Battle on the Turf is Sept. 13 As Breast Cancer Awareness month approaches, the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc. will welcome runners and walkers to the first annual Battle on the Turf 5K Run/Walk and 1.5 Mile Fun Walk at the DE Turf Sports Complex in Frederica on Wednesday, Sept. 13. This is the first-ever 5K to be held at DE Turf, central Delawares state-of-the-art, all-turf sports destination venue. The 5K will benefit DBCCs local programs services for those with breast cancer. This family friendly race is open to women, men, and children of all ages. On-site race registration will open at 5 p.m. on Sept. 13 and the 5K race and fun walk will begin at 6:30. Immediately following the race there will refreshments, music, and team and individual awards. Online registration is available at www.races2run.com and costs $25 per person until Sept. 11 at noon. Day of registration is $30 per person. Participants can register as individuals or as part of a team. Awards will be presented to top males and females in various age groups along with teams. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, visit www.races2run.com.
Metastatic Breast Cancer group The Cancer Support Community in Sussex County offers a Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC) Support Group for women affected by metastatic breast cancer. This monthly networking group meets on the third Thursday of each month at 6 p.m., with the next meeting July 20. The Sussex facility is located at 18947 John J. Williams Hwy., Ste. 312, Rehoboth. The group is facilitated by Clare Wilson, RN, MS and cancer care coordinator at Tunnell Cancer Center and offers a forum to discuss specific issues. To participate in this support group, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 645-9150. All programs offered at the Cancer Support Community are free to people affected by cancer and their loved ones.
Diabetes Prevention Class Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will host a two-session Diabetes Prevention Class on Monday, July 31 and Monday, Aug. 28 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., in Meeting Room 1. This course is designed for individuals age 18 and over who have been diagnosed with prediabetes. Prediabetes is a condition where blood glucose levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be classified as diabetes. This condition puts patients at a high risk of developing diabetes, heart disease and stroke. Exercising, maintaining a healthy diet and shedding excess body fat can all help decrease blood glucose levels, improve blood pressure and either delay diabetes or reverse prediabetes altogether. Utilizing resources developed by the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP), this course provides individuals with basic tools to help them make appropriate lifestyle changes and reduce their risk for developing diabetes. Cost is $20 per person and a physician referral is required for registration. For more information or to register, contact Nanticokes Diabetes Education Department at 629-6611, ext. 2446.
DAmico joins Nanticoke Nanticoke Memorial Hospital welcomes Mary Beth DAmico, MS, NEA, FNP-BC to its orthopedic and bariatric programs. DAmico is a board certified family nurse practitioner with specialization in urgent care, and family medicine. She cares for patients in the hospital after their joint replacement surgeries and bariatric surgeries. DAmico received her master of science in healthcare administration/family nurse practitioner from Wilmington University in 1996. She also received her post-master certification in healthcare leadership from Seton Hall University, and her post-master black belt certification in lean and six sigma from Villanova University. DAmico is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a nurse executive, advanced. She is a past Maryland Nurse of the Year and a nationally recognized member of the American Society of Critical Care Nursing Circle of Excellence. DAmico is a member of the American Nurses Association (ANA) and the American Society for Quality (ASQ).
She has over 25 years of healthcare experience in hospital administration and advanced practice nursing.
Trammell named director The Nanticoke Physician Network (NPN) is proud to announce that Sloan C. Trammell, CMOM, has been named director of the NPN Business Office. In this position, Trammell will be accountable for all NPN Business Office activities involving billing and collections for the Nanticoke Physician Network, training and supervising staff members, and developing new services as needed. Trammell studied business at Midlands Technical College in Columbia, S.C. She has worked with the NPN Business Office for over 20 years, starting as a billing account representative. In 2001, she was promoted to team coordinator to manage provider charges and insurance payer follow-ups. In March 2014, Trammell completed her certification as a Certified Medical Office Manager (CMOM).
Better Breathers Club Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will hold a Better Breathers Club on Monday, July 17 from 2 to 3 p.m., in the Medical Staff Conference Room. This free support group is open to anyone affected by a chronic lung disease including relatives and caregivers. Backed by the American Lung Association, the Better Breathers Club offers a venue for participants to learn from guest speakers and educational materials, socialize with others affected by a chronic lung disease, and practice skills that will help them better manage their condition and improve their quality of life. The group meets the third Monday of each month. Refreshments will be provided and registration is required. For more information or to register, call 629-6611, ext. 1010.
Parkinsons Support Group Nanticoke Health Services, in conjunction with CHEER and Care DE and the Manor House, will hold a Parkinsons education and support group on Thursday, July 20 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Manor House in Seaford. This support group is free and open to the public. This support group is not only helpful for the individual diagnosed with PD, but also for caregivers, friends and family. Group members welcome guest speakers on a variety of subjects related to PD and provide support to each other through other small group discussions. For more information, contact Tara Trout at 629-6611, ext. 3838.
Free weight loss seminar Nanticoke Weight Loss & General Surgery will host a free weight loss seminar on Saturday, July 29 at 10:30 a.m. at the Hampton Inn located at 18826 Coastal Hwy., Rehoboth Beach. This seminar is designed to provide education to individuals considering weight loss surgery to help them make informed decisions on whether surgery is an appropriate option. The weight loss seminar will consist of an educational presentation by Dr. Tarek Waked to inform individuals about the many benefits of weight loss surgery. The seminar is free, but space is limited and registration is required. To reserve your spot, call 536-5395.
Safe Sitter Class is July 22 Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will host a Safe Sitter¨ class on Saturday, July 22 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Nursing Conference Room. These classes are open to pre-teens and teenagers between 11 and 13 years of age who are interested in learning child care essentials and safety. The course is designed to train pre-teens and teenagers how to be safe baby/child sitters. The lessons are filled with fun activities and role-playing exercises. The cost is $35 per student, which includes the class and all materials needed. Pre-registration is required. To register or for more information, contact Nanticokes Maternal Child Health Clinical Educator at 629-6611, ext. 2540.