After 42 years, Karen Poisker to retire from her career at PRMC

SALISBURY — Karen C. Poisker has never been a supporter of the status quo in either her personal life or in her 42 year career at Peninsula Regional Medical Center. In fact, as a 10-year-old living on a U.S. Navy base in Sicily, she convinced the coach to let her play (and pitch) on the […]

PRMC offers basic chaplain course

SALISBURY — Peninsula Regional Medical Center is pleased to offer a program for training community clergy and lay persons in the tools needed for effective ministry to the sick. The program is built around 10 weeks of clinical and classroom learning, beginning Tuesday, May 12, 2015, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., and meeting each Tuesday through July 14, 2015.
Classes are taught by Chaplain Jana Long. The initial meeting will focus on introductions/orientation to the Medical Center. Consecutive meetings will include lectures and presentations. There is also a 20 hour patient visitation experience in addition to the 30 hours of classroom time. The course includes required readings as well as some written assignments.
Students will share in group and individual supervision as part of their experience. At the conclusion of the experience, they will receive a certificate of completion. This training is the first step for chaplaincy, and will open other options for additional training.

Hospital’s star again a memorial to State Trooper Eddie Plank

SALISBURY — Peninsula Regional Medical Center has again dedicated the holiday star atop the medical in memory of Maryland State Police Trooper First Class Edward A. Plank Jr. He lost his life in the line of duty in 1995 on U.S. 13 south of Princess Anne, and since then PRMC has been dedicating the star each year in his honor.
The unique star, measuring 22 feet from tip to tip, will remain lit throughout the holiday season. It has been the centerpiece of PRMC’s holiday decorating theme for the past 20 years and it also serves as a tribute to the medical center’s close working relationship with local emergency responders and law enforcement officers on the Delmarva Peninsula.