Elkton and Baltimore, Md.—(January 18, 2018)—The boards of Union Hospital of Cecil County and LifeBridge Health today announced that they have approved a letter of intent for Union Hospital and its affiliates to join the LifeBridge Health system. “LifeBridge Health is the ideal partner for Union Hospital as both organizations are focused on improving [...]
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Union Hospital has been named one of HealthCare’s Most Wired™ for 2017, in recognition of the focus on security and patient engagement through information technology. Technology is making it easier for patients and providers to interact, thus improving communication, safety and patient-provider relationships. New tools are helping patients become more actively involved in their care [...]
Hospital and school district come together to brighten the experience of cancer patients Beginning this spring, art created by students from Cecil County Public Schools will be displayed in the new University of Maryland Radiation Oncology Center at Union Hospital. On May 25, Union Hospital welcomed the student artists and their families for the “Ring [...]
If you are or were a patient of Union Rheumatology, we regret to inform you that the practice has closed as of May 15, 2017. To assist you with the transition to a new Rheumatologist please click this link for a list of physicians in the area that are accepting new patients. We also recommend [...]
The Union Hospital Auxiliary hosted the 8th annual Chefs’ Challenge on Friday evening April 28. The event gathered four local chefs each creating dishes based on themes selected by the event’s planning committee. Each chef prepared an appetizer, entrée, and dessert. A sold-out crowd of just over 200 at the Singerly Fire Hall ballroom enjoyed [...]
Silver Spring, MD — The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) has awarded Union Hospital of Cecil County (Union Hospital) the 2017 ANCC Pathway Award™, sponsored by Cerner. Union Hospital is a full-service community hospital in Elkton, Maryland. The $25,000 ANCC Pathway Award™ honors a project proposal in a Pathway to Excellence® designated organization that demonstrates [...]
Childhood obesity is a serious and growing problem in the United States, often leading to a multitude of lifelong health problems. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of obese or overweight children has tripled since 1980. Today, 16 percent of children ages 6 to19 are obese or overweight. That’s over [...]
The bad news first. One in every two men and one in every three women will be diagnosed with cancer during their lifetime. Now here’s the good news. According to a recent study, making a few lifestyle changes can prevent about 40 percent of cancers in women and 45 percent of cancers in men. Each [...]
One in four If you’re over the age of 60, those are the odds that you have diabetes, which can cause serious medical problems for your eyes, ears, kidneys, nerves and feet. For example, hearing loss is twice as common for seniors with diabetes. There’s also an increased risk for high blood pressure, heart disease [...]
More than 46 million Americans (one in five adults) suffer from arthritis, an inflammation of the joints that causes pain, stiffness, swelling and lack of mobility. Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in people over age 15. Although there is currently no known cure for arthritis, a number of treatment options are available to [...]