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. While COVID-19 has limited our ability to host in-person gatherings, UM BWMC traditionally provides preventive health programs such as blood pressure screenings, flu shot clinics, and pregnancy and parenting education. We also help individuals make healthy lifestyle changes, with offerings such as support groups, exercise classes and more. During the pandemic, we strive to be a healthy partner for our community, connecting people to COVID-19 vaccines and tests, meals, and virtual class offerings.

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.


Kathy McCollum
President and Chief Executive Officer
UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center