System files Request for Certificate of Need Exemption for a new, modernized Dorchester campus a mile south of the current campus.
University of Maryland Regional Shore Health has taken the next step in its plans to open a new state-of-the-art medical campus in Cambridge to replace the current hospital by filing the necessary paperwork with the Maryland Health Care Commission.
The Star Democrat reports:
The new campus would offer services including 24/7 emergency care and short-stay observation care, with proposed outpatient surgery center, diagnostic services, outpatient specialty medical care, chronic disease management services, telemedicine and enhanced outpatient behavioral health programs and services.
With regulatory approvals, this new model of care will enhance the hospital’s ability to ensure services are available, keeping residents healthy in their community and reducing unnecessary inpatient admissions and emergency room visits.
Read The Star Democrat to learn more.
Depending on state funding and approval, it is anticipated that the new campus would open in 2021. The systems efforts for redevelopment have been over two years in the making, and have involved community listening sessions as well as work with local officials to understand and meet the local needs.
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