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Memorial Hospital Foundation to Host Women’s Seminar October 30

Sisca-photo-2 Walsworth-photo1Memorial Hospital Foundation to Host Women’s Seminar October 30

University of Maryland Memorial Hospital Foundation will host its annual women’s seminar, “From a Woman’s Point of View: Nurturing Your Physical and Financial Wellbeing” on Thursday, October 30 from 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at the Talbot Country Club, located at 6142 Country Club Drive in Easton. Presentations will include: “How to Take ‘Every Day’ Prescriptions and Combinations to Avoid” and “Action Steps to Protect Your Financial Health in 2014.”

Guest presenters are Thomas S. Sisca, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS, CACP, FNAP, Clinical Pharmacist, Antithrombosis Specialist, at University of Maryland Shore Regional Health and Professor of Pharmacy Practice at University of Maryland School of Pharmacy; and Deborah H. Walsworth, CPA, CFP, CPC, Senior Manager, CBIZ MHM, LLC & Mayer Hoffman McCann, P.C.

Medication errors affect more than 1 million people annually in the United States. During the presentation “How to Take ‘Every Day’ Prescriptions and Combinations to Avoid,” Thomas S. Sisca, PharmD will discuss the medications and ‘every day’ prescriptions you take, including possible side effects, dangerous combinations to avoid, how and when to take your medications, how to prevent adverse reactions, safe medication storage and questions/concerns to share with your doctor, pharmacist and other health care providers.

Deborah Walsworth will present the financial portion of this seminar, titled “Action Steps to Protect Your Financial Health in 2014.” Participants will gain information about how to achieve and maintain personal financial health, covering areas of planning, including estate, income tax, long term care, net worth and investment strategy, personal security (home computer, credit report and identity theft protection), and documentation (wills, advance directive, power of attorney).

Thomas Sisca earned a B.Sc. Pharmacy and a PharmD from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy (PCP&S) and is a Clinical Pharmacist and Antithrombosis Specialist at UM Shore Medical Center at Easton. He has maintained an active clinical pharmacy practice at this same institution for 40 years. He developed clinical pharmacy services at this hospital and now at the Shore Regional Health System, which includes the medical centers at Dorchester and Easton, Maryland. As a Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore School of Pharmacy, Sisca also teaches part-time. Sisca has published over 20 articles and has made over 250 presentations at local, state, national and international meetings.

Debbie Walsworth is a Senior Manager and Tax Practice Leader with CBIZ MHM LLC in its Easton, Maryland office. She has over 27 years experience in public accounting, and she provides tax compliance and consulting services, financial planning services, long-term care consulting and retirement benefit planning. Walsworth holds the designations of CPA (Certified Public Accountant), CFP (Certified Financial Planner) and CPC (Certified Pension Consultant). She obtained her B.S. in accounting from Wilmington University and is in the process of completing her M.S. in Taxation through the University of Baltimore, School of Law.

To register for the seminar or for more information, please contact Janet Andrews at the Memorial Hospital Foundation (410) 822-1000, extension 5792 or by email at janet@shorehealth.org. This event is free to all attendees; seating is limited and pre-registration is required. Light refreshments will be served.

University of Maryland Memorial Hospital Foundation is a private, nonprofit organization serving the fundraising needs of University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Easton and UM Shore Regional Health. Through its philanthropic efforts, the Foundation supports UM Shore Regional Health’s ability to provide quality healthcare to the local community by contributing to hospital programs and services.

PHOTO#1: Deborah H. Walsworth will be a guest presenter at the October 30 women’s seminar.

PHOTO #2: Thomas S. Sisca will be a guest presenter at the October 30 women’s seminar.

 

 

Memorial Hospital Foundation to Host Charitable Gift Annuities Seminar

Sump and Lee (400 x 330)University of Maryland Memorial Hospital Foundation will host a free seminar, “Earn Higher Income with the Charitable Gift Annuity,” on Saturday, September 21 from 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at the Nick Rajacich Health Education Center, located at University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Easton, 219 S. Washington Street in Easton.

Guest presenters at the seminar are Darian Sump, CPA, Sump & Associates, PC, and F. Graham Lee, Vice President for Philanthropy, University of Maryland Shore Regional Health.

