January 17 was the LSM Class of 2019 Healthcare session sponsored by The Chesapeake-Potomac Healthcare Alliance.
The goals of this session were to enhance awareness of challenges and regional opportunities for providing healthcare in our communities; to gain an understanding of the region’s community hospitals and how they collaborate with other agencies and to get a better sense of services available in Southern Maryland.
The class started the day with a panel discussion on “Healthcare Challenges in Southern Maryland” with representatives from Calvert Health System, CalvertHealth Foundation, University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center, Charles Regional Medical Center Foundation, Inc. and MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital. Then the class received presentations from Walden Behavioral Health and Health Partners, Inc. The participants continued onto a tour of Recovery Centers of America Maryland Center for Addiction Treatment and Sagepoint Senior Living Services. Following the tours, the class heard briefs from the Charlotte Hall Veteran’s Home, Operation: Tohidu and Hospice of Charles County. They ended the day with a Public & Community Health Issues panel discussion with Health Officers from all three counties. The day concluded with a social gathering at Prime Street Grille.