On Monday, October 11th, the University of Maryland Shore Medical Center introduced four new members of its new Mobile Wellness Team.
The Mobile Wellness Team will help meet the health care needs of Kent and northern Queen Anne’s county residents. It will be charged with visiting trusted community sites, including firehouses, places of worship, residential care facilities, community organizations and other social centers and also will serve patients and families in their home settings. Team staff will include:
- Heather Grove, Nurse Coordinator, a registered nurse with several years experience in the field of public health, including the last six years as a Community Health Nurse for the Caroline County Health Department. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Wilmington University.
- Kaitlin Falls, LCSW, a Social Worker with a master’s degree in Social Work from Salisbury University, where she also earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Falls’ social work experience includes internships at The Judy Center at Sudlersville Elementary School, the Talbot County Department of Social Services, and the Emergency Department of Bryn Mawr Hospital in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.
- Serenity Kelly, who most recently worked for the Kent County Health Department where she served as Coordinator of Special Programs supporting the management of local COVID-19 vaccination clinics to accomplish efficient and equitable distribution of the vaccine. Her educational credentials include associate’s degrees in General Studies and Emergency Services/Paramedic from Anne Arundel Community College, and a bachelor’s degree in Emergency Health Services from University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
- Amanda Webster, who joined the team after serving in customer service/patient access and medical records positions at Christiana Care in Newark, Delaware. She received her Clinical Assistant training at Cecil Community College and her CNA from Governor Bacon Health Center in Delaware City, Delaware.
In a press release, Lara Wilson, director, Rural Health Care Transformation for UM Shore Regional Health at Chestertown, said the following:
“We are so excited to have attracted such well-qualified team members to make our Mobile Wellness initiatives successful… We also are grateful for the support we received from the Rural Maryland Council — a generous grant in the amount of $125,000 dedicated to Mobile Wellness. Our application for this grant was supported by Maryland State Senator Steve Hershey and Maryland State Delegate Jay Jacobs, and also by Kent County Health Officer William Webb. We thank them and all our community partners who will be working with us to help make the Mobile Wellness Team a major health care asset for the residents of our region.”