Sump, a Talbot County native, graduated from Salisbury University with a Bachelor of Science in accounting. He is the owner of Sump & Associates, PC, an accounting firm in Easton. The firm provides tax and accounting services to individual, small businesses and non-profit organizations. Sump was active in 4-H as a child and continues the trend of community service the organization instilled in him. He currently serves as a Court Appointed Special Advocate in Talbot County and previously served on the board of directors for that organization. Sump is a member of the Tri-County Ruritan and a member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Cordova. He is a graduate of Shore Leadership and LEAD Maryland. Sump holds professional membership in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants.

Lee grew up in Wilson, North Carolina and moved to Talbot County in 1989 from the Baptist Health System, Knoxville, TN. A graduate of Campbell University, he has been a professional fundraiser for 30 years and is active in the Mental Health Association of Talbot County, Rotary Club of Easton and the Association of Healthcare Philanthropy. Lee is a frequent speaker to non-profits on planned giving, capital campaigns, special events and building successful fundraising programs.

With fluctuating stock market prices and low rates for Certificates of Deposit, participants in this seminar will learn why the gift annuity is one of the most flexible forms of giving while receiving high income. The seminar will inform participants about income tax deduction and partially non-taxable income, while providing information about using long term appreciated property where a portion of the capital gains tax is avoided. Sump and Lee will discuss how an individual at age 76 can earn 6.0% for life; age 78 can earn 6.4% for life; and age 84 can earn 7.6% for life. Rates for couples will also be discussed. “If you like the idea of higher income, guaranteed income, fixed income with tax deductions, a charitable gift annuity may be what your retirement plan needs,” says Lee.

For more information or to register for the seminar, please contact Janet Andrews at the Memorial Hospital Foundation (410) 822-1000, extension 5792 or by email at janet@shorehealth.org. This event is free to all attendees; seating is limited and pre-registration is required. Light refreshments will be served and free parking will be available in the parking lot adjacent to the Hospital.

University of Maryland Memorial Hospital Foundation is a private, nonprofit organization serving the fundraising needs of University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Easton and UM Shore Regional Health. Through its philanthropic efforts, the Foundation supports Shore Regional Health’s ability to provide quality healthcare to the local community by contributing to hospital programs and services.

In photo: Pictured are (from left to right) F. Graham Lee, Vice President for Philanthropy, UM Shore Regional Health and Darian Sump, CPA, Sump & Associates, PC.

 

Stafford Named 2013 Nursing Excellence Award Winner

Karen Spies Award 2013 2 (400 x 271)Amy Stafford, MSN, RN is the 2013 recipient of the Karen Spies Nursing Excellence Award. The Spies Award was established through a gift made to the Memorial Hospital Foundation to honor Karen Spies, RN, for her caring and professional service. Spies, a former nurse for Shore Regional Health who now works for a private physician practice, presented the award to Stafford. The Karen Spies Nursing Excellence Award is given out annually to recognize a nurse for extraordinary nursing research accomplishments.

Stafford received the award for her study “Patients’ Perceptions of Patient Care Providers with Tattoos and/or Body Piercings.” This study evaluated patient perceptions of patient care providers with visible tattoos and/or body piercings.

Stafford, who has worked for Shore Regional Health since 2002, is employed in Professional Nursing Practice as an Staff Education Specialist. Prior to joining the Professional Nursing Practice team, she was a staff nurse on the Surgical Unit at UM Shore Medical Center at Easton.

“Nursing research is an essential component of current and future nursing practice,” says Stafford. “The Karen Spies Nursing Excellence Award has provided me a wonderful opportunity to attend a national conference. I look forward to learning about significant advances in healthcare based on nursing research.”

Participants in the study include the following: Heather V. Westerfield, MSN, RN, CMSRN, Per Diem RN; Karen Gabel Speroni, PhD, RN, Chair, Nursing Research Council; and Marlon G. Daniel, MHA, MPH Statistician.

In photo: Pictured at the Karen Spies Award Ceremony from left are Pat O’Shea, Director of Development, Shore Regional Health, Amy Stafford, MSN, RN, 2013 recipient of the Karen Spies Award; and Karen Spies.

 

Memorial Hospital Foundation to Host Wills Seminar

Wills Seminar 1 (400 x 330)The Memorial Hospital Foundation will be hosting “Your Will, Your Way: How and Why,” a seminar about wills, bequests, trusts, estate and gift taxes on Thursday, August 15 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Caroline County Public Library, located at 100 Market Street in Denton.

Guest presenters at the seminar will be JoRhea Nagel Wright, Esquire, of Charles T. Capute, LLC and Patrick J. Fitzgerald, Esquire, of Ewing, Dietz, Fountain & Kehoe, P.A.

