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    Maryland Health Care Commission announces Mid-Shore public hearings
     Rural health care group seeks Dorchester, Queen Anne’s, Talbot, Caroline input
    Baltimore, MD (May 23, 2017) – 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 input 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.
    Dorchester County
    Thursday, June 1st
    6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Hurlock Volunteer Fire Department
    300 Charles Street
    Hurlock, MD 21643
    Queen Anne’s County
    Tuesday, June 6th
    6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Queen Anne’s County Complex Planning Commission Room      
    110 Vincit Street             Centreville, MD 21617
    Talbot County
    Monday, June 12th
    6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
    Talbot County Community Center Wye Oak Room                             10028 Ocean Gateway                 Easton, MD 21601
    Caroline County
    Tuesday, June 13th
    6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
    Denton Elementary School
    300 Sharp Road
    Denton, MD 21629
    For more information, contact Erin Dorrien at 410-764-3284 or visit the Rural Health Care Delivery Workgroup page.
    About the Rural Health Care Delivery Workgroup
    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 establishes 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.
    About the Maryland Health Care Commission
    The Maryland Health Care Commission is a 15-member, independent regulatory agency whose mission is to plan for health system needs, promote informed decision-making, increase accountability, and improve access in a rapidly changing health care environment by providing timely and accurate information on availability, cost, and quality of services to policy makers, purchasers, providers and the public. The 15 Commissioners are appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Maryland Senate. The Commission's vision for Maryland is to ensure that informed consumers hold the health care system accountable and have access to affordable and appropriate health care services through programs that serve as models for the nation.