Peninsula Regional Medical Center presented a $12,000 check to the Ocean Pines Association to mark the community’s 50th anniversary at a news conference on Thursday, April 26 at 10 a.m. at the Delmarva Health Pavilion, located on Cathage Road in Ocean Pines.
“On behalf of the Association and Board of Directors, I want to thank PRMC for their generous donation,” said Ocean Pines Association President Doug Parks. “It’s a real benefit and it’s not just a benefit to the folks in Ocean Pines, but to the surrounding community.”
The presentation officially recognized Peninsula Regional Medical Center as a Diamond Sponsor of Ocean Pines’ 50th anniversary, which is being celebrated throughout 2018 with several community-wide events.
“The Association’s residents are indeed blessed to have great service providers close by, all of the small businesses that contribute to the community as well as this phenomenal array of medical facilities and services led by PRMC,” said Ocean Pines General Manager John Bailey. “A huge thanks to PRMC for its dedication to improving the health of our community and to enhancing the draw of people to this area and specifically to Ocean Pines.”
Jennifer Cropper-Rines, chair of the 50th Anniversary Committee, welcomed attendees including local dignitaries Maryland state Sen. Jim Mathias, Maryland state Delegate Mary Beth Carozza and Worcester County Commissioner Chip Bertino.
Peninsula Regional Medical Center’s President/CEO Steve Leonard, Vice President of Strategy and Business Development and Chief Business Officer Christopher Hall and Vice President of Ambulatory Services and Corporate Compliance Officer Tim Feist were on hand to present the check and highlighted their commitment to the Ocean Pines community.
About the Richard A. Henson Cancer Institute
The Delmarva Health Pavilion is home to the Richard A. Henson Cancer Institute, a 20,000-square-foot facility located outside the north gate of Ocean Pines and providing the most comprehensive cancer services ever offered to residents of Worcester County.
As the Eastern Shore’s only accredited comprehensive community cancer program, the Richard A. Henson Cancer institute offers the only robotic surgery program on the Lower Shore, with smaller incisions and faster recovery times, and is home to a Varian TrueBeam® linear accelerator, which offers high-precision radiation therapy in targeting tumors while protecting healthy tissue. Patients also have access to the most experienced surgeons in the area, which prevents them from traveling long distances for state-of-the-art surgical care.
The facility offers a highly trained team of experts, access to groundbreaking research and clinical trials, patient navigators to guide and support patients and families, and cancer risk assessment and genetic counseling services.
Upcoming Anniversary Events
Ocean Pines will host its Anniversary Parade and Community Day on Saturday, June 2. The parade will kick off at 10 a.m. along Ocean Parkway and will travel from Mumford’s Landing Road to St. Martin’s Lane in Ocean Pines. The Community Day celebration is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park, located at 11144 Cathell Road in Ocean Pines.
About Ocean Pines
Established in 1968, Ocean Pines is the largest residential community in Worcester County, Maryland. Nestled on the Eastern Shore, it features over 9 miles of waterfront property on 3,000 acres of wooded areas. Its amenities include a beach club located just 5 miles away in Ocean City and on the Atlantic Ocean, a championship golf course, five swimming pools, marinas, an expansive racquet complex, parks, playgrounds and the Ocean Pines Yacht Club, a full-service dining and banquet facility. Today, there are approximately 8,452 platted lots in the community with about 12,000 full-time residents and 8,000 part-time residents and associated guests living and participating in Ocean Pines.