Maryland Medical Protocols set by the state define the types of conditions that may be transported to specialty hospital centers in the region or the state. The State designates hospitals as certain specialty centers through a standardized application and review process. A full list of designated specialty centers can be found on the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems(MIEMSS) website.


Bringing a New Era of Health Care to Dorchester County

The new freestanding medical facility (FMF), University of Maryland Shore Regional Health at Cambridge brings outpatient, emergency care and observation services under one roof and serves as a key community resource in advancing the health of Dorchester County residents.

Location: Cambridge Marketplace at Ocean Gateway (U.S. Route 50) and Woods Road
713 – 715 Cambridge Marketplace Blvd.
Cambridge, MD 21613

Site: 9.23 acres

Facility Specifications:

82,000 square-foot, two story building with ample parking and a helipad
Adult observation beds: 6
Emergency Department treatment rooms: 17
Emergency Department resuscitation rooms: 2
Behavioral Health treatment rooms: 3

State of Maryland regulated and unregulated services are separated by floor, as follows.
• The Medical Center occupies the first floor and has its own entrance on the right side of the front of the building. The center includes a 22-bed emergency department, including telemedicine capabilities for ED specialist consultations, two resuscitation rooms, and a separate, three-treatment room unit for patients needing behavioral health emergency care. An observation unit with six private rooms, intensive outpatient behavioral health services, infusion clinic and cardiopulmonary rehabilitation are also be located on the first floor.
• The Medical Pavilion occupies the entire second floor and has a separate entrance on the left side of the front of the building. The Pavilion includes an outpatient surgery center, diagnostic imaging and laboratory services, rehabilitation services (including the Balance Center), chronic disease management services and a community education room. The Cambridge offices of UM Shore Medical Group pediatric, women’s health and surgery practices are also located on the second floor, along with a multispecialty suite where patients can see providers from various specialties including diabetes, cardiology, pediatrics and urology. An adjacent MRI facility provides outpatient and emergency department imaging access.

Core Programs & Specialty Centers:
• Cardiac Rehabilitation
• Chronic Disease Management Services
• Diagnostic Imaging and Laboratory Services
• Emergency Services
• Infusion
• Multi-Specialty Suite:
o Diabetes and Endocrinology
o Gastroenterology
o Nephrology
o Neurology
o Pulmonary
o Urology
o Women’s Health
• Outpatient Surgery
• Pediatrics
• Pulmonary Function and Sleep Studies
• Rehabilitation Services
• Women’s Health Services
• Intensive Outpatient Behavioral Health Program

Opened: October 28, 2021

University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Easton and Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, MD are the closest designated stroke centers to Dorchester County.

University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Easton, Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford, Delaware and Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, MD are the closest designated Cardiac Intervention Centers, which are capable of treating ST-elevation myocardial infarction patients (STEMI; a specific type of heart attack which requires immediate cardiac catheterization), to Dorchester County.

Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, MD is a Level III trauma center. Helicopter medevac via the Maryland State Police is also a common method of transport in trauma situations in Dorchester County due to our remote location and limited trauma resources. Patients requiring advanced trauma treatments are transported via helicopter to one of the designated Level I trauma centers in Maryland. For adults, University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center and Johns Hopkins Adult Trauma Center are both designated facilities and both located in Baltimore. Johns Hopkins Pediatric Trauma Center is the designated location for pediatric trauma cases, and is also in Baltimore. On rare occasions, patients may be transported to other designated trauma centers in Maryland, Delaware, or the District of Columbia, based on weather or the status of the receiving facility.

Adult burn patients requiring specialty, life-saving care may be transported via medevac to the Johns Hopkins Burn Center/Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore or the Burn Center at MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC.

Pediatric burn patients may be transported to Johns Hopkins Children’s Center in Baltimore or Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC.

Other Specialty Centers
MIEMSS designates a variety of other specialty centers, including for patients with severe eye trauma, hand/upper extremity trauma, hyperbaric medicine, and perinatal complications. A full list of designated specialty centers can be found on the MIEMSS website. For questions about specialty centers, please contact the EMS Office.