Freestanding Emergency Medical Facilities


A freestanding emergency department (FSED) is a licensed facility that is structurally separate and distinct from a hospital and provides emergency care. There are two distinct types of FSEDs: a hospital outpatient department (HOPD), also referred to as an off-site hospital-based or satellite emergency department (ED), and independent freestanding emergency centers (IFECs).

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Hospital Year of Designation
UM Bowie Health Center 2023
Adventist HealthCare Germantown 2021
UM Shore Emergency Center at Queenstown 2020
UM Laurel Medical Center 2019
TidalHealth McCready Pavilion 2020
UM Shore Medical Center at Cambridge 2021
UM Upper Chesapeake Health at Aberdeen 2024


(UM Upper Chesapeake at Aberdeen)
Kenny Barajas
Chief, Office of Care Integration /
Designated Stroke Centers 
410-706-3930 |

(UM Shore Medical Center at Cambridge / McCready)
Katie Hall
Director, Cardiac Intervention Centers
410-706-4740 |

(Adventist HealthCare Germantown Emergency Center/ UM Shore Emergency Center Queenstown)
Elizabeth Wooster
Director, Trauma & Injury Specialty Care Program
443-467-7361 |

(UM Bowie Health Center/ UM Laurel Medical Center)
Abby Butler
Director, Perinatal and Neonatal Referral Centers
443-531-3311 |

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