The Baltimore Washington Medical Center Foundation Receives $1.7 Million Gift
Transformational Philanthropic Contribution Will Enhance University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center's Cardiac Care Program
GLEN BURNIE, Md. (November 13, 2023) – The Baltimore Washington Medical Center Foundation received a $1.7 million gift from the Ethel Groh Webster Williams Trust that will be used to enhance University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center's (UM BWMC's) cardiac care services. The funds will be used to expand both the cardiac catherization lab and outpatient cardiology capacity in an effort to better meet the needs of the community.
"This incredible gift from Ethel Williams will allow UM BWMC to continue our mission of being a critical health care resource for our community," said Kathy McCollum, President and CEO of UM BWMC. "We are grateful that the trust chose to invest in innovation and support of our cardiac care program. I know this charitable gift will make a significant difference as we continue to provide exceptional care to our patients and our community for many years to come."
Ethel Delma Williams, 95, of Pasadena, passed away in August 2021. During her lifetime she spent much of her time volunteering at various community organizations throughout Anne Arundel County. Cardiac care was especially important for Williams since both her father and late husband received care for heart-related illnesses. An extraordinary philanthropist, Williams leaves behind a legacy that will resonate within the Anne Arundel County community and help ensure individuals in the county can access high-quality, minimally invasive cardiac care services.
"This act of philanthropy reflects Ethel's unwavering commitment to the well-being of her beloved community," said Lois Simpson, a longtime friend of Williams. "Her generous gift ensures that Ethel's legacy lives on and that the community will flourish as a place of compassion, education and healing."
"Gifts such as this empower donors to leave an enduring legacy, enabling us to strategically expand and elevate our programs," said Kathy Burk, Vice President and Executive Director of BWMC Foundation. "This support assists UM BWMC in its mission to consistently deliver the highest quality healthcare to our community."
Williams' family owned a successful construction development company and her father, Joseph Groh, helped to establish the Bank of Glen Burnie and Johnson Lumber. Prior to her death, Williams was a majority stakeholder at the Bank of Glen Burnie.
For more information about UM BWMC's planned giving opportunities and ways to connect with the BWMC Foundation, visit umbwmc.org/giving.
About the University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center
The University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center (UM BWMC) is a 307-bed medical center committed to improving the health outcomes of the communities it serves. A member organization of the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS), UM BWMC is located in Glen Burnie (Anne Arundel County) and has more than 3,100 team members and 1,000 medical providers on staff. The medical group provides primary and specialty care services to individuals throughout the region. Together with community providers and faculty from the University of Maryland School of Medicine, UM BWMC offers a wide range of clinical programs including cancer, critical care, emergency, heart, lung, neurosciences, orthopedics, pediatric, primary care, vascular, and women's health. For more information, visit 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 University of Maryland Urgent Care centers and more than 150 other locations in 13 counties. For more information, visit umms.org.