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Health Briefs Nanticoke plans golf tournament

The 22nd annual Nanticoke Health Services Golf Tournament is Friday, Sept. 5 at the Seaford Golf and Country Club. The day will consist of practice, lunch, 18-holes of golf, dinner and door prizes. A full field of participants is expected with a noon shotgun start and scramble format. The tournament’s goal is to raise over $35,000 for Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. Proceeds will be used for the hospital’s charity endowment prescription fund, a special indigent fund for patients in need of assistance with their prescriptions. Teams of four players will compete for various donated prizes. During the course of the day, golfers will have chances to test their skills by competing in contests for Longest Drive, Closest-To-The-Pin, Hit-The-Green and a Hole-In-One. All participants will have the opportunity to putt through a three-step qualifying round. Following dinner, three people will putt for $2,500 each. Entry fees are $150 per player and $600 for a foursome. Sponsorships packages are available. Anyone interested in individual reservations or sponsorship opportunities should contact the Nanticoke Health Services Development office at 302-629-6611, extension 2404 or email

Depression support

The Mental Health Association in Delaware will be sponsoring a Depression Support Group in Laurel on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The meetings begin at 7 p.m. The MHA encourages anyone dealing with a depressive disorder to attend. Register in advance by calling 1-800-2876423. Peer support groups sponsored by Mental Health Association of Delaware are not intended to replace professional mental health treatment. MHA does not publish support group locations; locations are provided with registration.

Oncology symposium

The Sixth Annual Seaside Oncology Symposium will take place Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Boardwalk Plaza Hotel in Rehoboth Beach. The Tunnell Cancer Center and the Medical Society of Delaware sponsor this annual, half-day symposium to update participants on the diagnosis and management of cancer. It is designed for physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals. The conference, which begins at 7:30 a.m. and ends with lunch at 1 p.m., is planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint-sponsorship of the Medical Society of Delaware and Beebe Medical Center. The Seaside Oncology Symposium is supported by unrestricted educational grants from various pharmaceutical companies and programs. Details regarding this year’s topics and speakers will be available soon. Hotel reservations may be made directly with the Boardwalk Plaza at 800-332-3224.

MS Society plans bike event

The Delaware Chapter of the National

Multiple Sclerosis Society needs volunteers to help organize and run the 2008 Bike MS: NRG Energy Indian River Power Plant Bike to the Bay. Participants cycle 45 miles, 75 or 150 miles from Dover to Rehoboth and back over two days to raise money for multiple sclerosis. Taking place on Sept. 27 and 28, the annual fundraiser attracts more than 1,600 cyclists who ride across Kent and Sussex counties over two days. To ensure a safe and enjoyable event, each of these miles needs to be monitored by support-andgear vehicles and bike mechanics. Rest stops are set up every 10 to 12 miles and stocked with beverages, fruit and highenergy bars. More than 200 volunteers are needed to register cyclists; set up rest stops and man them throughout the ride weekend; monitor the route; clean up; hand out rider numbers, t-shirts, goodies and information packets; load and unload the equipment truck; prepare and serve breakfast, lunch and dinner; distribute information packets; direct traffic; and provide logistical and clerical support. To volunteer, contact Volunteer Coordinator Jenna Wagner at 302-655-5610, or email

Beebe to hold Fun Fest

The Beebe Medical Center Auxiliary will hold the 8th annual Fun Fest at Winswept Stables on John J. Williams Highway (Rt. 24), in Lewes, on Saturday, Sept. 27, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is open to the public and a great place to bring the entire family. Proceeds generated at this annual event will be used to support the programs at Beebe Medical Center. Numerous games, including two obstacle courses, a train ride, and a moon bounce, will be featured. There also will be face painting. Winswept Stables’ petting zoo and pony rides will be part of the day’s activities. Members of the Winswept Stables Pony Club will give riding demonstrations throughout the day. Refreshments, including hot dogs, hamburgers and homemade baked goods from Auxiliary members, as well as pumpkins and chrysanthemums, will be available for purchase. Members of the Beebe Medical Center Auxiliary and of the Junior ROTC at Cape Henlopen High School will be volunteering at the event.

McElroy promoted at Nanticoke

Nanticoke Health Services announces the promotion of Ms. Janan McElroy, RN, CPUR to director of Case Management. In her new position, she will play a vital role in bringing the most appropriate, cost efMcElroy fective care to the patients of Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. McElroy has over 33 years experience in the health care field, focusing on Case Management during the last 10 years. She began as an LPN at Nanticoke in 1977. McElroy was one of the first LPNs to work in Nanticoke’s Intensive Care Unit, progressed to ICU staff nurse and then to charge nurse. By 1993, McElroy was working as Nanticoke’s first Home Health staff nurse.

She quickly advanced within Home Health to patient care coordinator and then to agency coordinator. Between 1998 and 2007, McElroy worked as outpatient case manager, pediatric/ICU case manager, was promoted to hospitalist Case Manager and then to PCU/ICI case manager.

McElroy received a registered nursing degree from Delaware Technical & Community College, is an active ACLS instructor, a CPR instructor and is working towards achieving accreditation in Case Management.

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