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Join Us for Information Sessions During National Aphasia Awareness Month

Leonardtown, Maryland (June 14, 2017) – June is National Aphasia Awareness Month and MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital will be offering information sessions Tuesday, June 27, and Thursday, June 29, to help educate individuals about the communication disorder, which affects approximately 2 million Americans. Aphasia is an acquired condition that impairs a person’s ability to process language, but does not affect intelligence. The most common cause of aphasia is stroke, however, it can also result from head injury, brain tumor or other neurological causes. Individuals with aphasia often have difficulty reading, writing, speaking and/or understanding language. “Many people do not understand that aphasia…

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St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation Awards 10 Healthcare Scholarships

Ensuring the Future of Health Care Leonardtown, Maryland (May 30, 2017) – The St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation recently presented 10 area students with scholarships totaling $180,000. The students were recognized during a reception held May 23. “We were truly impressed by all of the applicants this year,” Rick Tepel, chair of the Foundation scholarship committee said. “It is inspiring to meet all of the candidates and learn about their dreams and aspirations.” Receiving the scholarships this year were: Bailey Schneider of Mechanicsville, speech-language pathology, Appalachian State Dana King of Lusby, nursing, Salisbury University Brenna Duke, of Hollywood, nursing, University of…

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Cancer Survivors Community Picnic Sunday, June 4

Free Event Celebrates Cancer Survivors, Family Members, CaregiversLeonardtown, Maryland (May 31, 2017) – MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital will hold a community picnic in conjunction with National Cancer Survivors Day® beginning at 1 p.m. on Sunday, June 4, under the white tent on the hospital’s front lawn. Hosted by the hospital’s Cancer Care & Infusion Services (CCIS), the community picnic will feature a home-style Southern-cooked meal, entertainment and inspirational speakers.“This event celebrates cancer survivors and those living with cancer, along with their families, friends and caregivers,” said Joan Popielski, RN, BSN, CRNI, CCIS director. “It’s our way to honor them for…

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Hospital to Host Vendor Fair June 2

Leonardtown, Maryland (May 23, 2017) – The MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital (MSMH) Auxiliary and Special Activities Committee (SAC) are hosting a Vendor Fair for independent sales representatives this Friday, June 2 (rain date June 9), from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.The new event is a co-fundraiser for the two committees open to both the public and hospital associates. When arriving to shop, look for the white tent on the main campus next to the front parking lot. Funds raised will be utilized for patient comfort equipment as well as to support associate activities.Bonnie Trader, a long-time member of the hospital’s…

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