New Shore Health System CEO Ken Kozel introduced himself and gave an overview of his early efforts to improve health care services on the Mid-Shore at the Caroline County Commissioners’ public meeting on December 6. Commissioner Larry Porter spoke about the county’s efforts to bring an urgent care medical facility or hospital to Caroline and reiterated his opinion that it is time to solicit interest from other health care providers in the region. Porter said he did not hold any animosity toward Shore Health. He said reaching out to other health care providers possibly in a better position financially to invest in Caroline would be in the best interests of Caroline’s citizens. Commission President Jeff Ghrist said he did not want Shore Health to invest money in Caroline County if it did not make financial sense for the health care provider, saying that its current services are necessary and valued in the region.