For Immediate Release May 12, 2016

University of Maryland Shore Regional Health celebrated the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting of its newest medical office building – the second phase of University of Maryland Shore Medical Pavilion at Easton – on Thursday, May 5. The new facility, located at 500 Cadmus Lane, began welcoming patients on Tuesday, April 19. It is adjacent to the first phase of the Pavilion project, at 490 Cadmus Lane, which opened last May.  

The Pavilion’s latest installment provides more than 50,000 square feet of newly renovated space for medical specialists including:

• Nina Eshaghi, MD, and Kevin Tate, MD, of University of Maryland Community Medical Group (UM CMG) – Primary Care;

• Mark Langfitt, MD, Richard Fritz, MD, Ellie Spurry Christ, CPNP, and Marilyn Gall, CFNP, of UM CMG – Pediatrics;

• Hugo Bonatti, MD, Hazem Elariny, MD, Aboubakr Khairat, MD, Andrew Pelczar, MD, and Susan Ondrushek, PA-C, of UM CMG – Surgical Care;

• Thomas Lubeski, DO, and Lisa Jeffers, CRNP, of UM CMG – Wound Care;

• Anna Ahn, MD, Funlola Famuyiwa, MD, Greg Oliver, MD and Peyman Otmishi, MD, of 
UM CMG – Pulmonary Care;

• John Condit, Jr., DO; S. Robert Hanna, Jr., MD; R. Bruce Helmly, MD, M. Christadoss Rajasingh, MD, Benjamin Remo, MD, Timothy Shanahan, DO, Patricia Lancaster, CRNP, and Clare Ross, CRNP of UM CMG – Cardiology. 

The physicians and advanced practice providers are affiliated with University of Maryland Community Medical Group, a multi-hospital, multi-specialty network of University of Maryland Medical System providers, all serving the people of Maryland.

 “We have a great deal of pride in the members of our medical staff, whose expertise and innovation in a variety of specialties enable us to offer a high level patient experience and superior patient outcomes,” comments Michele Wilson, vice president of operations, Southern Region, UM Community Medical Group. “University of Maryland Shore Medical Pavilion at Easton – along with other Shore Pavilions across the region – provides our patients with exceptional, convenient care from a team of expert health care providers, which will enhance their health care experience and ultimately lead to greater health and wellness.” 

UM Shore Medical Pavilion at Easton is also the new home to UM Shore Regional Health Cardiovascular Diagnostics, which offers patients a variety of diagnostic services including 12-lead EKG; 24-hour Holter/event monitoring; cardiac stress testing including stress echo, nuclear, pharmacologic and routine; cardiac and vascular ultrasound; and a pacemaker/defibrillator clinic. 

Among the advanced technologies available at this location is a new nuclear camera, the Spectrum Dynamics D-SPECT camera, which is used in cardiac imaging. Features of the D-SPECT camera include a unique upright design, which allows for greater comfort during nuclear testing for patients with cardiac and/or pulmonary disease; a lower radiation dose to obtain cardiac images; and the capability to perform scans in a fraction of the time as most other cameras – two to three minutes as opposed to 20 minutes.

Plans are underway for a pharmacy and café at the new Pavilion, which is expected to add to patient convenience.
“As we look ahead into the future of this organization and the health care industry as a whole, we see the birth of more facilities like this one – state-of-the-art facilities where patients can receive community-based services that maintain their health and wellbeing,” says Kenneth Kozel, president and CEO, UM Shore Regional Health. 

Kozel adds, “Each day, the team at Shore Regional Health strives to live our mission of ‘Creating Healthier Communities Together.’ With the help of our community partners, we are creating healthier communities for all of us – by offering convenient, centralized access to expert medical providers. We are working hard to create an environment where consultation, care and treatment are more convenient, ultimately improving the overall health and wellbeing of our communities.”

Additional information about the Pavilion, its providers and services can be obtained by visiting UMShoreRegional.org. 

As part of the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS), University of Maryland Shore Regional Health is the principal provider of comprehensive health care services for more than 170,000 residents of Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot counties on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. UM Shore Regional Health’s team of more than 2,500 employees, medical staff, board members and volunteers works with various community partners to fulfill the organization’s mission of Creating Healthier Communities Together. 

Dr. Timothy Shanahan, Regional Medical Director for Physician Services, UM Community Medical Group, cuts the ribbon at the May 11 event celebrating the opening of UM Shore Medical Pavilion at Easton. He is joined by state and local officials, UM Community Medical Group and UM Shore Regional Health leadership, and UM Community Medical Group providers who are seeing patients at the new location.


Ken Kozel, president and CEO, UM Shore Regional Health pictured with UM Community Medical Group providers Kevin Tate, MD; Nina Eshaghi, MD; Thomas Lubeski, DO; Christadoss Rajasingh, MD; Greg Oliver, MD; Gail Shorter, CRNP; Robert Hanna, MD; Jennifer Dyott, CRNP; and John Condit, DO; Michele Wilson, senior vice president of operations, Southern Region, UM CMG; Timothy Shanahan, DO, cardiologist and regional medical director for physician services, UM CMG; and UM CMG providers Richard Fritz, MD; Mark Langfitt, MD; and Ahmed Abdel-Gawad, MD.