Growth and Consolidation in the LESMD Region
The 2020 merger of the Peninsula and McCready healthcare systems resulted in the formation of the largest of the two existing LESMD healthcare systems – Tidal Health. Representing the second largest industry Wicomico, the most populous of the LESMD counties, the Economic Engine of Healthcare has a tremendous impact on the regional economy.
Tidal Health’s network of locations in all three counties employs thousands of individuals, clearly marking it as an important player in measuring the impact of the healthcare industry in the LESMD Region. In addition, Tidal Health maintains a robust practical and programmatic role in the LESMD workforce development/educational continuum by partnering with the region’s colleges, universities and technical high schools.
By the Numbers
Partnerships with local educational institutions
Internship and residency agreements are in place with Salisbury University across multiple disciplines including nursing exercise physiology, laboratory science, respiratory therapy, community health, and even marketing & communications.
Eastern Shore Center for Interprofessional Education
TidalHealth is collaborating with Salisbury University, UMES and the University of Maryland Baltimore on the planned Eastern Shore Center for Interprofessional Education, an interdisciplinary educational center that will be located across from Peninsula Regional Medical Center and will house classrooms, lab space, offices and a medical school residency program.