University of Maryland Medical System Enhances Investment in Rehabilitation Services
The University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) has begun a multi-year investment strategy to relocate elements of world-class rehabilitation services now offered at the University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute (UM Rehab & Ortho) in Woodlawn to additional space in the Roslyn and Leonard Stoler Center for Advanced Medicine being built in downtown Baltimore.
The new building, which is being constructed at the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC), is scheduled to be completed in 2026 and will become the new home for the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center. Following approval by the UMMS Board of Directors for the construction of additional, purpose-built space, the Stoler Center for Advanced Medicine will also host rehabilitation services currently provided at UM Rehab & Ortho, better aligning with care delivered at the world-renowned R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center. By co-locating trauma and rehabilitation care at UMMC, this important investment further advances Maryland’s goals within the state’s unique hospital rate setting model.
“Our current campus has been providing incredible health care for a century, but we must make significant capital investments in our facility in order to continue delivering the kind of care Marylanders deserve. Given the nature of our work and the very unique needs of our patients, it’s a natural fit to strengthen the alignment between the University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute and Shock Trauma,” said Julie Nemens, Chief Administrative Officer and Senior Vice President of UM Rehab & Ortho. “We look forward to expanding our inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services in a modern location so that we can continue to provide the same advanced therapies and remarkable outcomes for our patients.”
“Many patients who are cared for at UMMC and throughout our System also require additional rehabilitative care before they are ready to be discharged to their homes,” said Mohan Suntha, MD, MBA, UMMS President and CEO. “Moving to a new state-of-the-art building, conveniently located close to the most important trauma center in world, will be a huge benefit for people in need of rehabilitative services not only at UMMS hospitals but throughout Maryland. We are eager to invest in these world-class services.”
Until the move is completed, UM Rehab & Ortho will continue to provide patients with high-quality services and care at the Woodlawn campus. It is anticipated that no positions will be eliminated as a result of this important new investment, and team members currently employed in Woodlawn will be encouraged to transition to the UMMC Downtown Campus or another UMMS facility.
UM Rehab & Ortho treats patients recovering from stroke, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, limb loss and a host of other conditions. Along with the advanced rehabilitation care to be delivered in Downtown Baltimore, UMMS is also investigating new locations in Baltimore County to provide additional non-trauma rehabilitation care. More information about this expansion is expected in the coming months. Over the next three years, UMMS will also partner with local and state leaders to examine possible future uses for the current University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute in Woodlawn.
For more information on the Stoler Center, please visit umms.org/umgccc/about/stoler-center-for-advanced-medicine.
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 the UM Schools of Nursing, Pharmacy, Social Work and Dentistry in Baltimore. As one of the largest private employers in the State, the health system's 28,000 employees and 4,000 affiliated physicians provide primary and specialty care in more than 150 locations and at 11 hospitals. UMMS' flagship academic campus, the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore is partnered with the University of Maryland School of Medicine and 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. In addition, UMMS operates health insurance plans serving Medicare and Medicaid members. For more information, visit www.umms.org.
About University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute
University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute has been serving the Baltimore community for over 120 years as a provider of orthopedic surgery and the largest inpatient rehabilitation hospital and provider of rehabilitation services in the state of Maryland.