Chester River Health System and Shore Health System to Host Community Listening Forums in Five Counties

Chester River Health and Shore Health will host a series of community listening forums to gather community input for a regionalization study that explores the benefits of a regional approach to providing health care for Caroline, Dorchester, Kent , Queen Anne’s and Talbot counties. The community is invited to attend these forums to learn more, share ideas and ask questions about the Mid-shore healthcare needs.
The community forums are scheduled for the following dates, times and locations:

Thursday, February 23, 7:00 pm
Sudlersville Fire Department
203 S Church St, Sudlersville

Saturday, February 25, 9:30 am
Rock Hall Fire Department
21500 Rock Hall Ave, Rock Hall

Monday, February 27, 7:00 pm
Kent County Community Center
11041 Worton Rd, Worton

Tuesday, February 28, 7:00 pm
Caroline County Public Library
100 Market St, Denton

Monday, March 5, 7:00 pm
Dorchester County Public Library
303 Gay St, Cambridge

Tuesday, March 6, 7:00 pm
Shore Medical Pavilion
125 Shoreway Drive, Queenstown

Thursday March 8, 7:00 pm
Talbot County Community Center
10028 Ocean Gateway, Easton

The public is invited to attend.

Speakers will provide a brief overview of the study process, which was announced by the two not-for-profit health care systems on December 16, 2011. Feedback received during the forums will be compiled and shared with the Regionalization Study Committee.  This process allows community perspectives to be included in the evaluation of the opportunities a regionalized approach to healthcare delivery might offer.
The Regionalization Study Committee will meet through early summer 2012, at which time recommendations will be submitted for review by the respective Boards of the Chester River Health System and the Shore Health System.Members of the community can also ask questions or provide comments by visiting