(La Plata, MD) – The Charles County Chamber of Commerce has awarded the 2018 Reed W. McDonagh Business of the Year Award to University of Maryland (UM) Charles Regional Medical Center. The Chamber selected UM Charles Regional to receive the award for its substantial and continual contributions to business and community development, improving the quality of life for Charles County residents, and serving the Charles County community inside and outside of the workplace.

“The Medical Center is honored to win this prestigious award from the Charles County Chamber of Commerce. The recognition affirms we are carrying out our vision of being the preeminent healthcare provider for our community,” said Noel Cervino, President and CEO of University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center.

As the healthcare paradigm shifts rapidly to being more outpatient-focused, Charles Regional is expanding its reach beyond the hospital walls with a full range of services geared to improve the community’s overall health and wellness. The UM Charles Regional extended campus now includes a new North La Plata location, which offers Primary Care, Neurology, Imaging, and Rehabilitation services. Soon to be added is the Julie and Bill Dotson Center for Breast Health. These additional services, along with the Charles Regional Urgent Care Center – a facility in the heart of downtown La Plata – give busy families convenient options for urgent and routine care.

The Medical Center also offers a Diabetes Education Center to teach people living with diabetes how to live a healthier life.  The Mobile Integrated Healthcare service, in partnership with the Charles County Department of Health and Charles County Emergency Services, is paving the way to a healthier community by employing a collaborative approach to bringing care to where patients need it most.

UM Charles Regional is the leading community hospital in the region and one of the largest employers in Charles County. With 109 beds and an active medical staff of approximately 200, Charles Regional has a long and proud 79-year tradition of caring for people in Charles County and Southern Maryland – 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

About University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center

UM Charles Regional Medical Center is a member of the University of Maryland Medical System and serves as a regional, not-for-profit, integrated health system serving Charles County and the surrounding areas of southern Maryland. Our mission is to always provide excellent patient care as measured by the population’s health, clinical outcomes, patient satisfaction and cost effectiveness. UM Charles Regional Medical Center will remain the premier place to receive care and the premier place to provide care. For more information, visit www.CharlesRegional.org.