From left, Anne George, RN; Mary Shepherd, RN; Gaye Ann McHenry, ASCP; Mary Alice Vanhoy, MSN, RN, CEN, CPEN, FAEN; Salvatore Verteramo, MD; Sam Joseph, Environmental Services; Renee Kendrick, Security Supervisor; and Latisha Carter, Patient Financial Services/Access Representative.
University of Maryland Shore Emergency Center at Queenstown recently hit a milestone as it served more than 15,000 patients in the past fiscal year, breaking its own record and continuing its steady growth.
Since opening in October, 2010, the freestanding emergency facility treating patients for acute illnesses, injuries and trauma as well as minor injuries, has steadily increased its volume. During FY 2012, its first full fiscal year of operation, the facility served 14,107 patients. The total for FY 2015, which ended June 30, was 15,581 patients.
With 14 treatment beds, onsite diagnostic imaging and a full-service clinical testing laboratory, SEC at Queenstown boasts a staff of 50 including board-certified physicians and nurses , medical technologists, radiology technologists, patient registration representatives, housekeeping technicians and security officers.
SEC at Queenstown remains one of only three freestanding emergency facilities in the state of Maryland and the only one in a rural area. In 2014, SEC at Queenstown became the only freestanding emergency center in Maryland designated as an Emergency Medical Services Base Station, capable of providing medical direction to EMS providers working with patients in the field in response to a patient’s medication and procedural intervention needs.