& Queen Anne's Hospital
Hospital Center New Name for Chestertown Healthcare Facility
MD--May 19, 2003—Chester River Hospital Center is the new name for
Kent & Queen Anne’s Hospital which has been serving patients in
Kent and Queen Anne’s counties and portions of Cecil and Caroline
counties for more than 60 years.
The Board of Directors of Chester River Heath System unanimously approved
the name change during their March 26, 2003 board meeting. The name
change will take effect at the beginning of the hospital’s next fiscal
year which begins July 1, 2003.
“This new name will help us convey to our community and patients that
our hospital has grown and evolved to meet the needs of the communities
we serve,” said Michael A. Marshall, chairman of the board of Chester
River Health System.
“The name Chester River Hospital Center more accurately reflects the
scope and diversity of services offered at the hospital—particularly
the array of advanced technology and diagnostic services and the increasing
volume of same day surgery and outpatient services that we provide,”
its meeting, the board also adopted the system logo mark or “river
box” as the logo mark to be used by three healthcare organizations
that comprise Chester River Health System.
The healthcare organization began considering a name change and unification
of its identity sometime ago. The discussion became heightened when
a new long-range strategic plan for the system and its three entities
was adopted in November 2002.
Prior to voting on the name change, the proposal was endorsed by the
healthcare system’s planning committee, the hospital medical staff
and the hospital foundation board.
The Chester River Health System Board of Directors is comprised of
25 community and civic leaders from Kent and Queen Anne’s counties.