Our Values compassion, discovery, excellence, diversity and integrity

Mission, Vision and Values

At University of Maryland Medical System, our values are the building blocks of the shared culture and common understanding that guide us in fulfilling our mission and vision as we provide Marylanders a better state of care.

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The University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center provides the highest quality health care services to the communities we serve. Our medical center is home to leading-edge technology, nationally recognized quality, personalized service and outstanding people. We have 285 licensed beds and we're home to over 3,300 employees and 1,000 medical staff members.

Our expert physicians and experienced, compassionate staff are connected to medical practices in the local community as well as at University of Maryland Medical Center in downtown Baltimore. For patients, this means access to high-quality care and research discoveries aimed at improving Maryland's health.

Our physicians and nursing staff specialize in emergency, acute, medical-surgical and critical care. In addition, our medical center is home to many Centers of Excellence, offering expert outpatient health care. These centers include:

Community Outreach

UM BWMC is committed to helping our community live healthy lives. This means taking excellent care of you while you're in the hospital, and then helping you maintain optimal health when you're home. We are proud of our many partnerships that allow us to offer a robust community outreach program, including educational seminars, health screenings, exercise classes, support groups, wellness fairs and more.

A Better State of Care

At UM BWMC, you not only receive excellent care from our community providers and experts, but you also have access to top University of Maryland specialists across our integrated health system.

Zak Kriscumas was brought to UM BWMC after experiencing an injury during football practice, shattering his tibia and fibula. Due to the severity of Zak's injury, he was transferred to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland Medical Center, where experts surgically repaired his leg. That's a better state of care.

View the UM BWMC Fact Sheet to learn more about the medical center.

Read UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center's Strategic Plan for 2023-2024.