Message Wall: Neighbors sharing help, ideas and support

Dorchester BannerCAMBRIDGE — As the situation regarding COVID-19 continues to develop, local groups are reaching out to spread the word about their events and schedules. It remains a good idea to check on the status of goods and services before leaving home.The Banner compiled a list of announcements over the previous week, which follows: Board […]

Peninsula Wound & Hyperbaric Center awarded

SALISBURY — Peninsula Regional Medical Center (PRMC) physicians, leaders and clinicians were again honored recently with the Center of Distinction Award, which was presented to Peninsula Wound & Hyperbaric Center by Healogics, the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services. The Center achieved outstanding clinical outcomes for 12 consecutive months, including patient satisfaction higher […]

Town Square, May 6, 2020

Town Square is an opinion column to which readers can submit their views. As a true community newspaper, we’re always looking for ways to include local thought and pertinent viewpoints. This column is a way to share those thoughts. Civility and fair comment will always prevail.Protesters from the group Reopen Maryland traveled from Frederick to […]

PRMC Conference Center now 43-bed ICU

SALISBURY — It is no longer a matter of if, but when. Healthcare leaders on the Delmarva Peninsula agree that a significant surge in the number of positive COVID-19 cases is coming, and probably soon. “We are anticipating a spike within the next two weeks with significant potential for respiratory failure requiring ventilation. Our plan […]

PRMC reports first death from coronavirus

SALISBURY — Administrators at Peninsula Regional Medical Center announced Saturday the first death from COVID-19 of a patient under their care. The hospital’s statement follows: “We today share the sad news of the first COVID-19 patient to pass who was under our care. “Please keep this family in your thoughts. We ask that you respect […]

Area hospitals prepare for surge

CAMBRIDGE — Hospitals on the Eastern Shore have been preparing for an influx of patients infected with COVID-19. University of Maryland Shore Health System and Peninsula Regional Health System have conducted drills, set up tents and begun treating patients. Relatively few Shore residents have been hit by the new strain of coronavirus, to which humans […]

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 […]