New Dorchester County medical center approved by Cambridge City Council

CAMBRIDGE, Md. - The Cambridge City Council unanimously approved the University of Maryland Shore Regional Health's plans for a new Dorchester County Medical Center.

According to the Center, the council voted to send a letter of support to the Maryland Health Care Commission endorsing the replacement hospital in Easton and the vision officials have outlined for a future Cambridge medical campus at Cambridge marketplace.

Officials say that the campus will include a full emergency department with observation beds and an adjacent Medical Office Pavilion for diagnostics, therapy, ambulatory surgery, primary care/specialty physicians and services.

Officials expect a possible opening in 2022. The existing hospital campus will then be prepared for re-development. The Dorchester County Council gave a similar vote and letter of support earlier this month. The project will now go forward through the State agencies' procedures for final approval and applicable funds.

The U.M.M.S and Shore Regional Health Boards will then determine ultimate funding and timelines.

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