Monthly Archives: May 2010

Skin cancer: Why it’s Important to Catch this Common Disease Early

This week, we've used the blog to talk about Vitamin D and Protecting Your Skin . Today we tackle skin cancer. It's beautiful and sunny today in Baltimore, but remember to put on your sunscreen before heading outdoors. About one million cases of skin cancer are diagnosed in the U.S. every year, and one in…
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Magic of Life Gala Fundraser Features American Idol Jordin Sparks

If you love watching American Idol, now you have the chance to see the winner of season six live at the 2010 LifeBridge Health Magic of Life Gala. Jordin Sparks will headline this one-night only concert at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall on Saturday, June 5. Proceeds from the evening will benefit projects at Sinai Hospital,…
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Sinai Kicks Off Walking at Work on Wednesdays

If yesterday's weather was any indication, Mother Nature is sending a resounding "yes" to Sinai employees ready to exercise. Under sunny skies, Sinai Hospital kicked off its annual Walking at Work on Wednesdays program at noon in the K lot. Roughly 125 employees turned out and one lucky winner received a $25 Target gift card.…
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Vitamin D: Should you soak up the sun to get this vital nutrient?

Yesterday we discussed UVA sun rays and the aging effects they cause. Though UVA can also be responsible for skin cancer, UVB is the part of sunlight primarily responsible. (Think UVA, “A” for “aging”; UVB, “B” for “bad.”) However, UVB light, which is the more dangerous of the two, is also the part of sunlight…
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Protecting Your Skin

Dermatologist Sean T. Gunning, M.D., addressed a full house at Wednesday’s Lunch and Learn session at the Alvin & Lois Lapidus Cancer Institute. Thanks to the graphic images he shared of skin damage, either aging or skin cancer-related, it’s a safe bet that most members of the audience probably won’t be venturing outside again without…
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  • Employees celebrating their 5-year anniversary at #SinaiHospital recently enjoyed a luncheon and food truck rally in recognition of their milestone anniversary! We are so grateful for our amazing employees who make #LifeBridgeHealth such a great place to work!

    lifebridgehealth: "Employees celebrating their 5-year anniversary at #SinaiHospital recently enjoyed a luncheon and food truck rally in recognition of their milestone anniversary! We are so grateful for our amazing employees who make #LifeBridgeHealth such a great place to work!"
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  • A large contingent from #LifeBridgeHealth joined more than 1,500 participants at the Maryland Patient Safety Center's annual conference in Baltimore. LifeBridge Health Chief Integration Officer Kelly Corbi, who serves on the board of directors for the center, introduced one of the morning presentation sessions and #NorthwestHospital Director of Quality and Patient Safety, Julie Sampson, MBA, MSN, RN, presented a poster "Northwest Hospital's Journey Towards High Reliability: What Does it Take?". LifeBridge Health also served as a Gold Sponsor for this year's event. #PatientSafety #patient

    lifebridgehealth: "A large contingent from #LifeBridgeHealth joined more than 1,500 participants at the Maryland Patient Safety Center's annual conference in Baltimore. LifeBridge Health Chief Integration Officer Kelly Corbi, who serves on the board of directors for the center, introduced one of the morning presentation sessions and #NorthwestHospital Director of Quality and Patient Safety, Julie Sampson, MBA, MSN, RN, presented a poster "Northwest Hospital's Journey Towards High Reliability: What Does it Take?". LifeBridge Health also served as a Gold Sponsor for this year's event. #PatientSafety #patient"
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  • At #LifeBridgeHealth, we are proud to be partners in our communities. Wanda Merryman, a Samuelson Breast Care Center mammography tech, loved "School of Rock" at the Hippodrome and was excited to see one of the many ways LifeBridge Health is caring for our communities together. Where do you see LifeBridge Health out in the community? #Community #communitymatters

    lifebridgehealth: "At #LifeBridgeHealth, we are proud to be partners in our communities. Wanda Merryman, a Samuelson Breast Care Center mammography tech, loved "School of Rock" at the Hippodrome and was excited to see one of the many ways LifeBridge Health is caring for our communities together. Where do you see LifeBridge Health out in the community? #Community #communitymatters"
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  • What's happening here? Why are we taking a picture of the fabulous team from the #LifeBridgeHealth Corporate Business Office (CBO) in Timonium? It's because the team will be profiled in an upcoming article in the Bridge, our employee newsletter. #teamlifebridge

