March 19, 2019

Smokeout Promotes End to Tobacco Use


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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Mielcarek Added to Walden Staff


Walden Behavioral Health has announced that a new person has been added to its staff as the organization fighst the opioid epidemic. Barbara Mielcarek has been hired as Walden’s psychiatric nurse practitioner.

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MedStar St. Mary’s Decreases Sepsis Deaths


Sepsis is a potentially deadly condition, but it can be treated. MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown has been working for the past year to increase efforts to recognize sepsis early, treating it quickly to ensure the condition doesn’t cost a patient his or her life.

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Cobb Island Receives Assistance to Firefighters Grant

Assistance to Firefighters

Cobb Island Volunteer Fire Department and EMS receive a $217,715 firefighter grant as Congressman Steny H. Hoyer moves, with bilateral support, to reauthorize and increase funding to the federal grant programs. Re-authorization details here.

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Voices of Maryland Women Heard at Forum

Voices of Maryland Women

Two women’s groups are working together to make sure the issues faced by Maryland women are given their due consideration. The Maryland Commission for Women and the St. Mary’s County Commission for Women are working together to create the Voices of Maryland Women Forum from 6 to 8 pm Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, in Leonardtown.

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BHAT Panel Tackles Suicide Prevention


The Behavioral Health Action Team has scheduled a panel discussion on suicide prevention from 6 to 8 pm Thursday, Sept. 28, at the Daugherty-Palmer Commons at St. Mary’s College of Maryland.

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Workshop Helps With Chronic Health Conditions

Chronic Health Conditions

Chronic health conditions can be difficult to manage, but MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown works to find ways to help.

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HSMP Co-Chair, Vice Chair Up for Election

Access to Care Behavioral Health Action Team

Nominations are being sought for elected positions in the Healthy St. Mary’s Partnership, which is supported by MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital. The positions of HSMP co-chair and vice chair are open.

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Donate Blood at Drive Sept. 21

Gift of Life

The American Red Cross is always in need of blood, and donors help to save lives every single day in this country. To be a part of this heroic effort, come give blood at the MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital on Sept. 21, 2017, between 9:30 am and 2:30 pm.

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Healthy St. Mary’s Groups to Meet

HEAL Action Team

The Healthy St. Mary’s Partnership, supported by MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital, will host its annual meeting on Thursday, Sept. 21.

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