DCS staff explains Medicare Part D enrollment

CAMBRIDGE — Effective immediately, the State of Maryland has announced state retirees will not have to enroll in Medicare Part D prescription coverage, as of Oct. 15. State retirees learned in June their contracted benefit providing prescription coverage from the state was being terminated the coming year and those retirees would be required to enroll […]

Stout wants to offer more programs, sites

CAMBRIDGE – Frank Stout took over as Director of Dorchester County Recreation and Parks in September. He brings his extensive public service experience and local knowledge to the job, as he plans to expand the department’s offerings and locations. A native of Ohio, Mr. Stout came to the area to teach. “I had the privilege […]

Fentanyl: Fatal ODs increasing

BALTIMORE – The Maryland Department of Health last week released data for unintentional drug and alcohol-related intoxication deaths through the second quarter of 2018. During this six-month period, which encompasses January through June of 2018, there were 1,325 total unintentional intoxication deaths, a 12 percent increase over the same period in 2017. Of these, 1,185 […]

PRMC: Free Heart Screenings in Cambridge

CAMBRIDGE — Heart disease is the no. 1 killer of Americans, but screening and understanding of lifestyle and risk factors can help to reduce that number. That’s why Peninsula Regional Medical Center’s Guerrieri Heart & Vascular Institute offers a free Heart Smart heart disease risk assessment for both men and women. The screenings will be […]

CoreLife Delmarva opens in Salisbury

SALISBURY — CoreLife Delmarva, in partnership with the Peninsula Regional Health System (PRHS), announced they have opened the new Salisbury location. The joint venture recently opened its first Delmarva location at 1496 Still Meadow Boulevard, the first of several planned openings in the region, and quickly filled its patient roster. At an open house and […]

Certificate of need filed for new hospital in Easton

EASTON — University of Maryland Shore Regional Health (UM SRH) filed a Certificate of Need application this month for the hospital that will replace and relocate Shore Medical Center at Easton. The application was filed with the Maryland Health Care Commission on Sept. 7 and is being reviewed for completeness before being docketed for formal […]

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 […]