Health Notes

HEALTH NOTES

March 05, 2006

`Dining with Docs' lecture Wednesday

Upper Chesapeake Health will hold a "Dining with Docs" dinner, lecture and discussion at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in Upper Chesapeake Medical Center's Chesapeake Conference Center.

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Bradley Robertson will provide information on reconstructive and cosmetic surgery and how to restore the balance between reality and perception.

The cost is $5 (cash only). Reservations are required.

Information: 800-515-0044.

Hospital 4th floor gets panel's OK

Upper Chesapeake Health recently was granted approval from the Maryland Health Care Commission to modify its current expansion at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center with the addition of a fourth floor on the bed tower portion of the project.

The new floor would include 13,388 square feet to be built as "shell space" and finished as patient rooms at a future date.

"We are pleased with the commission's decision, as it will ensure that we can meet the increased demand for acute hospital care beds resulting from the Harford County population growth trends predicted with the military base realignment process," said Lyle E. Sheldon, president and chief executive officer.

The approved fourth-floor space can support up to 17 private patient rooms.

The project's expansion also will require the approval of the Town of Bel Air Planning Commission and the Maryland Health and Higher Education Facilities Authority, both of which are expected shortly.

Information: 443-843-7700.

Health system offers variety of classes

Upper Chesapeake Health offers various support groups, classes for expectant parents and blood pressure screenings that are free to the public.

For a schedule of programs, call 800-515-0044.

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