It is hard to think of anyone in Chestertown that is more worried about the future of its local hospital than Garret Falcone.
As the executive director of the Heron Point retirement community, located on the banks of the Chester River, Garret not only is tasked with keeping the first class facility in tip-top shape for the more than 300 adults who live there, but also spends a good amount of his time marketing the 66-acre campus for newcomers.
Since every similar retirement community in Maryland is located within 15 minutes of a general hospital, the idea that Chestertown’s health center might continue to downsize has made Falcone a leading activist to make sure that doesn’t happen.
In his Spy interview, Garret talks candidly about how important health services are to Heron Point residents as well as the dire consequences for the retirement community if Shore Health reduces services like inpatient care for his residents.
This video is approximately eight minutes in length