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Thank you for your interest in the latest issue of Maryland's Health Matters. At UM Charles Regional Medical Center, we are committed to giving you and your family the information you need to lead healthy lives. Find stories on living a healthy, productive life here. We hope you enjoy it!

The Fight for his Life

Earl Walker knew something wasn’t right. A fever had set in. Breathing had become more difficult. In mid-May the 55-year-old electrician took a COVID-19 test and soon learned he’d tested positive. After more than a month at the Charles Regional Medical Center, Walker returned home. However, like many others, he still struggles with complications from the virus, which adds to his appreciation of the care he received.

Academic Medicine at Work

Last summer, the UM Charles Regional Medical Group began offering breast health services, including breast cancer rehabilitation and upper extremity lymphedema therapy, as part of UM Charles Regional Rehabilitation. Soon to come is a dedicated endoscopy center. Together, these new services are bringing hope, comfort and peace of mind to patients—and changing health care in Charles County and southern Maryland.

One Generous Act, Many Lives Saved

The UM Charles Regional Medical Center received Platinum Recognition from the Workplace Partnership for Life (WPFL) for the hospital’s efforts to increase the number of potential organ, eye and tissue donors. The WPFL is a national initiative, supported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, to spread awareness and education about the importance of organ and tissue donation.

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