For Immediate Release July 27, 2021

Glen Burnie, MD (July 27, 2021) – University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center (UM BWMC) was recognized in the 2021 U.S. News and World Report's "Best Hospitals" rankings as being among the best hospitals in the state.

UM BWMC was ranked #10 in the state of Maryland and #8 in the Baltimore Metro Area. The medical center was also recognized as "High Performing" in specific procedures: COPD, Colon Cancer Surgery, Diabetes, Heart Failure, Kidney Failure, Lung Cancer Surgery and Stroke.

"UM BWMC is proud to once again be recognized by U.S. News & World Report for our high-quality health care services," said UM BWMC President and CEO Kathy McCollum. "These rankings are a reflection of our dedicated team members who are committed to providing exceptional care to the communities we are privileged to serve."

UM BWMC was among three University of Maryland Medical System hospitals to be recognized. University of Maryland Medical Center and University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson were also ranked.

"These rankings are representative of the efforts that all of our System hospitals are engaged in to transform health care, with a focus on delivering compassionate, high-quality patient and family-centered care," said Mohan Suntha, MD, MBA, President and CEO of UMMS. "Earning such recognition speaks to the relentless commitment of our workforce to the health and well-being of communities we serve here in Maryland and beyond."

The U.S. News rankings are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions or for common elective procedures.

About the University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center

The University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center (UM BWMC) is an acute-care facility that is part of the University of Maryland Medical System. It is located in Glen Burnie, Maryland and has 285 beds and more than 3,500 employees. It also has 1,000 medical providers in over 50 specialties. For more information, visit

About the University of Maryland Medical System

The University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) is a university-based regional health care system focused on serving the health care needs of Maryland, bringing innovation, discovery and research to the care we provide and educating the state's future physician and health care professionals through our partnership with the University of Maryland School of Medicine and University of Maryland, Baltimore professional schools (Nursing, Pharmacy, Social Work and Dentistry) in Baltimore. As one of the largest private employers in the State, the health system's more than 29,500 employees and 4,000 affiliated physicians provide primary and specialty care in more than 150 locations, including 13 hospitals and 9 University of Maryland Urgent Care centers. The UMMS flagship academic campus, the University of Maryland Medical Center in downtown Baltimore, is recognized regionally and nationally for excellence and innovation in specialized care. Our acute care and specialty rehabilitation hospitals serve urban, suburban and rural communities and are located in 13 counties across the State. For more information, visit