University of Maryland Medical System
Medical System Overview
The University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) was created in 1984 when the state-owned University Hospital became a private, not-for-profit organization. It has evolved into a multi-hospital system with academic, community and specialty service missions reaching every part of the state and beyond.
UMMS is a national and regional referral center for trauma, cancer care, neurocare, cardiac care, women's and children's health and physical rehabilitation. It also has one of the world's largest kidney transplant programs, as well as scores of other programs that improve the physical and mental health of thousands of people daily.
The hospitals and health systems that comprise UMMS are:
- University of Maryland Medical Center - One of the nation's oldest teaching hospitals, this 669-bed facility -- located in downtown Baltimore -- is home to the Greenebaum Cancer Center, the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, the University of Maryland Hospital for Children and the University of Maryland Division of Transplantation.
- Baltimore Washington Medical Center (formally North Arundel Hospital- This 286-bed community hospital, located between Baltimore and Annapolis in Anne Arundel County, offers a wide variety of services and was recently named a "Top 100" hospital for intensive care outcomes.
- Maryland General Hospital - This 238-bed teaching hospital offers a full spectrum of health care for more than 110,000 people annually. Maryland General has been providing superior and accessible community health care in West Baltimore and Midtown for more than a century.
- Kernan Hospital - This 133-bed facility, located in Woodlawn, is the state's largest rehabilitation and orthopaedic hospital serving both adults and children. It also houses the University of Maryland Complementary Medicine Program.
- University Specialty Hospital - This 180-bed chronic care hospital, located in downtown Baltimore, focuses on the complex needs of chronically ill patients. It has the region's largest pulmonary ventilator program, and Maryland's only coma emergence program.
- Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital - This 102-bed pediatric and rehabilitation hospital, located in northwest Baltimore, is providing specialty medical care to infants and children with complex medical needs.
- Shore Health System - Formed in 1996 with the affiliation of Dorchester General Hospital in Cambridge and the Memorial Hospital at Easton, Shore Health System serves Maryland’s Eastern Shore communities with a total of 191 acute care beds in the two hospitals, a 33-bed skilled nursing facility and a complete range of community-based outpatient diagnostic and treatment facilities.