Yoga with horses (and a donkey)

submitted to dorchester banner Duncan the donkey is usually in the middle of everything and the Yoga with Horses event was no exception. Windy Way Horses owner Annie Trice also heads a non-profit therapy program, Courageous Hearts Horsemanship, that raises funds from special events, like yoga.

HURLOCK — Lots of people are practicing Yoga. But with horses? With a donkey? Angela Phillips Thomas recently taught Yoga in the barn at Windy Way Horses outside of Hurlock. Angela co-owns Overboard Paddle and Fitness LLC and teaches fitness classes. Her son rides in one of the programs Windy Way owner Annie Trice offers. […]

Kim Gibbons-Neff – A fitness wake-up call

Submitted to Dorchester Banner Kim Gibbons-Neff decided to challenge herself with a new fitness plan after recovering from an injury. She is seen with her husband Henner, sons Grayson and Hayden, and daughter Alden.

EASTON — One day last June, Kim Gibbons-Neff, a speech therapist at Easton Elementary School, along with a few other teachers, decided to jump into a freeze-tag-dodgeball type of game with their students. During the game, she was stunned by a pop in the back of her leg, immediate tightness, and then searing pain that […]

$100,000 pledge benefits Clark Comprehensive Breast Center

Shown in front of the Clark Comprehensive Breast Center are from left: Ken Kozel, president and CEO, UM Shore Regional Health; Brittany Krautheim, CRNP, breast care nurse practitioner; Mike Meoli, owner/operator, The Meoli Companies/McDonald’s®; Roberta Lilly, MD, medical director, Clark Comprehensive Breast Center; Graham Lee, vice president, Philanthropy, UM SRH; and Brian Leutner, vice president, Clinical and Ambulatory Services.

EASTON — The Meoli Companies/McDonald’s® and local owner/operator Mike Meoli recently pledged $100,000 to UM Memorial Hospital Foundation to provide assistance to cancer patients receiving treatment at the Clark Comprehensive Breast Center at UM Shore Regional Health. Providing support to patients during their cancer journey is personal for Mr. Meoli as his wife of 24 […]

Olivi named director of diagnostic imaging

submitted to dorchester banner/UM SRH Penny Olivi joined UM SRH last month as director, Diagnostic Imaging.

EASTON — Penny Olivi has joined UM Shore Regional Health as director, Diagnostic Imaging. Ms. Olivi brings 17 years’ experience as senior administrator and senior director at the University of Maryland Medical Center and School of Medicine in Baltimore. Previously, she served as director of Imaging for York Hospital in York, Pennsylvania and as practice […]

Health Dept. gets $675K federal grant

CAMBRIDGE — The Dorchester County Health Department has been awarded a three-year $675,145 Federal grant from the US Office of Justice Programs to support the “Connecting For Success” program. This funding falls under the Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention’s Second Chance Act, to address the needs of incarcerated parents with minor children. Research […]

SunburstPharm opens in Cambridge

Dorchester Banner/Paul clipper SunburstPharm CEO Darryl Hill, center, and General Manager Michael Dunaway gave tours of the dispensary’s showroom and its products.

CAMBRIDGE — The county’s newest business, SunburstPharm, opened on Jan. 30. The medical marijuana dispensary began treating patients and providing tours. The site at 603 Meteor Ave. is part of a shift in public perception of marijuana and its derivative medicines, which provide relief from a variety of ailments. “One of the things we focus […]

DGH Foundation supports cardio rehab and respiratory care

submitted to dorchester banner/UM SRH Shown in the Cardiopulmonary Rehab Center at UM Shore Medical Center at Dorchester are Sally Worm, Dorchester General Hospital Foundation President Ida Jane Baker, rehab patient Esther Jones, rehab therapists Mary Beth Linthicum and Katie Brown, and Brian Leutner, executive director, UM Shore Medical Center at Dorchester. Ms. Linthicum holds a monitor tracking Ms. Jones’ heart rate and rhythm as she cycles.

CAMBRIDGE — Health care for the people of Dorchester County continues to benefit from the generosity of The Dorchester General Hospital Foundation says Brian Leutner, executive director, UM Shore Medical Center at Dorchester. Under the guidance of Ida Jane Baker, president, the Foundation Board recently provided $78,209 to support equipment purchases for use in respiratory […]

Obermeier earns professional certification

submitted to dorchester banner/BCRC George Obermeier displays his certificate that he earned to teach professional pickelball. He teaches at the Bay Country Racquet Club on Leonards Lane.

CAMBRIDGE — The Bay Country Racquet Club located at 515-B Leonards Lane in Cambridge announces that George Obermeier, one of the partners in the club, has completed the education requirements and passed all parts of the exam to earn Professional Pickleball Registry’s Certification to teach Pickleball. Mr. Obermeier completed a comprehensive on court and written […]

CareFirst gives $400K to regional providers

CAMBRIDGE – CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield presented three Eastern Shore organizations with grants totaling more than $400,000 on Monday. The funds are aimed at improving access to health care for uninsured or underinsured patients, some of whom suffer from substance abuse disorders. The ceremony took place at the Eastern Shore Area Health Education Center (ESAHEC). Director […]

Diabetes education and support offered free

CAMBRIDGE — University of Maryland Shore Regional Health will offer a three-session class, Diabetes and You, on Tuesdays, Jan. 15, 22 and 29, at UM Shore Medical Center at Dorchester. Taught by diabetes nurse educator Wynne Aroom, the class is free and open to the public. It provides medical information and strategies enabling patients to […]