Shore Health pub­lishes on­line re­port on com­mu­nity ben­e­fits

Dorchester Star - - REGIONAL - By DENAE SPIERING dspier­ing@ches­pub.com Fol­low me on Twit­ter @ Dspier­ing617.

EAS­TON — The 2016 Com­mu­nity Health Im­prove­ment Re­port has been pub­lished and avail­able for view­ing on the UM Shore Re­gional Health web­site at umshorere­gional. org/news-and-events/ news/2018/um-shorere­gional-health-pub­lish­escom­mu­nity-bene fits-re­port-on­line.

The re­port, which de­scribes high­lights of the com­mu­nity health im­prove­ment pro­grams con­ducted by UM SRH, in­cludes ar­ti­cles on four ini­tia­tives: con­nect­ing pa­tients and com­mu­nity re­sources, pro­mot­ing re­cov­ery aware­ness, ex­pand­ing ac­cess to care and pro­mot­ing bet­ter chronic dis­ease man­age­ment.

“The value of our com­mu­nity ben­e­fits pro­grams and ser­vices, in­clud­ing char­ity care, ex­ceeds $41 mil­lion, but the value is stronger than money,” said Ken Kozel, UM SRH pres­i­dent and CEO. “It is build­ing health­ier com­mu­ni­ties and our stead­fast com­mit­ment to help­ing our pa­tients and their fam­i­lies en­joy their best health and qual­ity of life.”

As part of the Uni­ver­sity of Mary­land Med­i­cal Sys­tem, Uni­ver­sity of Mary­land Shore Re­gional Health is the prin­ci­pal provider of com­pre­hen­sive health care ser­vices for more than 170,000 res­i­dents of Car­o­line, Dorch­ester, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Tal­bot coun­ties on Mary­land’s East­ern Shore. UM Shore Re­gional Health’s team of more than 2,500 em­ploy­ees, med­i­cal staff, board mem­bers and vol­un­teers works with var­i­ous com­mu­nity part­ners to ful­fill the or­ga­ni­za­tion’s mis­sion of “cre­at­ing health­ier com­mu­ni­ties to­gether.”

KEN KOZEL

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