Tawes Fall Bazaar coming soon

CRISFIELD — The annual fall bazaar at the Tawes Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 201 Hall Highway, will be held Friday and Saturday, Oct. 30-31 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day. Homemade soups and chili and assorted baked goods will be for sale. A variety of local and regional vendors will be selling their […]

McCready Lab gets Gold Seal after surprise inspection

CRISFIELD — The Edward W. McCready Memorial Hospital has announced it earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Laboratory Services Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards.

The Gold Seal of Approval is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.
The McCready Lab underwent a rigorous, unannounced on-site survey in February. During the review, a Joint Commission expert surveyor evaluated compliance with laboratory standards related to several areas, including document and process control, healthcare-associated conditions, risk reduction, and staff qualifications and competency. The surveyor also conducted on-site observations and interviews.

The Joint Commission has accredited hospital laboratory services since 1979 and freestanding laboratories since 1995. More than 1,500 organizations, including laboratories in hospitals, reference labs, blood transfusion and donor centers, public health laboratories, and point-of-care test sites, currently maintain Laboratory Services Accreditation from The Joint Commission, awarded for a two-year cycle.

Benton received McCready’s PEARLS Award

CRISFIELD — Robyn Benton, RN, was selected a recipient of McCready’s PEARLS recognition program. PEARLS is an acronym for ‘Promoting Excellence And Recognizing Legendary Service’. Benton received two nominations for her leadership and assistance with the new Centriq computer program and for her exceptional care to a recent patient and their spouse. She has been a McCready associate for 15 years.

She was presented a framed certificate, a gift certificate and will be eligible for the PEARLS of the year award.

Drs. Kearney, Nagy join McCready Foundation

CRISFIELD — The McCready Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of Kevin C. Kearney, MD to its staff. Also announced, David J. Nagy, a board certified anesthesiologist has joined the hospital’s surgical team, partnering with Sidney Barnes, MD, and others.
Dr. Kearney, a board certified gynecologist will initially be seeing patients at McCready on Thursdays. Additional days will be added as the practice grows.
A native of Ireland, he received his medical degree from the National University of Ireland, School of Ireland. He completed his internship, residency and fellowship at Johns Hopkins University. His certifications include the Educational Commission of Foreign Medical Graduates and the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is also a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Kearney is licensed to practice in the state of Maryland and the Republics of Ireland and South Africa.
Dr. Nagy received his medical degree as well as completed his internship and residency from Indiana University. He was also a resident at the University of South Florida. Dr. Nagy is licensed to practice in the state of Maryland.
Most recently, he was a staff anesthesiologist at Peninsula Regional Medical Center. In his 22 years of experience, he has also been on staff at Saint Agnes Hospital in Baltimore and Columbus (Indiana) Regional Hospital. He has conducted research on chemotherapy and immunology and leukemia and is a published author of several articles on pain management and cancer drug therapies.