University of Maryland Medical System

The University of Maryland Medical System (also known as UMMS) is a private, not-for-profit corporation founded in 1994 and based in Baltimore, Maryland. It owns and operates nine hospitals in Maryland and has more than 1,700 licensed beds, 83,000 annual admissions and gross patient revenues of $2 billion annually. [ [ University of Maryland Medical System Overview] ]

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 [ [ University of Maryland Division of Transplantation Web Site] ] , as well as many other programs that improve the physical and mental health of thousands of people daily.

UMMS Hospitals

University of Maryland Medical Center

One of the nation's oldest teaching hospitals, [ [ University of Maryland Medical Center Overview] ] this 705-bed facility -- located in downtown Baltimore -- is home to the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart 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

This 298-bed community hospital, located between Baltimore and Annapolis in Anne Arundel County, offers a wide variety of services. Baltimore Washington Medical Center was recently named a "Top 100" hospital for intensive care outcomes by Solucient Leadership Institute, which is part of Thomson Healthcare. [ [ Solucient's 100 Top Hospitals] ]

Chester River Hospital and Health System

Located in Chestertown, Maryland Chester River Health System consists of Chester River Hospital Center, a 57-bed acute care community hospital; Chester River Manor, a 98-bed nursing and rehabilitation facility; and Chester River Home Care & Hospice. Together these three health care providers offer a continuum of care to meet the needs of approximately 45,000 residents of rural Kent and northern Queen Anne's counties.

Kernan Hospital

This 133-bed facility, located in Woodlawn, Maryland, is the state's largest inpatient rehabilitation and orthopaedic hospital [ [ Kernan Hospital Web Site] ] serving both adults and children. It also houses the University of Maryland Complementary Medicine Program.

Maryland General Hospital

This 242-bed teaching hospital offers a full spectrum of health care for more than 110,000 people annually. Maryland General has been providing community health care in West Baltimore and Midtown for more than a century.

Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital

This 102-bed pediatric and rehabilitation hospital, located in northwest Baltimore, provides specialty medical care to infants and children with complex medical needs.

Shore Health System -- Dorchester General Hospital and Memorial Hospital at Easton

Formed in 1996 with the affiliation of Dorchester General Hospital in Cambridge, Maryland, and the Memorial Hospital at Easton, Maryland, Shore Health System serves Maryland's Eastern Shore communities with a total of 192 acute care beds in the two hospitals -- which includes the 20-bed Requard Center for Acute Rehabilitation at Memorial Hospital -- and a complete range of community-based outpatient diagnostic and treatment facilities.

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.

Economic Impact

The University of Maryland Medical System is the third largest private employer in the Baltimore metropolitan area and one of the top 20 employers in the state, and makes a significant contribution to the state economy of Maryland. [ [ UMMS 2007 Community Benefits Report] ] UMMS's operations account for nearly $3.5 billion in economic activity in the state. This includes Medical System expenditures of $1.9 billion, as well as $738 million in purchases of supplies and services and $908 million in spending from household income. [ [ UMMS 2007 Community Benefits Report] ]

Besides directly employing 14,800 individuals (99 percent of whom are Maryland residents), UMMS indirectly supports an estimated 13,400 additional jobs through purchases of goods and services -- for a total of 28,200 Maryland jobs. These 28,200 employed individuals earn $1.5 billion and pay $54 million in state income and sales taxes. [ [ UMMS 2007 Community Benefits Report] ]


External Links

[ University of Maryland Medical System]
[ Baltimore Washington Medical Center]
[ Chester River Health System]
[ Dorchester General Hospital]
[ Kernan Hospital]
[ Maryland General Hospital]
[ Memorial Hospital at Easton]
[ Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital]
[ Shore Health System]
[ University of Maryland Medical Center]
[ University Specialty Hospital]

[Category:University of Maryland, Baltimore County]

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