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In 1982, University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center became the first community-based hospital in Maryland licensed to perform open-heart surgery, and our history of innovation in heart care continues today in our renowned Sandra R. Berman Heart Institute. Patients from all over Maryland and throughout neighboring states come to UM St. Joseph to receive leading-edge, patient-focused, life-changing cardiac care and treatment.

We proudly combine clinical excellence with compassionate, mission-driven care. 

Award-winning Care in the Heart of Baltimore County

The UM St. Joseph offers award-winning, nationally-recognized heart care. We recently received the following awards and accolades: 

  • 3-Star Rating from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) for its patient care and outcomes in isolated coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) procedures
  • IBM Watson Health 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals for 2021
  • U.S. News & World Report - High performing in:
    • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
    • Aortic Valve Surgery
    • Heart Attack
    • Heart Bypass Surgery
    • Heart Failure
  • Healthgrades
    • The only hospital in Maryland named to the Healthgrades list of "Top 100 Hospitals for Cardiac Care" in 2022
    • America's 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery Award
    • America's 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention Award
  • Mission: Lifeline NSTEMI Gold Achievement Award from the American Heart Association
  • Mission: Lifeline STEMI Receiving Center Gold Plus Achievement Award from the American Heart Association