Check It Out

April 11, 2014

Annual Training

Annual Training is open until June 30, 2014. This mandatory compliance training can be accessed through your Health Stream account via the Intranet. You will see the assigned courses under the "My Learning" tab. For details about managing extenuating circumstances, such as leave of absence, see the Annual Training Policy: HRM 119.

Home Buyer Workshop

If you're interested in purchasing a home, this workshop is for you. Learn everything you need to know about home buying. Please plan to attend the upcoming Workshop.

When: April 16, 2014
Time: 12-1 pm
Where: Weinberg Learning Center 6 & 7

To register for this session, visit and search under the Catalog for "Home Buying Workshop". 

Lunch will be provided for employees who registered through Health stream only. For more information, please contact Alex Tinsley at 410-328-9199 or or JoAnn Williams at 410-328-5231 or

Commitment to Excellence (C2X) Communication Forums

The C2X Communication Team invites you to attend the upcoming Communication Forums.  Join CEO Jeffrey Rivest and our Medical Center leadership for these important Communication Forums, which cover key topics that affect the Medical Center and you. Hear about news, activities, and celebrations taking place throughout the Medical Center, and take the opportunity to speak with our leaders. Reserve your seat today by registering on HealthStream for the session that fits your schedule.  Forums are being held in the Medical Center auditorium on the following schedule:

  • Sunday, May 4, 11 am and 6 pm
  • Monday, May 5, 12:30 pm  
  • Tuesday, May 6, 6 and 9 pm
  • Friday, May 9, 1 and 2:30 pm
  • Monday, May 12, 1, 2:30 and 4 pm
  • Wednesday, May 14, 6 and 9 pm
  • Thursday, May 15, 10 am, 2 and 3:30 pm
  • Wednesday, May 21, 4 pm
  • Thursday, May 22, 9:30 am

Weight Watchers at Work

As part of the Step Up To Good Health Wellness Program, UMMC continues to offer Weight Watchers at Work.  Engage in fun activities; learn about the proven Weight Watchers approach, the new Check monthly pass and how you can attend At Work meetings.
Weight Watchers offers the new Simple Start program, two weeks of meals designed to get you off to a fantastic start. You will learn what to eat to be satisfied and start losing weight.

The program is available by purchasing a monthly pass for $39.95 per month.&n The monthly pass system allows members to attend meetings at work at UMMC or near their home.  You do not need to wait for a session to begin; you can join at any time. All Weight Watchers at Work meetings are scheduled in the lower level of the Paca Pratt building at 110 South Paca Street from 1 - 1:30 pm on Wednesdays.  Weigh in begins at 12:45 pm prior to the meeting.

If you have further questions or need assistance, please contact Regina Hogan, Employee Health Services at 410-328-1788 or contact Weight Watchers via email or phone at wellnesshelp@weightwatchers.comor phone 866-204-2885.

MTA Information

The April 2014 MTA passes are available. Passes can be picked up from the Parking Office located in the Gudelsky Lobby, two doors down from the Great Cookie. The Parking Office hours of operation are Monday through Friday between the hours of 7 am and 4:30 pm. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the office at ext. 410-328-0055 or via email at

Camden Yards Parkers

Please note that there are evening games on April 11, 14 & 15. The games are set to start at 7:05 pm and all vehicles must be removed no later than 5:30 pm. A day game is scheduled for April 16 at 12:35 pm; all parkers will be relocated.  For more information on restrictions during baseball season, please refer to the Parking page on the UMMC Intranet or email If you are interested in switching to alternate parking facility, please stop by the Parking and Transportation office in room G1J42 to find out what is available.

Maryland Half Marathon & 5K

Excitement is building for this year's Maryland Half Marathon & 5K Run. Join us on Saturday, May 10th at the Maple Lawn Community in Howard County as we run with a purpose in the fight against cancer. To register, go to

Charity Golf Tournament

The University of Maryland, Baltimore will host its 29th Annual Charity Golf Tournament at the Oakmont Green Golf Course in Hampstead, MD on Thursday, May 22. This year’s tournament will raise money for the School of Medicine Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science.  Entry fee includes the following: green fees, golf cart, continental breakfast and coffee, range balls, hole contests, lunch, beverages. Check in is between 6:45 and 7:15 am, tee time will be 7:30 am.  For more information, go to

UMMS Foundation Event:

Baltimore Running Festival

Registration is now open for the Children’s Heart Running Team on Saturday, October 18. Proceeds will benefit the Children’s Heart Program at the University of Maryland Children’s Hospital. For more information, contact Ali Hoffman at 410-328-4609 or

Pediatric Donations Needed

General Pediatrics is in need of some gently used/new clothing items for our pediatric population of infants to teens. Please drop off items to the charge nurse at S5A nurse’s station. Any questions/issues, please contact Suzan Lewis at 410-328-5410 or

Gift Shop News

The Gift Shop will be holding special promotions and sales throughout April. Stop by for all your gift giving needs.

The deadline for the next online issue of Check It Out is April 22, 2014 at noon. Email items to Check It, fax to 410-328-3450 or drop them off to Communications and Public Affairs, 110 S. Paca Street, 9th floor. All submissions must have contact information. If you have any questions, call 410-328-6776.

This page was last updated: April 16, 2014

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