Free Seminar on Tax Strategies for 2017.

Fred Hopkins

University of Maryland Memorial Hospital Foundation will host a free seminar, “Tax Strategies for 2017” on Saturday, November 18 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Talbot Country Free Library in Easton. Guest speakers for the seminar will include Fred Hopkins, JD, CFA, managing director of Wealth and Fiduciary Planning and national director of Business Owner Planning, Wilmington Trust; Darian L. Sump, CPA, owner of Sump & Associates, PC; and Deborah Walsworth, CPA, CFP, CPC, managing director and tax practice leader, CBIZ MHM LLC & Mayer Hoffman McCann, PC.

At Wilmington Trust, Hopkins oversees the delivery of comprehensive wealth advisory services to individuals and families in several different regions of the country. He holds a Juris Doctorate from the University of Maryland School of Law and is a CFA® Charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute, the Baltimore CFA Society, the Maryland State Bar Association, and the Baltimore Estate Planning Council. He currently serves as chairman of the Investment Committee for the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland and serves on the Board of Trustees of Friends of Clifton Mansion.

 

Darian Sump

 

Sump’s firm, Sump & Associates, PC, in Easton, provides tax and accounting services to individual, small businesses and non-profits. Sump is currently serving as a Court Appointed Special Advocate in Talbot County and has previously served on the board of directors for that organization. A graduate of Shore Leadership and LEAD Maryland, Sump is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants.

 

 

 

 

Deborah Walsworth

During her nearly three decades in public accounting, Walsworth has developed a diverse client base that includes individuals, businesses, trusts, estates and retirement plans. She provides tax compliance and consulting services, including financial and retirement benefit planning. She presently serves on the Board of Directors for the Talbot County Chamber of Commerce and For All Seasons, Inc.

 

To register for the seminar or for more information, please contact Janet Andrews at the UM Memorial Hospital Foundation (410) 822-1000, extension 5792 or by email at janet@umm.edu. This event is free to all attendees; seating is limited and pre-registration is required.  Light refreshments will be served.

Free Events Set to Mark National Diabetes Awareness Month

In observance of National Diabetes Awareness Month, University of Maryland Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology is offering free educational events in both Talbot and Kent counties for those interested in learning more about diabetes and prediabetes risk factors, treatment and disease management.

Recent public health statistics indicate that diabetes rates for Maryland’s Eastern Shore counties are approaching — and in some cases, exceeding — 10 percent. According to Trish Rosenberry, regional director, UM Shore Regional Health Specialty Clinics, this high prevalence is made more dangerous due lack of public awareness of the disease and its potential consequences. “More than 25 percent of people who have diabetes are undiagnosed and asymptomatic, and therefore are unaware that they have the disease and may be experiencing damage to their heart, eyes, kidneys and limbs,” Rosenberry says.

The Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology’s annual Diabetes Awareness Open House is scheduled for Friday, November 17, 1 to 4 p.m. in UM Shore Medical Center at Easton’s Freeman Outpatient Center. The Open House enables individuals with diabetes or pre-diabetes, and their family members or caregivers, to meet and talk with diabetes care providers, educators and also vendors offering diabetes care products.

The open house will feature special presentations, as follows: at 1 p.m., “Cooking for Better Health,”demonstrated by Ryan and Emily Groll of Eat Sprout, a local small business enterprise that provides nutritionist-designed, chef-crafted, organic and GMO-free meals.; at 2 p.m., “Medicare Assistance for Persons with Diabetes,” by Pam Limberry from Talbot County’s State Health Insurance Program (SHIP); and at 3 p.m., “Navigating Pharmacy Plans and Controlling Costs,” by KristanTallent, Pharm.D., and pharmacy team members from Hill’s Drug Store. Also offered will be information on maintaining your best health with diabetes, preventing diabetes and managing pre-diabetes.

In Chestertown, the public is invited to a free seminar “You Can East and Still Lose Weight” set for Wednesday, November 8, 1:30-2:30 p.m. at UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown’s Education Center. Local dietitians Mary King and CheyrleBorneman will offer tips on how to achieve your desired weight without severe dieting.

