The team of ICU nurses at University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Easton were recognized on March 22 with a proclamation presented by the Talbot County Council honoring the team’s many months of dedication and sacrifice during the COVID-19 pandemic as they cared for patients in our community.
The proclamation recognized the “extreme pressure in the face of catastrophic situations” and large patient volumes experienced by the ICU nurses, as well as the possibility of endangering their own health and well-being as they continued their commitment to caring for the sick.
Peyman Otmishi, MD, pulmonologist with UM Shore Medical Group and emergency care physician at UM Shore Medical Center at Easton, attended the Council meeting, along with many of the ICU nurses and their families.
In his address to the Council, Dr. Otmishi said, “Each surge of the pandemic led to a significant increase in the sheer number of critically ill patients that overwhelmed our hospital and especially our Intensive Care Unit. The nurses in our ICU stepped up to this challenge and worked harder and longer than ever before. These men and women are heroes, my partners, and I am proud to join Talbot County in honoring them as heroes.”
About University of Maryland 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 2,200 employees, medical staff, board members and volunteers works with various community partners to fulfill the organization’s mission of Creating Healthier Communities Together.
About the University of Maryland Medical System
The University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) is a university-based regional health care system focused on serving the health care needs of Maryland, bringing innovation, discovery and research to the care we provide and educating the state’s future physician and health care professionals through our partnership with the University of Maryland School of Medicine and University of Maryland, Baltimore professional schools (Nursing, Pharmacy, Social Work and Dentistry) in Baltimore. As one of the largest private employers in the State, the health system’s more than 29,500 employees and 4,000 affiliated physicians provide primary and specialty care in more than 150 locations, including 12 hospitals and 9 University of Maryland Urgent Care centers. The UMMS flagship academic campus, the University of Maryland Medical Center in downtown Baltimore, is recognized regionally and nationally for excellence and innovation in specialized care. Our acute care and specialty rehabilitation hospitals serve urban, suburban and rural communities and are located in 13 counties across the State. For more information, visit www.umms.org.