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UM Shore Regional Health Cancer Program Welcomes New Radiation Oncologist

January 30, 2023
The Cancer Program at University of Maryland Shore Regional Health (UM SRH) has welcomed Rashmi Benda, MD, as Medical Director of the Requard Radiation Oncology Center. In this role, Dr. Benda will work closely with John Mastandrea, MD, Chief of Radiation Oncology at UM SRH, to further develop the robust clinical program at the radiation therapy center with state-of-the-art technology, including brachytherapy and stereotactic radiation services.

Kristen Owen appointed to Chester River Health Foundation Board

January 23, 2023
Chester River Health Foundation (CRHF) recently elected Chestertown native Kristen Owen to its board of directors for a three-year term. Chester River Health Foundation raises funds to enhance excellence in health care at University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Chestertown.

Certificate Of Need Officially Filed For New Regional Medical Center

January 09, 2023
Ken Kozel sits at a desk with a rendering of the new regional medical center in the background. He is signing the Certificate of Need document.
University of Maryland Shore Regional Health (UMSRH) officially filed the Certificate of Need application for the Regional Medical Center at Easton project with the Maryland Health Care Commission (MHCC) on January 6. This action marks another important step towards opening the new hospital and medical services building on the SRH-owned site near the Talbot County Community Center.

Jennifer Baima, MD Joins the Orthopedic Center

January 04, 2023
The Orthopedic Center (TOC), a partner of UM Shore Regional Health, recently welcomed Jennifer Baima, MD. Dr. Baima is a physiatrist, board-certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Electrodiagnostic Medicine, with over 16 years of experience in academic and clinical medicine.

Gill Joins UM Shore Medical Group – Women’s Health

December 22, 2022
Certified nurse midwife Gabrielle Gill, MSN, CNM, WHNP recently joined the University of Maryland Shore Medical Group – Women's Health. Gill joins Javier Cajina, MD, Palak Doshi, MD, and Audrey Drummey, MD; nurse practitioners Jennifer Dyott, Dale Jafari and Angie Price; and certified nurse midwives Molly Bernish, Sunny Granger, Tristen Holloway and Lauren Rosales in the practice.

UM Chester River Health Foundation Announces Annual Appeal

December 19, 2022
The University of Maryland Chester River Health Foundation's 2022 annual appeal will benefit several projects at UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown including the continued development of the Aging & Wellness Center, the acquisition of a second chemistry analyzer and a hematology analyzer for the lab, and scholarships for advanced training and education for team members. Funds will also be used to help complete the renovation of the courtyard, a secure outdoor space used by patients and team members for meals, meditation and occasional meetings.