Category Archives: UM Shore Medical Center at Dorchester

Facilities Management Team Members Get High Marks for Clearing Snow During Pax

Staff members of University of Maryland Shore Regional Health are giving high praise to Facilities Management crews for their hard work and tireless effort clearing snow and ice at all of our facilities as Winter Storm Pax hit Wednesday night into Thursday. Mark Kutz, UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown’s director of construction, planning and maintenance, said his team set out at 3 a.m. to make sure the parking lots and access areas were clear by morning. Team members at UM Shore Medical Centers at Dorchester, Easton and other Shore Regional Health locations have also been on hand to manage the elements in those areas.

The crews are already bracing for the next round as more snow is predicted Thursday night into Friday morning, and of course Facilities Management will continue dealing with any weather-related maintenance concerns as the UM SRH team continues providing care to our communities.

Thank you to all of our Facilities Management team members for leaving the warmth of your homes to brave the elements, ensuring the safety of Shore Regional Health staff members, patients and visitors.


UM Shore Medical Centers Join Other MD Hospitals in State Preparedness Drill

UM Shore Medical Centers at Chestertown, Dorchester and Easton recently participated in a statewide preparedness drill aimed at testing the process for requesting, delivering and receiving medical supplies in the event of a public health emergency. Conducted by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s (DHMH) Office of Preparedness and Response, the exercise brought together nearly 100 participating groups, including local health departments, hospitals, law enforcement, state agencies and facilities, and federal agencies.

“This exercise was conducted with our partners throughout the state to enhance our response efforts to protect public health during emergency situations,” says Dr. Laura Herrera, Deputy Secretary of Public Health Services, who played the role of the DHMH Secretary during the exercise.

DHMH sponsors and participates in a variety of drills and exercises throughout the year in order to test various emergency response measures. In addition to hospitals, participants included the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security, the Maryland Board of Pharmacy, the Maryland National Guard, Department of General Services Maryland Capitol Police, the Maryland Department of Transportation, Maryland Transportation Authority Police, the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) and MTA Police, the Maryland Emergency Management Agency, Maryland State Police, Department of Natural Resources Police, the State Highway Administration, the U.S. Marshals Service, and the Centers for Disease Control.

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