Medicos to Make Music at Library

The musical entertainment at the Talbot County Library’s Good Neighbor Day (Sunday, June 7) will be provided by a band composed almost entirely of medical professionals. The name of the band is Off the Hook, and its members—when they aren’t busy providing medical care—like nothing better than entertaining an audience with an electrifying mix of current hits and old stand-bys.

The band’s vocals are entirely a Shore Health System affair, the singing being provided by the organization’s Director of Surgical Services, Penny Aaron-Pink, Human Resources Consultant, Melinda Simpkins, and Project Specialist for Surgical Services, Renee Jeffries.

Del Joiner, Director of Quality Improvement at Maryland General Hospital, plays keyboards, Jon Jacobs, an SHS nurse in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit, plays bass guitar, and Gary Jones, SHS Director of Cardiovascular Services, plays drums. The band’s lone non-medico, lead guitarist John Hansen, is an IT specialist for CSX Railroad, but even he manages to find time to volunteer for the Red Cross.

Off the Hook specializes in the kind of music you like to sing aloud in the shower, and with this band, should the fun of joining in get the better of you, the entertainers themselves may provide medical assistance.

Good Neighbor Day will take place from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m., on Sunday, June 7, at the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library, 100 West Dover Street. For more information, call the library at 410-822-1626, or visit