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La Plata Hospital Earns National Awards from the American Heart Association

June 21, 2022
UM Charles Regional Stroke Team Honored for High Standards
For the fourth year in a row, the University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center has been recognized for excellence in the area of cardiovascular care, specifically as it relates to heart disease and strokes. The hospital is designated a Primary Stroke Center.


UM Charles Regional Medical Center

UM Shore Regional Health and Talbot Department of Emergency Services Honor Gary Jones For More Than 50 Years Of Service To Community

June 19, 2022
Maryland State Senator Addie Eckardt is shown speaking at the event honoring Gary Jones. To her right are Ken Kozel, President and CEO, UM Shore Regional Health; Brian LeCates, Director, Talbot County Department of Emergency Services; Steve Eisemann, Director, Respiratory Services, UM SRH; and Dr. Benjamin Remo, Medical Director, Electrophysiology, UM SRH.
University of Maryland Shore Regional Health (UM SRH) and Talbot County Department of Emergency Services (DES) honored the late Gary Jones, former Director for the Heart and Vascular Center at UM Shore Medical Center at Easton, for his more than 50 years of service and advancements to advanced life support and cardiovascular services with a small event with family, colleagues and community members earlier this month.
UM Shore Regional Health

University of Maryland Children’s Hospital Named a “Best Children’s Hospital” for Pediatric Cardiology & Heart Surgery by U.S. News & World Report for 2022

June 14, 2022
For the fifth year in a row, the University of Maryland Children's Hospital (UMCH) is identified as a national leader in pediatric heart care by U.S. News & World Report. Recognizing UMCH as a "Best Children's Hospital" for Pediatric Cardiology & Heart Surgery, U.S. News & World Report also lauded UMCH as the #2 children's hospital in the state, and one of the top 15 children's hospitals in the Mid-Atlantic region, which encompasses Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia.
University of Maryland Medical Center - Children's Hospital