About Us: In the Community
GCHS Supports Kid's Chance Event at the Maryland Science Center
GCHS employees, Robin, Lisa, and Michelle, along with their children, enjoyed an event at the Maryland Science Center presented by Key Risk for Kid’s Chance of Maryland. Kid’s Chance of Maryland is a non-profit corporation developed with the purpose to provide financial scholarships for children of catastrophically or fatally injured workers to complete their higher education.
Families and Friends of GCHS Came Out in Full Force to Support the MDA Event
A large team of GCHS employees and friends showed support for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) event "Baltimore Muscle Walk 2011." The team consisted of over 40 members this year and collected over $5,000 to fund MDA, the nation’s largest voluntary health agency funding cutting-edge neuromuscular research, health care services, and education.
“A Glove Story” Gallery Now Complete
Greater Chesapeake Hand Specialists (GCHS), P.A., in partnership with Art with a Heart, Inc. (AWAH), a non-profit community organization which enhances the lives of people in need through visual art, recently unveiled “A Glove Story” Gallery, located in the waiting room area at GCHS’s main office, located at 1400 Front Street in Lutherville.
This project entailed the transformation of ten gloves and mittens into one-of-a-kind pieces of artwork. Embellished with various artistic mediums, the imaginative designs each have unique personalities and special names, including: The Boxer, Caught Red Handed, Fancy Hand Glove, Garden Glove, Glove Compartment, Hand Mirror, Handy Man, Handwich, High Five!, and Second Hand Rose.
“Thanks to Art with a Heart, these incredibly special pieces of art truly enhance our waiting area and are tremendous conversation pieces,” said Patricia Levin, administrator for GCHS. “This project was initiated because we are committed to providing great care for our patients, and to broaden our scope by helping Art with a Heart in its efforts to better the community.
We thank Greater Chesapeake Hand Specialists for supporting and providing the opportunity to raise awareness among doctors, staff and patients about Art with a Heart's work in underserved communities,” said Randi Alper Pupkin, AWAH's founder and executive director.
Art with a Heart is actively working to fill the need for engaging visual art programming in Baltimore and we are grateful to have supportive partners in this endeavor.”
New Logo Unveiling
Greater Chesapeake Hand Specialists unveiled its new logo in conjunction with the initiation of practice-wide re-branding efforts." A great new look – and an even greater reach" is the overall theme of the program. In addition to the new logo, GCHS redesigned its website and collateral materials.
"The creation of our new logo presents the opportunity for us to let everyone know that we diagnose and treat conditions relating to hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder," explained Dr. Peter Innis. "Because our name focuses primarily on the hand, we felt a change was needed to more clearly communicate the depth and breadth of our team. Our intent is to reach out to our many audiences - patients, other physicians and primary care providers and Workers Compensation community -- to showcase our new branding initiatives."
"Our previous logo served us well for more than twenty years but the time was perfect for a new signature image. After many months of thinking, research and contemplation, we believe we have created a simple, yet powerful communication vehicle that serves our various uses," Dr. Innis added.
"A Glove Story" and Art with a Heart
Greater Chesapeake Hand Specialists has formed a partnership with Art with a Heart, Inc. ( AWAH ), a non-profit community organization which enhances the lives of people in need through visual art.
AWAH volunteers completed A Glove Story, transforming gloves and mittens into one-of-a-kind artwork for display at GCHS' main office and SurgiCenter in Lutherville. Embellished with various artistic mediums, the imaginative designs each have unique personalities and special names, including: The Boxer, Caught Red Handed, Fancy Hand Glove, Garden Glove, Glove Compartment, Hand Mirror, Handy Man, High Five!, and Second Hand.
GCHS also made a financial contribution to AWAH to directly subsidize teachers' salaries and has begun supporting the non-profit through volunteer efforts. Several GCHS staff members worked on a large scale mosaic project that ART with a Heart created in collaboration with Airs/Empire Homes. The 20' x 10' mosaic mural was installed in Restoration Gardens.
Warm Hearts = Warm Hands
Greater Chesapeake Hand Specialists and the students of Ridgely Middle School donated nearly 300 pairs of gloves and mittens to the Assistance Center of Towson Churches (ACTC) a program that helps poor and needy families throughout the Baltimore County community.
The donation was a part of the "Warm Hearts = Warm Hands" campaign that collected thousands of pairs of gloves and mittens to benefit needy families and individuals throughout the central Maryland region.
Baltimore Claims Association
Greater Chesapeake Hand Specialists participated in the Baltimore Claims Association trade show and networking fair at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Timonium.
Mixer and educational seminar held at College Manor in fall 2010 and organized in conjunction with the Medstar National Rehabilitation Hospital. This educational event is held each year for nurse case managers and other professionals who work with patients who are injured at work.