Seaman appointed emergency services medical director
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.