    lifebridgehealth: "What's happening here? Why are we taking a picture of the fabulous team from the #LifeBridgeHealth Corporate Business Office (CBO) in Timonium? It's because the team will be profiled in an upcoming article in the Bridge, our employee newsletter. #teamlifebridge"
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  • Congratulations to these Sinai team members who are the inaugural honorees for the Sam Penn Hero Awards. Twice a year, 10 frontline staff will receive this honor for going above and beyond in meeting patient expectations. The awards are named for Sam Penn, a former Sinai board member, who believed that it was our responsibility to exceed our patients' expectations. Penn's wife and sons are honoring his legacy by creating the Sam Penn Hero Awards. #Awards #LifeBridgeHealth #SinaiHospital #PatientCare

    lifebridgehealth: "Congratulations to these Sinai team members who are the inaugural honorees for the Sam Penn Hero Awards. Twice a year, 10 frontline staff will receive this honor for going above and beyond in meeting patient expectations. The awards are named for Sam Penn, a former Sinai board member, who believed that it was our responsibility to exceed our patients' expectations. Penn's wife and sons are honoring his legacy by creating the Sam Penn Hero Awards. #Awards #LifeBridgeHealth #SinaiHospital #PatientCare"
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  • Cardiologist Dr. Brad Pfeffer recently spoke to students at McDonogh School about the importance of CPR training. #LifeBridgeHealth has partnered with the American Heart Association to provide CPR training kits to more than 100 schools in our area. Some of the students also got to come on stage to demonstrate with the kits. #CPRisWHY @american_heart #community #cpr

    lifebridgehealth: "Cardiologist Dr. Brad Pfeffer recently spoke to students at McDonogh School about the importance of CPR training. #LifeBridgeHealth has partnered with the American Heart Association to provide CPR training kits to more than 100 schools in our area. Some of the students also got to come on stage to demonstrate with the kits. #CPRisWHY @american_heart
 #community #cpr"
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  • Our #LifeBridgeHealth purpose statement is ”caring for our communities together.” It is not just something we say, it's something that we do! With the help of our community partners, we recently welcomed dozens of local residents as part of a community hiring event. Participants interviewed for open positions at both #SinaiHospital and #Levindale. #mybmore #community

    lifebridgehealth: "Our #LifeBridgeHealth purpose statement is ”caring for our communities together.” It is not just something we say, it's something that we do! With the help of our community partners, we recently welcomed dozens of local residents as part of a community hiring event. Participants interviewed for open positions at both #SinaiHospital and #Levindale. #mybmore #community"
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  • #NorthwestHospital was proud to join with the Northwest Academy of Health Sciences and Randallstown High School at an exhibit showing the great work of our Magnet School partnership. The exhibit was part of the Baltimore County Schools annual "state of the schools event." We are thrilled to be working with these tremendous community partners to educate and train the next generation of health care leaders. #community @teambcps

    lifebridgehealth: "#NorthwestHospital was proud to join with the Northwest Academy of Health Sciences and Randallstown High School at an exhibit showing the great work of our Magnet School partnership. The exhibit was part of the Baltimore County Schools annual "state of the schools event." We are thrilled to be working with these tremendous community partners to educate and train the next generation of health care leaders. #community @teambcps"
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  • Happy #NationalDoctorsDay to our amazing #LifeBridgeHealth doctors! While March 30 marks the official "Doctors Day," every day is a great day to recognize our physicians, so we started the celebrations a little early with events this week at many of our facilities. To all of our #LifeBridgeHealth doctors, thank you for all that you do to take care of our patients and communities! #doctors #community

    lifebridgehealth: "Happy #NationalDoctorsDay to our amazing #LifeBridgeHealth doctors! While March 30 marks the official "Doctors Day," every day is a great day to recognize our physicians, so we started the celebrations a little early with events this week at many of our facilities. To all of our #LifeBridgeHealth doctors, thank you for all that you do to take care of our patients and communities!
#doctors #community"
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  • It’s #OpeningDay, and #SinaiHospital hits a home run supporting the home team! #SinaiHospital employees got to enjoy a ballpark menu in the cafeteria and dressed in festive @orioles colors to celebrate. The Employee Activities Committee also handed out popcorn! #GreatestSeasonEver #Orioles #BirdLand

    lifebridgehealth: "It’s #OpeningDay, and #SinaiHospital hits a home run supporting the home team! #SinaiHospital employees got to enjoy a ballpark menu in the cafeteria and dressed in festive @orioles colors to celebrate. The Employee Activities Committee also handed out popcorn! #GreatestSeasonEver #Orioles #BirdLand"
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