Pursuant to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), hospital facilities must perform a community health needs assessment every three years and adopt an implementation strategy to meet the community health needs identified.

The Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) presents data and key factors impacting the health of Maryland's Eastern Shore Residents. These CHNAs and implementation plans were conducted jointly by the UM Shore Regional Health hospital facilities:

  • UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown
  • UM Shore Medical Center at Dorchester
  • UM Shore Medical Center at Easton

Community Health Needs Assessment

CHNA Implementation Plan

  • 2016: CHNA Implementation Plan: This implementation plan shows how UM Shore Regional Health is using the findings from the CHNA to improve the health of the surrounding community.

We solicit community feedback on the most recent Community Health Needs Assessment and Implementation Plan. Please contact Kathleen McGrath at kfmcgrath@umm.edu.