Shore Regional Health Takes Next Step for New Talbot Hospital

A modified certificate of need application was submitted by University of Maryland Shore Regional Health to the Maryland Health Care Commission for their new hospital facility that is planned for Talbot County.

The application primarily updated the plans for the delivery of inpatient health care services. The process to review the certificate is anticipated to take a year and the new hospital, which will replace the old facility in Easton, is anticipated to open in 2022.

As reported in The Star Democrat:

Shore Regional Health’s new hospital is planned for three miles north of Easton between the Talbot County Community Center and the Easton Airport/Newnam Field, west of Longwoods Road.

The new hospital, estimated to cost about $350 million, is planned to house 109 beds — 95 acute and 14 acute rehabilitation — all of which will be in private rooms. There are also plans for 10 observation beds, state of the art patient care units and support services, 28 emergency department treatment rooms and six operating rooms.

The new hospital’s scope of services includes all present Easton services, plus a new PCI program — percuntaneous coronary intervention, or heart blockage diagnosis and intervention/stenting.

The history of a new hospital venture began before 2007, when the county council offered to buy 78 acres and donate it to what was then Shore Health System.

Read the full article in The Star Democrat to learn more.