UM SRH Pain Center Team Members Recognized as “Everyday Heroes”


Team members in the Pain Center at UM Shore Medical Center at Easton were recently recognized as EveryDay Heroes by their patient, Dr. Forest Hansen, who paid tribute to the team for the wonderful care he received at the Pain Center.

Pain Center staff members Gail Shorter, DNP, Cathy Asche, Linda Wilt Donna Lyons, Theresa Thomas and George King were recognized by Dr. Hansen, who has been a patient of Dr. Shorter’s since 2016. A retired professor of philosophy and world traveler, Dr. Hansen credits his care at the Pain Center as enabling him to continue to travel to places such as Viet Nam and India.

L-R: Graham Lee, VP for Philanthropy, Donna Lyons, Teresa Thomas, Linda Wilt, Stephen Wills, MD, Dr. Forest Hansen, George King, Gail Shorter, Cathy Asche and Teresa Blem.

The Everyday Hero program provides patients, visitors and staff members with the opportunity to recognize and thank any UM SRH staff member or team who has made a positive difference in a visit or stay by making a financial contribution of any size to the UM Memorial Hospital Foundation or the UM Chester River Health Foundation. Funds received through gifts to the Foundations’ Everyday Hero programs help pay for equipment, capital improvements and staff education for the departments in which the employees or team work.

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 2,500 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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