News and Updates
The Emergency Department at University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Chestertown has earned accreditation as a Level 3 Geriatric Emergency Department by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP).
The Chester River Health Foundation will host its 28th annual golf fundraiser at the Chester River Yacht & Country Club just outside of Chestertown on Friday, June 3, 2022.
The University of Maryland Chester River Health Foundation (CRHF) was awarded an allocation of state tax credits to support its efforts to raise nearly $150,000 to fund a replacement hematology analyzer for the laboratory at UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown. CRHF is one of just two health-related organizations awarded tax credits this year from the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
Throughout the last week as the world has witnessed terrible and unprovoked violence against the people of Ukraine, we are reminded that the mission of the University of Maryland Medical System to support the health and well-being of others extends beyond our state to all of those in need across the globe.
Emily Welsh, BSN, RN, has been named Nursing Coordinator of the Mobile Wellness Team based at University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Chestertown. The Mobile Wellness Team collaborates with community partners to bring health care access and support services to Kent County residents in their home and community settings.
Need encouragement to help you keep your healthy New Year's resolutions? Join Jeanette Jeffrey, MS, MPH, MCHES, Health Educator for University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Chestertown, for Healthy for Life®, an online evidence-based community nutrition and well-being program designed to empower you to make healthy food, nutrition and lifestyle choices. Attend one or all 10 sessions.
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.
The University of Maryland Shore Regional Health has partnered with the Maryland Food Bank - Eastern Shore Branch to help address food insecurity challenges impacting local residents, providing a donation of $4,000. (November 29, 2021)
Lara Wilson, Director of Rural Health Care Transformation for University of Maryland Shore Regional Health, was recently honored by the Maryland Rural Health Association as recipient of the organization's 2021 Outstanding Rural Health Advocate Award. (November 22, 2021)
University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Chestertown and University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Easton each received an "A" Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for Fall 2021, making this the third consecutive period both hospitals have received the prestigious A grade. This national distinction recognizes the achievements of the hospitals in consistently protecting patients from harm and error. (November 22, 2021)
As many in the communities that we serve know, Shore Medical Center in Chestertown is in the process of dramatic transformation and revitalization for the future of healthcare delivery. With the support of our parent organization, the University of Maryland Medical System, and University of Maryland Shore Regional Health leadership, Chestertown's Rural Health Care Transformation Team has identified several goals and strategies to deliver this transformation. Today, I am happy to announce an important milestone: the hospital's designation as a Level 1 Age Friendly Health System (AFHS). (November 19, 2021)
University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Chestertown has welcomed three individuals to the hospital's new Mobile Wellness Team, a key component of the innovative models of care introduced by University of Maryland Shore Regional Health to serve the health care needs of Kent and northern Queen Anne's county residents. (October 11, 2021)
Jeanette Jeffrey has joined the University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Chestertown as Health Educator on the hospital's Rural Health Care Transformation Team. (September 2, 2021)
University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Chestertown has launched a Community Advisory Council designed to bring community perspectives on existing and potentially new health services to the hospital and to the greater Kent County and northern Queen Anne's County region. (August 14, 2021)
The University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Chestertown is taking a significant step in its plans to become a designated Age Friendly Health System with the addition of Katherine Selman, MD, to the hospital's Emergency Department. Dr. Selman comes to UM Shore Regional Health from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill where she completed a Geriatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship. (August 4, 2021)
Members of the Chester River Yacht & Country Club organized and participated in the sixth annual Pink Polar Bear Golf Tournament on Sunday, July 25, raising $2,610 to benefit patients served in the Eleanor & Ethel Leh Women's Center at UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown. This year's event attracted 84 club members. (August 3, 2021)
The University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Chestertown is being enhanced thanks to a newly-purchased high-technology telemetry system which plays a vital role in the care of patients. Philips IntelliVue Pic iX Patient Monitors telemetry system continuously monitors a patient's vital signs such as heart rate, respiration, oxygen level, pulse and temperature, and transmits the data to a technician at the nurses' workstation. The system, with a cost of nearly a quarter-million dollars, was purchased for the hospital by the University of Maryland Chester River Health Foundation. (July 24, 2021)
Michele A. Domenick, MD has joined the UM Shore Medical Group – Surgical Care practice serving the general surgery care needs of Kent and northern Queen Anne's counties. (July 20, 2021)
The transformation of University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Chestertown is moving forward as planned, as the hospital proceeds toward a Maryland Rural Hospital designation, the first in the state of Maryland. (June 30, 2021)
The UM Chester River Health Foundation has been awarded a $32,000 allocation of Maryland state tax credits in support of its campaign to raise $150,000 to fund a second chemistry analyzer for the lab at UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown. (May 26, 2021)
The University of Maryland Shore Regional Health Board of Directors recently welcomed two new members, Garret Falcone and Christopher Parry, DO, FACOS. (May 7, 2021)
University of Maryland Shore Regional Health (UM SRH) and Choptank Community Health System (CCHS) have announced a collaborative plan to expand health care services for Kent and northern Queen Anne's County. The plan includes the introduction of primary care, behavioral health and dental care services offered by CCHS in Kent County, headquartered in Chestertown and complemented by mobile van health care delivery services in more remote locations such as Millington, Worton, Galena and Rock Hall. (April 14, 2021)
Dennis Welsh has been named vice president, Rural Health Transformation and executive director, Shore Medical Center at Chestertown, and joined the UM Shore Regional Health (UM SRH) leadership team in early April 2021. Supporting Welsh in leading rural health transformation initiatives for UM SRH is Lara Wilson, who has been named director, Rural Health Care Transformation, UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown, will begin in her new role in May 2021. (April 6, 2021)