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Luau to Benefit DGH

Friends of Dorchester General Hospital will gather on Saturday, May 21 for a tropical luau at the waterfront home of Dr. and Mrs. Michael Moran. This elegant fundraiser will support palliative care services for the hospital.

The event begins at 6:00 p.m. with an island style welcome. Oxford’s Latitude 38 has created a tropically inspired menu featuring jerk chicken with pineapple, blackened mahi mahi with mango salsa, pulled pork with Hawaiian barbecue sauce, rice and black beans, and an assortment of fresh fruit and vegetables. The dessert buffet will entice diners to sample key lime tartlets, frozen banana bites dipped in chocolate, lemon bars and coconut cookies.

Guests can work off the calories when Mike Hines and The Look turn up their high energy dance music. Throughout the evening, silent and live auctions will add to the fun and the fundraising. Bidding will heat up for a barbeque and dance party for 100 people; dinner for six at Bistro Poplar in Cambridge; a framed portrait by Laura Era; a day spa package and other quality items.

Funds raised at the DGH Luau will be used to create a palliative care suite at Dorchester General Hospital. This new patient care area will provide a private place for people who are transitioning into hospice care at the end of life. In the suite, patients will spend time with their loved ones while continuing to receive medical treatment.

Sponsors for the DGH Luau include the Dorchester General Hospital Foundation, the Shore Health System Medical Staff,  MidShore Surgical Eye Center and Delmarva Radiology. Other businesses supporting the fundraiser are Delmarva Power, Miles & Stockbridge Foundation, AIM Transport and the law office of Michael C. Maloney. Other physicians and members of the community who have pledged sponsorships are Jennifer Goddard Brant and Andrew Goddard; Dr. & Mrs. Mahmood Shariff; Dr. & Mrs. Eugene Newmier; Dr. & Mrs. William Bair; Dr. & Mrs. Michael Moran; Dr. & Mrs. Morris Effron; Dr. & Mrs. Paul Monte; Dr Paul Brant, Cambridge Family Eye Care; and Eastern Shore Emergency Medicine Physicians Michael Joyce, MD, Salvatore Verteramo, MD, and Jane Wang, MD.

Tickets are $150 per person. To reserve your table at the Dorchester General Hospital Luau, call Shelley, 410-228-5511, ext. 5763.

Flowers Named Surgical and Ambulatory Services Manager at DGH

flowers  jane (320 x 400)Jane Flowers, MSN, RN, CNOR, recently was named surgical and ambulatory services manager for Dorchester General Hospital. In this role, she manages the staff and processes responsible for delivering patient-focused care in the operating rooms and the post anesthesia care unit as well as in the short stay, outpatient infusion and endoscopy units.

Flowers, who lives in Cambridge, began her nursing career at Dorchester General Hospital in 1977 following graduation from the Macqueen Gibbs Willis School of Nursing. She worked as a staff nurse in the surgical unit and as head nurse for the medical-surgical unit for 10 years. In 1987, she moved to Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, where she worked as a staff nurse and as a nurse manager in many clinical areas. She was also responsible for developing and managing orientation and education programs for surgical nurses. In 2009, Flowers rejoined Shore Health System to take on her current position.

Flowers earned a bachelor of science in nursing from Salisbury University and a masters of science in nursing administration with a focus on health care management from Georgetown University. She has been a certified perioperative nurse since 1982 and completed the RN First Assistant program at Anne Arundel Community College. She maintains professional memberships and leadership roles in the Maryland Nursing Association, the American Nursing Association, and the national and Lower Eastern Shore branches of the Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses. She is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau National Honor Society of Nursing.