Claws for a Cause to aid emergency center
QUEENSTOWN — Sponsors are signing up for University of Maryland Shore Regional Health’s upcoming “Claws for a Cause” crab feast, proceeds from which will help fund the purchase of new, state-of-the-art telemedicine equipment for UM Shore Emergency Center in Queenstown. Set for July 14 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Fisherman’s Inn Crab Deck in Grasonville, Claws for a Cause will include all-you-can-eat steamed crabs as well as a buffet of fried chicken, pork barbeque and assorted sides.
Telemedicine technology will enable UM Shore Emergency Center in Queenstown to use telecommunication and information technologies to provide clinical health care from remote sites. This new equipment will eliminate distance barriers to care that patients on the Eastern Shore may face and will help save lives in critical care and emergency situations. Staff members at the Queenstown emergency center anticipate that, once it is purchased and installed, the new technology will especially enhance treatment capabilities for behavioral health, vascular and pediatric patients.
“We are on pace to see 15,500 patients this year,” said Mary Alice Vanhoy, manager, UM Shore Emergency Center at Queenstown. “With assistance from the community, our team works to provide the highest quality care and resources to our patients and their families. Telemedicine will provide a needed resource at our emergency center and we are very excited about this new technology as we continue to strive for safe practice and safe care.”
Sponsorship opportunities for the event remain available in six brackets, including: Jumbo Blue Crab Sponsor, $10,000; X-Large Blue Crab Sponsor, $5,000; Large Blue Crab Sponsor, $2,500; Medium Blue Crab Sponsor, $1,000; I Heart Crab Sponsor, $500, and Pier Sign Sponsor, $100.
For more information on how to become a sponsor, or to register for the crab feast, please visit http://ummh foundation.org/upcomingevents/ or contact Amy Lowe at 410-822-1000, ext. 5763 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Left, Christine Perkins, President of the Centreville Rotary Club and Krista Pettit, Executive Director of Haven Ministries. Perkins presents Haven Ministries a check for $3,862, provided through a grant from Rotary District 7630 and Centreville Rotary Club to be used for furniture for the shelter.