University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Chestertown’s Mobile Wellness Team is now called Shore Community Outreach Team. The rebranding is in anticipation of Choptank Community Health System’s plans to launch a mobile wellness program that will include a van staffed by medical care providers offering health care services in locations throughout Kent County.
The mission of Shore Community Outreach Team (SCOT) is to improve the health of Kent and northern Queen Anne’s residents by collaborating with partner organizations to bring health care access and support services to in their home settings and at convenient community sites. SCOT provides home safety inspections, assistance with preparing advance directives, blood pressure checks, health screenings, case management for those with chronic illnesses (including diabetes, heart failure, COPD, etc.), wellness activities and arranging telehealth consults with health care providers.
Providing connections to community resources is another key focus for the team, which includes Emily Welsh, MSN, RN, nurse coordinator, community advocates Amanda Webster and Serenity Kelly, CCHW, and social worker Michelle Matthews, MSW, LSCW-C.
“All too often, people aren’t aware that help is available through government agencies and nonprofit organizations. We are happy to assist in finding the right community resources for individuals and families in need,” Welsh said.
To learn more about the Shore Community Outreach Team, request services or make a referral, call 410-778-3300, ext. 5644 or email [email protected].
About University of Maryland Shore Regional Health
As part of the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS), University of Maryland Shore Regional Health is the principal provider of comprehensive health care services for more than 170,000 residents of Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot counties on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. UM Shore Regional Health’s team of more than 2,200 employees, medical staff, board members and volunteers works with various community partners to fulfill the organization’s mission of Creating Healthier Communities Together.
About the University of Maryland Medical System
The University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) is a university-based regional health care system focused on serving the health care needs of Maryland, bringing innovation, discovery and research to the care we provide and educating the state’s future physician and health care professionals through our partnership with the University of Maryland School of Medicine and University of Maryland, Baltimore professional schools (Nursing, Pharmacy, Social Work and Dentistry) in Baltimore. As one of the largest private employers in the State, the health system’s more than 29,500 employees and 4,000 affiliated physicians provide primary and specialty care in more than 150 locations, including 12 hospitals and 9 University of Maryland Urgent Care centers. The UMMS flagship academic campus, the University of Maryland Medical Center in downtown Baltimore, is recognized regionally and nationally for excellence and innovation in specialized care. Our acute care and specialty rehabilitation hospitals serve urban, suburban and rural communities and are located in 13 counties across the State. For more information, visit www.umms.org.