Claws for a Cause to aid emer­gency cen­ter

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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 alowe@umm.edu.

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.

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