American Legion Post 91 donates another $16,000

CAMBRIDGE — The American Legion Dorchester Post 91 donated another $16,000 in July to the Veterans Affairs (VA) Maryland Health Care System for the benefit of veteran patients, adding to a donation in the same amount it made to the health care system just one month ago. This most recent donation from Post 91 will […]

Starling discusses ‘Dorchester Goes Purple’

CAMBRIDGE — Mike Starling spoke Aug. 6 to the county council, regarding the “Dorchester Goes Purple” anti-opioid abuse program. Mr. Starling, who is the chairman of the public awareness campaign, said the organization is working to help the public to gain a more complete understanding of the issue of substance abuse and addiction, and in […]

Duffy’s new book arrives in regional stores

CAMBRIDGE — Cambridge writer Jim Duffy spills more ‘Secrets of the Eastern Shore’ in his second collection of day trips on the Delmarva Peninsula. In a brand-new second collection of Eastern Shore Road Trips, Cambridge-based author Jim Duffy wanders the towns, backroads, beaches, and waterways of the Delmarva Peninsula in hopes of inspiring readers to […]

Lab services benefits from foundation and auxiliary support

CAMBRIDGE — The Dorchester General Hospital Foundation and the hospital Auxiliary continue to support the ongoing advancement of quality medical care for residents of Dorchester County. Most recently, the Foundation and the Auxiliary dedicated a total of $48,000 toward the purchase of new and replacement technologies for UM Shore Medical Center at Dorchester’s Laboratory Services […]

‘Swimmable Shore’ bacteria monitoring program

EASTON – “Is it safe to swim in the water?” This is a common question ShoreRivers gets asked throughout the summer months when members of the community are hoping to find a refreshing place to cool off from the seasonal heat. To better answer this question, and to identify potential pollution hotspots, ShoreRivers runs a […]

Nanticoke and Peninsula Regional Health System to affiliate

SALISBURY — Nanticoke Health Services (NHS) of Seaford, Del., and Peninsula Regional Health System (PRHS), based in Salisbury, July 18 announced that a definitive agreement to affiliate has been reached. Pending final state and federal regulatory approval, which is anticipated in November, Nanticoke Health Services will join the Peninsula Regional Health System. “In order for […]

Volunteers to fight sex trafficking

CAMBRIDGE — Slavery. “It hasn’t ended,” Julie Crain said. “It just looks different than it used to.” Ms. Crain was speaking at a volunteer orientation meeting at Harriett’s House Drop-In Center on Saturday. The center, at 409 Muir St., will provide resources for women, with screening for human trafficking. Case management will be provided for […]

UM SRH applies to move behavioral health beds

EASTON — Shore Regional Health has announced that it will prepare a modified Certificate of Exemption (COE) application to the Maryland Health Care Commission (MHCC) to move inpatient behavioral health beds and services in 2021 from UM Shore Medical Center at Dorchester to UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown. If submitted and approved, the move […]

Shore Health honors nurses

WYE MILLS — University of Maryland Shore Regional Health’s Nurse Excellence Awards Ceremony was held on May 6 at the Todd Performing Arts Center at Chesapeake College. The occasion was the premier event in the celebration of Nurses’ Week 2018, May 6-11. The 2019 Shore Regional Health Nurse Excellence Award winners are: • Commitment to […]

DCS: Help needed, meal funds cut

CAMBRIDGE — Delmarva Community Services’ CEO Santo Grande spoke during the June 18 meeting of the Dorchester County Council, asking for support to make up for state cuts in funding DCS’ meals program for the elderly. Mr. Grande said the cuts were, “fundamentally discriminatory,” taking money from poor, rural counties in the state and sending […]