On Saturday, April 30, more than 100 members of the community enjoyed an evening at Heathland Manor at Hunter’s Oak to celebrate the healthcare services now available at the Shore Health System Queen Anne’s Emergency Center.
Thanks to the generosity of guests, sponsors and other donors, Our Roots are Planted for a “Shore” Future raised $50,000 that will be used to purchase a GE Panda® for the Queen Anne’s Emergency Center. The Panda is the most up to date technology available for warming, delivering oxygen to and monitoring of newborns and infants.
Pat O’Shea, director of development for Shore Health System, comments, “This was an elegant evening with wonderful people and great food, all for a very worthy cause. I want to thank Kathy Deoudes and Alisa Pipkin, who co-chaired the planning committee, and their committee members for their hard work and enduring energy. We at Shore Health System are gratified by the many ways the community has rallied to support the Queen Anne’s Emergency Center.”
The platinum sponsor for this fundraiser was Eastern Shore Emergency Medical Physicians, LLC. Silver sponsors were Maryland Primary Care Physicians; Sharon Dobson of Priceless Industries; and Whiting-Turner Company. Supporting the event as bronze sponsors were Chester River Health System; CNB; Mr. & Mrs. Michael J. Cusimano, Jr.; Miles and Stockbridge Foundation; Senator and Mrs. E. J. Pipkin; and Tri-Gas & Oil.
Patrons supporting the spring event for Queen Anne’s Emergency Center included Pixel Print & Post; David and June Clark; Helena and Robert Joy; Robert A. Rhodes; Marjory Lee; Charles Platzer; Karen and Art Oertel; Mr. and Mrs. Thomas; Dennis Galanis; Patricia J. Eberly; Edward M. Dickie; Harry C. Rhodes; and Sharon Carrick.
Members of the planning committee for the Our Roots are Planted for a “Shore” Future fundraiser for the Queen Anne’s Emergency Center gathered before the event at Hunter’s Oak. Pictured are (left to right), front row, Sharon Dobson, Bobbie Cusimano, Isabel Cusimano, Kim Kratovil and Diane Pappas; middle row, Diana Carlson, Laurie Reider Lewis, Merry Tobin and Marian Waterman; back row, Barbara Siegert with committee co-chairs Alisa Pipkin and Kathy Deoudes.
Representing platinum sponsor Eastern Shore Emergency Medical Physicians at the Queen Anne’s Emergency Center fundraiser are (left to right) Carolyn Verteramo, Salvatore Verteramo; MD, regional medical director of emergency medicine, Shore Health System; Thomas Garvey; Jane Wang, MD, medical director, Queen Anne’s Emergency Center; and Laura Pimental, MD, vice president and chief medical officer, University of Maryland Emergency Medicine Network.
Queen Anne’s Emergency Center staff members Angie Bechtold, Carolyn Sutch and Mary Alice Vanhoy traded in their scrubs for evening wear to staff the silent auction at the spring fundraiser on April. 30.
Enjoying an evening at Hunter’s Oak to support the Queen Anne’s Emergency Center are (left to right) Darlene McMahan; Keith McMahan, a member of the Shore Health System board of directors and secretary of the Memorial Hospital Foundation board; Peggy Ross; Jim Ross, president and CEO, Chester River Health System; Jerry Walsh, interim president and CEO, Shore Health System; and Karyn Walsh.
Mareen Waterman, chair of the Queen Anne’s Emergency Center Capital Campaign Committee, with Nick Deoudes, Pete Pappas and Michael Cusimano at the Queen Anne’s Emergency Center spring fundraiser.
Maryland State Senator EJ Pipkin (left) and Steven Arentz, president of the Board of Queen Anne’s County Commissioners, visiting with Kathy Deoudes, co-chair with Alisa Pipkin of the Our Roots are Planted for a “Shore” Future fundraiser.