Also in Kent County, Mt. Olive AME Church in Worton will host a Diabetes Health Fair on November 4, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The fair will feature dietitians from UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown, fitness/wellness personnel from Kent Athletic Center as well as local providers of natural/organic foods and nutrition products from Seedhouse and Chestertown Natural Foods who will offer guidance for persons with diabetes or pre-diabetes on dietary, exercise and other lifestyle choices that promote good health. Those who attend the fair also will be treated to a free lunch and gifts.

“Food Shopping for Health” grocery store tours, designed to teach those with diabetes or pre-diabetes how to shop and plan for meals that will promote optimal health, will be offered in Chestertown and Easton. The Chestertown tour, led by Mary King, will take place on Thursday, November 9, 1 to 3 p.m., at Redner’s Market, 17 Washington Avenue. The Easton tour, led by Karen Hollis, is set for Tuesday, November 14, at Giant Food, 8993 Elliott Road.

“These tours help people learn how to ‘shop smart’ and select foods that will help them avoid complications,” says King. “A diabetes diagnosis can seem overwhelming, but there are shopping strategies to help you plan menus and fill up your cart with the right foods to maintain your best health.”To RSVP for the Redner’s tour in Chestertown, call 410-778-3300, ext. 2295; for Giant in Easton, call 410-822-1000, ext. 5757.

Interested community members also are welcome to attend Diabetes Support Group meetings held monthly in Cambridge, Chestertown, Denton and Easton. For meeting schedules and locations please call the UM Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology, 410-822-1000, ext. 5757.

About UM Shore Regional Health: As part of the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS), University of Maryland Shore Regional Health is the principal provider of comprehensive health care services for more than 170,000 residents of Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot counties on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. UM Shore Regional Health’s team of more than 2,600 employees, medical staff, board members and volunteers work with various community partners to fulfill the organization’s mission of Creating Healthier Communities Together.

Easton Hospital Auxiliary Volunteers Honored for Service Milestones

Members of the Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital at Easton were honored for their service milestones at the Auxiliary’s annual volunteer luncheon. Held on October 10, 2017 at the Tred Avon Yacht Club in Oxford, Md., the occasion celebrated 79 volunteers whose combined total hours in the service of the Auxiliary exceeded 224,000 as of May 31, 2017.

“The thousands of hours dedicated by Easton Auxiliary volunteers every year are a major force in the enhancement of patient care in our community,” says Ken Kozel, president and chief executive officer, UM Shore Regional Health. “Whether raising funds, answering phones, conducting screenings or helping patients find their way, our volunteers are key partners our mission of Creating Healthier Communities Together.”

The Auxiliary raises funds through its management of Maggie’s Gift Shop in UM Shore Medical Center at Easton, the Bazaar at 121 Federal Street and various special vendor sales. Funds raised help pay for new technology, facility upgrades and educational needs for the hospital and local outpatient facilities, including the Clarke Comprehensive Breast Center and the Cancer Center. Auxiliary volunteers also assist with services such as wheelchair and patient escorts, blood pressure screenings and front desk reception in the hospital and in various outpatient locations.

According to Art Cecil, Auxiliary president, during the past year (June 1, 2016 – May 31, 2017), 171 volunteers committed more than 34,400 hours to Auxiliary projects. Volunteers honored at the luncheon were those who had achieved service milestones, as follows:

18,000 hours: Pauline Lane. 15,000 hours: 13,500 hours: Joe Schultz. 11,000 hours: Debbie Hayes and Elva Pierce. Margaret Blair. 9,000 hours: Neal O’Shea and Terry Stephan. 8,500 hours: Gail Jenkins. 8,000 hours: Sabine Simonson. 7,000 hours: Carolyn Behr. 6,000 hours: Joyce Kent and Bertha Wilson. 5,500 hours: Celia Bodmer and Janet Granger.

