January 21, 2018

HEAL Action Team to Meet Jan. 24

Access to Care Behavioral Health Action Team

MedStar St. Mary’s supports the HEAL Action Team which will meet from 1 to 2 pm Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, at Health Connections at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown.

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.

Tobacco-Free Action Team to Meet

Tobacco-Free Action Team to Meet

MedStar St. Mary’s supports the Healthy St. Mary’s Partnership’s Tobacco-Free Living Action Team, which will meet 10 to 11:30 am Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, at the St. Mary’s County Health Department.

Behavioral Health Action Team Meets Jan. 12

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

Storm Brings Snow, High Winds to Region

A winter storm warning remains in effect until 11 am today, Jan. 4, and a wind chill advisory is in effect until noon Friday, Jan. 5, for St. Mary’s County. Drivers are asked to stay off the roads as high winds continue to blow snow across roadways.

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.

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.