UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown
University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Chestertown was formed in 1997 to offer state-of-the-art healthcare to the residents of Kent and Queen Anne’s counties. UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown includes Chester River Hospital Center, Chester River Home Care& Hospice and Chester River Manor.
Chester River Hospital Center, which was established in 1935 as Kent &Queen Anne’s Hospital, is an acute care community hospital which providesinpatient medical services, 24-hour emergency care, surgical services, outpatientdiagnostic services, rehabilitation services, maternity/birthing suites andoncology services.
The Emergency Department, which is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, consistsof 11 beds and includes a general treatment area, a cardiac care room, a minorsurgical station, a gynecological treatment room, an orthopaedic/cast room anda behavioral health room to treat a growing number of emergency patients. Helicoptertransport is available when more advanced medical treatment is necessary.
The surgical services suite includes two operating rooms, a special proceduresroom, a same-day surgery unit and a post-anesthesia care unit. Patients begintheir surgical experience with a nursing assessment in the Pre-Registrationand Educational Program (PREP). Surgical services include colon-rectal, general,gynecological, ophthalmology, oral, orthopaedic, otolaryngology, podiatry, thoracic,urology and vascular procedures.
Cardiac diagnostic services include diagnostic cardiac catheterization, cardiacmagnetic resonance imaging (MRI), electrocardiograms (EKGs), cardiac monitoring, regularand nuclear cardiac stress testing, regular and stress echocardiography (ECHO),pacemaker evaluation and electroencephalograms (EEGs).
Pulmonary diagnostic services include pulmonary function testing, arterialblood gas analysis and pulse oximetry. Respiratory care provides therapeuticgas administration, aerosol and humidity therapy, pulmonary chest physiotherapy,intermittent positive pressure breathing therapy and incentive spirometry,as well as mechanical ventilator support, non-invasive bi-level pressure ventilationand endotracheal intubation.
Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation offers Phase I, II, III and IV cardiac and pulmonaryrehabilitation services, and is accredited by the American Association of Cardiovascularand Pulmonary Rehabilitation.
Chester River Home Care & Hospice provides care for patients in their ownhomes under the direction of a physician and supervision of a registered nurse.Chester River Home Care & Hospice provides skilled nursing, physical therapy,speech therapy, occupational therapy, intravenous therapy, personal care, medicalsocial work, hospice and outreach services.