December 20, 2013

Give the Gift of Life

The University of Maryland Medical Center will host a Red Cross blood drive on December 30, from 8 am to 2 pm on the first floor of Gudelsky near the Information Desk. All donors will receive a $5 gift card good at any medical center restaurant as our thanks for donating.  Please schedule your donation at or just stop by.

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 monthly pass and how you can attend At Work meetings. The program is available by purchasing a monthly pass for $39.95 per month.  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 or  phone 866-204-2885.

MTA Information

January MTA Passes will be available on December 20 in the Parking and Transportation Office, located in room G1J42, two doors down from the Great Cookie. The deadline to start or cancel February commuter pass will be Wednesday, January 8.

The Parking and Transportation Office will be closed on December 25 and January 1. Information pertaining to garage closures and alternative parking will be sent via email and placed on the Intranet. In case of emergency, contact SOSC at 410-328-5174.

Holiday Services Sponsored by Pastoral Care

All services are held in the Chapel of Comfort (first floor Weinberg, next to the Great Cookie and across from the fountain).  Services are designed for patients, families and staff and are televised on the hospital chapel channel.  For more information, contact Pastoral Care Services at 410-328-6014 or page 8-BEEP-HOLY. Please join us for:

Interfaith Blue Holiday/Winter Solstice Services:
December 21- service times will be posted in the Chapel

Christmas Eve:
December 24 - Protestant Worship Service at 7:30 pm

Christmas Day:
December 25 - Catholic Mass at 10 am

New Year's Day:
January 1 - Catholic Mass at 10 am

2014 Baltimore City Cancer Program Calendar

The Baltimore City Cancer Program (BCCP) at the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center has its 2014 calendar "A Brand New Me...Reflections from Breast Cancer Survivors" for sale. Proceeds from the calendar will benefit BCCP's "Living and Loving Life Breast Cancer Support Group". The calendar features women of all ages and all walks of life.  Photographer Shaun Anthony, make-up artist Carla Williams Hines, Rickisha White and Racquel Allen dedicated their time and talent to this project. The use of "At Last Farm" for the calendar shoot was donated by Wayne and Beth Schaefer.   The calendars make a great gift for family and friends or for yourself. For information to purchase calendar call 410-328-HOPE(4673). Funded by the Maryland Cigarette Restitution Fund Program, the Avon Foundation and Susan G. Komen Maryland.

Knitting Club

Come join the Knitting and Crocheting Circle and help crochet or knit hats and lap blankets for our cancer patients at the Patient Resource Center, 1st Tuesday of the month, noon-2 pm. Drop ins welcome!

Adult Clothing Needed

The Department of Social Work clothes closet is in need of winter clothing for men and women. Items needed are: jeans, sweat pants, t-shirts, sweatshirts, belts, jackets/coats and shoes (sneakers, slip-on shoes and boots).  Large sizes are especially needed. Please make sure all clothes are washed and in good condition. Please do not drop off dress clothes, skirts, suits, dress shoes, high heels or children’s clothing. Please drop off your donation to the Department of Social Work, Room S1A10 or contact

Gift Shop News

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

Campus Bookstore

The Seven Scholars University Store is open at the Campus Center. Store hours are: Monday through Thursday, 8:30 am - 6 pm and Friday, 8:30 am-5 pm.

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