Network of Care Online Resource a Community Health Collaboration

02-23-2016

Berlin, MD. Worcester County Health Department and Atlantic General Hospital have partnered to offer an online health resource for the community. The Network of Care website acts as a one-stop shop for all the services available related to public health, disease prevention and treatment, communicable diseases, crisis services, and more.

“For new and long-time members of our community, this tool is an extremely valuable resource offering a single place to find available health care resources and education, mental health services, health related support groups and senior services,” said Colleen Wareing, Vice President of Patient Care Services at Atlantic General Hospital.

Network of Care can be searched by health category, program or agency name, or by inputting a keyword related to your needs. This comprehensive directory is free and available 24/7. Listings are updated regularly and the website is available in more than 40 languages. .

"The Network of Care is a great asset to our community,” said Jessica Sexauer, Acting Director of Worcester County Health Department Local Management Board/Core Service Agency, “This website offers data broken down by county level, promising program practices, legislative tracking tools, and a 'my personal health record' tool where important health information can be organized and stored."

The Network of Care resource can be found by visiting the Community Health and Wellness page of www.atlanticgeneral.org and clicking “Community Resource Guide” or directly at worcester.md.networkofcare.org

About Atlantic General Hospital

Atlantic General Hospital has been providing quality health care to the residents of Worcester, Wicomico, Somerset (Md.) and Sussex (Del.) counties since May 1993. Built by the commitment and generosity of a dedicated community, the hospital’s state-of-the-art facility in Berlin, Md., combines old-fashioned personal attention with the latest in technology and services. It provides quality specialty care such as weight loss surgery, orthopedics, outpatient infusion for individuals with cancer or blood/autoimmune disorders, retina surgery and a comprehensive women’s diagnostic center. Atlantic General Health System, its network of more than 40 primary care providers and specialists, care for residents and visitors throughout the region. For more information about Atlantic General Hospital, visit atlanticgeneral.org.

About Worcester County Health Department

The Worcester County Health Department is led by Health Officer Debbie Goeller and Deputy Health Officer Dr. Andrea Mathias. The department is divided into six programs, each with a program director. Our behavioral health and ambulatory care programs are fully accredited by The Joint Commission, an independent nonprofit organization that accredits and certifies more than 17,000 health organizations and programs in the United States. As of 2014, Worcester County Health Department has received additional national accreditation under the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). For more information about Worcester County Health Department, visit worcesterhealth.org

About The Network of Care For Public Health Assessment And Wellness
This website is a resource for individuals, families and agencies concerned with community health. It provides information about community health services, laws, and related news, as well as communication tools and other features. Regardless of where you begin your search for assistance with community health issues, the Network of Care helps you find what you need. It helps ensure that there is "No Wrong Door" for those who need services. For more information on Network of Care, visit worcester.md.networkofcare.org
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