McCready Health Explores a Partnership with Peninsula Regional Health System to Enhance Healthcare for Somerset County

CRISFIELD, Md. – McCready Health, the leading healthcare provider in Somerset County, has entered into discussions with Peninsula Regional Health System (PRHS) to explore the potential for a partnership in the delivery of medical care to the residents of Somerset County.

“For nearly a century, McCready Health has proudly served as the backbone of healthcare for Somerset County,” said McCready Health CEO Kathleen Harrison, MBA, FACHE(R). “Healthcare is ever-evolving, and we understand that stronger partnerships will be necessary so that McCready Health may continue to provide the people of this region with the most effective and efficient medical care possible.”

McCready Health is comprised of approximately 280 employees serving the residents of the county across McCready Hospital, Alice B. Tawes Nursing and Rehabilitation, Chesapeake Cove Assisted Living and outpatient services in Crisfield and Princess Anne. A new Behavioral Health facility is currently under construction.

“Peninsula Regional Medical Center (PRMC) has a strong history of providing high quality, complex services to the entire region,” said PRHS and PRMC President/CEO Steven Leonard, MBA, FACHE.  “Our efforts over the last several years have been focused on providing care closer to home to improve the health of the populations we serve. We continue to look forward to additional opportunities to partner with local healthcare institutions to advance our collective missions. McCready has been a bedrock of support to the larger Crisfield community, and we would look forward to working closely together in that effort.”

About McCready Health

The Edward W. McCready Memorial Hospital first opened its doors in May of 1923, following a donation of $200,000 and 22 acres of land from Caroline Pitkin McCready in memory of her husband and daughter. Marketed today as McCready Health, the organization includes McCready Hospital, Alice B. Tawes Nursing and Rehabilitation, Chesapeake Cove Assisted Living and outpatient services in Crisfield. For more information visit

About Peninsula Regional Health System

Peninsula Regional Health System (PRHS) is the leader in comprehensive healthcare on the Delmarva Peninsula, and offers the widest array of specialty and subspecialty services.  At 289 acute care beds, PRHS’s Peninsula Regional Medical Center, established in 1897, is the 8th largest hospital in Maryland, and the region’s largest, most advanced tertiary care facility. The Peninsula Regional Health System and its network of clinical partnerships is best positioned to guarantee that the care provided in our communities is interconnected, coordinated, safe and the most clinically advanced.  For more information, visit

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