Looking for a fun place to work with great benefits? Choose Peninsula Regional Medical Center. 

Located in Salisbury, Md., just 30 minutes from the beach, PRMC offers the widest array of specialty and subspecialty services on the Delmarva Peninsula. 

Registered nurse Patti Serkes grew up in the Washington, DC area but has called the Eastern Shore home now for nearly 40 years.

"I really love it because it’s more relaxed, not as intense, a great place to raise a family and provides that small town environment and feel,” she said. “A major traffic jam here is sitting at a light for more than one cycle.”

Ask any local and you’ll get pretty near the same answer every time. People here love -- and not necessarily in this order -- the beach, the seafood, the region’s history and the friendly folks who make you feel at home, even if you’re just hanging around Ocean City, Maryland for a summer vacation.  

And that’s a great place to start.  “Down the Ocean” as our friends say on “other side” of the Bay.  Translated for the rest of us, that’s the beach at Assateague Island or Ocean City, Maryland, the Eastern Shore’s main drawing card.  

If the quickest way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, then the fastest way to fall in love with Maryland’s Eastern Shore is through its abundant seafood.

The ocean and bay provide unlimited fishing, crabbing and clamming opportunities, but it’s the Maryland Blue Crab that is the staple for this region.  

For generations, the watermen (commercial fisherman, clam and crab harvesters) of Crisfield, Deal Island and Smith Island, to name a few locations, have been making their living off the Chesapeake Bay’s seafood bounty.  

Some of the greatest times you’ll ever have on Maryland’s Eastern Shore are those weekends when you pack up the car and just explore. There are terrific little (and not so little) towns dotting the map with wonderful downtowns and attractions. 


U.S. News & World Report Names Peninsula Regional Medical Center Among the Nation’s Best Regional Hospitals

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Those looking to advance their education may do so at Salisbury University or the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in Princess Anne. Both are award-winning four year institutions accredited by the University System of Maryland. Also offering excellent community college opportunities and curriculums are Wor Wic Community College in Salisbury and Chesapeake College in Wye Mills.

The Eastern Shore offers plenty of choices for homes and a wide variety of prices throughout the region.

“Nice and affordable homes, town homes, and apartments are abundant with purchase prices below $200,000 and rents from $800 per month, and even less in some locations,” stated Susan Megargee, a local real estate associate broker/branch manager.

The area also offers high end, multi hundred thousand or multi million dollar homes on the waterfront, oceanfront, in upscale neighborhoods and everything in between.

But it’s that Eastern Shore “toes in the sand” approach to enjoying life that has prompted many in the medical profession to put down some very long reaching roots here.

“I’ve worked in a variety of healthcare settings across the United States. The majority of my nursing career has been spent living and working on the Eastern Shore of Maryland,’ said registered nurse Carol Moore.

"It truly is the best of all worlds. I like the ‘small town’ atmosphere and the sense of pride and the emphasis on community service that is a part of the Medical Center where I work. For me, the Eastern Shore is the place I call home. I have raised my family here and I’m now enjoying watching my grand daughter also enjoy this beautiful area.”