Nagel Wright received her undergraduate degree from Baylor University in Waco Texas and her law degree from Regent University School of Law, in Virginia Beach, Virginia. She began her law career in 1998 working for the Goldman Sachs subsidiary, The Ayco Company, L.P., headquartered in Albany, New York, where she spent nearly eight years practicing in the area of estate, gift and income tax planning and compliance. A native of Preston, she moved back to the Eastern Shore in 2006, accepting a position with Charles T. Capute, LLC, concentrating in the areas of estate planning, wills and trusts, probate and trust administration, estate and gift tax law, and estate, gift and fiduciary income tax compliance.

Fitzgerald is an Associate Attorney at the Easton law firm of Ewing, Dietz, Fountain, & Kehoe, P.A. He received his undergraduate degrees in Business Administration and Economics from the University of Pittsburgh and his law degree, Master of Laws in Taxation and Certificate in Estate Planning from the University of Baltimore School of Law. Fitzgerald focuses on estate planning and administration, business formation and planning, commercial and financial transactions, real estate, land use and local government. He was born in Easton and is a life-long Eastonian.

In her presentation, Nagel Wright will be providing participants with an overview of the current income, estate, gift and generation skipping transfer tax rates, which became effective in 2013. She will discuss common estate plans designed to save estate taxes and will outline the pros and cons of providing for outright distributions to heirs versus leaving an inheritance in the form of a trust. Estate planning and wealth transfer techniques will also be discussed.

Fitzgerald will share with seminar participants the importance of having a will, Durable Power of Attorney and an Advance Medical Directive. He will also discuss the various options available to individuals in crafting an appropriate estate plan and some common misconceptions associated with the estate planning process.

For more information about “Your Will, Your Way: How and Why,” or to register for the seminar, please contact Janet Andrews at the Memorial Hospital Foundation (410) 822-1000, extension 5792 or by email at janet@shorehealth.org. This event is free to all attendees; seating is limited and preregistration is required.

The Memorial Hospital Foundation is a private, nonprofit organization serving the fundraising needs of University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Easton and University of Maryland Shore Regional Health. Through its philanthropic efforts, the Foundation supports Shore Regional Health’s ability to provide quality healthcare to the local community by contributing to hospital programs and services.

In photo: Pictured are (from left to right) F. Graham Lee, Vice President for Philanthropy, University of Maryland Shore Regional Health; JoRhea Nagel Wright, Esq.; and Patrick J. Fitzgerald, Esq.

 

Memorial Hospital Foundation to Host Wills Seminar

The Memorial Hospital Foundation will be hosting “Your Will, Your Way: How and Why,” a seminar about wills, from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 15 at the Memorial Hospital’s Board Room, located at 219 S. Washington St. in Easton.

Guest presenters at the seminar will be JoRhea Nagel Wright, esquire, of Charles T. Capute LLC and Patrick J. Fitzgerald, esquire, of Ewing, Dietz, Fountain & Kehoe, P.A.

Nagel Wright received her undergraduate degree from Baylor University in Waco, Texas and her law degree from Regent University School of Law, in Virginia Beach, Va. She began her law career in 1998 working for the Goldman Sachs subsidiary, The Ayco Company L.P., headquartered in Albany, New York, where she spent nearly eight years practicing in the area of estate, gift and income tax planning and compliance. A native of Preston, she moved back to the Eastern Shore in 2006, accepting a position with Charles T. Capute LLC, concentrating in the areas of estate planning, wills and trusts, probate and trust administration, estate and gift tax law, and estate, gift and fiduciary income tax compliance.

Fitzgerald is an associate attorney at the Easton law firm of Ewing, Dietz, Fountain, & Kehoe, P.A. He received his undergraduate degrees in business administration and economics from the University of Pittsburgh and his law degree, Master of Laws in taxation and certificate in estate planning from the University of Baltimore School of Law. Fitzgerald focuses on estate planning and administration, business formation and planning, commercial and financial transactions, real estate, land use and local government. He was born in Easton and is a life-long Eastonian.

In her presentation, Nagel Wright will be providing participants with an overview of the current income, estate, gift and generation skipping transfer tax rates, which became effective in 2013. She will discuss common estate plans designed to save estate taxes and will outline the pros and cons of providing for outright distributions to heirs versus leaving an inheritance in the form of a trust. Estate planning and wealth transfer techniques will also be discussed.

Fitzgerald will share with seminar participants the importance of having a will, durable power of attorney and an advance medical directive. He also will discuss the various options available to individuals in crafting an appropriate estate plan and some common misconceptions associated with the estate planning process.

