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Maryland Health Care Commission Approves Certificate Of Need

January 19, 2024
Architectural Rendering of UM Shore Regional Medical Center
University of Maryland Shore Regional Health (UM SRH), a member organization of the University of Maryland Medical System, received approval yesterday from the Maryland Health Care Commission to construct a new Regional Medical Center in Easton. Once completed, the UM Shore Regional Medical Center in Easton will replace the existing hospital in downtown Easton, which is outdated and obsolete, with the majority of the hospital constructed between 1955 and 1975. Additionally, its location in a residential neighborhood bordering the town's Historic District prevents expansion and creates access issues for patients and staff.

Plans For New Regional Medical Center in Easton Advance With Governor’s Budget Announcement

January 18, 2024
Architectural Rendering of UM Shore Regional Medical Center
During his Fiscal Year 2025 budget announcement yesterday, Maryland Governor Wes Moore introduced a State budget that includes a significant funding commitment of $100 million in capital funds for the construction of the new Regional Medical Center in Easton. The hospital will be operated by University of Maryland Shore Regional Health, a member organization of the University of Maryland Medical System.

UM Shore Regional Health Environmental Services Team Member Wins CAPE Award

December 29, 2023
Debra Powell, an Environmental Services (EVS) team member at the University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Easton, recently won the Cintas Corporation's CAPE Award, which honors team members for their dedication in keeping patients, team members and visitors safe and stopping the spread of infection through Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs). UM Shore Medical Center at Easton is a University of Maryland Shore Regional Health (UM SRH) hospital; UM SRH is a member organization of the University of Maryland Medical System.

UM Shore Regional Health Announces 2024 Childbirth and Education Courses

December 29, 2023
The Birthing Center at UM Shore Regional Health's Shore Medical Center at Easton will provide several classes related to childbirth, parenting, breastfeeding and being a safe sibling throughout 2024. The Birthing Center team also offers ongoing breastfeeding support, as well as certified Safe Sitter courses for adolescent babysitters, led by experienced maternal care nurses and lactation consultants. With the exception of the Safe Sitter course, all classes are offered free of charge.

Chestertown Angel Tree Spreads Christmas Cheer

December 27, 2023
The Chester River Health Foundation sponsored its annual Angel Tree this holiday season on which "holiday wishes" were hung for children in the Kent and Queen Anne's counties" foster care programs and for adults with developmental disabilities served by the Kent Center.

Shore Regional Health’s Population Health Team Promotes Community Health

December 13, 2023
Emily Welsh takes Alma's blood pressure reading outdoors at an event.
Working in collaboration with primary and specialty care providers throughout the region, University of Maryland Shore Regional Health's Population Health team has made significant progress in the past year toward the goal of helping people with chronic diseases manage their conditions to maintain optimal health in their home settings.