5,000 hours: Barbara Brown, Edith Hayman and Brenda Prettyman. 4,500 hours: Camille Kneale. 4,000 hours: Anita Rowan. 3,500 hours: Doralice Cassidy, Art Cecil and Regina Holland. 3,000 hours: Rosalie Bryan and Nancy Espenhorst. 2,500 hours: Emilie Joshi and Elmer Parkerson. 2,000 hours: Liz Hannegan, Annabel Lesher, Gary Nickerson, Dorothy Palmer, Patricia Reynolds and Sue Shortall. 1,500 hours: Judith Dickhart, Audrey Luetters, Carole O’Malley, Robert Savoy and Gervais Wooters.

1,000 hours: Patricia Collins, Virginia Ann Harvey, Jean Hobbs, Sharron Lee Jamarik and Noel Slattery;  750 hours: Myrna Darragh, Bill Eyring, Barbara Gardella, Adrianna Lee, JoAnn Martin, Barbara Nickerson, Maggie Schabdach and Ronald Weber. 500 hours: Peggy Bardelman, Richard Douma, Richard Hill, Phyllis Matthai, Janet Pfeffer, George Shoener, Marianne Strother, Val Tate, Nancy Williams and Mary Young. 250 hours: Karen Collins, Gloria Douma, Bea Juliano, Thomas Keepers, Bonnie Messix, Carl Ortman and Elaine Rippel. 100 hours: Karen Fink,  Betty Hartmeyer, Jane Holly, Tina Hyde, Midge Kroll, Pat O’Shea, Frederica Shirey, Sherry Spencer, Barbara Watters and Kathryn Yeager.

As part of University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS), University of Maryland Shore Regional Health is the principal provider of comprehensive health care services for more than 170,000 residents of Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot counties on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. UM Shore Regional Health’s team of more than 2,500 employees, medical staff, board members and volunteers works with various community partners to fulfill the organization’s mission of Creating Healthier Communities Together.

UM Memorial Hospital Foundation to Host Women’s Seminar

University of Maryland Memorial Hospital Foundation will host its annual women’s seminar, “From a Woman’s Point of View: Nurturing Your Physical and Financial Well Being” on Thursday, October 26 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Tidewater Inn in Easton.

Presentations will include:”Evaluation and Treatment of Urinary Incontinence,” presented by R. Duane Cespedes, MD, UM Shore Comprehensive Urology, and “Women and Wealth,” presented by Stephanie L. Saunders, first vice president, The Hill Group at Morgan Stanley.

R. Duane Cespedes, MD (right) and Stephanie Saunders, The Hill Group at Morgan Stanley

Specializing in female urology, incontinence and vaginal prolapse, Dr. Cespedes sees patients in offices at UM Shore Medical Pavilions in Easton and Chestertown. He served previously as the co-director for the Center for Pelvic Health at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and is the former chairman and program director of the Urology Department at Wilford Hall Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas.

Stephanie Saunders has been part of The Hill Group for 20 years. A graduate of University of Maryland’s Smith School of Business, she also has achieved the professional designations of Senior Investment Management Consultant and Senior Portfolio Manager.

To register for the seminar or for more information, please contact Janet Andrews at the UM Memorial Hospital Foundation (410) 822-1000, extension 5792 or by email at janet@umm.edu. This event is free to all attendees; seating is limited and pre-registration is required.  Light refreshments will be served.

About UM Shore Regional Health: As part of the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS), University of Maryland Shore Regional Health is the principal provider of comprehensive health care services for more than 170,000 residents of Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot counties on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. UM Shore Regional Health’s team of more than 2,600 employees, medical staff, board members and volunteers work with various community partners to fulfill the organization’s mission of Creating Healthier Communities Together.

Dr. Walid Kamsheh Leads UM SRH Primary Stroke Center

Walid Kamsheh, MD has assumed the position of medical director of the Primary Stroke Center at UM Shore Medical Center at Easton. The announcement of Dr. Kamsheh’s appointment followed the departure of Terry P. Detrick, MD, the Center’s medical director, in late September.

A member of the UM Shore Regional Health (UM SRH) Medical Staff since 1989, Dr. Kamsheh practices neurology and sleep medicine, and has been an innovator in meeting the neurological care needs of patients in the five-county region served by UM SRH.

