Caro­line EMS re­ceives third am­bu­lance through grant

Times-Record - - NEWS - By KAYLA RI­VAS kri­vas@star­dem.com @Kay­la_S­tarDem

— The Caro­line County De­part­ment of Emer­gency Ser­vices re­ceived the fifth of a five-year grant com­mit­ment, as an­nounced July 18, from Univer­sity Shore Re­gional Health this year.

This marks a to­tal of $600,000 in fund­ing by Univer­sity of Mary­land Shore Re­gional Health to sup­port health care ac­cess in Caro­line County.

“Ac­cess to care is an im­por­tant part of putting our pa­tients first and achiev­ing our mis­sion of cre­at­ing health­ier com­mu­ni­ties to­gether”, said Ken Kozel, pres­i­dent and CEO, UM Shore Re­gional Health.

Caro­line County and UM Shore Re­gional Health of­fi­cials cel­e­brated with the plac­ing of a UM SRH logo on one of the County’s new­est am­bu­lances.

“Shore Health has been an out­stand­ing part­ner in ad­dress­ing health care ac­cess,” said Caro­line County Com­mis­sion Pres­i­dent Larry Porter. “As the only County with­out a hospi­tal or stand-alone emer­gency room, we put a lot of miles on our am­bu­lances. Shore Health has made sure we are able to main­tain a safe, re­li­able, high-qual­ity am­bu­lance ser­vice.”

UM Shore Re­gional Health will open its new med­i­cal pavil­ion at state Route 404 and Deep Shore Road in Den­ton in early 2019.

The 50,000 square foot med­i­cal pavil­ion will be the hub of UM Shore Re­gional Health’s out­pa­tient ser­vices in Caro­line County, pro­vid­ing fam­ily medicine, lab­o­ra­tory test­ing, di­ag­nos­tic and imag­ing, re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion ser­vices and a com­mu­nity health ed­u­ca­tion suite.

In ad­di­tion, the pavil­ion is ex­pected to house a men­tal health bridge pro­gram, home health care of­fice, and a shared suite for ro­tat­ing med­i­cal spe­cial­ties.

CON­TRIBUTED PHOTO

(left to right) Bryan Ebling, di­rec­tor, Caro­line County De­part­ment of Emer­gency Ser­vices, Ryan Todd, EMS Divi­sion chief, De­part­ment of Emer­gency Ser­vices, Ken Kozel, pres­i­dent and CEO, UM Shore Re­gional Health, Patti Wil­lis, se­nior vice pres­i­dent,...

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