The University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center (UM CRMC) is pleased to announce that Tom Dennison has been appointed to the hospital’s board of directors.

Mr. Dennison, 43, is Managing Director of Government and Public Affairs for Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO), and works with federal, state and local elected officials, staff, and regulatory authorities on behalf of the Cooperative. He is also the primary spokesman and community liaison on all matters relating to rates, construction and operations of SMECO. He is a member of the Maryland Task Force on Rural Internet, Broadband, and Cellular Service, and he is chairman of the board for the Maryland Broadband Cooperative.

“We are delighted to have Tom join our board,” said Wayne Barnes, board chairman. “Tom is highly regarded and has deep roots in our community, which will serve our board well.” UM CRMC President & Chief Executive Officer Noel Cervino added, ”Tom has excellent relationships with elected and business leaders throughout Maryland, and he will bring unique insight and perspective to our board of directors.”

“UM CRMC has been a pillar of our Southern Maryland community for more than 80 years. It has a rich history in providing life-saving care and economic development for generations of families,” said Dennison. “It is my honor to serve on this board to do whatever I can to ensure our hospital continues to thrive and serve future generations.”

Mr. Dennison is a board and executive board member of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce. He also is past chairman of the state chamber’s legislative committee, serves on the Board of the Southern Maryland Navy Alliance, and is past president of the Charlotte Hall Rotary Club.

In addition, he is a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania; the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association Management Internship Program at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and Leadership Maryland Class of 2012.

Tom lives in La Plata with his wife, Brandy, and two daughters.

Members of the UM CRMC board of directors serve three-year terms, and are eligible to serve two additional terms. Board members are committed to creating an excellent healthcare system in Charles County, and to ensuring that our healthcare system is consistently capable of providing excellent care to each patient in safe, caring, family-centered environments. UM Charles Regional fosters a healthier community by providing service, education, and access to care in concert with other community organizations.

About UM Charles Regional Medical Center
UM Charles Regional Medical Center is a member of the University of Maryland Medical System and serves as a regional, not-for-profit, integrated health system serving Charles County and the surrounding areas of Southern Maryland. Our mission is to always provide excellent patient care as measured by the population’s health, clinical outcomes, patient satisfaction, and cost effectiveness. UM Charles Regional Medical Center continues to be the premier place to receive and provide care in the region.

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