The University of Maryland Shore Regional Health’s Population Health team is off to a strong start this year with two projects – promoting advance directives for UM SRH team members, patients and community residents, and encouraging enrollment in the new Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP).
To show appreciation for community partners participating in these projects, Population Health team members Kathy Sellers and Terry Satchell, MHA, BSN, RN created gift baskets — one delivered to Ellen Sellers, LMSW, Social Worker at Bayleigh Chase in Easton, for her help with the advanced directives campaign, and the other delivered to Kim Herman, MD, University of Maryland Shore Medical Group – Primary Care in Denton, recognizing her leadership as the first UM SMG provider to refer a patient to the DPP program.“In addition to physician referrals, people who are high risk for prediabetes may enroll inthe Diabetes Prevention Program without a referral,” said Satchell.
Photo: Kathy Sellers, Transitional Care Liaison, UM SRH (left) and Terry Satchell, Population Health Manager, UM SRH (right) presented a gift basket to Ellen Sellers, Social Worker, Bayleigh Chase in recognition of her support for the UM SRH Advance Directives campaign.
The DPP program will be offered beginning this month online through Eastern Shore Area Higher Education Center (ESAHEC) in Cambridge and also in-person at Eastern Shore Wellness Solutions, local county health departments, and Easton YMCA of the Chesapeake.
It is estimated that prediabetes affects one in three residents of Maryland’s Eastern Shore. A risk assessment test for pre-diabetes is available online at https://www.cdc.gov/prediabetes/takethetest/.
To learn more about assistance available in completing an advance directive, contact Kathy Sellers, Transitional Care Liaison, UM SRH, 443-786-7027, firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about the Diabetes Prevention Program, visit https://esahec.org/dpp/.
About University of Maryland 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 2,200 employees, medical staff, board members and volunteers works with various community partners to fulfill the organization’s mission of Creating Healthier Communities Together.
About the University of Maryland Medical System
The University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) is an academic private health system, focused on delivering compassionate, high quality care and putting discovery and innovation into practice at the bedside. Partnering with the University of Maryland School of Medicine and University of Maryland, Baltimore who educate the state’s future health care professionals, UMMS is an integrated network of care, delivering 25 percent of all hospital care in urban, suburban and rural communities across the state of Maryland. UMMS puts academic medicine within reach through primary and specialty care delivered at 11 hospitals, including the flagship University of Maryland Medical Center, the System’s anchor institution in downtown Baltimore, as well as through a network of University of Maryland Urgent Care centers and more than 150 other locations in 13 counties. For more information, visit www.umms.org.