May 25, 2018

Tobacco Cessation Classes Start Soon

Tobacco Cessation

The St. Mary’s County Health Department offers free tobacco cessation classes and the next round will begin soon. The classes are being promoted by the Tobacco Free Living Action Team, a part of the Healthy St. Mary’s Partnership, supported by MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown.

Opioid Learning Series Continues in March

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.

Ready4Life Helps Opportunity Youth


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.

Pool Party Benefits Adapted Aquatics

GM Pool Will Close for Maintenance

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

Access to Care Team to Meet Dec. 12

HEAL action team tobacco-free / healthy eating Health St. Mary's Access to Care Action Team

MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital supports the Healthy St. Mary’s Partnership’s Access to Care Action Team, which will meet from 3 to 4 pm Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, in Leonardtown.

Behavioral Health Action Team Meets Dec. 8

Access to Care Behavioral Health Action Team

The Healthy St. Mary’s Partnership is planning a meeting of the Behavioral Health Action Team from 2 to 3:30 pm Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, at the St. Mary’s County Health Department in Leonardtown.

30 Years of Philanthropy Celebrated

30 Years of Philanthropy Celebrated

More than $165,000 was raised by the St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation at its annual black-tie gala to help fund health care scholarships.

Hospice Offers Compassionate Care


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.

HEAL Action Team to Meet Nov. 22

Behavioral Health Action Team to Meet Nov. 22

MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital supports the HEAL Action Team which will meet from 1 to 2 pm Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, at Health Connections at the hospital in Leonardtown.

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.