August 21, 2019

SafeTALK Training Aims to Save Lives


Anyone 15 or older who wants to become a lifesaver can attend SafeTALK training, sponsored by the AFSP Maryland chapter and the St. Mary’s Health Department, with support from MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital. The event is scheduled for 11 am to 2 pm April 21, 2018, at 21580 Peabody St. in Leonardtown, MD.

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St. Mary’s Plans Caregiver’s Conference

Caregiver's Conference

St. Mary’s County residents who are responsible for the care of others can come to the 26th annual Southern Maryland Caregiver’s Conference on Friday, April 20, 2018, hosted by the St. Mary’s County Department of Aging & Human Services.

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MedStar Celebrates Doctors’ Day

Doctors' Day

Medical staff at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital were honored with a celebration of National Doctors’ Day in March. MedStar thanked its dedicated staff with a special breakfast and presentation March 29, 2018, celebrating the hospital’s many physicians, physician’s assistants, and certified nurse practitioners.

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Sponsors Sought for More to Explore

More to Explore

Organizations in St. Mary’s County are working together to offer the new More to Explore program, which coordinates efforts to get residents outside.

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Couple Knows Importance of CPR Training

CPR Training

Gloria and Francis Bean understand, better than most, the importance of CPR Training. Mrs. Bean, who worked as a nurse at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown, once saved her husband’s life because of her training.

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MedStar, Hospice Offer Camp Sunrise

Camp Sunrise

MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown and Hospice of St. Mary’s are offering Camp Sunrise in June for kids ages 7 through 15 who have lost a loved one through death.

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Health Officer Receives FBI Honor

Health Officer

St. Mary’s County Health Officer Dr. Meenakshi G. Brewster has been chosen by the Federal Bureau of Investigation to receive the 2017 FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award.

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Awareness Campaign Combats Opioid Abuse


Fighting opioid abuse starts with understanding it, and the Maryland Department of Health has announced an Awareness Campaign that aims to educate the public on this crisis.

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Event to Focus on Community Health

Community Health

MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown is partnering with the Minority Outreach Coalition to offer a health and wellness event for the community March 3.

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Nonprofit Institute Conference Set Feb. 22

Nonprofit Institute

With a theme of fostering relationships, College of Southern Maryland’s Nonprofit Institute is planning its eighth annual conference for 8 am to 1:30 pm Feb. 22, 2018, at the La Plata Campus in Center for Business and Industry.

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