Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Chasing the Record at Legacy Chase!

The Greater Baltimore community has trusted GBMC HealthCare with providing the highest level of compassionate care for more than 50 years. With advanced treatment options available from some of the region’s leading physicians, the Sandra & Malcolm Berman Cancer Institute is no exception. Statistics show that one in three people has been touched by cancer in some way. Whether a loved one has battled cancer or you personally have been diagnosed, the reality is that cancer affects us all.

Join us Saturday, September 24, 2016 for the 16th annual Legacy Chase at Shawan Downs. Set in in Maryland’s picturesque horse country, Legacy Chase is GBMC’s signature event benefiting its oncology services and patient support programs. Fill up your car with family and friends, pack a cooler and picnic and spend a day in the warm September sun for this homecoming of the GBMC community. With family-friendly activities, steeplechase horse racing, food trucks and a Vendor Village, Legacy Chase offers something for everyone.

To add to the fun, this year, we’re attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the world’s longest awareness ribbon – right in the infield of Shawan Downs! Stretching a mile and a half long, the lavender ribbon is a symbol of GBMC’s commitment to the fight against all cancers. Join us for this momentous occasion as we “chase the record!”

Legacy Chase Lowdown

A Farmer’s Field parking pass starts as low as $35 per car load with additional premiere seating available. Find the best admission option for you at

Gates open at 10:00am and Guinness World Record Judging begins at 11:30am.

The Kids’ Korner offers games and activities for children of all ages, including face painting, visits from your favorite princesses and superheroes, stick pony races and more!

Cancer survivors and their loved ones are welcome to join us at the Cancer Survivorship tent for refreshments. RSVP online at to receive a free parking pass.

Graduates of GBMC’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and their families are welcome to participate in a reunion with other NICU families and members of the NICU team.

Volunteers are needed! Sign up at

GBMC at Hunt Manor: Community and Convenience

Convenience is key at GBMC at Hunt Manor. Patients who live in Phoenix and the surrounding sprawling neighborhoods don’t have to venture down the JFX for accessible care they can count on. Open seven days a week with walk-in appointments and extended hours on weekdays, Hunt Manor ensures patients receive immediate care when issues arise. According to Practice Manager Suzanne Auer, early morning appointments are especially appreciated. “It means a lot when people can fit in a doctor’s visit and then go about their day without disruption,” she says.

Hunt Manor clinicians strive to provide the care they would want for their loved ones, but for Tu Cao, DO, many patients have begun to actually feel like family. “I build relationships, get involved and have established care with patients’ children, parents or grandparents,” she says. “I love feeling included as part of the family and neighborhood.”

The established community presence is important to Registered Nurse Practitioner Kim West, too. “We live and work in this neighborhood. People love having this level of excellence right in their backyard,” she says. “It’s a pleasure and privilege to make our own community, from newborns to geriatrics, healthier.”

The Hunt Manor team includes six physicians, Tu Cao, DO; Lisa Carey, DO; Joseph Connelly, MD; Luisa Massari, MD; Robin Motter-Mast, DO; and Francis Sanzaro, MD, along with a certified nurse practitioner, Kim West, CRNP, and a physician’s assistant, Deanna Shapiro, PA-C. They coordinate and collaborate with the entire GBMC HealthCare System, functioning as a comprehensive patient-centered medical home, with specialists and tests readily available. A gynecologist and gastroenterologist visit the office each month so patients don’t need to travel as much. “Our resources are really top-notch,” Ms. West says. “Our patient care coordinator makes things happen quickly: transferring notes, scheduling appointments, following up and delivering lab results. We all hold each other accountable for getting patients to their goals.”

Education is another one of those goals. In addition to providing care swiftly and conveniently, the Hunt Manor practice is focused on keeping patients out of the hospital by providing as much preventive medicine as possible. “Educating patients helps them take health into their own hands,” Ms. Auer says. For example, patients with diabetes can attend in-house classes led by certified educators from GBMC’s Geckle Diabetes and Nutrition Center. “They learn how to manage their blood sugar, eat healthily, exercise and take their medicine so they don’t end up in the hospital,” she says.

Family Medicine physician Joseph Connelly, MD, prides himself on the fact that the practice has established itself as a community resource where people know problems will be treated with personalized attention to detail and a level of diligence they may not find elsewhere. “I always want to be the type of doctor who spends enough time,” Dr. Connelly says. “I like to evaluate each day at the finish and know that I was complete and thorough. It keeps the joy in the practice.”

GBMC at Hunt Manor is currently accepting new patients! For more information about this and other GBMC primary care physician practices, visit or call 443-849-GBMC (4262).

Asian-Style Steamed Salmon


1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
½ cup shiitake mushroom caps, rinsed and sliced
2 tablespoons fresh ginger, minced (or 2 teaspoons ground)
¼ cup scallions (green onion), rinsed and chopped
1 tablespoon light soy sauce
1 tablespoon sesame oil (optional)
12 ounces salmon fillet, cut into 4 portions (3 ounces each)


Combine chicken broth, mushroom caps, ginger, scallions, soy sauce and sesame oil (optional) in a large, shallow sauté pan. Bring to a boil over high heat, then lower heat and simmer for 2-3 minutes.

Add salmon fillets and cover with a tight-fitting lid. Cook gently over low heat for 4-5 minutes or until the salmon flakes easily with a fork in the thickest part (to a minimum internal temperature of 145°F).

Serve one piece of salmon with ¼ cup of broth.

Nutrition Information

Servings: 4
Calories: 175
Fat: 9g
Saturated Fat: 2g
Cholesterol: 48mg
Sodium: 208mg
Protein: 19g
Carbohydrates: 4g

Recipe retrieved from Keep the BeatTM Recipes: Deliciously Healthy Family Meals provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. December 2010