Awards and Honors
The Emergency Department at University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Chestertown has earned accreditation as a Level 3 Geriatric Emergency Department by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP).
University of Maryland Shore Regional Health announced that University of Maryland Shore Emergency Center at Queenstown, 115 Shoreway Drive, is now a designated Emergency Medical Services Base Station in the state of Maryland.
The College of American Pathologists (CAP) recently awarded accreditation to the laboratory at University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Chestertown. Accreditation of the lab was based upon the results of a recent on-site inspection, as part of the CAP's Accreditation Programs.
The Clark Comprehensive Breast Center at University of Maryland Shore Regional Health has once again been granted a three-year, full accreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons. This prestigious accreditation signifies that the Center demonstrates compliance with NABPC standards for proficiency in the areas of center leadership, clinical management, research, community outreach, professional education and quality improvement. The Center, under the leadership of Roberta J. Lilly, MD, MPH, FACS, earned its initial NAPBC accreditation in 2014.
Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)
We hold advanced training and professional development in high regard and aim for best practice by participating with national organizations that measure inpatient and outpatient outcomes in clinical care and patient satisfaction. Overall, our services are accredited by The Joint Commission and our nurses are Magnet®- recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).
Additionally, our Requard Center for Acute Rehabilitation at UM Shore Medical Center at Easton has earned continuous accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) since 2009. Its Stroke Specialty Program is also CARF accredited.
In September 2019, University of Maryland Shore Medical Centers at Dorchester and Easton, as well as UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown, achieved Magnet® designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Both UM Shore Medical Centers at Dorchester and Easton were first awarded Magnet Recognition® status in 2009, so have been redesignated. UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown has achieved Magnet Recognition® status for the first time.
The cancer program at University of Maryland Shore Regional Health has once again earned a three-year accreditation from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. This esteemed national distinction is awarded to cancer treatment facilities that deliver quality patient care with a focus on prevention; early diagnosis; pre-treatment evaluation; optimal treatment; rehabilitation; observation for recurrent disease; survivorship and support services; and end-of-life care. Accreditation also considers a cancer program's ongoing participation in cancer research, the extent of research and education offered in the community, and the types of quality improvement activities that address patient care.
University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Easton's Primary Stroke Center recently was notified by the American Heart Association (AHA)/American Stroke Association (ASA) that, for the third year in a row, it has received the Get With The Guidelines®- Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Elite Honor Roll. The award recognizes the hospital's achievement in providing the most effective stroke treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.
University of Maryland Shore Regional Health's Cardiac Intervention Center (CIC) has received the Mission: Lifeline® Silver Plus STEMI Receiving Center Quality Achievement Award and the Mission: Lifeline® NSTEMI Bronze Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks.