Cancer Program Volunteers Recognized

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The Cancer Program at University of Maryland Shore Regional Health recently celebrated its volunteers at a luncheon held in their honor.

Volunteers support the Cancer Program by performing various tasks to assist patients at the Cancer Center and the Clark Comprehensive Breast Center, both located in Easton. Additionally, volunteers offer support through the Look Good Feel Better program – offered by the National Cosmetology Association and the Cosmetic, Toiletry, and Fragrance Association in conjunction with the American Cancer Society to teach patients techniques that help them cope with hair loss and skin changes during cancer treatment – and the American Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery program, through which volunteer drivers provide transportation to patients having issues getting to and from cancer treatments.

Volunteers of the Cancer Program at UM SRH were celebrated at the recent recognition luncheon hosted by Cancer Program team members.

“The patients we care for at the Cancer Center and the Clark Comprehensive Breast Center often come to us during times of great distress,” remarks Brian Leutner, MBA, executive director, Oncology Services, UM Shore Regional Health. “Our volunteers – whether offering a ride to life-saving treatments, a word of support or an encouraging smile – are instrumental in our program’s ability to provide a quality health care experience, and above all, a caring and welcoming environment to the patients who entrust us with their cancer care.”

To learn more about volunteer opportunities within the Cancer Program, call the Cancer Center at 410-820-6800.

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 employees, medical staff, board members and volunteers works with various community partners to fulfill the organization’s mission of Creating Healthier Communities Together.

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