UM BWMC Names Sonia Hamlin as New Marketing and Communications Director

October 12, 2017
University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center (UM BWMC) has named Sonia Hamlin as the medical center’s new director of marketing and communications. Ms. Hamlin comes to UM BWMC from the University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus where she served as marketing and communications director. Her previous experience includes marketing, communications, strategic planning and community programs development.

University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center Names Kathy Burk as New Foundation Executive Director

July 14, 2017
University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center (UM BWMC) has named Kathy Burk as the new Executive Director of the Baltimore Washington Medical Center Foundation. Burk will be responsible for directing philanthropic efforts and community awareness to support the mission of UM BWMC. She has more than 25 years of experience in fundraising, business development and marketing. Prior to joining UM BWMC, she held senior leadership positions for two national non-profit health care organizations.

University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center Receives American College of Cardiology Foundation’s NCDR® ACTION Registry® Platinum Performance Achievement Award

July 13, 2017
UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center (UM BWMC) has received the American College of Cardiology Foundation’s NCDR ACTION Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2017. The award recognizes UM BWMC’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients, and signifies that the medical center has reached an aggressive goal of treating these patients to standard levels of care as outlined by the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association clinical guidelines and recommendations.

University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center Honored with Mission: Lifeline® Gold Quality Achievement Award

July 13, 2017
University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center (UM BWMC) has received the Mission: Lifeline® STEMI Receiving Center Gold Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks. In order to receive the Gold award level, organizations must meet specific criteria for at least two consecutive calendar years. UM BWMC has received the Mission: Lifeline award since its inception in 2010 starting with a Bronze award from 2010 to 2012. UM BWMC received Silver in 2013 and Gold from 2014 to present.

UM BWMC To Hold Free Naloxone Training Classes to The Community

July 12, 2017
University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center (UM BWMC) is offering free Maryland Overdose Response Program classes to help educate the public on the signs and symptoms of an opiate overdose. The Overdose Response Program is part of the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s strategy to reduce overdose deaths. Bi-weekly classes will start beginning July 18, 2017 at 6 p.m. and will be offered on an ongoing basis.

UM BWMC Unveils New Environmentally Friendly Power Plant

March 23, 2017
University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center (UM BWMC) recently became one of the first health care institutions in Maryland, and the only one in Anne Arundel County, to install a new cogeneration power plant that will significantly reduce emissions and cut energy costs. The medical center hopes other health care facilities and businesses in Maryland follow suit.

UM BWMC and Y in Central Maryland Announce Two-Year Partnership in Anne Arundel County

January 17, 2017
University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center (UM BWMC) and The Y in Central Maryland announced today a two-year partnership which will be implemented at the organization’s Arnold and Pasadena Ys. Under the partnership, the Y and UM BWMC will develop and provide a variety of screenings, lectures, and events to help bring health and wellness programs to residents of Anne Arundel County.

UM BWMC Receives Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award

June 20, 2016
University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center (UM BWMC) has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment and success in ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.

University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center Honored with Mission: Lifeline® Gold Quality Achievement Award

June 16, 2016
University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center (UM BWMC) has received the Mission: Lifeline® Gold Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks. In order to receive the Gold award level, organizations must meet specific criteria for at least two consecutive calendar years. UM BWMC has received the Mission Lifeline award since its inception in 2010 starting with a Bronze award from 2010 to 2012. UMBWMC received Silver in 2013 and Gold from 2014 to present.