UM Shore Surgery Center at Queenstown makes grand debut

For immediate release: December 18, 2014

Manager Jacqueline Mowbray gives a tour of the UM Shore Surgery Center's patient prep and recovery area at Queenstown during its Grand Opening event.University of Maryland Shore Regional Health celebrated the opening of its new facility for outpatient surgery, UM Shore Surgery Center at Queenstown, located at Shore Medical Pavilion on Shoreway Drive.

 “This is an exciting day for Shore Regional Health and it’s the result of a strong, vital partnership we have with our partners in Queen Anne’s County,” said UM Shore Regional Health President and CEO Ken Kozel, MBA, FACHE. “True to our mission of creating healthier communities together, this facility provides the residents of our region more options for their health care close to home.”

University of Maryland Shore Surgery Center at Queenstown will provide a range of outpatient surgery options for leading medical specialists and their patients throughout the region. 

The 11,000-square-foot Surgery Center at Queenstown has one general purpose surgery suite and three procedure rooms, outfitted with the latest generation equipment for numerous procedures. Patient services at the Surgery Center include a range of specialties including orthopedics, gastroenterology, urology, pain management and general surgery. 

The types of procedures that can be done at the center include hernia repairs, arthroscopies, prostate biopsies and colonoscopies, among others.

University of Maryland Medical System President and CEO Robert Chrencik, MBA, CPA, noted the project is part of a long-term partnership with Queen Anne’s County to provide residents better access to health care, along with UM Shore Medical Pavilion and the adjacent UM Shore Emergency Center at Queenstown.

“The Shore Surgery Center at Queenstown represents the University of Maryland Medical System’s continued commitment to the communities in the five-county region served by Shore Regional Health,” Chrencik said, adding that the project was completed on time and on budget.

The $7 million Surgery Center was designed by the architectural firm Hord Coplan Macht Inc. of Baltimore. Leach Wallace Associates of Elkridge, Md., served as engineering consultants. General contractor for the project was The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co.

Penny Pink, MSN, RN, director of surgical and ambulatory services, commended the construction team and also thanked Lauren Wade, RN, BSN, Manager, sterile processing and OR materials, for her role in the development of the Surgery Center. Pink also introduced the team that will work at the Surgery Center: Jacqueline Mowbray, MHA, BSN, RN — manager; Gail Gilless-Pardoe, RN — clinical coordinator; and Jennifer Williamson — secretary/receptionist.

Attendees were impressed by the spacious, high-tech facility, which is expected to see its first procedures in early 2015. 

Video of the event can be viewed here

Facilities and amenities:

One state-of-the-art general surgery suite and 3 procedure rooms

Private consulting area

13 patient prep and recovery bays

Separate isolation/pediatric recovery area

Comfortable family and patient lounge area with television, refreshment area and restroom

Stat lab


Procedure room at Shore Surgery Center at Queenstown