Health Notes

HEALTH NOTES

October 14, 2003

AAMC announces staff additions and promotions

Anne Arundel Medical Center has announced several staff changes.

Dr. Justin L. Cashman III has joined the staff of the hospital Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center. An orthopedic surgeon who specializes in foot and ankle surgery, he graduated from the George Washington University School of Medicine. He lives in Annapolis.

Dr. Kelly Sullivan, a plastic and reconstructive surgeon, has joined the hospital's medical staff. She received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School. She lives with her husband, Dr. Justin L. Cashman III, and baby daughter in Annapolis.

Dr. Anand M. Dhanda, a board-certified urologist who was educated in Bombay, India, and completed his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center, has joined the staff. He lives in Millersville with his wife, also a physician, and their son.

Kathryn Von Rueden has been appointed director of professional development. She previously worked in several clinical nurse specialist roles at Maryland Shock Trauma Center. She is a graduate of Georgetown University and a resident of Annapolis.

Karen Doyle, previously director of surgical services, has been promoted to executive director of the hospital's Women's and Children's Initiative. Diane Couchman, formerly manager of the hospital's operating room, replaces Doyle as director of surgical services.

Celia Kirkman, a registered nurse, has been appointed coordinator of the hospital's Diabetes Center. She previously worked in diabetes care departments at Children's National Medical Center and Laurel Regional Hospital. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing.

Orientations offered on health care careers

Anne Arundel Community College will offer free programs on health professions this month:

Tomorrow at 5 p.m., LPN to RN Upward Mobility Program orientation, Florestano Building, Room 402.

Thursday at 5 p.m., emergency medical technician orientation, Florestano Building, Room 402.

Registration is required. 410- 777-2306.

North Arundel Hospital schedules health events

North Arundel Hospital has scheduled health screenings and educational presentations at its Arundel Mills storefront, between Jillian's and mall entrance No. 4.

Today from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., foot screenings; 9 a.m. to noon, blood pressure screenings.

Tomorrow from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., blood pressure screenings.

Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., blood pressure screenings; 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., blood pressure and lung capacity screenings.

Monday from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., the county Department of Aging will offer information about its services.

Information: 410-787-4367.

Hospital expands hours for blood donations

Anne Arundel Medical Center is seeking donors to help ease a blood shortage.

The medical center's Blood Donor Center has expanded its hours for donor appointments to:

Mondays, 7:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Tuesdays, 7:15 a.m. to 6:45 p.m., with evening hours by appointment.

Wednesdays, 7:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., with evening hours by appointment.

Thursdays, 7:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Fridays, 7:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

The donor center is on Level One of the Acute Care Pavilion, 2001 Medical Parkway. Information: 443-481-4215.

CPR, first aid courses offered by Red Cross

Courses in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid have been scheduled at several sites in Anne Arundel County by Red Cross of Central Maryland. They include:

"Adult CPR," teaching emergency action principles, rescue breathing, anti-choking procedure and rescue for victims age 8 and older. The course will be offered from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at John Wesley United Methodist Church, 6922 Ritchie Highway, Glen Burnie and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Edgewater Red Cross, 3475 Pike Ridge Road, Edgewater.

"Adult CPR and First Aid Basics," teaching rescue breathing, clearing an obstructed airway and one-rescuer CPR on victims age 8 and older. Course also includes first aid for severe bleeding, burns, fractures, shock and sudden illness. The course will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Glen Burnie. The cost is $40.

"Infant and Child CPR," teaching emergency action principles, rescue breathing, anti-choking procedures and CPR for infants. The course will be offered from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Edgewater and Oct. 25 at Severna Park United Methodist Church, 6922 Ritchie Highway. The cost is $35.

"Infant and Child CPR and First Aid," including infant and child CPR certification, emphasizing first aid for those who work in child care settings. Classes will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at Edgewater and Oct. 25 at Severna Park. The cost is $40.

"Crime Avoidance Training," focusing on security awareness, tough-target strategies, safety on the move, using an automated teller machine safely and responding to threatening situations. Instructors will go to a facility, group or organization at a time that is convenient for the group. A minimum of 10 people is required. The cost is $9.95 per person.

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