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November 10, 2003

Kate Rattie
Director of Marketing & Public Relations
(410) 778-7668, ext. 4010


Chester River Manor
New Name for Rehabilitation & Nursing Center

Chestertown, MD — November 10, 2003 — Chester River Manor is the new name for Magnolia Hall Rehabilitation & Nursing Center. The change in name for the 97-bed facility, located at 200 Morgnec Road in Chestertown, was approved by the Chester River Health System board of directors on October 22 and is part of the health system’s goal to identify a fuller array of integrated healthcare services offered by its member organizations—Chester River Hospital Center, Chester River Home Care & Hospice and Chester River Manor.

“Providing exceptional health care to the growing numbers of seniors in Kent and Queen Anne’s counties is the primary mission of Chester River Manor. Assuring excellence in the continuum of providing patients with hospital care, home care, rehabilitation and long-term care reflects our role as a provider of seamless, integrated healthcare services,” says William R. Kirk, Jr., president and CEO of Chester River Health System.

“During the past six months John Henry joined us as the new administrator and a new director of nursing, Anita Stoesser, R.N., became a member of our management team. They have demonstrated dedication to the health and well-being of all patients and residents at Chester River Manor and are guided by the highest standards of personal and organizational service to residents and their families,” Kirk adds.

Chester River Manor is a Medicare-certified, comprehensive nursing care facility which also offers short-term rehabilitation and respite care. Chester River Manor had its beginning when a group of local citizens recognized the need for a nursing home in the community. They began planning in 1965 and received their first resident in 1970. During its 33-year history, the facility has grown from 26 beds to 97 beds. In May 1999, the center became a member of Chester River Health System.

The name change to Chester River Manor is effective on January 1, 2004.