Shore Health publishes online report on community benefits
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.”