“I am very excited to lead the continued outstanding care and treatment offered in our Primary Stroke Center,” Dr. Kamsheh says. “In the Center’s recent recognition from the American Stroke Association (ASA), we learned that in terms of meeting and exceeding the benchmarks for the Association’s ‘Gold Plus’ designation and its ‘Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus,’ we are way ahead of stroke centers in many large, metropolitan hospitals. Our community is very fortunate that Shore Regional Health’s Stroke Center has an outstanding team of physicians, nurses, therapists and techs who achieved this level of excellence and who work so well with our hospitalists and our ED physicians and staff.”

According to the ASA, hospitals earning the Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award have reached an aggressive goal of treating patients with 85 percent or higher adherence to all Get With The Guidelines-Stroke achievement indicators for two or more consecutive 12-month periods and have achieved 75 percent or higher compliance with five of eight Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Quality measures. Hospital stroke centers achieving the Target Stroke: Honor Roll Elite Plus designation have demonstrated success in meeting quality measures to reduce the time between the patient’s arrival at the hospital and treatment with the drug, Alteplase.

In addition to maintaining the ASA’s Gold Plus designation, Kamsheh hopes to provide more community education about the risks and signs of stroke, and the life-saving services and recovery resources offered by the Stroke Center. “We have an older population here on the Shore, and stroke risks increase with age, so it is very important that we get information out as widely as possible,” Dr. Kamsheh notes.

Cancer Center Team Honored as “Everyday Heroes”

Photo: Fifteen members of the Cancer Center team – some in full superhero attire – were on hand to be honored by F. Graham Lee, UM SRH vice president of philanthropy (back row, left) as “Everyday Heroes” were: Lauren Douglass, Nichole Hill, Ashley Kirn, Kathleen Stalfort, Robin Ford, Victoria Glessner, Christa Tindall, Jeanie Scott, Robin VanSchaik, Stephanie Phillips, Diane Soone, Carol Flamer, Debbie Hood, Brian Leutner and Paula Larrimore.

The University of Maryland Memorial Hospital Foundation received a donation from Sylvia Jeanne Carroll to support the Cancer Center at UM Shore Regional Health. As the wife of a patient treated at the Cancer Center, Carroll made the donation in appreciation of the “Everyday Hero” health care providers – John Mastandrea , MD and Robin Ford, and “all who participated in her husband’s care from the front desk and radiation crew.”

The Everyday Hero program provides patients, visitors and staff members with the opportunity to recognize and thank any UM SRH staff member or team who has made a positive difference in a visit or stay by making a financial contribution of any size to the UM Memorial Hospital Foundation or the UM Chester River Health Foundation. Funds received through gifts to the Foundations’ Everyday Hero programs help pay for equipment, capital improvements and staff education for the departments in which the employees or team work.

As part of the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS), University of Maryland Shore Regional Health is the principal provider of comprehensive health care services for more than 170,000 residents of Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot counties on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. UM Shore Regional Health’s team of more than 2,500 employees, medical staff, board members and volunteers works with various community partners to fulfill the organization’s mission of Creating Healthier Communities Together.

Ona Kareiva, MD, Named to UM Shore Regional Health Board of Directors

Ona M. Kareiva, MD, recently joined the University of Maryland Shore Regional Health Board of Directors.

Dr. Kareiva, who has been affiliated with the health care system since 2002, is a practicing anesthesiologist privileged at the University of Maryland Shore Medical Centers at Chestertown, Dorchester and Easton. Now a resident of Talbot County, Dr. Kareiva graduated from the University of Arizona in 1996 where she then completed her residency and fellowship programs.

On the Board, Dr. Kareiva serves as an active member of the Medical Staff Quality Committee (MSQC) and the Medical Executive Committee (MEC).

“We are indeed fortunate to have Dr. Kareiva join the Board and look forward to her insights and ideas,” said Ken Kozel, UM SRH president and CEO, in making the announcement. “We appreciate the willingness of physicians as well as that of local business and nonprofit leaders to devote their time and expertise to the ongoing advancement of our health care network and the care we provide for the 170,000 residents of our five county region.”

