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UM Shore Medical Center at Easton is designated as a Primary Stroke Center by the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services System (MIEMSS). This designation means that stroke care is expedited and coordinated according to the highest standards. Stroke Center experts also work throughout the region to offer educational programs for community organizations and groups to raise awareness about stroke prevention, stroke symptoms and the importance of receiving immediate medical attention.

Stroke Support Groups

UM Shore Regional Health treats approximately 600 stroke patients every year. Those who survive the event find that recovery poses diverse challenges in such areas as speech, balance, mobility and cognition – challenges that require ongoing effort and determination to overcome. But survivors should not feel they have to do it alone. Several studies have validated the importance of social support in stroke recovery because social interaction helps ease the depression and isolation felt by many survivors.

Virtual Stroke Support Group

1st Thursday of each month, 12 to 1 p.m.

For more information or to get login credentials for the Virtual Stroke Support Group, contact Nicole Leonard, RN, BSN, Neuroscience Specialist and Stroke Coordinator, at 410-822-1000, ext. 5068 or email