Palliative Care Team at Dorchester Recognized as Everyday Heroes

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The UM Shore Regional Health Palliative Care team and staff of 2 East at UM SMC at Dorchester were recently honored as Everyday Heroes through a donation recognizing the excellent care provided to a patient in one of the Palliative Care Suites on that unit.

The Palliative Care team of UM Shore Regional Health was recently recognized by UM Memorial Hospital Foundation for the outstanding care provided to a patient in the Palliative Care Suite at UM SMC at Dorchester in May, 2014.

According to Graham Lee, Vice President of Philanthropy, the Palliative Care Team was nominated for this recognition by the family of the patient, who was cared for in one of the two Palliative Care suites on the hospital’s 2-East unit. Represented by Kate Gallagher, the family made a gift honoring the staff’s exceptional professionalism and responsiveness to the patient’s care needs, and also the compassion and comfort all team members provided to visiting family  and friends as well to the patient.

Also honored in this presentation were several staff nurses, respiratory care technicians, certified nursing assistants and Environmental Services staff members serving patients in 2 East at UM SMC at Dorchester.

Inpatient palliative care is provided at all three UM Shore Regional Health medical centers under the medical direction of Lakshmi Vaidyanathan, MD,  with the support of other physicians, including Hung Davis, MD, and Michele Williams, NP, MSN, BSN, RN-BC, OCN, Pain/Palliative Care Specialist-Clinical Coordinator, and Madeline Steffens, RN, BSN, CHPN, Coordinator, Shore Regional Palliative Care Program

The Everyday Hero Program provides patients and their family members the opportunity to thank University of Maryland Shore Regional Health physicians, employees or volunteers by making a financial donation to the UM Memorial Hospital Foundation in their name. For more information about recognizing an Everyday Hero, contact the UM Memorial Hospital Foundation at 410-822-1000, ext. 5763.