For Immediate Release July 26, 2022

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The hospital is recognized as a “Best Hospital” for a fifth consecutive year.

GLEN BURNIE, Md. (July 26, 2022)  UM Baltimore Washington Medical CenterThe University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center (UM BWMC) ranked #7 in the state and #6 in the Baltimore Metro area on U.S. News & World Report's 2022 “Best Hospitals” list, released today. This is the fifth year in a row the hospital has met the high standards set by the third-party rating organization.

The hospital also received a "High Performing" rating for the care provided in eight specific procedures and conditions: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), colon cancer surgery, diabetes, heart attack, heart failure, kidney failure, lung cancer surgery and stroke.

“We are honored to be recognized by U.S. News & World Report for a fifth consecutive year for our medical excellence,” said Kathy McCollum, President and Chief Executive Officer of UM BWMC. “We pride ourselves on being the source of expert primary and specialty care for our community. These rankings reflect the dedication and hard work of our outstanding team, who, despite the many challenges faced during our response to the COVID-19 pandemic, remained steadfastly committed to delivering high-quality care and personalized service to our patients.”

The hospital is one of three University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) hospitals that were ranked on U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 “Best Hospitals” list. The University of Maryland Medical Center (Downtown Campus) ranked #2 in the state of Maryland and Baltimore Metro area, as well as ranked #44 nationally for the Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) specialty. UM St. Joseph’s Medical Center ranked #3 in the state and Baltimore Metro area for the third consecutive year. Seven UMMS hospitals, in addition to UM BWMC, received "High Performing" ratings on specific procedures and conditions.

“It is an extremely proud moment for our System to have three of our member organization hospitals recognized as among the best in Maryland,” said Mohan Suntha, MD, MBA, President and Chief Executive Officer of UMMS. “Our team members work tirelessly to bring the advances of academic medicine to patient care at the bedside, and the prestigious U.S. News rankings are validation of our efforts to deliver the highest quality and safest care possible.”

The U.S. News & World Report 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. U.S. News & World Report evaluated 62 hospitals in Maryland for their annual list. Only 10 met the high standards set by the third-party review organization for state ranking.

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 314 beds and more than 3,100 team members. It also has 1,200 medical providers on staff in over 50 specialties. For more information, visit www.umbwmc.org.

 

About the University of Maryland Medical System

 

The University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) is an academic private health system, focused on delivering compassionate, high quality care and putting discovery and innovation into practice at the bedside. Partnering with the University of Maryland School of Medicine and University of Maryland, Baltimore who educate the state’s future health care professionals, UMMS is an integrated network of care, delivering 25 percent of all hospital care in urban, suburban and rural communities across the state of Maryland. UMMS puts academic medicine within reach through primary and specialty care delivered at 11 hospitals, including the flagship University of Maryland Medical Center, the System’s anchor institution in downtown Baltimore, as well as through a network of 10 University of Maryland Urgent Care centers and more than 150 other locations in 13 counties. For more information, visit www.umms.org.