Shore Health Systems
Shore Health System

Queen Annes Emergency Center to be dedicated September 30
August 24th, 2010


The Queen Anne's Emergency Center will open on October 4 at Nesbit Road and US. Rt. 50 near Grasonville.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (EASTON- August 23, 2010)

On Thursday, September 30, a new era of healthcare begins in Queen Anne's County. Shore Health System will dedicate the Queen Anne's Emergency Center at 9:30 a.m. The center is located at 115 Shoreway Drive, Nesbit Road and US Rt. 50 near Grasonville. The public is welcome to attend the dedication event and to stay for refreshments and tours.

The Queen Anne's Emergency Center began as a partnership between Queen Anne's County government, the University of Maryland Medical System and Shore Health System. These organizations came together to add a level of emergency medical services not currently available in this part of the Mid-Shore region.

The Queen Anne's Emergency Center is one of only three freestanding emergency centers in Maryland and the only one in a rural area. The facility consists of approximately 16,000 square feet of space with 13 treatment rooms and onsite diagnostic imaging and laboratory services.

When it opens on October 4, the Queen Anne's Emergency Center will operate 24 hours a day, every day of the year, treating patients with acute illnesses, injuries and trauma as well as minor injuries. The Emergency Center will be a full service emergency department, just like one at a hospital. The center will be staffed by board certified emergency medicine physicians, experienced ER nurses and hospital-experienced radiology and laboratory technologists.

For patients who are assessed to need specialized diagnostics or treatment only available in an inpatient setting, transport from the Queen Anne's Emergency Center to a hospital will be arranged. The Queen Anne's Emergency Center campus is equipped with a helipad for convenient landing of helicopters operated by Maryland State Police and other emergency medical services transport organizations.

The residents of Queen Anne's County have shown their support for the Queen Anne's Emergency Center by sponsoring a fundraising campaign. The committee is nearing its goal to raise $1 million for equipment that will be used at the center.

For more information about the Queen Anne's Emergency Center dedication, call 410-822-1000, ext. 5222. Also visit www.ERforQA.org.




Queen Anne's Emergency Center at a glance
24/7 full service emergency center
Full diagnostic imaging and laboratory services
Medical care for acute illnesses, injuries and trauma as well as minor injuries
Accepts EMS ambulance and helicopter transports
Connected to all Shore Health System facilities for electronic access to medical records and physician consultation
Staffed around the clock, every day of the year, by board certified emergency medicine physicians, ER experienced nurses, radiology technologists skilled in CT and general diagnostics, medical technologists for lab testing, registration specialists and security professionals.

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