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Renovation Project to Commence at Diagnostic and Imaging Center

Access-to-Careshutterstock_239774281 [Converted]A significant renovation project, totaling approximately $6.5 million, is slated to begin at University of Maryland Shore Regional Health’s Diagnostic and Imaging Center, located at 10 Martin Court in Easton. The 14 month project, commencing on February 2, will be completed in three phases and will encompass most of the Center, including all laboratory and imaging spaces.

The project, which is anticipated to be completed by April 2016, will also incorporate the expansion of Shore Regional Health’s Comprehensive Breast Center. Once completed, the Comprehensive Breast Center, under the leadership of Roberta J. Lilly, MD, MPH, FACS, will provide a variety of breast health services at the Diagnostic and Imaging Center, including consultation and diagnostic procedures.

During renovation, the Diagnostic and Imaging Center will continue its normal hours of operation Monday thru Friday, from 7 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. until noon for lab work, routine x-ray and digital screening mammography. Services at the Center will continue to include digital mammography, bone density, ultrasound, CT scanning, MRI, X-ray, fluoroscopy, PET scanning, ECG and laboratory services.

Patient parking and the main entrance to the Diagnostic and Imaging Center will not be altered during the first two phases of the project. However, when the third phase commences in October 2015, the entrance to the building will be moved due to construction. Patients and visitors to the Center can expect to see signage directing them to any change and as always, volunteers from the Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital at Easton will be on hand to direct patients to their desired testing area.

“The Diagnostic and Imaging Center is utilized by more than 200 patients daily,” comments Robert A. Frank, Senior Vice President of Operations for UM Shore Regional Health. “This renovation project will enable us to provide a more efficient, updated space for our patients throughout the region, who frequent the Center for their laboratory and imaging needs.”

“Our expert team at the Comprehensive Breast Center, which includes Dr. Lilly, our seasoned radiologists and the Center’s staff, are thrilled about the opportunity to provide expanded breast health services, in a centralized location, to the women of our region,” remarks Brian Leutner, Director of Oncology Services for UM Shore Regional Health. “The new location will be adjacent to Shore Regional Health’s Cancer Center, which will enable us to provide our patients in need of cancer treatments with a more convenient, comprehensive treatment approach.”

Ken Kozel, President and CEO of Shore Regional Health comments, “Our organization is focusing on keeping the members of our community healthy through enhanced outpatient services such as preventive care, health education, access to physicians and a variety of other programs and medical specialties.”

Kozel continues, “To achieve improved health and wellness in our communities, our goal at Shore Regional Health is to provide quality, accessible health care services throughout our five-county region. We are looking forward to this opportunity to provide convenient diagnostic and imaging services and expanded breast health services to the patients we serve.”

For additional information about the diagnostic and imaging services currently available at the Center, call 410-820-7778.

Ask the Expert Series Begins Tuesday, October 1 in Queenstown with Breast Cancer Talk

Roberta Lilly, MD, Medical Director, UM Shore Regional Health's Breast Center and Christopher Levey, MD, Medical Director, Radiology, will speak on "What is New and What is Old in Breast Cancer Care."

Roberta Lilly, MD, Medical Director, UM Shore Regional Health’s Breast Center and Christopher Levey, MD, Medical Director, Radiology, will speak on “What is New and What is Old in Breast Cancer Care.”

Roberta Lilly, MD, medical director for University of Maryland Shore Regional Health’s Breast Center and Christopher Levey, MD, medical director for radiology for UM Shore Regional Health, will kick off the “Ask the Expert” Series on Tuesday, October 1 with a free educational talk about “What is New and What is Old in Breast Cancer Care.” The talk takes place at 7:00 p.m. at UM Shore Medical Pavilion at Queenstown, located at 125 Shoreway Drive in Queenstown.

Current dates and locations for the Ask the Expert series include:

  • Roberta Lilly, MD, UM Shore Regional Breast Center and Christopher Levey, MD, “What is New and What is Old in Breast Cancer Care,” 7:00 p.m, UM Shore Medical Pavilion at Queenstown;
  • Richard Fritz, MD, Shore Pediatrics, “Keeping your Children Healthy this Season,” Tuesday, October 8, 7:00 p.m., Talbot County Library, Easton;
  • Khalid Kurtom, MD, Chesapeake Neurological Surgery, LLC, “Management of Back Pain,” Wednesday, October 9, 7:00 p.m., Caroline County Public Library, Denton;
  • Dale Reddish Jafari, MSN, FNP-BC, Shore Women’s Care, “Women’s Health: When Should I Be Screened?” Tuesday, October 15, 7:00 p.m., Caroline County Public Library, Denton.
  • Anna Ahn, MD, Midshore Pulmonary Associates, “Living Well with Obstructive Lung Disease,” Thursday, October 24, 2:00 p.m., Talbot Senior Center, Easton;
  • Duane Cespedes, MD, Shore Comprehensive Urology/The Continence and Pelvic Health Center, “Fixing the Leaky Faucet: Evaluation and Treatment of Urinary Incontinence,” Tuesday, November 5, 7:00 p.m., UM Shore Medical Pavilion at Queenstown.
  • Jaclyn Weston, BSN, RN-BC, Nurse Manager for Behavioral Health. “Stress and Depression: Tips for Coping with the Holiday Blues.” Tuesday, November 11, 2:00 p.m., Dorchester County Public Library, Cambridge.

“Ask the Expert,” is a free community health program sponsored by UM Shore Regional Health. The “Ask the Expert” series is an ongoing program that will be offered throughout the year. The next seminar series takes place in early 2014. Seating is limited; please RSVP to Cathy Wright at 410-822-1000, ext. 5222 or cwright@shorehealth.org.