Health Notes

Health Notes

October 27, 2002

Culberson keynote speaker at `Connecting With Kids'

Ronald Culberson will deliver the keynote speech at a seminar, "Connecting With Kids III: Making it Work," at 8:45 a.m. Saturday at Carroll Community College.

His presentation will provide child care professionals, social workers and parents with ways to incorporate humor in the challenge of raising children.

Culberson spent 10 years in a large hospice organization as a clinical social worker, manager of counseling services and director of quality service. Since 1996, he has run FUNsulting. The National Speakers Association awarded him its Certified Speaking Professional designation.

Other sessions at the seminar include "Helping Children Cope with Turbulent Times," "Early Signs of Depression/Anxiety in Children," "Managing Stress in the Family," "Divorce and Single-Parent Issues" and "Community Resources for Children."

Registration and information: 410-386-8100.

Hospital auxiliary to auction off roadster

A 1974 1/2 MGB Roadster will be among the featured items of a live auction at the Carroll County General Hospital Auxiliary's Silvery Moon Ball on Saturday at Wilhelm Ltd. Catering in Westminster.

The classic British sports car, provided by Northwest Imports in Finksburg, has a manual four-speed transmission, full rubber bumper, new tires and is finished in mariner blue with a tan interior. The vehicle is structurally and mechanically sound with the high-performance engine that the sports car is known for.

Although the ball is sold out, bids are being accepted on the car with a guaranteed credit card until 5 p.m. Thursday. The minimum bid is $4,000.

The 43rd annual Silvery Moon Ball is the auxiliary's formal event and one of its biggest fund-raisers. This year's theme is "A Night at the Oscars," with music by Second Nature.

Proceeds will support the auxiliary's $1 million pledge toward the "Fulfilling the Promise" campaign at the hospital.

Information: 410-871-6200.

Qigong class teaches Chinese healing arts

Three Treasures Health Services of Sykesville will offer a four-session Qigong class from 6:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. Mondays Nov. 4-25.

The class teaches techniques for cultivating energy flow. Sessions include sitting meditation, stretching and relaxation, breath work and Qigong exercises.

Frances Gander, who has studied Chinese healing arts for more than 20 years, will teach the classes.

The cost is $55 in advance or $60 at the first class.

Three Treasures is at 7532 Norwood Ave. Information: 410-549-0156 or e-mail at fgander@carr.org.

Mission of Mercy plans third annual gala dinner

Mission of Mercy will hold its third annual gala dinner from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Baltimore Country Club.

Mission of Mercy is a private, nonprofit medical caregiver that provides free medical services to the uninsured, under-insured and other needy people in Maryland and around the world.

The gala will feature a reception, cash bar, silent auction, dinner and dancing to music by Opus I. Former television sportscaster Vince Bagli will be master of ceremonies.

Tickets are $150. Dress is black tie optional.

Proceeds benefit Mission of Mercy's medical and dental programs. All contributions are tax deductible.

Information: 410-486-7226.

Two employees promoted to management by hospital

Carroll County General Hospital recently named Harold Moore assistant vice president of information systems and appointed Kim Moreau director of applications.

Moore will oversee the Information Systems and Telecommunications departments. He also will handle the development of the hospital's long-term information technology plan to switch to an electronic medical records system.

He also is the hospital's chief information and privacy officer, responsible for the hospital's compliance with federal regulations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. Moore has bachelor's and a master's degrees in computer science from Stevens Institute of Technology in New Jersey and Columbia University in New York, respectively, and a master's in business administration in finance from Montclair State University in New Jersey.

As director of applications, Moreau will oversee all computer-based applications and the management of the systems analyst staff. A member of the Information Systems staff for 14 years, Moreau has held a variety of positions. She has a bachelor's degree in computer information systems from the College of Notre Dame in Maryland.

Walkers help support breast cancer programs

A team of walkers from Carroll County General Hospital joined more than 2,200 breast cancer survivors, family, friends and co-workers for the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk Oct. 20 in Baltimore.

The five-mile, noncompetitive walk helped support life-saving research, education, advocacy and patient and family services. Some Carroll County programs supported by the money raised through the event include:

Reach to Recovery, a support group that matches newly diagnosed breast cancer patients with survivors.

Look Good, Feel Better, a one-time educational session to teach female cancer patients how to cope with the physical side effects of cancer treatment.

Tell A Friend, a program designed to encourage women to educate their family and friends about the importance of mammograms.

www.cancer.org, a user-friendly Web site containing in-depth information on every major cancer type.

Road to Recovery, a program to provide transportation to medical appointments for women with breast cancer.

Information: American Cancer Society, 800-ACS-2345.

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