Sea­man ap­pointed emer­gency ser­vices med­i­cal di­rec­tor

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Charles County Ad­min­is­tra­tor Michael D. Mallin-off has an­nounced the ap­point­ment of Dr. Kevin G. Sea­man as the part-time ju­ris­dic­tional med­i­cal di­rec­tor for the Depart­ment of Emer­gency Ser­vices. The ju­ris­dic­tional med­i­cal di­rec­tor is a new po­si­tion re­port­ing to Di­rec­tor of Emer­gency Ser­vices Wil­liam Stephens. Sea­man be­gins his em­ploy­ment with Charles County Govern­ment on June 12.

As ju­ris­dic­tional med­i­cal di­rec­tor, Sea­man will over­see the qual­ity of pa­tient care pro­vided by the Emer­gency Med­i­cal Ser­vices Op­er­a­tional Pro­gram (EM­SOP), com­posed of the Charles County Depart­ment of Emer­gency Ser­vices and the Charles County As­so­ci­a­tion of Emer­gency Med­i­cal Ser­vices. Sea­man will pro­vide med­i­cal ex­per­tise, in­clud­ing plan­ning, devel­op­ment and op­er­a­tions, to EM­SOP.

“I am hon­ored to be se­lected as the med­i­cal di­rec­tor of the Charles County Depart­ment of Emer­gency Ser­vices. The depart­ment has im­ple­mented many im­por­tant ac­com­plish­ments which have im­proved care for the cit­i­zens and res­i­dents of Charles County,” Sea­man said. “I look for­ward to join­ing this great team and con­tribut­ing to fu­ture in­no­va­tions that ben­e­fit pa­tients, EMS providers and the depart­ment.”

Sea­man brings to the county med­i­cal ex­per­tise from a va­ri­ety of health pro­fes­sions, serv­ing most re­cently as the med­i­cal di­rec­tor for the Mary­land Re­sus­ci­ta­tion Academy in Mar­riottsville. He is cur­rently the chair­man of the Mary­land Car­diac Ar­rest Steer­ing Com­mit­tee and con­fer­ence de­vel­oper/mod­er­a­tor of the Mary­land Re­sus­ci­ta­tion Academy. Sea­man suc­cess­fully ac­com­plished sub­spe­cialty board cer­ti­fi­ca­tion in emer­gency med­i­cal ser­vices (EMS), one of the first 400 physi­cians in the U.S. to take part in the new­est sub­spe­cialty in medicine. He was awarded a fel­low sta­tus in EMS by the Na­tional As­so­ci­a­tion of EMS Physi­cians, based upon spe­cial con­tri­bu­tions to EMS, in the in­au­gu­ral group of ap­prox­i­mately 200 fel­lows na­tion­wide. He has also served as a cap­tain and com­man­der in the United States Naval Reser ve.

Sea­man holds a bachelor of sci­ence de­gree and doc­tor of medicine de­gree from Ge­orge­town Univer­sity in Wash­ing­ton, D.C. He com­pleted his res­i­dency at Naval Med­i­cal Cen­ter San Diego in San Diego.

In­au­gu­ral Se­nior Expo to in­form lo­cal pop­u­la­tion

The Se­nior Expo, pre­sented by South­ern Mary­land News­pa­pers and spon­sored by Network of Care, the Charleston Se­nior Com­mu­nity, Re­gent Health­care, Travel Lead­ers Wal­dorf and Dr. Mullin’s Hear­ing Cen­ter will be 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wed­nes­day, June 14, at Mid­dle­ton Hall, 4505 Ren­ner Road, Wal­dorf. This event is free and open to the pub­lic.

The Se­nior Expo show­cases 25 ven­dors rep­re­sent­ing re­sources in­clud­ing lifestyle, well­ness, hous­ing, ag­ing in place, fi­nance, real es­tate, le­gal, med­i­cal and many oth­ers.

“This event is a live ex­ten­sion of The Se­nior Re­source Guide, an an­nual di­rec­tory pub­lished in co­or­di­na­tion with the county of­fices of ag­ing and Mary­land Ac­cess Point (MAP) of­fices,” said Betsy Grif­fin, se­nior expo di­rec­tor. “At­ten­dees will have the op­por­tu­nity to have face time with each ven­dor to ask per­son­al­ized ques­tions to the ex­perts fea­tured in the re­source guide.”

A speaker break out sched­ule has ses­sions that in­clude top­ics such as es­tate liq­ui­da­tion, healthy hear­ing, poor cir­cu­la­tion, af­ford­able hous­ing and rental as­sis­tance, and as­sisted liv­ing.

Com­pli­men­tar y hear­ing tests, brain games and a raf­fle to win a seven-day cruise to Florida and the Ba­hamas will be avail­able on site. For the full sched­ule of speak­ers, top­ics and pre­sen­ta­tion times, go to www.somd­news.com and click on the Se­nior Expo icon. For in­for­ma­tion on be­ing an ex­hibitor at the Se­nior Expo, con­tact Brook Ash at 240-561-1390. For gen­eral in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Tim Matis at 410-7704157 or email tma­tis@ches­pub.com.

