Volunteers to fight sex trafficking

CAMBRIDGE — Slavery. “It hasn’t ended,” Julie Crain said. “It just looks different than it used to.” Ms. Crain was speaking at a volunteer orientation meeting at Harriett’s House Drop-In Center on Saturday. The center, at 409 Muir St., will provide resources for women, with screening for human trafficking. Case management will be provided for […]

UM SRH applies to move behavioral health beds

EASTON — Shore Regional Health has announced that it will prepare a modified Certificate of Exemption (COE) application to the Maryland Health Care Commission (MHCC) to move inpatient behavioral health beds and services in 2021 from UM Shore Medical Center at Dorchester to UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown. If submitted and approved, the move […]

Shore Health honors nurses

WYE MILLS — University of Maryland Shore Regional Health’s Nurse Excellence Awards Ceremony was held on May 6 at the Todd Performing Arts Center at Chesapeake College. The occasion was the premier event in the celebration of Nurses’ Week 2018, May 6-11. The 2019 Shore Regional Health Nurse Excellence Award winners are: • Commitment to […]

DCS: Help needed, meal funds cut

CAMBRIDGE — Delmarva Community Services’ CEO Santo Grande spoke during the June 18 meeting of the Dorchester County Council, asking for support to make up for state cuts in funding DCS’ meals program for the elderly. Mr. Grande said the cuts were, “fundamentally discriminatory,” taking money from poor, rural counties in the state and sending […]

Moveable Feast feeds county’s critically ill

CAMBRIDGE — Members of the Dorchester County Council voted 4-0 on June 4 to sponsor a Community Development Block Grant application by Moveable Feast. “The project itself is home-delivered meals to the critically ill in Dorchester County,” Grants Administrator Brittany Palmer said. “The meals are heart healthy and designed by registered dietitians and chefs to […]

Grant to prepare SU nurses as clinical teachers

SALISBURY — A team of faculty from Salisbury University’s School of Nursing received a $149,998 planning grant from the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) Nurse Support Program-II to develop and pilot a program to expand the preparation of experienced nurses for clinical teaching positions in Maryland’s nursing programs. Drs. Lisa Seldomridge, Judy Jarosinski and Tina […]

Preston Automotive Group supports Breast Center

EASTON — Locally owned family business, Preston Automotive Group, once again is giving back to the community as a Tournament Sponsor for UM Memorial Hospital Foundation’s Fifth Annual Sporting Clays Classic event, which supports UM Shore Regional Health’s Clark Comprehensive Breast Center in Easton. The Wilson family’s Preston Automotive Group has been a Tournament Sponsor […]

State slashes senior meal funds 60 percent

CAMBRIDGE — Hunger is a constant companion to many local senior citizens — at least it would be, if it weren’t for the efforts of Delmarva Community Services, Inc. (DCS), which feeds about 300 frail elderly every day. But those unwelcome pangs might return, now that the state’s Department of Aging has announced deep, unexpected […]

Maryland to raise minimum legal sales age to 21

BALTIMORE — The Maryland Department of Health applauds the Maryland General Assembly and Governor Larry Hogan for passing legislation (House Bill 1169) increasing the age from 18 to 21 for the sales of tobacco products and electronic smoking devices (ESDs). Over the coming months, MDH will launch a statewide campaign to get the word out […]

Behavioral Health shares goals, growth

CAMBRIDGE — Representatives of Mid Shore Behavioral Health presented their annual report to the Dorchester County Council on May 7. Executive Director Katie Dilley and Behavioral Health Coordinator, crisis services, Brigitte Kealy shared information on the group’s growth, the need for their services, and their goals. “Our vision is a rural, behavioral health care delivery […]