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Health workshop planned Thursday

New Life Christian Center Ministries will sponsor a health workshop, "What You Don't Know Can Kill You," at 2 p.m. Thursday at Ramada Conference Center, 1700 Van Bibber Road, Edgewood.

Dr. John C. Williams Jr., founder of Capital University of Integrative Medicine, will discuss health care for the whole person.

He operates three clinics that treat people who have chronic, degenerative, stressful and life-threatening illnesses with integrative and alternative methods.

Registration is required.

Information: 410-420-6292.

Cancer support group for children

Upper Chesapeake Health has started a support group for children whose parents or grandparents have cancer, called Children's Lives Include Moments of Bravery.

The group will meet Tuesdays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. July 22 to Aug. 26 at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center.

Children must be 8 years old or older with a family member who has cancer.

Registration is required at 800-515-0044.

Upper Chesapeake receives $125,000

The McDonald's LPGA Championship has donated $125,000 to the Upper Chesapeake Health Foundation for the new Pediatric Emergency Department at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center.

The donation specifically funded the critical care room, which serves children with major trauma and life-threatening illnesses, as well as less serious injuries and ailments.

Stroke association honors 2 hospitals

Harford Memorial Hospital and Upper Chesapeake Medical Center recently earned a Bronze Performance Achievement Award from the American Stroke Association for excellence in implementing Get with the Guidelines standards of care for individuals who have had a stroke.

Both hospitals had at least 85 percent compliance in GWTG-Stroke's seven core measures for eligible patients and will be recognized in the this month's "Best Hospitals" issue of U.S. News & World Report.

GWTG is an evidence-based program that helps hospitals track their care of stroke patients based on scientific guidelines for stroke management.

"By having our primary stroke teams in place and incorporating the national standards for stroke care, Upper Chesapeake Health can maximize the quality of life for stroke patients through improved outcomes," said Robin Luxon, vice president, Clinical Services, Upper Chesapeake Health.

Through GWTG, the UCH hospitals have immediate access to clinical decision support.

GBMC announces local promotions

Greater Baltimore Medical Center has announced appointments of two Harford County residents to leadership positions.

*Cindy Ellis of Bel Air, a registered nurse and BSN, has been named to RN Special Projects, where she will facilitate informative projects within nursing. She was previously a staff nurse on the Medical Intensive Care Unit and has worked at GBMC for more than five years.

*Deborah Jacobson of Fallston, a registered nurse and certified nursing assistant, has been named administrative director of surgical services and invasive procedures, where she will be responsible for administrative and clinical oversight. She comes to GBMC from Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark, N.J., where she was assistant vice president for perioperative services.

An item in the July 13 edition of The Harford Sun incorrectly identified one of Deborah Jacobson's titles.Jacobson is a certified nursing administrator at Greater Baltimore Medical Center.The Sun regrets the error.
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