Your health is our mission. This is why Calvert Memorial Hospital is partnering with others in our community - our churches, our schools and our businesses - to bring wellness to you.
2013 Highlights and Accomplishments:
Today, with 25 participating churches, the Health Ministry Team Network is a vital component of the hospital’s outreach efforts to promote prevention and wellness. Through the partnership, Calvert Memorial provides resources and training to area church volunteers who in turn bring health information and important screenings to those in need.
Last year, the Health Ministry Team Network hosted eight community health fairs that reached some 312 people and offered 72 monthly blood pressure screenings, which served over 567 people. The health ministry meets the fourth Monday of each month (except July) from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in Classroom #1 in the KeepWell Center at CMH. A light dinner is provided. For more information or to register, call 410-535-8233.
Calvert Community Dental Care provided basic dental care to 771 adults and children, a 37 percent increase over the prior year. The grant-funded program was formed in 2009 to improve access to dental care for low-income families and those who are uninsured or underinsured. Services include exams, cleaning, fluoride and sealants as well as basic restorative care and extraction.
In 2012, through a partnership with the American Legion, the clinic found a permanent home in Lusby on the public bus route that makes it easier for those without transportation to reach us. To celebrate National Children’s Dental Health Month, Calvert Community Dental Care is offering two free dental screenings in February. Each child will receive a free dental goodie bag.
Prince Frederick: Thursday, Feb. 20 from 3-6 p.m. at Calvert Memorial Hospital
Lusby: Friday, Feb. 21 from 2-5 p.m. at Calvert Community Dental Care
Additionally, free sealants will be offered for children 5-14 who are residents of Calvert County on Friday, Feb. 28 at Calvert Community Dental Care. Call 410-535-8402 to make an appointment.
CMH is also helping local companies develop worksite wellness programs for their employees through KeepWell@Work. Since it began in 2006, the program has continued to grow and each year more companies – large and small – are choosing to partner with the hospital. Last year, over 1,100 participants took advantage of worksite wellness services that ranged from biometric testing and health risk assessments to weight loss education and stress management lectures. For more information, call 410-535-8233.
The hospital has also joined with World Gym Fitness Centers to promote good nutrition and fitness through our Obesity Reduction Initiative. Through this partnership we’re able to offer a registered dietitian on-site as part of our healthy lifestyle programs for local adults and youth at four locations in Calvert and St. Mary’s counties.
Additionally, World Gym co-sponsors the Biggest Loser weight loss challenge at the Owings and Prince Frederick locations four times per year. From January-September 2013, 96 participants lost a combined 851 pounds. The next session is Jan. 13 – April 15. Call 410-535-8233 for program details.
Getting regular preventive screenings is one of the most important things you can do for yourself. CMH offers free and low-cost community screenings for blood pressure, prostate cancer, vascular, cholesterol/glucose, osteoporosis, body composition and resting metabolic rate. To find out more, click on the KeepWell button on the home page.
By working together we can keep our community healthy!