For more information about “Your Will, Your Way: How and Why,” or to register for the seminar, contact Janet Andrews at the Memorial Hospital Foundation, at 410-822-1000, ext. 5792, or by email at janet@shorehealth.org. This event is free to all attendees, seating is limited and registration is required. Light refreshments will be served and free parking will be available in the parking lot adjacent to the hospital.

Memorial Hospital Foundation to Host Estate Planning Seminar

MHE Fin. Planning 2 (400 x 255)The Memorial Hospital Foundation will be hosting “Plan for Your Future: Make it Happen,” an estate planning seminar, on Saturday April 20th from 10 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at the Memorial Hospital at Easton’s Nick Rajacich Health Education Center, located at 219 S. Washington Street in Easton.

Guest presenters at the seminar will be Jim Malena, CFP®, Associate Vice President, Financial Advisor and Financial Planning Specialist with The Hill Group at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, and Fred Hopkins, JD, CFA, Vice President and Senior Relationship Manager with Wilmington Trust.

Malena, who graduated from Washington College with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management and a minor in Economics, has more than eleven years in the financial services industry. With the Hill Group, he advises clients in retirement planning, risk management and liquidity management.

Hopkins holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Maryland School of Law, a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Williams College and is a CFA charter holder. He has significant tenure in the wealth advisory industry and is responsible for providing comprehensive wealth advisory services to individuals and families.

Malena acknowledges that only 14% of American workers feel “very confident” about achieving their retirement goals. However, due to the complexity of today’s world and the speed at which it is moving, the completion of a wealth plan has never been more important. He also finds that those who do are significantly more likely to be optimistic about the economy and their financial futures. During his presentation, Malena will provide participants with answers to several financial planning questions including: Will you have enough money? What adjustments will you need to consider? Are shortfalls likely?

Hopkins will give a brief summary of the 2012 changes to selected Federal tax laws and how to reduce the impact of estate and gift taxes upon transfers of wealth to family members. He will also offer guidance on how to provide current cash flow and income to meet living expenses for individuals and their families in a “low return” market environment through gifts such as Charitable Gift Annuities, Charitable Remainder and Lead Trusts.

For more information about “Plan for Your Future: Make it Happen” or to register for the seminar, please contact Shelley Bell at the Memorial Hospital Foundation (410) 822-1000, extension 5763 or by email at shbell@shorehealth.org. This event is free to all attendees; pre-registration is required. Light refreshments will be served and free parking will be available in the parking lot adjacent to the Health Education Center.

The Memorial Hospital Foundation is a private, nonprofit organization serving the fundraising needs of The Memorial Hospital at Easton and Shore Health System. Through its philanthropic efforts, the Foundation supports Shore Health’s ability to provide quality healthcare to the local community by contributing to hospital programs and services.

In photo: Making preparations for the “Plan for Your Future: Make it Happen” seminar hosted by the Memorial Hospital Foundation are Fred Hopkins, JD, CFA; F. Graham Lee, Vice President for Philanthropy, Shore Health System; and Jim Malena, CFP®.

Shore Health Recognizes Everyday Hero

EDH Dr. Sarraf (400 x 261)Haider Sarraf, MD, of Shore Hospitalists Associates, was recently recognized as an Everyday Hero by the Memorial Hospital Foundation.

Dr. Sarraf was nominated by Colonel and Mrs. John Hyatt, USMC (Ret’d), for the care he provided Col. Hyatt during a past stay at Memorial Hospital at Easton. Col. Hyatt, at that point a smoker for approximately 50 years, had admittedly tried everything to quit smoking and had failed. Upon being discharged from the hospital, Dr. Sarraf met with Col. Hyatt to review his discharge paperwork and encouraged him to give up the habit of smoking cigarettes, which he did from that day forward. Having been smoke-free for many years now, Col. Hyatt and his wife wanted to recognize Dr. Sarraf for the impact that he made on their lives. When asked about the encouragement that Dr. Sarraf offered him, Col. Hyatt commented, “After that day, I never had another cigarette and I never wanted another one; that was 8 years ago. He truly is my Everyday Hero!”

The Everyday Hero Program provides patients and their family members an opportunity to thank a Shore Health System physician, employee or volunteer by making a financial donation to the Memorial Hospital Foundation in their name. The Memorial Hospital Foundation uses these donations to support Shore Health System in continuing its mission of delivering exceptional care, every day. For more information about recognizing an Everyday Hero, contact the Memorial Hospital Foundation at 410-822-1000, ext. 5481.

