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Tidewater Trader February 17, 2021 Page 38 Send In Your Good News Email to info@tidewatertrader.com The Maryland Judiciary’s Media- tion and Conflict Resolution Of- fice (MACRO) held its 15th an- nual bookmark art contest and announced the student winners from schools throughout Mary- land. Students were asked to cre- ate bookmarks on the theme of preventing or resolving conflicts peacefully. This year, for the first time ever, the bookmark contest and the awards ceremonies were held remotely due to COVID-19 restrictions. Contest winners in kindergarten through eighth grade were announced via three sepa- rate ZOOM ceremonies on Janu- ary 19 th , 20 th , and 21 st . The awards ceremonies were hosted by Mary- land Court of Appeals Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera. “The creativity and artwork of Maryland’s schoolchildren is in- spiring, especially during this year of virtual learning at home,” said Chief Judge Mary Ellen Bar- bera. “It shows the resilience and positive focus of our children and young people during these chal- lenging times. It is also inspiring to know that teachers and parents are continuing to talk to students about positive forms of conflict resolution and alternatives to vio- lence so that they can grow up knowing that conflicts can indeed be resolved peacefully.”  The Maryland Judiciary received more than 300 bookmark entries from students in a number of counties and Baltimore City for its 15 th Annual Conflict Resolution Day Bookmark Art Contest.  Chief Judge Barbera, a former ear- ly-education teacher in Baltimore City public schools, announced the prize winners, congratulating each winner. She discussed with them the meaning and important message of their original artwork. Students created bookmarks fo- cused on themes of resolving or preventing conflicts, including peer mediation, apologizing, re- specting differences, talking things out, solving problems together, listening, tolerance, diversity, in- clusion, building peace, respect- ing one another, consideration for others, and other alternatives to violence. A total of $775 in prizes were awarded to 11 first, second, and third place winners. Bookmark Contest winners from the Eastern Shore included: Grades K-2 - Second Place Win- ner: Briella Dryer, Kent Island El- ementary School (Grade 1); Hon- orable Mentions: Jewels Sherbert, Kent Island Elementary School (Kindergarten); Grades 3-5. First Place Winner: Vivian Custer, Ken- nard Elementary School (Grade 3); Second Place Winner: Julia Kleck- ner, Bayside Elementary School (Grade 3); Third Place Winner (tie): William Smarick, Matapeake Elementary School (Grade 5) and Makena Perillo, Bayside Elemen- tary School (Grade 4); Honorable Mentions: Dominic Masone, Bay- side Elementary School (Grade 3), Jennnavieve Sherbert, Bayside Elementary School (Grade 3), and Lauryn Hill, Bayside Elementary School (Grade 5). GOOD NEWS PAGE Newsworthy Notes From You The Readers This national distinction recogniz- es University of Maryland Shore Regional Health’s achievements protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care. The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety. The Safety Grade as- signs an ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, ‘D’ or ‘F’ grade to all general hospitals across the country and is updated every six months. It is based on a hospital’s performance in preventing medi- cal errors, injuries, accidents, infec- tions and other harms to patients in their care. “We are incredibly proud of this very significant accomplishment,” said Ken Kozel, president and CEO, UM Shore Regional Health. “Our team members are excep- tional, and I am deeply grateful for their dedication to patient care and safety, especially during this pan- demic.” “We are extremely grateful to hos- pital leadership and health care workers who have remained stead- fast in prioritizing patient safety as our nation battles COVID-19,” said UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown, Dorchester and Easton All Earned “A” Ratings Eastern Shore Students Among Winners for Maryland Judiciary’s Art Contest Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “This ‘A’ is a testament to the care and commit- ment of those who work for each of these hospitals.” Developed under the guidance of a national Expert Panel, the Leap- frog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 27 measures of publicly avail- able hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s meth- odology is peer-reviewed and ful- ly transparent, and the results are free to the public. UM SRH’s hospitals were individ- ually awarded an ‘A’ grade in mid- December, when Leapfrog up- dated grades for fall 2020. The “A” score is the highest score awarded by Leapfrog. To see the hospitals’ full grade details and access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, vis- it  hospitalsafetygrade.org  and fol- low The Leapfrog Group on Twit- ter and Facebook. A score earned by UM SRH is the highest score awarded by Leapfrog. Ken Kozel, President and CEO of UM Shore Regional Health and Sherri Hobbs, Chief Qual- ity Officer, display the Grade “A” Leapfrog recognition received for each of SRH’s three medical centers. Send in your photo for Tidewater Trader’s Hunt Issue! Waterfowl Hunting? Fishing Trips? Turkey Hunting? Deer Hunting? Youth Hunter Days? Frog Gigging? Whichever is your favorite - send it on in for use in the 2021-22 Hunt Issue. 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