New Name Reflects Hospital's Focus on Specialty Care
A specialty hospital with a long tradition in downtown Baltimore is getting a new name. As of October 7, 2001, Deaton Hospital will be known as University Specialty Hospital.
"Our new name reflects the fact that the hospital is very much a part of the University of Maryland Medical System-an affiliation that signifies excellent, state-of-the-art patient care," says James E. Ross, chief executive officer of University Specialty Hospital.
The name change also reflects the hospital's new focus on the growing demand for specialized chronic care services in the Mid-Atlantic region. Earlier this year, the facility closed a nursing home that was part of Deaton in order to concentrate resources on the specialty services and programs.
"We are excited about our new name and we believe it will signify the highest level of excellence in patient care for many years to come," says Ross.
Deaton became part of the University of Maryland Medical System in 1996. Since that time, more than $2 million has been invested to upgrade the facility and expand patient services.
University Specialty Hospital, which cares for patients from throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, provides a unique array of services for those who no longer need acute hospital care yet are too ill to go home or be cared for at a nursing facility. Services include:
University Specialty Hospital is located at Charles and Lee Streets, one block from Baltimore's Inner Harbor and less than one mile from the University of Maryland Medical Center on Greene Street. The hospital has180 licensed beds. Patient care services include physician and nursing care, respiratory therapy, physical and occupational therapy, speech/language pathology, therapeutic recreation and on-site dialysis.
More information is available at www.specialtyhospital.org.