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UM SRH Connects Patients to Their Families during COVID-19 Pandemic

Following the emergence of COVID-19 in Maryland, the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) enacted a Strict Patient Safety Policy at all 13 System hospitals, including UM Shore Medical Centers at Chestertown, Dorchester and Easton, on March 20. Hospitals and their health care providers are now faced with a unique…

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UM Shore Regional Health Supports Area Food Banks

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the community has very generously supported UM SRH health care workers and hospitals with food, messages of hope and support, and donated medical supplies such as personal protective equipment (PPE).  What you might not know is how the Shore team has also given back to the…

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COMMENTARY: UM SRH Responds to COVID-19, by Ken Kozel

The commentary below by Ken Kozel, UM SRH president and CEO, appeared in the Star Democrat on Wednesday, April 22, 2020. When COVID-19 became even more relevant to Marylanders in late February, we joined our colleagues at the University of Maryland Medical System and opened our local unified Incident Command…

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Dr. David Marcozzi, UMMS ICS Commander, Visits SMC at Easton

Dr. David Marcozzi, UMMS incident commander, visited UM Shore Medical Center at Easton on Wednesday, April 15. Dr. Marcozzi started the day with a temperature check and “elbow bump” greetings with President and CEO Ken Kozel, Dr. William Huffner, incident commander for UM SRH, and other team members, after which he visited several…

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Community Support Lifts Team’s Spirit

UM Shore Regional Health has enjoyed a wonderful outpouring of community support for all three hospitals, the emergency center in Queenstown, and our frontline team members during these uncertain times. If you have the opportunity, please offer your thanks and support to the businesses and individuals listed below who have…

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Brittany Adams Named Everyday Hero

UM Memorial Hospital Foundation recently held an “Everyday Hero” Celebration  for Brittany Adams, nurse on 2E at UM SMC at Easton.  A grateful patient honored Adams through the Everyday Hero Program for the excellent care she received while a patient on 2E. The Everyday Hero program provides patients, visitors and staff…

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After Brain Surgery, So Much to Celebrate: The Amy Effler Story

Inside the music room at St. Michael’s High School, all eyes are on Amy Effler as she leads her chorus class in preparing for an upcoming concert. The sopranos, along with the altos and basses, keep singing a refrain from a song called “Believe” that includes the line: “There’s no time to…

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