ESHC joins Dorchester Goes Purple

The Eastern Shore Hospital Center is displaying purple to raise awareness of opioid abuse.

CAMBRIDGE — The Eastern Shore Hospital Center has joined other local organizations and employers to bring awareness of the growing opioid abuse crisis faced by individuals, families, health care providers, and law enforcement on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. By lighting the facility and campus with purple hues, symbolizing the struggle taking place across the […]

Dr. Carl S. Barham receives Lifetime Achievement Award

CAMBRIDGE – Dr. Carl S. Barham has received the MAMCD Lifetime Achievement Award in Multicultural Counseling. The award is given by the Maryland Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development to an individual who has made sustained, exceptional, and life-long accomplishments and contributions in the field of multicultural counseling. Dr. Barham has dedicated his profession to […]

Kick Up Your Heels Hospice 5K run

EASTON – Community support is always important for those in need, maybe most of all as they near the end of life. On Sept. 22, the Festival of Trees will begin a new fund-raising event for Talbot County Hospice. The Kick Up Your Heels 5 kilometer run will raise money and awareness for the group’s […]

Perry recalls addiction

CAMBRIDGE – “I was injured at work,” Shantay Perry recalled in a conversation with the Banner. “I got a prescription for pain pills.” That’s how addiction starts for many – legal drugs prescribed by a doctor for a valid reason – later developing into an illegal habit. This month, The Dorchester Banner has joined many […]

‘Dorchester Goes Purple’ to fight opioid abuse

CAMBRIDGE — People will see lots of color in the county next month, as “Dorchester Goes Purple” against opioid abuse. The hue symbolizes the struggle taking place across the country and locally, as individuals, families, health care providers and law enforcement face the growing crisis. There have been several fatal overdoes so far this year […]

DGH Foundation supports surgical services

CAMBRIDGE — The Dorchester General Hospital Foundation has long been a force for good in the ongoing enhancement of medical care for Dorchester County residents, and 2018 is no exception. Under the continued guidance of Ida Jane Baker, president, the Foundation Board has dedicated $131,000 to support equipment purchases and professional development for nursing staff […]

EMS asks county for protective gear

CAMBRIDGE – Members of the Dorchester County Council heard a request Aug. 7 from Jason Trego of the Chiefs’ Committee of the Volunteer Fireman’s Association for protective gear for Emergency Medical Services personnel. “They have no protection,” Mr. Trego said. “The need is there. We feel they need to be protected.” He told council members […]

Equine therapy program focuses on the disabled

RIDGELY — Dogs, and occasionally even cats, have comforted the disabled for years. Whether physical, mental, or emotional disabilities may be alleviated with the affection of another type of animal. Horses! Equines, including not only full size 1,000 lb. horses, but also “minis,” ponies, and donkeys now participate in physical therapy, building self confidence, and […]

Trailblazers become Tooth Fairy’s helpers

CAMBRIDGE — The Dorchester Trailblazers 4-H Club assisted the Eastern Shore Area Health Education Center (ESAHEC) in preparing over 700 dental health kits for the Tooth Fairy’s Helper to distribute to children on the Eastern Shore. Each kit contains a toothbrush, toothpaste, flossers, timer, sticker, and educational material to promote good oral hygiene. The former […]

State supports aging at home

CAMBRIDGE – A generation or two ago, folks could expect to work hard for 40 years, retire, and maybe not be around too long afterwards. That’s not the case anymore. People are living longer, and often in better health, than they used to. So as lifestyles change, ways of thinking might need to evolve as […]