Health Survey—Using Smart Phones to Improve Patient Engagement The expanding use of smart phones (cell phones with the capability to receive text messages and access the internet) has created interest in their use in healthcare. A number of different aspects have been found to be helpful to patients and their families. These may include [...]
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 [...]
How to Protect Your Family This Summer Summer is the season when people love to be outside, but if you’re not careful, the summer heat can cause any number of serious health issues. Union Hospital’s, Ryan Kimball, NP-C, discusses four ways to play it safe
Since the month of June is Hernia Awareness Month, we’ve asked Dr. Danielle Press, a General and Endocrine Surgeon with Union Hospital, to tell us more about hernias and how they are treated.
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 [...]
May is American Stroke Awareness Month. Dr. Tariq Mahmood, a neurologist here at Union Hospital, discusses how every second counts when it comes to a stroke.
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 [...]