Hospital, runners join to sponsor B&A Trail Father's Day...


May 22, 2001

Hospital, runners join to sponsor B&A Trail Father's Day 10K run

North Arundel Hospital and the Annapolis Striders running club are co-sponsoring their 13th annual B&A Trail Father's Day 10K at 8 a.m. June 17.

The course, which includes three water stations, will begin at the hospital, travel through the Fox Chase community onto the trail, and return to the hospital.

An awards ceremony and post-race celebration will include hot dogs, soft drinks, juice, beer, ice cream, fruit, cookies and bagels.

Company sponsorships are available, for donations ranging from $150 to $2,000. The entry fee is $12 in advance and $15 on the day of the event.

Last year's race drew about 700 runners and raised $7,000 for the hospital's cardiopulmonary rehabilitation program. This year, proceeds are earmarked for enhancement projects for cardiac patients and educational and outreach programs for the hospital.

Information: race directors Evan Thomas, 410-760-9188, and Neal Hinkle, 410-987-5649; or visit or the hospital's Web site, www.north

Medical center to hold nurse recruitment day

Anne Arundel Medical Center will hold "Nurse Recruitment Day" -- with a goal of hiring 60 to 80 nurses for its new hospital -- tomorrow at the Medical Park campus east of Annapolis Mall.

Prospective applicants, who are asked to bring resumes, may attend a session from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., which includes a catered breakfast, or 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with a catered dinner. Child care will be available.

Nurses will have an opportunity for an interview with a recruiter and to take a hard-hat tour of the six-story acute-care hospital that is under construction.

Registration: AAMC's nurse-recruitment hot line, 410-267-1370.

Medical center honors staff for excellence

Anne Arundel Medical Center has presented staff and nursing-excellence awards to several employees nominated by their peers for leadership, nursing activities, mentoring, role-modeling and excellence in patient care

The winners -- honored recently in an awards ceremony at the Loews Annapolis -- are:

Peggy Jones, who works in the emergency department, recognized for leadership.

Helen Reines, who works in Pathways Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Center, for health promotion.

Kristen Mette, of AAMC's Center for Joint Replacement, for surgical services.

Annie O'Sullivan, of the labor and delivery unit, for women's and children's services.

Patsy Green, of the medical/surgical unit, recognized for medical initiative.

Thelma Andres, of the oncology unit, for her work in oncology.

Jeff Davis, also of the emergency department, recognized as technician of the year.

Mandatory health, vision tests for children slated

The county Health Department has scheduled mandatory health and vision screenings of children entering county public and nonpublic schools, and third-and eighth-graders.

Testing, which is also being conducted at nurseries and day care centers, is available to home-schooled children through area public schools they would have attended.

Schools scheduled for screenings this week are Children's World Learning Center at the National Security Agency, through Thursday; Parkwood United Methodist Learning Center, Thursday and Friday; and Asbury Town Neck Early Childhood Development Center and Christian Academy on Friday.

Scheduled next week is Cape Kids Corner on May 29 and 30.

Children are screened for vision or hearing problems that could impair performance in school. Parents are notified by mail if a possible deficiency is detected and are advised to contact the child's doctor for further testing and advice.

Information: Anna M. Edwards or Kathy Haskell, 410-222-6838.


Eating disorders: Proper nutrition and early signs of eating disorders will be included in a program at 7 p.m. today at St. Anne's Day School in Annapolis. Speakers will be registered dietitian and nutrition therapist Rebecca Bitzer Ostrow, a St. Anne's parent, and Andrea Karfgin of the Eating Disorders Institute of Maryland. The program is open to the public. Reservations: 410-267-6491.

Blood pressure: North Arundel Hospital will offer free blood pressure screenings from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. tomorrow at its storefront facility in Arundel Mills. Information: 410-787-4367.

Podiatry: North Arundel Hospital podiatrist John Murphy will offer free foot screenings from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Thursday at Lady Foot Locker on the upper level of Marley Station Mall. Information: 410-787-4367.

Fibromyalgia: Chiropractor Edward Bartlinski will present a free community workshop on fibromyalgia at 7 p.m. Thursday in his office at 8131 Ritchie Highway, Pasadena. The program, limited to 15 people, will focus on causes of fibromyalgia and non-drug treatment. Reservations: 410-647-2225.

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