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.

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