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Plans for New Dorchester County Medical Center Get Approval

Posted: Jul 10, 2017 9:22 PM Updated:

CAMBRIDGE, Md.- The University of Maryland Shore Regional Health has plans for a new Dorchester County medical center at the Cambridge Plaza.

On Monday night, the Cambridge City Council approved those plans.

An official with Shore Regional Health says the new medical center would likely replace Dorchester General Hospital, but people said they weren't ready to see the old hospital go.

"They're taking everything away from us," said David Foxwell, who says he and his family have had multiple surgeries at Dorchester General. "We need to keep a little something - a little bit of our history here."

Shore Regional Health officials said maintaining both the new medical center and Dorchester General Hospital would not make sense financially.

The plans will move onto the state for final approval.

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