Transforming Health Care in Harford County

University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health is transforming health care in our region. Slated to open in spring 2023, the UM Upper Chesapeake – Aberdeen Campus will improve health care by increasing access to services, coordination efforts between hospital-based and community care providers and continuing to develop new models of care delivery supported by state-of-the-art technology. The Aberdeen campus will feature a modern freestanding medical facility with emergency and inpatient services and a variety of community specialty care. Meanwhile, in Bel Air, a newly constructed surgery center, an expansion of the emergency department waiting area, and added floors.


University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health - Aberdeen

Location: 650 McHenry Road Aberdeen, MD 21001 

Site: 58 acres 

When open, it will replace: UM Harford Memorial Hospital 501 S. Union Avenue Havre de Grace, MD 21078 

Campus features: Newly Constructed Medical Center on almost 60 acres: 3 levels including basement; 82,607 square feet Helipad: 2,500 square feet Emergency Room Treatment Bays: 20 (2 are resuscitation/trauma bays) Behavioral Health Crisis Emergency Room Bays: 4 Adult Observation/Short Stay rooms: 17 4 levels including basement; 93,000 square feet 

Estimated Costs: Total Project Cost: $101 Million 

Physician Specialty and Outpatient Services: Cardiology Endocrinology Hematology/Oncology Orthopedics Physical Therapy Primary Care Imaging Infusion Center Wound Care 

Projected Opening: In phases—Fall 2021-Spring 2023

Learn more about what's coming to our Aberdeen location

University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health - Bel Air

Location: 500 Upper Chesapeake Drive Bel Air, MD 21014 

ED Renovations:

  • Improved entrance
  • Expanded reception area
  • Added dedicated ED restrooms
  • Improved site lines
  • Projected Completion: Late 2022

Patient Bed Tower:

  • Specs: 3 floors; 75,000 square feet; 72 additional patient beds
  • Project Cost: Approximately $55 Million
  • Projected Opening: Spring 2023

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