Patient Care

The University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center works together as a team to provide the safest care in the most supportive setting possible, the way we would want our own loved ones cared for. Our goal is to ensure a safe, quick and optimal recovery to get you back to great health. Our staff is made up of individuals in many roles who deliver high quality, compassionate care to patients during their hospital stay.

If a patient is admitted to the hospital, they are matched to a specific nursing unit that best meets their health care needs. Our nursing units provide the following specialized care:

  • Medical-surgical care
  • Critical care
  • Surgical intensive care
  • Cardiac care
  • Progressive care
  • Pediatric care
  • Psychiatric care
  • Obstetrical and women's care
  • Pulmonary and respiratory care
  • Oncologic care
  • Palliative care
  • Observational care
  • Rehabilitation therapy
  • Respiratory therapy

UM BWMC is a Relationship Based Care Organization

Relationship Based Care modelAt UM BWMC, we strive to provide an environment where patients, families and colleagues collaborate in the delivery of care. Patients and families are encouraged to participate in their decision making and care providers listen to and honor the perspectives of patients, families and co-workers.

Relationship Based Care is a philosophy and model of care that centers around three essential relationships: the care provider's relationship with patients and families, with him or herself, and with his or her colleagues.

What does this mean for our patients? You can rest assured that every staff member you encounter during your stay is dedicated to serving you, your family and the rest of your care team with the utmost respect and compassion. You and your family are the center of our focus.