Exceptional Healthcare. Exceptional People.
Improve the health of the communities we serve.
Respect for every individual
Delivery of exceptional service
Safety and effectiveness
Trust and compassion
As the Delmarva Peninsula's referral medical center, we will be the leader in providing a system of regional access to comprehensive care that is interconnected, coordinated, safe and the most clinically advanced. We will deliver an exceptional patient and family experience, while fostering a rewarding environment for physicians and employees. Together, Peninsula Regional Medical Center and its physicians will be a trusted partner in improving the health of the region.
At the center of care on the Delmarva Peninsula is the Peninsula Regional Health System's Peninsula Regional Medical Center, 100 East Carroll Street, Salisbury, Maryland 21801, 410-546-6400.
Peninsula Regional and its staff believe in A Culture of Always, where we work to ensure that we are performing at our best for Every Patient, Every Person, Every Time.
The not-for-profit Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Maryland offers the widest array of specialty and subspecialty services on the Delmarva Peninsula. As part of the Peninsula Regional Health System, which in addition to the Medical Center includes a Foundation, a network of primary care and physician specialty practices located throughout the service area, an ambulatory surgery center and a number of post acute care joint venture partners, Peninsula Regional has been providing care for over 116 years.
Peninsula Regional Medical Center provides a full range of services that rival those offered in much larger metropolitan areas. It has received over 125 national awards, certifications and recognitions over the past six years for the safety and care it provides patients and the outcomes they experience. It’s Exceptional Healthcare provided by Exceptional People.
At 288 acute care beds, Peninsula Regional is the region’s largest, most advanced tertiary care facility, and has been meeting the healthcare needs of Delmarva Peninsula residents since 1897. Its 3,300 physicians, staff and volunteers provide safe, compassionate and affordable care designed to exceed the expectations of the nearly 500,000 patients who rely on the Medical Center team each year for inpatient, outpatient, diagnostic, subacute and emergency/trauma services. It is the region’s oldest healthcare institution with the most experienced team of healthcare professionals.
Peninsula Regional is an affiliate of the elite Johns Hopkins Clinical Research Network (JHCRN), a group of academic and community-based clinical researchers designed to provide new opportunities for research collaborations and accelerate the transfer of new diagnostic, treatment, and disease prevention advances from the research arena to patient care.
Awards and Recognitions
Peninsula Regional Medical Center is the recipient of a Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations ‘perfect score’ certification as a Primary Stroke Center and Joint Commission ‘perfect score’ certification in AMI (treatment of heart attack) and Total Hip & Knee Replacement Surgery in 2011, with mid-cycle re-accreditation in 2012.
The Medical Center has also been certified as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence by the American Society for Bariatric Surgery and recognized by Blue Cross/Blue Shield as a Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery, Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery, Spine Surgery and Cardiac Care.
In late 2013, Peninsula Regional was also one of just 289 American hospitals presented the American Hospital Association’s Most Wired Award for the use of information technology in clinical and patient quality and safety initiatives. PRMC is a six time recipient of the national award.
In 2012 and 2013, U.S. News and World Report also named PRMC one of America’s Best Regional Hospitals.
In 2013, PRMC was presented the McKesson Distinguished Achievement Award for Clinical Excellence, and its Central Sterile Processing Division was named the CSP Department of Year by Health Purchasing News magazine. It was also ranked by Consumer Reports among Maryland’s nine best performing hospitals for surgical outcomes.
Clinical Leadership Through Exceptional Services
Peninsula Regional assists in the births of 1,800 babies annually, treats over 85,000 people seeking emergency care, performs 19,500 surgical procedures and admits more than 21,000 patients for care each year. It also operates the Eastern Shore’s first neurosurgical program. This year, Peninsula Regional will generate over $300 million in economic benefit back into the local community and economy, while re-investing $20 million into new health care equipment upgrades.
The Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems has designated Peninsula Regional and its Guerrieri Heart & Vascular Institute the Cardiac Interventional Center for Maryland’s Region 4 based on the level and immediacy of care available. The Guerrieri Heart & Vascular Institute offers patients comprehensive interventional and surgical cardiac care. Surgeons and physician specialists performs nearly 600 open heart procedures and 4,500 cardiac catheterizations annually. The Institute offers patients the region’s only two comprehensive Electrophysiology Labs for the treatment of irregular heartbeats, and houses the largest and most comprehensive cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation program in Maryland. United Healthcare has certified the Guerrieri Heart & Vascular Institute as a UnitedHealth Premium Cardiac Specialty Center.
The Richard A. Henson Cancer Institute provides patients complete and compassionate cancer care, including weekly multidisciplinary cancer treatment conferences, the region’s only comprehensive lung program, outpatient chemotherapy services and dedicated patient navigators who assists patients and their families through the entire treatment process. It currently holds the Commission on Cancer’s Outstanding Achievement Award; one of just 106 cancer institutes in the nation to earn it. It is fully accredited by the American College of Radiology and the American Society of Radiation Oncology. In 2013, Becker's Hospital Review named Peninsula Regional Medical Center and its Richard A. Henson Cancer Institute among "100 Hospitals and Health Systems With Great Oncology Programs."
The Gynecologic Oncology Center is the only center dedicated to the diagnosis and surgical treatment of female genital tract cancers.
The Peninsula Breast Diagnostic Center offers women compassionate, confidential and complete breast care services from annually scheduled diagnostic testing and education to, if necessary, surgical intervention. It is the first center on the Delmarva Peninsula to be fully accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), an honor limited to those centers dedicated to providing the best possible care to patients with diseases of the breast. It has also been designation as a Breast Diagnostic Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology and also accredited by the same agency in mammography.
The Medical Center is home to the Peninsula Institute for Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery (PILARS). PILARS surgeons perform nearly 40 different minimally invasive general, GYN, bariatric, urologic and cardiac procedures-1,500 per year- some featuring the daVinci Surgical System Robot and the recently purchased and advanced daVinci SI Surgical System Robot. Using customized instruments and high resolution cameras designed to fit inside very small incisions, surgeons perform precise operations with better long-term patient outcomes and shorter hospital stays.
The Medical Center’s Special Care Nursery allows many premature or sick babies to be cared for near their families here on the Delmarva Peninsula.
Surgeons of the Orthopaedic & Rehabilitation Center perform nearly 600 total joint replacements each year. The program also offers patients a specialized Orthopaedic Trauma Service, a Spine Surgery division through the Peninsula Spine Center and the region’s first ALS Clinic.
The Peninsula Wound and Hyperbaric Center provides patients convenient and safe outpatient wound care, including Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for those suffering with chronic, non-healing wounds and is fully accredited by the Underseas and Hyperbaric Medical Society.
In 2011, Peninsula Regional Medical Center entered into a collaborative agreement with Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC to enhance its pediatric, Special Care Nursery and newborn nursery services. Children’s pediatric hospitalists staff those units, providing around the clock care, emergency department pediatric consultations and promote best practice ideas between the two hospitals.
Peninsula Regional’s Richard A. Henson Cancer Institute is a multiple recipient of clinical research grants from the Maryland affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure to increase awareness and participation in breast cancer clinical trials in our region.
The Medical Center also supports numerous affiliations with clinical educational programs at area two-year and four-year universities that expand nursing, physician assistant, respiratory therapy, pharmacy and surgical technology opportunities for area students.
In 2014, it expects to be operating a medical residency program in affiliation and partnership with the University of Maryland Baltimore, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and Salisbury University. Also being surveyed is the creation of a medical school to be located on the Lower Shore within the next half decade.
Peninsula Regional continues to partner with other healthcare providers to increase the availability and scope of services. New technologies, including robotic heart and prostate surgery and advanced cancer detection and treatment options, continue to define the standard for safer care, faster recoveries and better outcomes.
The Peninsula Regional Medical Center complies with the provisions of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and all requirements imposed pursuant to the end that no person shall, on the grounds of race, color, religion, political affiliation or opinion, age, sex or physical handicap be excluded from participation in, be denied benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination in the provision of any care, service and/or employment.