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University of Maryland Medical System Announces $5.1 Million Initiative For Recruitment Of Nurses, Other Clinical Positions From Maryland’s Community Colleges

December 05, 2021
The University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) today announced a $5.1 million commitment to recruit registered nurses and other clinical bedside experts from Maryland's community colleges. This initiative marks the System's first-ever "One UMMS" unified effort to target new graduates from the state's two-year schools and will be effective with graduates beginning in December.

UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown and Easton Nationally Recognized with an ‘A’ Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for Three Consecutive Periods

November 21, 2021
Aerial View UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown
University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Chestertown and University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Easton each received an "A" Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for Fall 2021, making this the third consecutive period both hospitals have received the prestigious A grade. This national distinction recognizes the achievements of the hospitals in consistently protecting patients from harm and error.

Lara Wilson Honored as Outstanding Rural Health Advocate

November 21, 2021
Lara Wilson smiles at the camera while holding a trophy made of black glass.
Lara Wilson, Director of Rural Health Care Transformation for University of Maryland Shore Regional Health, was recently honored by the Maryland Rural Health Association as recipient of the organization's 2021 Outstanding Rural Health Advocate Award.

Guest Commentary: Transformation Continues at Shore Medical Center in Chestertown

November 18, 2021
As many in the communities that we serve know, Shore Medical Center in Chestertown is in the process of dramatic transformation and revitalization for the future of healthcare delivery. With the support of our parent organization, the University of Maryland Medical System, and University of Maryland Shore Regional Health leadership, Chestertown's Rural Health Care Transformation Team has identified several goals and strategies to deliver this transformation. Today, I am happy to announce an important milestone: the hospital's designation as a Level 1 Age Friendly Health System (AFHS).

 

UMMS Offers Ingredients For A Safe Thanksgiving

November 15, 2021
Ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday and people traveling via planes, trains and automobiles, experts from the University of Maryland Medical System are sharing advice to help Marylanders celebrate safely amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Most importantly, doctors say the most important thing individuals can do to protect against COVID-19 is to get vaccinated. Vaccines are safe, effective and free.

 

Online “Q & A” Seminar Offered for Patients with Diabetes

November 10, 2021
In celebration of November as Diabetes Awareness Month, University of Maryland Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology physician Medha Satyarengga, MD, will host a free online seminar, "Ask the Doctor," on Tuesday, November 16th at 5 p.m.