For Immediate Release April 18, 2016

University of Maryland Shore Regional Health’s newest medical office building – the second phase of University of Maryland Shore Medical Pavilion at Easton – is scheduled to open its doors to patients on April 19. The new facility, located at 500 Cadmus Lane, is adjacent to the first phase of the Pavilion project, 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.
 
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.

 “University of Maryland Community Medical Group and our affiliate, UM Shore Regional Health, are very excited to have several of our expert physicians and advance practice providers under one roof,” comments Michele Wilson, vice president of operations, Southern Region, UM Community Medical Group. “Their relocation to the Shore Medical Pavilion at Easton campus enables the patients we care for across the region to more easily access the quality health care services we provide.”

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. “The D-SPECT camera features a unique upright design, which allows for greater comfort during nuclear testing for patients with cardiac and/or pulmonary disease,” comments Gary Bigelow, regional director of Imaging Services, UM Shore Regional Health. “This innovative equipment also uses a lower radiation dose to obtain cardiac images and performs scans in a fraction of the time as most other cameras – two to three minutes as opposed to 20 minutes, which significantly improves the patient experience.”

Plans are underway for a pharmacy and café at the new Pavilion, which is expected to add to patient convenience.

“We are deeply committed to the health and wellbeing of the residents of our five-county region,” says Kenneth Kozel, president and CEO, UM Shore Regional Health. “Deeply rooted in our commitment to create healthier communities is our goal to provide high quality, accessible health care programs and services, in the most cost efficient manner to the patients we serve.”

Kozel adds, “Shore Regional Health’s various development projects, which are geared toward the addition of new facilities and the expansion of services to new locations, allow our patients to experience continuity of care and convenient access to expert health care providers, in primary care and a variety of specialties.”

The community is invited to celebrate the opening of UM Shore Medical Pavilion at Easton’s newest space on Thursday, May 5 from 5-7pm at the 500 Cadmus Lane location. Those wishing to attend are asked to RSVP to Cathy Wright at 410-822-1000, extension 5222 or Cathy.Wright@umm.edu. 

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