Why UM Harford Memorial Hospital Has Closed
An anchor in its community since admitting its first patient in 1912, UM Harford Memorial Hospital (UM HMH) closed its doors on February 6, 2024.
A modern and compassionate medical system that advances healthcare in Harford County is always the goal of University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health (UM UCH). The caring doctors, nurses and staff of UM HMH will continue to nurture the health and wellbeing of this community but in new facilities with the most advanced technology.
We will continue to care for our community in the brand new UM Upper Chesapeake Medical Center Aberdeen — just 6 miles from Havre de Grace, and conveniently located on the Harford Transit Link green line — and at UM Upper Chesapeake Medical Center Bel Air, making care available across the county.
Innovation and Expansion of Health Care in Your Neighborhood
As part of University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS), we bring you academic medicine and the most advanced health services, close to home. UMMS is investing over $260 million in expanded services, technology and facilities to serve the community in Harford County.
Our patients will benefit from the latest technology in both Aberdeen and Bel Air. In Bel Air, the expansion includes a new surgery center with integrated orthopedic and rehab services and a new patient tower with 72 inpatient beds.
The new facilities in Aberdeen include a dedicated behavioral health pavilion and a new emergency department with advanced technology and comfortable spaces. Emergency patients in Aberdeen who need to be admitted to the hospital will be transported to UM Upper Chesapeake Medical Center Bel Air.
For people in Harford and Cecil counties who require inpatient behavioral health services, they will receive that care in the new Behavioral Health Pavilion on our Aberdeen campus. Most of our outpatient services in the region have transitioned to the Health and Wellness Center, also on our Aberdeen campus.
What Will Happen to the UM HMH Facilities?
Decisions about the future of UM HMH are in process. They are made through the State of Maryland’s regulatory process — not by UM Upper Chesapeake Health. The City of Havre de Grace is working on final zoning recommendations. UM UCH has been in collaborative dialogue with the City and potential developers about future considerations for the campus.