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!  

Expanding to Better Serve You

From neurology and primary care to imaging and physical therapy, the Charles Regional Medical Pavilion offers convenient access to outpatient care. The new medical pavilion has Primary Care, Neurology, Rehabilitation, and Imaging services all under one roof to make your visit easier and faster.

Healing the Hearts of Maryland

Meet three patients who are living life to the fullest after treatment at the University of Maryland Heart and Vascular Center.

To learn more about the Heart and Vascular Center, visit

To watch a video about John’s amazing recovery, visit

New High Blood Pressure Guidelines

The American Heart Association has revamped the definition of high blood pressure. People with readings of 130/80mmHg or higher are now diagnosed with the condition. Talking with your doctor about how to keep your blood pressure in the normal range is important. Good health starts with a great primary care provider.

Center for Breast Health Coming to Charles County

We are in the countdown to the grand opening of the Julie and Bill Dotson Center for Breast Health, which will open next year on the second floor of the UM Charles Regional Medical Pavilion in La Plata. A specialty clinic focused on breast health, the Dotson Center for Breast Health will be the first of its kind in Charles County.  For information about the Julie and Bill Dotson Center for Breast Health, call the Charles Regional Medical Center Foundation at 301-609-4132.

News and Events

Relay for Life Charles County – Cancer Survivor Reception

Saturday, June 9, 1 p.m.

Charles County Fairgrounds, Building A

University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center is proud to once again sponsor the Survivors Celebration and kickoff for the annual Relay for Life of Charles County. 

Honor Roll of Women Ceremony

Thursday, June 28, 11:30 a.m.

Nagula Conference Center, 5 Garrett Avenue, La Plata

For each honoree inscribed on the Honor Roll of Women, there is a story—one of friendship, love, hope, healing and gratitude. For details, contact Kay Simpson at or (301) 609-4132.

Paint the Park Pink

Saturday, June 16, 6:35 p.m.

Regency Furniture Stadium, 11765 Linus Drive, Waldorf

Hit a home run for the fight against breast cancer! UM Charles Regional Medical Center is proud to present Paint the Park Pink breast cancer awareness night. Proceeds benefit UM Charles Regional’s Pink Ribbon Fund for breast cancer awareness and education in Charles County.