As part of the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS), University of Maryland Shore Regional Health is the principal provider of comprehensive health care services for more than 170,000 residents of Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot counties on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. UM Shore Regional Health’s team of more than 2,200 employees, medical staff, board members and volunteers works with various community partners to fulfill the organization’s mission of Creating Healthier Communities Together.

Free Prostate Screening Event Offered in Easton

Free prostate screenings will be offered on Tuesday evening, September 26, 2017, at UM Shore Medical Pavilion in Easton, 490 Cadmus Lane.

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), except for skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men, and it is the second most common cause of death from cancer among white, African American and Hispanic men.The rate of prostate cancer in most Maryland counties and Delaware ranks relatively high compared to neighboring states.

This screening opportunity, set for 5 to 8 p.m., is offered by UM Shore Regional Health and UM Community Medical Group – Urology providers R. Duane Cespedes, MD; John Foley, MD; John Knud-Hansen, MD-FACS; Andrew Riggin, MD; and Christopher Runz, DO.

Interested individuals should ask their health care providers if screening is recommended for them. If so, advance registration is required and can be accomplished by calling the Cancer Center at UM Shore Regional Health, 410-820-6800.

As part of the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS), University of Maryland Shore Regional Health is the principal provider of comprehensive health care services for more than 170,000 residents of Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot counties on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. UM Shore Regional Health’s team of more than 2,200 employees, medical staff, board members and volunteers works with various community partners to fulfill the organization’s mission of Creating Healthier Communities Together.

UM Shore Regional Health Welcomes New Board Members

Charles D. “Chip” Macleod

Three local community leaders have recently been appointed to the Board of Directors of University of Maryland Shore Regional Health. Charles “Chip” McLeod and Glenn L. Wilson, both of Chestertown, and Stephen Satchell, of Easton, officially joined the Board in July.

Charles D. “Chip” MacLeod founded MacLeod Law Group, LLC in 2017 with offices in Chestertown and Denton, and a practice representing local governments and related agencies. He is head of the firm’s Local Government Practice Group. He also concentrates in real estate, business and contract law, and serves as general counsel to various non-profit organizations and trade associations. As a registered lobbyist, he advocates for clients before the Maryland General Assembly and Executive branch agencies.

Prior to founding MacLeod Law Group, LLC, MacLeod was a member of Funk & Bolton, P.A. for more than 18 years. He was head of the firm’s Local Government and Real Estate Practice Groups while serving as special counsel to various non-profit organizations and public entities on a broad spectrum of legal matters.

MacLeod also previously served as county administrator of Kent County, Maryland; as a member and chairman of the Board of the former Chester River Health System, Inc.; as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Local Government Insurance Trust (LGIT) and chair of LGIT’s Health Benefits Committee; and associate director of the Maryland Association of Counties. He is a graduate of Washington College and University of Maryland School of Law.

Glenn L. Wilson

Glenn L. Wilson was named president and CEO of Chesapeake Bank & Trust in 2015 after five years as president and CEO of a financial institution in western Pennsylvania that included a $1 billion community bank and $1.8 billion trust company. His career in also banking includes the leadership of Citizens National of Laurel, a top performing bank under Mercantile Bankshares that was later acquired by PNC. He subsequently served PNC as senior credit officer overseeing credit operations in most of Maryland. Other career highlights include serving as past national chairman of the Risk Management Association and as vice-chair of the Pennsylvania Bankers Association and a member of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia’s Community Institutions Advisory Council.

Wilson’s community involvement has included serving as chair of a local United Way Board in Pennsylvania and as board member for a host of several civic, economic development, and educational organizations. He presently serves as Board chair for the United Way of Kent County and as Board member for Sultana Educational Foundation.

Stephen Satchell is senior vice president and financial advisor for the SRVP Group of Baird Private Wealth Management in Easton. A graduate of Easton High School and Hampden Sydney College, he began his career in finance at Legg Mason in Baltimore in 1992, returning to Easton four years later to focus on wealth management for private clients. He is Series 4,7,63 and 65 registered and is licensed in life, health and long-term care insurance. He presently serves on the St. Johns Foundation Board of Directors and Dave Haslup/Lou Gehrig ASF. His previous Board memberships include the United Fund of Talbot County, Pickering Creek Audubon Center and Talbot Country Club.

