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By Nanticoke Health Services | Nov 12, 2013
Jacqueline Ruark-Smith, PhD, FNP joins the Nanticoke Physician Network providing primary care services in Hurlock, Maryland.

Nanticoke Health Services is pleased to announce the opening of a second primary care physician office in Maryland.  Nanticoke Family Practice Hurlock will open November 25, 2013 and will be located at 302 Collins Avenue in Hurlock, Maryland.  Jacqueline Ruark-Smith, PhD, FNP, will be joining Dr. John Appiott providing care at both the Hurlock and the Federalsburg office locations.  Appointments are now being scheduled for both locations and can be made by calling 410-943-0846.


Nanticoke Memorial Hospital is ranked number among the top 5% in the nation for Critical Care Medicine for 2012 and 2013 by Health Grades, Inc. Nanticoke has been named one of the Best 100 Places to Work in Healthcare by Becker’s Hospital Review for three years in a row. Nanticoke Memorial Hospital holds a Level III trauma status and includes an expanding interventional cardiology program. Nanticoke is nationally certified by the Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center and is a Gold Plus Award performer according to the American Heart/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®. Nanticoke’s medical staff includes over 120 active and community affiliate staff physicians practicing in 40 different specialties. For more information, please visit

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