January 17, 2014

Give the Gift of Life

The University of Maryland Medical Center will host a Red Cross blood drive on January 28 and 29, from 8 am to 8 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 www.umm.edu/blood or just stop by.

Parking Restrictions on Redwood and Penn Streets

Effective immediately, parking will no longer be permitted along Redwood Street and Penn Street behind the Medical Center, in the immediate area of Howard Hall, HSF2, and the Shock Trauma Building. Truck standing and idling is also prohibited in this area.

Parking will also be prohibited on Redwood Street between MLK Boulevard and Pine Street, along the Old St. Paul's Cemetery. This block will become a truck staging area for the Howard Hall and 22 South Greene Street loading docks.  Penn Street between Lombard and Redwood will restricted to emergency vehicles and Shock Trauma Pavilion patient access only.

These restrictions will be enforced by Campus police.

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.

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.  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.

Diabetes Conference

A one-day conference on “Team Management of Diabetes” will be held on March 11 from 8:15 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at the University of Maryland Baltimore Campus Center, 621 Lombard Street.  The conference is approved for contact hours for nurses, nurse practitioners, dietitians and pharmacists. To register online, please visit: diabetes2014.eventbrite.com. For additional information, email professionaldevelopment@umm.edu.

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 ckleinglover@umm.edu.

Gift Shop News

The Gift Shop will be holding special promotions and sales throughout January.  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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