Stephen Satchell

Speaking on behalf of the UM SRH Board, John Dillon, chairman, stated: “We are very pleased to have Chip MacLeod, Glenn Wilson and Steve Satchell join us in ensuring that University of Maryland Shore Regional Health will successfully navigate the changing landscape of health care. Their strong personal commitment to the communities we serve, as well as their outstanding professional expertise and accomplishments, make them valuable assets to our efforts going forward.”

In addition to Robert A. Chrencik, CEO, University of Maryland Medical System, and Kenneth Kozel, president and CEO, UM Shore Regional Health, current UM SRH Board members are: from Caroline County, Wayne Howard and Keith McMahan;from Dorchester County, Marlene Feldman, Michael D. Joyce, MD, Richard Loeffler and David Milligan; from Kent County, Myra Butler, Charles B. MacLeod, Charles B. Nolland Glenn L. Wilson; from Queen Anne’s County, Joseph J. Ciotola, MD and Kathleen Deoudes; and from Talbot County, John W. Ashworth,Charles Capute, Art Cecil, John Dillon, Wayne L. Gardner, Sr., Geoffrey F. Oxnam, Stephen Satchell and Thomas Stauch, MD.

“Our board members live and work in our communities. I believe their diverse knowledge and perspectives position us well to achieve our vision of being the region’s leader in patient centered care,” says Kozel.

As part of the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS), University of Maryland Shore Regional Health is the principal provider of comprehensive health care services for more than 170,000 residents of Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot counties on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. UM Shore Regional Health’s team of more than 2,300 employees, medical staff, board members and volunteers work with various community partners to fulfill the organization’s mission of Creating Healthier Communities Together.

Choptank Community Health Providers Tour UM Shore Regional Health Locations

Practitioners who recently joined Choptank Community Health System (CCHS) toured a number of outpatient facilities of UM Shore Regional Health earlier this month, including the Clark Comprehensive Breast Center, the Cancer Center, UM Shore Medical Pavilion at Easton, and the office of UM Community Medical Group – Women’s Health (OBGYN). The group was escorted by Judy Thomas, regional manager, Provider Referral and Business Development for University of Maryland Medical System (for the Mid-Shore Region).

CCHS is a private, non-profit community health center providing primary health care services in Caroline, Dorchester and Talbot Counties and the surrounding areas. CCHS health centers provide a range of primary medical, dental, and behavioral health services.

At Shore Medical Pavilion at Easton: front row, Phil, Regas, Victoria Billings, Ashley Taylor and Rachel Spellman; back row, Veronica Rigler, Judy Thomas, Katie Dadds, Peyman Otmishi, MD, Andrew Vranic, MD, and Greg Oliver, MD. Dadds, Regas, Dr. Otmishi, Dr. Vranic and Dr. Oliver are with University of Maryland Community Medical Group.

The tour, which included introductions to several UM SRH physicians, advanced practice providers, practice managers and other staff, was arranged as part of the developing partnership between UM SRH and CCHS in the interest of providing access to quality health care for all Mid Shore residents. With Victoria Billings, CCHS regional site director were new CCHS practitioners Veronica Rigler, Federalsburg Medical Center; Rachel M. Spellman, Fassett-Magee Health Center; and Ashley Taylor, Denton Medical Center.

“The goal of these tours is to enhance continuity of care for our shared patients by educating community providers about the health care services offered in the Mid Shore region and making personal introductions that will facilitate good communication between medical services, practices and providers,” Thomas says.

As part of the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS), University of Maryland Shore Regional Health is the principal provider of comprehensive health care services for more than 170,000 residents of Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot counties on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. UM Shore Regional Health’s team of more than 2,500 employees, medical staff, board members, and volunteers works with various community partners to fulfill the organization’s mission of Creating Healthier Communities Together.