January 18, 2019

Behavioral Health Team to Meet Feb. 9

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, Feb. 9, 2018, at the St. Mary’s County Health Department in Leonardtown.

MedStar Scholarship Deadline Nears

Access to Care

The St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation is accepting scholarship applications from those interested not only in nursing, but also in the growing field of allied health. This year’s deadline to apply is March 14, 2018.

Discussion to Focus on Reducing Violence

Access to Care Behavioral Health Action Team

The St. Mary’s County Library will host a National Issues Forum on Reducing Violence. The forum will be held at the Lexington Park Library branch from 2 to 4 pm Jan. 27 on the topic: How Should Our Community Reduce Violence?

Rural Health Forum Planned

rural health

The second annual Maryland Rural Heath Association legislative forum is set for Jan. 23, 2018, in Annapolis.

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.

Presentation Focuses on Caring for Student Athletes

Student Athletes

Parents of student athletes will find plenty to learn at a presentation on Jan. 23 that will focus on preventing, diagnosing, and treating sports injuries in children and young adults. The event, sponsored by MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown, will be held from 6:30 to 8 pm in the auditorium of Leonardtown High School.

Behavioral Health Action Team Meets Jan. 12

Healthy Access to Care

The Healthy St. Mary’s Partnership is planning a meeting of the Behavioral Health Action Team from 2 to 3:30 pm Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, at the St. Mary’s County Health Department in Leonardtown.

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.

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

Public Safety

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.