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Tidewater Trader February 24, 2021 Page 38 University of Maryland Shore Re- gional Health recently welcomed Joshua Cherrix as the director of the health care network’s Heart and Vascular Center. “I am delighted to welcome Josh to the UM Shore Regional Health team,” says Pam Addy, vice presi- dent, Ambulatory and Clinical Ser- vices, UM SRH. “His leadership, business and clinical experience make him a great addition to our Cardiovascular Services team and our Heart and Vascular Center.” The Heart and Vascular Center at UM Shore Regional Health in- cludes the Cardiac Intervention Center at UM Shore Medical Cen- ter at Easton; UM Shore Medi- cal Group-Cardiology offices in Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot counties; car- diovascular diagnostics and the Vascular Labs in Dorchester, Kent, QueenAnne’s and Talbot counties; and the Centers for Cardiopulmo- nary Fitness and Wellness at UM Shore Medical Centers at Chester- town, Dorchester and Easton. Cherrix comes to UM SRH from the University of Virginia Health System (UVHS) in Charlottesville, Va., where he was the manager of the Cardiac Cath Lab. Previously, Cherrix was an invasive cardiol- ogy staff nurse for UVHS. Cher- rix has more than 10 years of ex- perience in the health care setting, having also worked in emergency care, intensive care and as a pre- hospital provider. Cherrix received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing and his Master of Business Admin- istration in Executive Leadership/ Health Care Administration from Wilmington University in Dela- ware. He completed his associate’s degree in nursing at Delaware Technical Community College. Stephen Eisemann, director of Re- spiratory Care Services, filled the Heart and Vascular Center direc- tor position in an interim capacity following the retirement of Gary Jones in December 2019. Eisemann was promoted to director of Respi- ratory Care Services at UM SRH in October 2019, where he has been responsible for the opera- tions and clinical oversight of the Department of Respiratory Care; Pulmonary Function Labs at UM Shore Medical Centers at Chester- town, Dorchester and Easton; the Regional Sleep Disorders Center; Neurodiagnostics at UM Shore Medical Centers at Chestertown, Dorchester and Easton; and three off-site diagnostic centers. Eise- mann has been with UM SRH since 1998, when he began with UM Shore Medical Center at Ches- tertown as a respiratory therapist. Eisemann became the Chester- town hospital’s cardiopulmonary manager in 2000 and director of Inpatient Services in 2010. Prior to his current role as director of Re- spiratory Care Services, he served for six years as regional manager of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Services for UM SRH. Eisemann received his Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy in 1993. For more information, please visit www.umshoreregional.org. GOOD NEWS PAGE Newsworthy Notes From You The Readers Cherrix Named Director and Eisemann Promoted at UM Shore Regional Health Rebuilding Together Kent County (RTKC) is pleased to announce they have received a grant from the Maryland Affordable Hous- ing Trust (MAHT) to provide free home repairs and modifications for local residents with limited resources. The $75,000 grant is re- stricted exclusively for repair ef- forts and forms the backbone of their spring construction efforts. During their most recent applica- tion process, RTKC received re- quests from 26 neighbors to con- sider 60 different projects ranging from replacing roofs and pest con- trol to mold remediation and bath- room modifications. A number of seniors also asked for grab bar and handrail installation, reducing fall risk as they perform daily activi- ties. According to the most recent census estimates, 27% of Kent County residents are 65 and older. Critical interventions help our ag- ing population remain safely in their homes and communities, reducing healthcare costs and im- proving quality of life. Over 120 donors supported Re- building Together Kent County’s 2020 annual campaign efforts to raise unrestricted funds for their mission of repairing homes, revi- talizing communities, rebuilding lives. In the end they surpassed the $20,000 goal and secured an additional $5,000 from their Board of Directors, bringing the total raised from generous individuals and organizations to $30,000! Di- rector of Development & Commu- nity Engagement for Rebuilding Together Kent County, Genevieve Croker, says “Our whole team takes seriously its role as steward of these gifts and would be unable to properly manage large grants like this one from MAHT without the groundswell of support from our community. We are grateful for the trust shown by our neigh- bors and the state of Maryland.” After a year in which everyone faced unprecedented challenges, The Town of Rock Hall, Mayor and Council, and Rock Hall Heritage Steering Committee are pleased to announce the appointment of eleven members to the Rock Hall Museums Board. At the February 11 th Regular Coun- cil Business Meeting the following board members were sworn in: Cathy Bramble; Courtney Chi- pouras, Sawyer Cornelius, Andy Rebuilding Together Kent County Secures $75,000 Grant from MAHT Rock Hall Museums Board Sworn In Rebuilding Together Kent County has worked harder than ever to end substandard housing. Their 2020 Annual Report is available to view online by visiting www. RebuildingTogetherKCMD.org/ financials or you may request a hard copy by calling 410-708-9936. As they move forward with deter- mining their construction plan for the next several months, RTKC is also working hard to design and implement a Covid-safe National Rebuilding Day event on April 24 th . Stay tuned for announce- ments as participation will be lim- ited to ensure all health protocols and guidelines are followed. Rebuilding Together Kent County isanonprofitdedicatedtorepairing homes, revitalizing communities, and rebuilding lives. They lever- age gifts of time, money and skill to complement professional con- tractors as they repair and rehabil- itate homes for vulnerable seniors, those living with disabilities, and families in Kent County. They are dedicated to ending substandard housing in Kent County. All work is done at no cost to the homeown- er. To learnmore, please visit www. RebuildingTogetherKCMD.org. Glenn, M arta McCave, Terri Mul- likin, Timmy Price, Chrissy Price Stickland, Tot Strong, Melanie Trego and Mary Sue Willis. Ex Officio Board Members are: Jana Carter – Manager of Kent County Tourism; Tom McHugh – Former Museums Board Member and Founder of the Mainstay; Rob- in Wood Kurowski - Former Mu- seums Board Member and Stories Joshua Cherrix, MBA, MSN, RN (shown left) and Stephen Eisemann, BS, RTT. Tidewater Trader reaches 30,000 Readers Weekly! Distributed to 4 Counties ~ Locally Owned & Operated Miss Cassie of Galena, who received a new ramp using funds from last year’s Maryland Affordable Housing Trust grant to Rebuilding Together Kent County (RTKC). She is being assisted by Wayne Rickert, Executive Direc- tor of RTKC. of the Chesapeake Board Member; Gail Owings – Director of Stories of the Chesapeake. The Town and members are pleased with the reestablishment of the board and looking for- ward to developing and promot- ing year-round heritage tourism through the many historical col- lections, locations and significant cultural attractions.