We know that providing high quality health care to patients within the walls of our facilities is not enough. We strive to bring support to community members where they live and work every day, in Anne Arundel County and the surrounding area. Our goal is to empower families and individuals with the resources and education they need to prevent disease and stay healthy. Together, we're helping families build healthy habits, manage chronic conditions, and make informed health care decisions.

Community benefits are activities or programs that focus on meeting community health needs and promoting health and wellbeing. Throughout FY19 and every year, we provide community programs that focus on preventive health, such as blood pressure screenings, flu shot clinics, and pregnancy and parenting education to those at high risk. We also help individuals make healthy lifestyle changes, with offerings such as support groups, smoking cessation classes, exercise classes and more.

Our community benefit activities are made possible by the dedication of so many individuals. We partner with health providers, non-profit organizations, state departments, schools, religious groups, volunteers and many other local and regional affiliates who share our passion for community health. Together through grassroots efforts, educational workshops and annual health fairs, we collaborate to address the ever-changing, urgent health needs of our neighbors. We look forward to supporting our community for many more years to come.

Sincerely,

karen olscampKaren E. Olscamp
President and CEO
UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center


michael caruthers Michael Caruthers
Chair, Community Benefit Committee
UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center