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Regional Health Officials Request Public's Help to Reduce Strain on System

January 11, 2022
Regional county officials, including the emergency medical services (EMS) departments of Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot counties, the chief clinical officer of Choptank Community Health, and the chief medical officer of University of Maryland Shore Regional Health are requesting action by local residents to help alleviate the unprecedented strain that the current COVID-19 surge is placing on the area’s EMS personnel, frontline responders and hospitals.
UM Shore Regional Health

Chester River Health Foundation Sponsors Angel Tree

December 30, 2021
Two women stand to the left of a Christmas tree and two men stand to the right. They are holding Christmas gifts and the floor around the tree is piled high with Christmas gifts.
The Chester River Health Foundation sponsored its annual Angel Tree on which "holiday wishes" were hung for children in the Kent and Queen Anne's counties’ foster care programs, and the Kent Center, which provides services for adults who have developmental disabilities.
UM Shore Regional Health

UM BWMC Moves to Crisis Standards of Care

December 27, 2021
As of December 27, 2021, UM BWMC has taken the unprecedented step for our organization of declaring a hospital disaster and implementing Crisis Standards of Care (CSC) protocols.
UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center