Cumberland Times-News

Editorials

March 18, 2013

Thanks to the doctors for the inspiration and care they give

National Doctors’ Day is held every year on March 30 in the United States to celebrate the contribution of physicians who serve our country by caring for its citizens. This year, March 30 falls on a Saturday.

I would like to take this opportunity, on or before National Doctors’ Day, to honor all of the physicians serving the patients and residents of Golden Living Center of Cumberland.

We are truly appreciative of their commitment and the leadership they demonstrate every day in meeting the healthcare needs of our patients, their families and our staff.

The work that physicians do in our living center can sometimes be overlooked but these physicians are a core part of the care that Golden Living delivers to this community.

Successfully taking care of an Alzheimer’s patient, monitoring patients with complex health conditions, or caring for individuals with end-stage cancer on a day-to-day basis rarely makes headlines.

But for many physicians in our community, it is the inspiration of seeing the positive difference that they make in the quality of life for our patients and residents that makes their long hours of dedication worthwhile.

In particular, I would like to thank our medical director, Dr Peter Halmos, and our assistant medical director, Dr. Sunil Gupta, as well as Dr. Huma Shakil and Dr. Shiv Khanna, for the vital role they play in advocating for our patients and promoting a healthy lifestyle.

Please join me in recognizing and thanking these unsung heroes for all that they do.

Mary Schriver, executive director

Golden Living Center of Cumberland

1
Text Only
Editorials
  • Street flowers Street flowers

    Walk along Frostburg’s Main Street in the spring and summer and one can’t miss the beautiful floral arrangements that adorn the lampposts.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • First base First base

    The idea of spending up to $7,500 for a study about the possibility of bringing a minor league baseball team to the area should at least be allowed to reach first base.

    April 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Restore them Restore them

    There are an estimated 47,000 deceased veterans whose remains are unidentified and unclaimed throughout the U.S. A group of senators and congressmen hope to do something to
    bring these men and women some dignity after death.

    April 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • Support the March for Babies May 3 at Canal Place

    At the March of Dimes, we promise to work tirelessly toward the day when all babies are born healthy.
    The March of Dimes has worked for more than 75 years to help babies get a healthy start in life.

    April 20, 2014

  • Happy Easter

    For the world’s more than 2 billion Christians, Easter is the day that defines their faith.
    The exact date of Christ’s resurrection is unknown, and even the precise locations of his crucifixion and burial are uncertain. This hasn’t stopped some people from saying they know the answer to these questions and others from trying to find out for themselves, or simply arguing about it.
     

    April 20, 2014

  • We concur We concur

    We’re certain that Donald Rumsfeld, who served as Secretary of Defense under Presidents Gerald Ford and George W. Bush, echoes what many Americans feel about the complexity of filing income tax returns.
    When he filed his return, Rumsfeld sent the following letter to the Internal Revenue Service:

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • The first step The first step

    If all goes as planned, Frostburg State University will one day offer a doctorate in nursing, a physician’s assistant program and a new health sciences building on campus.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Where to look Where to look

    Drive anywhere in Maryland and it seems there is one highway construction project after another. While it is good to see our roads and bridges being upgraded, it can be nerve-wracking for anyone traveling a long distance.

    April 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • Library week

    Public libraries remain one of the best uses of taxpayer dollars. They are open to all. Young or old, poor or wealthy, residents can use computers and read current magazines and newspapers. Compact discs featuring a wide variety of music and
    movies on DVD may be checked out in addition to novels and other books.

    April 13, 2014

  • Sunday hunting Sunday hunting

    Legislation that increases hunting oppportunities on Sundays in Garrett, Allegany and Washington counties has passed the Maryland General Assembly and reached the governor’s desk.

    April 13, 2014 1 Photo