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 […]

UM Memorial Hospital Foundation holds annual event

EASTON — Appreciation was the theme of evening on Nov. 29, at Talbot Country Club, as University of Maryland Memorial Hospital Foundation hosted its annual event for donors. Gathered for the occasion were donors and friends who supported various fundraising drives and events during the past year to benefit programs and services of UM Shore […]

Amanda Hahn joins UM CMG surgical care

EASTON – University of Maryland Community Medical Group (UM CMG), announces the addition of Easton-based surgeon Amanda S. Hahn, MD. Dr. Hahn’s subspecialties include general surgery and wound care. She is seeing patients at 500 Cadmus Lane in Easton, Suite 205. Patients may make an appointment with Dr. Hahn by calling 410-822-4553. UM CMG is […]

UM Shore Regional Health presents annual awards

EASTON — University of Maryland Shore Regional Health recently honored a total of 256 team members as Service Award recipients at two events at The Milestone in Easton: a Service Awards Luncheon on Oct. 11 honoring those celebrating 10 or 15 years of employment with the regional health care network, and a Service Awards Dinner […]

Outpatient Palliative Care Program launched

EASTON — University of Maryland Shore Regional Health’s Palliative Care Program provides support to individuals living with chronic, life-limiting illnesses by helping them to manage complex pain and other symptoms, maintain their functional status for as long as possible and enhance their quality of life. Offered since 2014 to patients in University of Maryland Shore […]