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.

Easton's Primary Stroke Center Earns Renewed Honors from American Stroke Association

June 12, 2018
UM Shore Medical Center at Easton’s Stroke Center was recently notified by the American Heart Association (AHA)/American Stroke Association’s that for the second year in a row, it has received the (ASA) Get With The Guidelines®- Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to providing the most appropriate stroke treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.

Easton Auxiliary Helps Fund Purchase of New Radiology Equipment

June 04, 2018
Xray equipment is presented to the medical center in Easton
UM Shore Medical Center at Easton’s Radiology Department now enjoys a state-of –the-art portable, digital ex-ray system, thanks to a donation of $100,000 from the Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital at Easton and support from other generous donors. Raised through proceeds generated by the Auxiliary’s hospital and thrift/consignment shops  as well as its special vendor sales, this donation was designated to support the UM Memorial Hospital Foundation’s 2017 year-end appeal.

Free Seminar to be Offered on Managing Chronic Lung Disease

May 07, 2018
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema, is a chronic lung disease that makes it hard to breathe. The disease is increasingly common, affecting millions of Americans, and is the third leading cause of death in the U.S. The good news is COPD is often preventable and treatable.