For Immediate Release July 01, 2016

The Orthopedic Center and University of Maryland Shore Regional Health have entered into a partnership that will strengthen orthopedic care in the area for years to come. Now known as The Orthopedic Center – a Partner of University of Maryland Shore Regional Health, the practice will continue to provide the same exceptional care for conditions related to the neck, spine, hands, feet and joints at its existing locations. 

The Center’s team of physicians, advance practice providers, athletic trainers and physical therapists includes Myron Szczukowski, Jr., MD; Thomas Stauch, MD; Richard Mason, MD; James Palumbo, MD; William Montague, Jr., MD; Jason Jancosko, DO, MPT; Glenn Hardy, MD; Karen Luethy, PA-C; John Vandever, PA-C; and Caryn Calka, PA-C. The Orthopedic Center team members continue on the Center staff.

The Orthopedic Center has long served as a strong supporter of community sports, offering athletic training services from a Certified Athletic Trainer and physician participation in various local high school sports. This support will continue to be a hallmark of The Orthopedic Center practice.

“Our team is very excited about the recent partnership, which solidifies the long-time affiliation The Orthopedic Center has shared with Shore Regional Health,” says Thomas Stauch, M.D, orthopedic surgeon. “This partnership allows the practice to continue to use full resources of Shore Regional Health for the residents of the Eastern Shore and patients will continue to receive the high-quality, comprehensive care they have grown accustomed to.”

The Orthopedic Center – a Partner of UM Shore Regional Health – sees patients in Easton at 510 Idlewild Avenue, as well as UM Shore Medical Pavilion at Queenstown, located at 125 Shoreway Drive, suite 270. Surgical procedures are offered at the Surgery Center of Easton, UM Shore Medical Center at Easton and UM Shore Surgery Center at Queenstown. The orthopedic providers will continue to play the leading role on the hospital’s joint replacement team at Easton.

“This integration of care is another building block of quality clinical care in our community,” says Kenneth D. Kozel, president and CEO of UM SRH. “With great pride, we will work together toward the organization’s vision of being the region’s leader in patient-centered care.”