Health Notes

Health Notes

July 25, 2004

Camp to help athletes get in shape for season

Maryland SportsCare Rehab in Westminster will hold a performance and conditioning camp for athletes who need to get in shape for the fall season.

The free camp will be held from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Aug. 3 and 5 at the center, in the 140 Village Shopping Center.

High school and college athletes are invited to attend the intense training with the center's certified athletic trainers, physical therapists and strength and conditioning specialists.

Trainers will make sure athletes are using proper mechanics to avoid injury and that they get the maximum benefit from exercises.

Information: 410-876-8076 or 410-857-4451.

Child safety seat check to be held Aug. 5

The county Health Department will hold a child car safety seat check from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 5 at the Westminster City Recreation's Family Center on Longwell Avenue.

The safety seat check is sponsored by Safe Kids/CRASH Coalition. Certified personnel check the seats for proper installation, including seat belts being locked and locking clips used correctly.

Staff members will answer questions about car seats and other child safety restraints.

Appointments are required.

Information: 410-876-4448.

Hospital auxiliary wins award for service hours

The Springfield Hospital Center auxiliary recently won the Ruth Pressman Award for the most individual service hours.

The award, from the Council of Auxiliaries for the state Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, was presented at the council's annual awards luncheon for 11 hospital auxiliaries statewide. Westminster resident Eleanor Wood is the council's president.

Foundation names Joseph director of development

Sherri Hosfeld Joseph has been appointed director of development of the Carroll Hospital Center Foundation.

Joseph joined the foundation as director of the annual fund in 2001. Since then, donations have increased from $290,000 to $400,000.

She also played a significant role in the success of the "Fulfilling the Promise" campaign, which raised more than $10 million for the hospital's expansion project.

Her new responsibilities will include obtaining gifts and overseeing donor research and cultivation programs.

A native of Westminster, Joseph earned degrees from the Rochester Institute of Technology and School of Visual Arts in New York City.

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