Opening Ceremony at UM Shore Regional Health at Cambridge Marks New Era of Health Care in Dorchester County
Local health care leaders and elected officials celebrated the pending opening of the University of Maryland Shore Regional Health at Cambridge facility yesterday with an outdoor ribbon-cutting ceremony on-site at Cambridge Marketplace on U.S. Route 50/Ocean Gateway. The opening of the $53 million, state-of-the-art facility, which has been under construction since January 2020, marks the beginning of a new era of expanded access to quality health care services for Dorchester County residents.
In a program led by UM SRH President and Chief Executive Officer Ken Kozel, the event included remarks by David Milligan, Chairman of the UM SRH Board; Timothy Shanahan, DO, Medical Director, University of Maryland Shore Medical Group; Maryland State Senator Adelaide C. Eckardt representing District 37 and Jay L. Newcomb, President of the Dorchester County Council.
"Our mission at Shore Regional Health is creating healthier communities together," Kozel said. "By providing our community with convenient, access to expert medical specialists in this advanced centralized facility, we are creating an environment where consultation, care and treatment are more convenient, improving the overall health and wellbeing of our communities."
Set to open for care on October 28, this comprehensive, freestanding medical facility offers the following health care programs and services:
- Cardiac Rehabilitation
- Chronic Disease Management
- Diagnostic Imaging and Laboratory Services
- Emergency and Short-Stay Observation Care
- Rehabilitation Care
- Pulmonary and Sleep Testing
- Outpatient and General Surgery
- Multi-Specialty Suite:
- Diabetes and Endocrinology
- Women's Health
"In an era when the health care industry is changing almost daily, it is of the utmost importance that our organization continue to change with it in order to sustain our viability as a provider of health care services and most importantly, in order for us to maintain the level of excellence that our patients have come to expect when receiving care at one of our many locations," said Mohan Suntha, MD, MBA, President and Chief Executive Officer of the University of Maryland Medical System.
State of Maryland regulated and unregulated services are separated by floor as follows:
Shore Medical Center at Cambridge is located on the first floor, with an entrance on the right side of the building. SMC at Cambridge includes a 22-bed Emergency Department, including telemedicine capabilities for ED specialist consultations, six private observation beds and a separate, three-bed unit for the assessment and treatment of patients needing behavioral health emergency care. Intensive outpatient behavioral health services, infusion and cardiopulmonary rehabilitation also are on the first floor, as is the gift shop managed by the Dorchester General Hospital Auxiliary. An adjacent MRI facility offers outpatient and Emergency Department imaging access, and a helipad is available for patients needing transport for acute inpatient care.
Entered from the left side of the building, Shore Medical Pavilion at Cambridge occupies the second floor. The Pavilion includes an outpatient surgery center, diagnostic imaging and laboratory services, rehabilitation services (including the Balance Center), chronic disease management services, and a community education room. The Cambridge offices of UM Shore Medical Group Pediatric, Cardiology and Surgical Care practices also are located on the second floor, along with a and a Multispecialty Suite where patients can see providers from various specialties including Diabetes & Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Nephrology, Neurology, Pulmonary, Urology and Women's Health.
For more information and contact details for services offered in the new facility, please visit: umshoreregional.org/Cambridge.