Public Hearings
posted: 05/18/17

Notice of Public Hearing-MHCC-Health Care Delivery on Mid-Eastern Shore and Other Rural Areas in Maryland

Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Maryland Health Care Commission (MHCC)                                                                                                                                    

Public Hearing Notice and Request for Community Input

Health Care Delivery on the Mid-Eastern Shore and Other Rural Areas in Maryland                                                                                   

The purpose of the public hearing is to gather input from residents about health and health care in their communities.  The Rural Health Care Delivery Work Group will use community input from these hearings to develop an approach to improve health and well-being for the Mid-Shore and other rural communities in Maryland. Members of the Rural Health Work Group, staff of MHCC, and our research team will attend the hearings.

Public Hearing Structure

When speaking, please introduce yourself and limit your comments to no more than 3 minutes.

Welcome – Hearing Officer

Summary of the Work Group charge and Study structure – MHCC Staff

Comments by community residents (100 minutes).

Please address the following issues in your comments:

Community health strengths

What contributes to health and well-being in your community?

Identify any programs or services that work well to support health and well-being

Health challenges faced by the community

What are some of the challenges that your community faces in being healthy?

E.g. access to care, workforce, transportation, insurance coverage, wellness programs, behavioral health, economic challenges, etc.

Identify what is important to you for community health

If you had to pick one issue that would improve the health and well-being of your community, which issue would you address?

What change/improvement would have the greatest impact in improving the health of your community?


Conclusion and wrap up (5 minutes) -- Hearing Officer


Location and Time:                                                                                                                                                    

Thursday, June 1st from 6:00pm – 8:00pm at the Hurlock Volunteer Fire Department

300 Charles Street, Hurlock, MD  21643


There is no registration for this hearing. Residents seeking to speak at the hearings may contact MHCC. Residents can also provide written comments to MHCC staff by email or mail up to two weeks following the public hearings.

MHCC Contact Information

Maryland Health Care Commission

4160 Patterson Avenue                                                                                                                                                           

Baltimore, MD  21215                                                                                                                                                   


Erin Dorrien, Chief, Government & Public Affairs                                                                                                                             


Kathy Ruben, Center for Health Care Facilities Planning and Development


Additional information and resources are posted to the Maryland Health Care Commission website ( under the MHCC quick links to “Workgroups”