Health Notes

HEALTH NOTES

May 16, 2004

CCC nursing class to hold basket bingo at North Carroll high

The Practical Nursing Program Class of 2004 at Carroll Community College will hold basket bingo Saturday at North Carroll High School in Hampstead.

Doors will open for food sales at 5:30 p.m., and games are to begin at 7 p.m. Door prizes and raffles will be included.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Proceeds will benefit the nursing program.

Information: 410-239-3012.

Forum focuses on those who lack health insurance

The Access to Health Care Work Group of the Partnership for a Healthier Carroll County Inc. will hold a community education program and forum on people who do not have health insurance.

Experts in health insurance, Carroll County agencies and individuals will meet to talk about assuring health care for the uninsured and the underinsured in the county.

A new initiative is the expansion of the Health Department's community clinic.

The forum will take place at the partnership's "We're On Our Way" meeting from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 26 at Wakefield Valley Golf and Conference Center.

The keynote speaker will be John Edward Hasse, curator of American Music at the Smithsonian Institution. He will discuss "Lessons from the Jazz Masters."

Information: 410-876-4425.

Merritt Athletic Club to hold blood drive May 27

Merritt Athletic Club of Eldersburg will hold a blood drive from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 27.

The community is welcome to participate. All blood donors will receive a complimentary 30-day club membership. Some restrictions apply to the giveaway.

The American Red Cross will collect donations and also offer giveaways to donors.

Appointments are requested.

Information: Suzanne Olden, 410-549-8855.

Carroll Hospital Center names materials director

Robert White has been named director of materials management at Carroll Hospital Center.

He will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of purchasing, distribution and receiving of hospital medical supplies, as well as mail services and sterile processing.

He has a bachelor's degree in health care management from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale and is completing a master's degree through Strayer University.

Red Cross to offer first-aid classes in June

The American Red Cross is offering cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first-aid classes in the county.

Classes will be held at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church (GELC), 21 Carroll St., Westminster; Westminster Senior Center (WSC), 125 Stoner Ave.

Participants must register and pay for classes in advance. Available courses are:

Adult CPR: from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 5 at WSC and June 19 at GELC. The cost is $37.

Adult, Infant and Child CPR: from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 19 at GELC. The cost is $42.

Adult CPR and First Aid Basics: from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 5 at WSC. The cost is $42.

Information: 800-787-8002 or 410-764-4609.

Carroll Hospital Center honors nursing staff

Carroll Hospital Center recognized its nursing department associates recently with an award luncheon in honor of National Nurses' Week.

Nursing department staff, nominated by their peers as the Best of the Best in their respective specialties, were invited to the luncheon, attended by more than 140 associates.

Named the top associates were: Nancy Bradfield, Best Registered Nurse of the Year; Lauren Fair, Best Licensed Practical Nurse of the Year; Kari Garland, Best Technician of the Year; Tarin Tumblin, Best Unit Secretary of the Year; and Helen Frick, R.N., Best Carroll Home Care and Carroll Hospice Clinician of the Year.

All associates were given a certificate of appreciation, and award winners received gift baskets.

Fashion show, luncheon raises $3,000 for hospital

The Carroll Hospital Center Auxiliary recently raised about $3,000 from its annual fashion show and luncheon.

Belk of TownMall of Westminster presented "A Bouquet of Fashions" modeled by hospital employees, volunteers and friends.

Proceeds went toward the auxiliary's pledge of $1 million to the hospital's expansion project.

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