Berlin – Group #169 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Atlantic General Hospital, Conference Room 1

Take Off Pounds Sensibly is a support and educational group promoting weight loss and healthy life-style. They meet weekly. For more information, contact Edna Berkey at 410-251-2083.

 

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Stepping on Fall Prevention Workshop 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Pocomoke Senior Center, Pocomoke, Md.

Stepping On is a well-researched falls prevention program. The prevention of falls is vital to

maintaining personal independence. Older people understand that the threat of a fall can be a

barrier to safely doing all the things they want to do at home and in their community. The Stepping On workshop is FREE and meets for two hours a week for seven weeks (June 2 –

July 14).

 

YOGA 5:30 PM – 6:45 PM

James G. Barrett Medical Office Building, Rotunda, Berlin, Md.

All levels welcome. Contact Georgette Rhoads at 410-641-9734 or grhoads@atlanticgeneral.org with any questions. Cost: $72 for 8 sessions, or $10 drop-in fee for first time.

 

 

About Atlantic General Hospital

Atlantic General Hospital has been providing quality health care to the residents of Worcester, Wicomico, Somerset (Md.) and Sussex (Del.) counties since May 1993.  Built by the commitment and generosity of a dedicated community, the hospital’s state-of-the-art facility in Berlin, Md., combines old-fashioned personal attention with the latest in technology and services. It provides quality specialty care such as weight loss surgery, orthopedics, outpatient infusion for individuals with cancer or blood/autoimmune disorders, retina surgery and a comprehensive women’s diagnostic center. Atlantic General Health System, its network of more than 40 primary care providers and specialists, care for residents and visitors throughout the region.  For more information about Atlantic General Hospital, visit www.atlanticgeneral.org.

 

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