About the project


A growing concern over the lack of emergency medical facilities in Queen Anne's County prompted action in 2007.

In early 2007, UMMS and SHS were approached by county and state officials about partnering with the county to develop a freestanding emergency center to serve residents of Queen Anne's County and surrounding areas.

Senate Bill 750 was introduced by Senator E.J. Pipkin and adopted by the Maryland Legislature in March, 2007. The bill covers the regulation and licensing of a facility in Queen Anne's County to serve as the first rural demonstration project in the state.

Urgency for developing a freestanding emergency center increased in May , 2007 when a terrible crash on the William Preston Lane Jr. Memorial Bridge shut down all west-bound traffic for an extended period of time. Subsequent major accidents and construction have further demonstrated the need for access to emergency care in Queen Anne's County.

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