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Claudia Mayer Cancer Center and Leslie Rogers Honored

For Immediate Release                               
March 5, 2012
Contact: Sharon Sopp, 410.740.7646,

Columbia, MD – Howard County General Hospital, Johns Hopkins Medicine, (HCGH) is proud to announce that the Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource Center (CMCRC) and its director, Leslie Rogers, were both recognized recently by Home Instead Senior Care for providing outstanding service to seniors in Howard County.

Leslie Rogers, Nick Konstantand Pam Urnowey
Leslie Rogers (center) and the Claudia Mayer
Cancer Resource Center were recognized by
Home Instead Senior Care’s Nick Konstant
and Pam Urnowey for outstanding service to
seniors in our county.

At the company’s sixth annual Presidential Service Awards ceremony, CMCRC received a $1,000 donation as the recognized nonprofit in Howard County. Rogers received a separate plaque honoring her for outstanding service to so many, especially seniors, in the Howard County community.

“It is our pleasure to honor the companies and organizations that really stand out in the crowd by providing exemplary service to the community,” said Nick Konstant, owner of the Home Instead Senior Care office serving Howard and Anne Arundel counties. “They should be recognized for going the extra mile when caring for our older adult population.”

An oncology social worker, Rogers has been practicing for 16 years, the past four at HCGH. She was singled out by her community peers to receive this award. CMCRC, located in the Medical Pavilion at Howard County, offers hope, help and support for men, women and children living and coping with cancer. The center’s knowledgeable staff helps navigate and connect patients to an array of community resources to assist with financial and other tangible needs such as transportation and care giving. Additionally, acupuncture and therapeutic massage is offered for patients and care givers. Individual, couples, and family counseling also is available, with a focus on cancer-related issues. Ongoing support groups are offered throughout the year.

Howard County General Hospital: A Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine is a not-for-profit health care provider with 249 licensed beds located in Columbia, Maryland. A comprehensive, acute-care medical center, Howard County General offers a full range of services, from neonatal care and oncology to outpatient treatment and critical care.

The hospital has a professional staff of nearly 900 physicians and allied health professionals, representing more than 80 specialties and subspecialties; a workforce of more than 1,700 individuals and nearly 500 volunteers.