Chestertown's New Emergency Department Now Open

For immediate release: October 02, 2014

The UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown Emergency Department team moves into its new facility October 2

The new Emergency Department at University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Chestertown is now open and serving patients. 

The newly renovated, $4.3 million, 18-bed Emergency Department increases the space devoted to emergency care from just over 4,500 square feet to more than 8,000. The facility includes a dedicated, 24-hour entrance facing Brown Street and offers a number of areas for specialized treatment with greater safety, privacy and efficiency. Click here to see Emergency Services Manager Jennifer Nutley give a video preview of the ED just prior to its completion. 

UM Shore Regional Health held an official Grand Opening and Community Open House on September 16. At that event, almost 400 area residents took the opportunity to look inside the state-of-the-art Emergency Department as well as the hospital’s new Main Entrance, lobby and relocated Auxiliary Gift Shop, all facing Brown Street. Now that all construction and equipment installation is complete, the Emergency Department has vacated its temporary location at the rear of the hospital.

With the opening of the new Emergency Department, the hospital is also changing some entranceway, traffic and parking alignments. Click here for a map of the UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown campus:

All public hospital access will be through the Main Entrance or the Emergency Department entrance, both facing Brown Street. The hospital’s West Entrance will transition back to a secured entrance for employees and the adjacent parking lot will transition back to physician parking.

The parking lot in front of the hospital’s Main and Emergency entrances is reserved as follows: The upper tier is for vehicles bearing handicapped placards; the lower tier for Emergency patients and visitors. Vehicles entering this lot, including for patient drop-off and pickup, should enter from Brown Street, make a right through the lower lot and circle past the Emergency and main entrances to leave through the same Brown Street access. 

The road encircling the hospital is now one-way around the entire campus, with access at the intersection of Roberts Drive and Brown Street. 

The main parking lot across Brown Street from the hospital is reserved for visitors parking in the eastern portion of lot, and employees in the western portion. Public parking is also available in designated spaces along Brown Street and Roberts Drive. Tram service is available from the Brown Street lot to the hospital’s public entrances.