Fish­ing tour­na­ment set for June 15-18 in Mar­bury

The sev­enth and fi­nal reg­u­lar-sea­son event of the 22nd sea­son of the Fish­ing League World­wide Tour (FLW) the most com­pet­i­tive cir­cuit in pro­fes­sional bass fish­ing, is com­ing to Mar­bur y June 15-18 for the FLW Tour at the Po­tomac River, pre­sented by Costa Del Mar. Hosted by the Charles County Board of Com­mis­sion­ers, the tour­na­ment will fea­ture 320 pros and co-an­glers cast­ing for top awards of up to $125,000 cash in the Pro Di­vi­sion and up to $25,000 cash in the Co-an­gler Di­vi­sion.

The FLW Tour last vis­ited the Po­tomac River in 2015, when pro Clark Wend­landt of Le­an­der, Texas, took top hon­ors with a four-day cu­mu­la­tive weight of 60 pounds even. This year, lo­cal pro Bryan Sch­mitt of Deale said he ex­pects a lot more weight to come from the tidal fish­ery.

Sch­mitt said ar­eas like Chi­ca­muxen Creek, Wades Bay, Aquia Creek and Nan­je­moy Creek will be pop­u­lar be­cause they tend to har­bor the clean­est wa­ter.

Sch­mitt said an as­sort­ment of baits in­clud­ing soft-plas­tic worms, jigs, frogs, stick­baits and swim­baits will be fea­tured in this event. The Mary­land vet­eran pre­dicted the win­ner will need as much as 80 pounds of bass over four days to se­cure the win, a ma­jor in­crease in weight from just two years ago.

An­glers will take off at 6:30 a.m. each day from Small­wood State Park, lo­cated at 2750 Swe­den Point Road, in Mar­bury. Thurs­day and Fri­day’s weigh-ins will be held at Small­wood State Park be­gin­ning at 3 p.m. Sat­ur­day and Sun­day’s weigh-ins will also be held at Small­wood State Park, but will be­gin at 4 p.m.

Prior to the weigh-ins Sat­ur­day and Sun­day, fans are in­vited to come out and ex­pe­ri­ence the free FLW Expo at Small­wood State Park from noon to 4 p.m. The FLW Expo is a great op­por­tu­nity for fish­ing fans of all ages to meet-and-greet with top FLW Tour an­glers, en­joy games, ac­tiv­i­ties and give­aways pro­vided by FLW spon­sors, and learn more about the sport of fish­ing and other out­door ac­tiv­i­ties.

Youth are also in­vited to par­tic­i­pate in the free FLW Foun­da­tion Uni­fied Fish­ing Derby at Small­wood State Park, lo­cated at 2750 Swe­den Point Road in Mar­bury, on Sat­ur­day, June 17, from 9-11 a.m. The event, hosted by FLW Foun­da­tion pro Cody Kel­ley along with other FLW Tour an­glers, is free and open to area youth (18 years of age and younger) and Spe­cial Olympics ath­letes (all ages). Rods and reels are avail­able for the first 50 par­tic­i­pants to use, but youth are en­cour­aged to bring their own if they own one.

In FLW Tour com­pe­ti­tion, pros and co-an­glers are ran­domly paired each day, with pros sup­ply­ing the boat, con­trol­ling boat move­ment and com­pet­ing against other pros. Co-an­glers fish from the back deck against other co-an­glers. The full field com­petes in the two-day open­ing round. Co-an­gler com­pe­ti­tion con­cludes fol­low­ing Fri­day’s weighin, while the top 20 pros based on their two-day ac­cu­mu­lated weight ad­vance to Sat­ur­day. Only the top 10 pros con­tinue com­pe­ti­tion Sun­day, with the win­ner de­ter­mined by the heav­i­est ac­cu­mu­lated weight from the four days of com­pe­ti­tion.

Through­out the sea­son, an­glers are also vy­ing for valu­able points in hopes of qual­i­fy­ing for the 2017 For­rest Wood Cup, the world-cham­pi­onship of pro­fes­sional bass fish­ing. The 2017 For­rest Wood Cup will be on Lake Mur­ray in Columbia, S.C., Aug. 11-13.

The to­tal purse for the FLW Tour at the Po­tomac River pre­sented by Costa Del Mar is more than $800,000, in­clud­ing $10,000 through 50th place in the Pro Di­vi­sion.

Tele­vi­sion cov­er­age of the FLW Tour at the Po­tomac River pre­sented by Costa Del Mar will pre­miere on NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) Sept. 20 at noon.

For com­plete de­tails and up­dated in­for­ma­tion, go to FLWFish­ing.com.

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