Dorchester General Hospital

300 Byrn Street

About Us

Dorchester General Hospital is a 38-bed adult medical/surgical community hospital, providing 24-hour emergency services. The hospital's primary service area is Dorchester County; its secondary service area includes Caroline and Talbot counties. The Dorchester General Hospital Emergency Department handles over 18,000 visits a year. Inpatient services include medical, surgical, gynecological, orthopedic, acute rehabilitation and critical care. The hospital also has a 16-bed adult behavioral health inpatient unit, which provides acute psychiatric care for patients from the Mid-Shore region and the lower counties of the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

Dorchester General Hospital provides a full-array of diagnostic and therapeutic services, including same day surgery, endoscopy and lab testing. Diagnostic imaging services include digital mammography, Computed Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), nuclear medicine as well as cardiovascular and pulmonary testing.

Dorchester General Hospital operates a Center for Cardio-Pulmonary Fitness and Wellness. Shore Health System's Comprehensive Rehabilitation Care operates the region's only Balance Center at Dorchester General Hospital. This specialty service is staffed by physical therapists, who diagnose and treat balance disorders. The hospital conducts overnight sleep studies at the Dorchester General Hospital Sleep Center.

Maryland ExpressCare Transport, a service provided in partnership with the University of Maryland Medical System, provides ambulance and helicopter transport from Memorial Hospital and Dorchester General Hospital to tertiary healthcare facilities.


Chuck Gottleib

Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017
I have personally been here a few times for myself and once for my daughter. The staff have always been friendly and professional I never really had to wait long. The hospital seemed to really have it together organized and clean. I feel that I was really welcomed there even though it was the last place I wanted to be.

Steamy Senpai

Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016
They did nothing as a girl was overdosing and dying in the waiting room. 15 minutes and the officer only said "she's still breathing" before brushing the father of the girl off. Disgusting. Disgraceful. Horrible. The staff, nurses, and guards of this hospital should feel deeply and thoroughly ashamed of themselves.

stacie wilkerson

Monday, Oct. 12, 2015
The staff was attentive and courteous. The facility was clean and it was also very quiet. I have had multiple surgeries in bigger hospitals and by far, this one has been the best. Would highly recommend, especially if you're like me and hospital stays overly stressful for you. It was very comfortable and comforting during my time of need.

Priscilla Brown

Monday, May 19, 2014
I brought in a friend visiting from NJ who came to stay with me on vacation. He started getting sick and we figured we would best bring him into the ER. He was treated like a king .... they admitted him as they wanted to be extra sure he was ok before letting him go back to my place. He said he never was treated so great in any hospital he ever was in. The following year my brother came to spend some time with me and had an issue. Immediately I brought him to the ER. There was no wait, they took him in right away, gave him all the tests needed, told him to enjoy his few days of vacation with us but to make sure that he gave the disc that they sent him home with to his doctor as soon as he got back to NYC....he did and it saved his life. the disc showed that he had early detection of lung cancer. Kudos to Dorchester General Hospital because they did not want to ruin his vacation by telling him the bad news, but made sure that he saw the doctor back in the city for immediate followup. A truly knowledgeable and professional facility. We are so blessed to have a hospital like this in our area. Therefore I give Dorchester General Hospital 5+ Stars

Debbie Weems

Thursday, March 1, 2018