January 21, 2018

Newborns to Sport Red Hats at MedStar

Red Hats

Babies born at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown will wear red hats in February to raise awareness of congenital heart defects. People in the community are invited to knit or crochet newborn-sized hats using red cotton or acrylic yarn.

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Give Gift of Life at Hospital Blood Drive

Gift of Life

Not all heroes wear capes. Some wear Band-Aids and give the gift of life. Be a hero and donate blood as the American Red Cross comes to MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital on Jan. 17, 2018, from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm, just outside of the Outpatient Pavilion.

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WARM Volunteer Drivers Sought

WARM volunteer drivers

WARM volunteer drivers are still being sought for this winter.

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Opioid Learning Series Starts in January

Opioid Learning Series

Several organizations will present a six-part series of events focusing on the opioid epidemic. Known as the Opioid Learning Series, sponsors for the series include the St. Mary’s County Health Department, St. Mary’s County Library, Walden Behavioral Health, and MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital.

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SMECO 75 Funds Donated to Local Groups

SMECO 75

Employees of Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative have a lot to be proud of. Through two fund-raising efforts like the SMECO 75 Bike Ride and a golf tournament, SMECO staffers have recently donated $47,642 to non-profit organizations that help the environment in Southern Maryland.

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CSM Donors Break Records on Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday

Donors demonstrated the generosity that is the hallmark of this community as they donated nearly $120,000 to the College of Southern Maryland Foundation on Giving Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017.

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Ready4Life Helps Opportunity Youth

Ready4Life

An initiative has been launched in Southern Maryland designed to help young people who are not in school or employed. Ready4Life is a website that connects 16- to 24-year-olds with services to enhance the knowledge and skills of the group called Opportunity Youth — those who might need an extra boost in life.

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Pool Party Benefits Adapted Aquatics

Adapted Aquatics

If celebrating Mardi Gras while perfectly dry seems boring, St. Mary’s County Department of Recreation and Parks has a solution.

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Hospice Offers Compassionate Care

Hospice

With support from MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital and other medical facilities when needed, Hospice of St. Mary’s provides compassionate care for patients and families. Diane Haderly was one of those patients.

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Smokeout Promotes End to Tobacco Use

tobacco

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, making it the perfect month for the Great American Smokeout. Held the third Thursday of every November, the Smokeout is supported by MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown.

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