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At University of Maryland Shore Regional Health, our mission, Creating Healthier Communities Together, reflects our commitment to building community partnerships that will help us foster better health outside the walls of our hospitals and outpatient facilities, while enhancing access to care and the overall quality of life in the five counties we serve.

We are proud and gratified that so many of our UM Shore Regional Health team members are highly engaged in this endeavor.

They understand that in our largely rural and geographically expansive region, the broad range of individual health determinants includes individual behaviors, transportation, access to coordinated care, navigating care, chronic disease management, preventive care and health education. Our team members have risen to the challenges of meeting our communities' health needs by strengthening existing partnerships with community agencies and organizations, and launching new initiatives that address the challenges of our specific populations.

In so many health arenas — addiction services, diabetes and endocrinology, cancer, home-based care, comprehensive rehabilitation services, stroke recovery, men's health and women's health, to name just a few — UM SRH doctors, nurses and other care providers are out in the community, providing screening, education and support services, and speaking to groups in churches and community centers. They also participate in health fairs and wellness events, serve on inter-agency committees and support fund¬raisers and awareness programs that benefit individual patients, their families and the wider community.

The extraordinary dedication and energy of our team members is strengthening UM Shore Regional Health's leadership as a positive force in the lives of the 175,000 men, women and children who live, learn and work in our five-county region.

Sincerely,

ken kozelKenneth D. Kozel, FACHE
President and Chief Executive Officer
UM Shore Regional Health


kathleen mcgrathKathleen McGrath
Regional Director, Outreach and Business Development
UM Shore Regional Health