UM Shore Regional Health Sponsors Largest Health Event in Kent County


University of Maryland Shore Regional Health is a leading sponsor of the upcoming HomePorts Health & Wellness Expo set for Thursday, October 20, 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Kent County High School.


UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown team members Sherrie Hill, left, and Kelly Bottomley.

UM SRH has been actively involved with the HomePorts Expo since its inception in 2011. As a lead sponsor, UM SRH contributed $5,000 to this year’s event, which HomePorts staff have predicted will be the largest health event ever held in Kent County.

In addition to its lead sponsorship, UM SRH will be well represented at the event by expert treatment providers and health educators offering presentations on a variety of key health issues. These experts include: Bobbi Atkinson, CRNP, UM Center for Diabetes & Endocrinology; Stephanie Blades, a nurse and licensed massage therapist, UM SRH Center for Integrative Medicine; Katie Davis, clinical supervisor, UM Chester River Home; Sharon Dundon, outpatient addictions program specialist, Shore Behavioral Health Substance Disorders Program; Mary King, nutrition services coordinator, UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown; and Stewart Seitz, director, UM Shore Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

In addition to these expert presentations, UM Shore Regional Health staff from diverse departments will be on hand at the Expo to share information with visitors about prevention strategies and access to care related to breast cancer, diabetes and wound care, fall prevention, heart health, home care, medication safety, men’s health, neurosurgery, palliative care, rehabilitation and long-term care, respiratory and sleep, stroke, and women’s health and ob-gyn.

“We at UM Shore Regional Health are committed to supporting HomePorts in its efforts to expand access to important health and wellness information for all citizens,” says Ken Kozel, president and CEO, UM SRH. “We have been strong supporters of HomePorts for several years and look forward to working with this key Kent County organization on more initiatives that support our mission of Creating Healthier Communities Together.”

About UM Shore Regional Health: As part of the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS), University of Maryland Shore Regional Health is the principal provider of comprehensive health care services for more than 170,000 residents of Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot counties on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. UM Shore Regional Health’s team of more than 2,600 employees, medical staff, board members and volunteers work with various community partners to fulfill the organization’s mission of Creating Healthier Communities Together.

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