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 Gift of Volunteers

University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center’s (UM CRMC) dedicated volunteers are vital to our community. Hospital volunteers touch the lives of every patient or visitor who comes to UM CRMC. While doctors and nurses provide the lifesaving work of medical treatment, a small but dedicated army of hospital Auxiliary volunteers are standing by to calm frayed nerves, give directions, make pillows and blankets, and offer coffee—or just a smile.  

GammaPod Zeroes in on Breast Cancer

GammaPod, a new method of radiation treatment for women with early-stage breast cancer, delivers a higher dose of radiation to the tumor with less damage to normal breast tissue and the heart and lungs. Watch a video demonstration of this new technology, which is exclusively offered at the University of Maryland Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Best Ways to Lower Cholesterol

Lowering high cholesterol levels is an important way to reduce your risk of heart attacks and stroke. Lifestyle changes can often help you bring down elevated cholesterol readings and may enable you to avoid the need for medication. Be sure to talk with your primary care doctor of ways that can help lower your cholesterol.  

Gearing Up for Gala

The Charles Regional Medical Center Foundation is set to hold their annual Celebration Gala on March 23rd at Swan Point Yacht & Country Club. Proceeds from the gala will support the Julie and Bill Dotson Center for Breast Health, set to open in 2019 at the UM Charles Regional Medical Pavilion on Washington Avenue in La Plata. 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

Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon

Wednesday, October 10, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Waldorf Jaycees Community Center, Waldorf

UM Charles Regional Medical Center with the Sisters at Heart Breast Cancer support group is proud to once again support the 12th annual Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon. Our team of experts will discuss breast cancer screening, diagnosis and treatment.

24th Annual "When the Hammer Falls" Crab Feast

Thursday, October 18, 2 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Captain Billy's Crab House, Newburg

Guests will enjoy their choice of platters or all-you-can-eat crabs while taking part in raffles and the infamous cake wheel. Proceeds will help fund planning and construction of the Medical Center’s new Julie and Bill Dotson Center for Breast Health.  

Not All Wounds Are Visible: Let's Talk About Depression and Anxiety - Part II

Wednesday, November 28, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Charles County Health Department Annex Building, White Plains

This community conversation, hosted by the University of Maryland Medical System, provides an opportunity to hear from and talk to health care professionals about depression and anxiety and the road to recovery. For more information about locations where this event will be live streamed or to RSVP, visit