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Del Puppo Joins UM Shore Medical Group – Primary Care at Centreville

May 28, 2024
University of Maryland Shore Medical Group (UM SMG) – Primary Care at Centreville recently welcomed Jamie Del Puppo, MSN, RN, CRNP, as a nurse practitioner. Most recently, Del Puppo served as a nurse clinician in the medical-surgical oncology inpatient unit at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. 

Kent County African American Health Committee Expands Mission, Seeks New Members

May 14, 2024
AAHAC members shown are, from left, front row, Terwana Brown and Faye Little. From left, back row, Cynthia Oakley, Sandy Wilson-Hypes, the Rev. Sheila Lomax, Serenity Kelly and Emily Welsh.
The African American Women’s Health Advisory Committee (AAWHAC) has changed its name to the African American Health Advisory Committee (AAHAC). This group was formed in September 2022 as a collaborative effort between University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Chestertown’s Shore Community Outreach Team (SCOT), the hospital’s health educator, and women from the local African American community. Its purpose was to address healthcare inequalities faced by women in Kent County's African American community. 

Stephanie Saffran, BSN, RN, Honored as 2024 UM Shore Regional Health Nurse of the Year

May 08, 2024
Stephanie Saffran, BSN, RN, clinical nurse in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at University of Maryland Shore Regional Health (UM SRH), has been named SRH’s Nurse of the Year. Saffran was chosen by an independent panel of judges from over 70 nominations made by team members. The annual award recognizes nursing excellence achieved through leadership, professionalism, commitment to others and commitment to patient experience.

UM SRH Heart and Vascular Team Celebrates Anniversary of Cardiac Intervention Center Reaccreditation

May 03, 2024
A group of Cardiac Catheterization Lab team members stands in front of the C-arm in the Cath lab of UM Shore Regional Health.
UM Shore Regional Health’s (UM SRH) Heart and Vascular Center team recently celebrated the one-year anniversary of the reaccreditation of the Cardiac Intervention Center (CIC) at UM Shore Medical Center at Easton. The gathering acknowledged the team and celebrated their hard work in securing the first re-accreditation of the Center. UM SRH is a member organization of the University of Maryland Medical System.

UM Shore Regional Health Receives 4th Magnet® Designation

April 30, 2024
A group of nurses celebrates and smiles around a table after receiving the hospital's fourth Magnet designation.
UM Shore Regional Health (UM SRH), a member organization of the University of Maryland Medical System, has earned re-designation as a Magnet® organization from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). ANCC’s Magnet Recognition Program® distinguishes health care organizations that meet rigorous standards for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice. The coveted recognition is the highest national honor for professional nursing practice and requires re-designation every four years.

Roger D. Brown Education Center Dedicated at UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown

April 26, 2024
Libby Woolever, Chairperson of the Chester River Health Foundation, addresses a gathering during an event at the Roger D. Brown Education Center.
The University of Maryland Chester River Health Foundation (UM CRHF) recently hosted a dedication of the Roger D. Brown Education Center in the Aging & Wellness Center at UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown. The event was attended by approximately 60 of Brown’s friends, family members and community members. UM CRHF supports the advancement of patient care programs at the Chestertown hospital, which is part of University Maryland Shore Regional Health and the University of Maryland Medical System.

Birthing Center at UM Shore Regional Health’s JADA System Proves a Lifesaver for Salisbury Mother

April 24, 2024
Four women stand against a green wall with an orange flowered photo in the background. The woman second from the left is holding her newborn baby girl. Her partner stands to her left. The two medical providers are standing on the outside of each parent on either side, and are holding flowers from the parents..
Salisbury resident Kerri Madero had a bad feeling when she and her partner, Lindsay Tortorella, left for the hospital on the morning of January 11, 2024, for a routine birth induction at the Birthing Center at University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Easton. Tortorella hoped that Madero’s apprehension was due to anxiety or fear, and tried to think positively about the imminent birth of the couple’s first child. 

UM Shore Regional Health Recognizes National Donate Life Month

April 11, 2024
University of Maryland Shore Regional Health (UM SRH), a member organization of the University of Maryland Medical System, observes National Donate Life Month in April, honoring organ donors and bringing awareness to saving or enhancing lives through organ, eye and tissue donation.