In photo: Celebrating Dr. Haider Sarraf’s recognition as an Everyday Hero are (from left to right) F. Graham Lee, Vice President of Philanthropy, Shore Health System; Mrs. Jennie Hyatt; Dr. Sarraf; Col. John Hyatt; and Michael C. Tooke, MD, FACP, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Shore Health System.

 

Community Women Attend Financial Planning and Health Seminar

The Memorial Hospital Foundation hosted “From a Woman’s Point of View” on October 26 at the Talbot Country Club. The 42 women who attended the luncheon met experts in the fields of financial planning and health.

Dale Jafari, MSN, CRNP, Coordinator, Shore Regional Breast Center breast care available at Shore Regional Breast Center. She also gave an update on the latest breast cancer screening and treatment methods.

Sandy Hale, CRPCC, Financial Advisor for the Hale/Miller Group at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, discussed planned giving strategies, specifically focused on women and wealth.

For more information about planned giving opportunities available through the Memorial Hospital Foundation, contact Pat O’Shea, ext. 5915.

In photo: Dale Jafari, MSN, CRNP, Shore Regional Breast Center, speaks to the group about breast cancer in the 21st century. Jafaris’s talk, which focused on breast care services available at Shore Regional Breast Center, was one of the speaker’s at a recent financial and health planning seminar for women.

Shore Health Thanks Flamingo Fling Committee

The Memorial Hospital Foundation recently sponsored a reception to recognize and thank the committee of the Flamingo Fling 9 Hole Golf Classic. Sponsored by the 9 and 18 Hole Lady Golfers of Talbot Country Club, the event raised over $82,440 to benefit the Shore Regional Breast Center’s Community Outreach Program. Proceeds from the event benefited Shore Regional Breast Center’s community outreach and education program. This program provides support for breast cancer awareness and prevention in the community for those who otherwise may not know about or take advantage of proper preventive care. The Auxiliary of the Memorial Hospital at Easton contributed $25,000 as a Leader Board sponsor of the Talbot Country Club’s Flamingo Fling 9-Hole Golf Classic.

“We are so pleased to be able to contribute to a program that makes such a difference in the lives of women here on the Mid-Shore,” says event co-chair Julie Wojcik, also a member of the Auxiliary. “It is very gratifying to raise funds that will have an immediate impact, to make women aware of the latest advances in early prevention and detection of breast cancer.”

Speakers at the event included Ken Kozel, President and CEO for Shore Health, Brian Leutner, Director of Oncology Services for Shore Regional Cancer Center, Roberta Lilly, MD, Medical Director for Shore Regional Breast Center and Outreach Workers Mattie Fountain, Jane Escher and Consuelo Carpenter, as well as several patients who have benefited from the program. Members of the committee included Margaret Riehl, chairwoman, Julie Wojcik-co-chair, Joanne O’Reilly-co-chair, Mary VanDervort, Trish Reynolds, Debbie Hayes, Edna Lynott, Myrna Darragh, J.P. Lewis, Phyllis Widerkehr, Mary Doetzer, Pat Casgar, Melissa Panebianco, Rose Marie Bowles and Rosemary Trippe.

In photo: Shore Health Staff and members of the Flamingo Fling 9 Hole Golf Classic committee celebrate the success of the tournament, which benefited Shore Regional Breast Center’s outreach program.

 

 

Denny Honored for Decades of Service to Shore Health System

The Memorial Hospital Foundation honored one of its longest standing members with a special proclamation recently. Delia Denny, who has served on the Memorial Hospital Foundation Board of Trustees for over 25 years, retired from her post recently. During her many years of service to Shore Health System, Denny led a number of committees including the Foundation’s Annual Appeals Committee and Gala Committee.

“Delia has done so many things for us over the years. We are grateful for her commitment and dedication to healthcare in our community,” says Pat O’Shea, director of development for Shore Health System. “Delia’s knowledge of this community has been a priceless asset to the Memorial Hospital Foundation. Her guidance and advice will be greatly missed.”

In photo: Delia Denny was recently recognized for her many years of service to the Memorial Hospital Foundation Board of Trustees. Denny, who recently retired from the board, was recognized with a special proclamation. Presenting Denny (second from right) with her proclamation and a special thank you gift are (left to right) Charles Capute. chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Memorial Hospital Foundation; Pat O’Shea, director of development for Shore Health System; Denny; and Ken Kozel, FACHE, President and CEO for Shore Health System.