Patricia Rosenberry, RN, has been named coordinator of the Shore Health System Kidney Transplant Clinic and the Vascular Access Program, two new services scheduled to open at The Memorial Hospital at Easton in January, 2009.
The Kidney Transplant Clinic is an affiliate of the University of Maryland Medical Center transplant program. As coordinator, Rosenberry will oversee the process of evaluating and preparing individuals who are candidates for kidney transplant. By operating this clinic in Easton, Shore Health System will offer residents of the Eastern Shore world class care with University of Maryland School of Medicine transplant specialists while reducing travel to Baltimore prior to surgery.
Rosenberry is also working with the University of Maryland Medical System to develop a Vascular Access Program. This program will expedite surgical services that prepare individuals for long-term dialysis treatment.
A registered nurse, Rosenberry is a graduate of the Chesapeake College Macqueen Gibbs Willis School of Nursing and the Talbot County Vocational Technical School. Her 25-year nursing career began in 1983 as a staff nurse at Memorial Hospital. Her Shore Health System career includes patient care and office management positions for several Shore Clinical Foundation physician practices. She acquired additional expertise in the treatment of kidney disease as a dialysis nurse, clinical coordinator and patient educator for the DaVita® outpatient dialysis clinics located at Dorchester General Hospital in Cambridge and in Easton.
Rosenberry, who lives in Cordova, is enrolled in the bachelor of nursing program at Stevenson University (formerly Villa Julie College) in Baltimore County. She is a member of the American Nephrology Nurses Association and the Maryland Nurses Association.
“Trish has been a member of the Shore Health System nursing team for many years,” says Chris Mitchell, MSN, RN, director of emergency and outpatient services. “She brings a great knowledge base and background in renal disease, patient care and clinical practice management to this new position and to these valuable new programs.”