Navigating COVID-19 on the Telemetry Unit

EASTON — In celebration of May as Health Care Heroes Month, University of Maryland Shore Regional Health is telling the inspiring stories of dedicated team members. Two of those team members serving on the telemetry unit at UM Shore Medical Center at Easton have been on the front lines during the COVID-19 pandemic, but, at […]

Connecting patients, families during crisis

EASTON — 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 challenge most had […]

Advanced medical tents being set up

CAMBRIDGE — Advanced medical tents will replace the triage tents that had been installed earlier this month at UM Shore Medical Centers at Chestertown, Dorchester and Easton, hospital officials announced on Thursday. Provided to hospitals across the state by the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) and the Maryland Department of Health (MDH), the new advanced […]

Shore Health workers appreciated by many

CAMBRIDGE — UM Shore Regional Health has enjoyed a generous outpouring of community support for frontline team members working at UM Shore Medical Centers at Chestertown, Dorchester and Easton, and at UM Shore Emergency Center at Queenstown. “We greatly appreciate the generosity that has been shown to our employees and the outpouring of support throughout […]

Hands and Hearts for neighbors

CAMBRIDGE – Dorchester County student Becca Brault, a 4-H club member, spent last weekend sewing more than 50 masks with her mother Christina. The cloth protective gear is being donated to local health care providers to supplement their supply as they work to treat victims of COVID-19. Ms. Brault wrote online that the project exemplifies […]

DoCo partners coordinate to protect citizens

CAMBRIDGE — In response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019, or COVID-19, local officials are working together to protect the citizens of Dorchester County, a statement from the Dorchester County Health Department (DCHD) said Tuesday evening. A team made up of DCHD, Dorchester County Emergency Services, Dorchester County Government, City of Cambridge, Town of Hurlock, Dorchester […]

Schools closed, Guard active

CAMBRIDGE — On Monday morning, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced measures to fight the spread of coronavirus COVID-19, as he said the state will be more aggressive in facing the threat. The moves were in addition to ones he declared on Thursday, which included closure of public schools and activation of the Maryland National Guard. […]

PRMC establishes COVID-19 triage tent

SALISBURY — In its continuing effort to protect the health and well-being of patients, visitors and staff, Peninsula Regional Medical Center (PRMC) has established a COVID-19 triage tent adjacent to the walk-in entrance of the Robert T. Adkins, M.D. Emergency Trauma Center. A nurse, positioned outside the emergency department 24 hours a day, seven days […]

COVID-19: Government, health and private groups respond

BREAKING: Talbot County has reported its first case of the virus. No other details were available on Sunday evening. UPDATE: At a press conference that ended just before 6 p.m. Sunday, Talbot County officials shared information on the situation. The infected individual, they said, is hospitalized in Easton. Talbot County Emergency Services is in close […]

COVID-19: Limited services for City of Cambridge

CAMBRIDGE — The city government has responded to the COVID-19 outbreak. A statement from City Manager Patrick Comiskey on Friday said, “The City of Cambridge will operate on limited services during the Maryland State of Emergency. City offices will be closed to the public. “City staff will still report to work and be on duty. […]

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