August Blood Drive Set at UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown

July 23, 2018
Blood Bank of Delmarva (BBD) has declared a blood emergency and is asking people across the state to donate blood to help replenish the blood supply. To support this effort, the Chester River Health Foundation will hold a blood drive on Friday, August 17, 2018, 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. at UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown. To schedule an appointment, visit BBD’s online donor portal and enter Sponsor Code: UMCC; or 1-888-825-6638. You may also download the scheduling app on your Android or iPhone.

Caroline County EMS Receives Third Ambulance Through Grant

July 23, 2018
Caroline County Department of Emergency Services received the fifth of a five year grant commitment from UM Shore Regional Health this year, marking a total of $600,000 in funding by University of Maryland Shore Regional Health to support health care access in Caroline County.

At One-Year Anniversary, Lung Cancer Screening Program Expands to Chestertown

July 16, 2018
The Lung Cancer Screening Program was inaugurated on July 11, 2017. Three patients were seen that first day, and in a year’s time, 211 patients have been screened. Of those, one patient was diagnosed with Adenocarcinoma, and total of 44 were recommended for some kind of follow-up (low dose CT scan, CT with contrast, or Pet scan.)

24th Annual Chester River Health Foundation Golf Tournament Raises Funds for UM SMC at Chestertown

June 29, 2018
After nearly three weeks of rain, the sun appeared for the UM Chester River Health Foundation’s 24th annual golf tournament, which was sponsored by the Chester River Hospital Center Auxiliary. By the time the last putt was dropped, golfers and donors had contributed more than $97,000, before expenses, toward the purchase of two sets of laparoscopic and arthroscopic equipment for the Surgical Services Department at UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown.