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    Maryland Health Care Commission announces 2 public meetings
    Rural Health Care Delivery Workgroup to gather in Chestertown;
    Public hearing on the health care system to be held in Kent County

    Baltimore, MD (May 16, 2017) – The Maryland Health Care Commission today announced two meetings: the fifth meeting of the Rural Health Care Delivery Workgroup, and a public hearing on the health care system in Kent County.
    Rural Health Care Delivery Workgroup to gather in Chestertown.
    The Rural Health Care Delivery Workgroup will gather in Chestertown to hold its fifth meeting. During the 2016 Legislative Session, Senate Bill 707 Freestanding Medical Facilities- Certificate of Need, Rates and Definition (SB 707), passed into law and was signed by the Governor on May 10, 2016. The legislation established a workgroup on rural health care delivery to oversee a study of health care delivery in the Middle Shore region and to develop a plan for meeting the health care needs of the five counties -- Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot.
    Date: Wednesday May 24, 2017
    Time: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
    Location: Washington College, Hynson Lounge, Hodson Hall, 300 Washington Ave., Chestertown, Md.  21620
    Public hearing to be held on the health care system in Kent County.
    The Maryland Health Care Commission and the Rural Health Care Delivery Workgroup seek to gather input from residents about health and health care in their communities.  The Workgroup will use community sinput from these hearings to develop an approach to improve health and well-being for the Mid-Shore and other rural communities in Maryland.  Members of the Rural Health Work Group, staff of MHCC, and our research team will attend the hearings.
    Date: Wednesday May 24, 2017
    Time: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    Location: Washington College, Norman James Theatre, Smith Hall, 300 Washington Ave, Chestertown, Md.  21620
    For more information, visit https://goo.gl/ylIUNV or contact Commission spokeswoman Erin Dorrien at 443-615-1338.