For Immediate Release July 28, 2020

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BALTIMORE (July 28, 2020) – The University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) is recognized in the 2020 U.S. News and World Report's "Best Hospitals" rankings as being among the best hospitals in the state and with nationally ranked programs in cancer and Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT).

UMMC Downtown Campus, the System's flagship academic medical center, is ranked #2 both in the state of Maryland and Baltimore Metro area; and is ranked nationally #21 for Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) and #35 for Cancer. Earlier this year, the University of Maryland Children's Hospital was again ranked by U.S. News as one of the "Best Children's Hospitals for Cardiology and Heart Surgery." Among children's hospitals nationally, the Children's Heart Program at UMCH ranks 41st in the nation out of nearly 200 qualified pediatric heart centers.

"The University of Maryland Medical Center is once again proud to have our cancer and ENT (Ear, Nose, Throat) programs nationally ranked among the best in the nation," said Alison G. Brown, MPH, Interim President, University of Maryland Medical Center Downtown campus and President, University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown campus. "This consistent recognition over many years demonstrates the commitment of our entire team to world class, compassionate care for all who come through our doors. Partnering with our University of Maryland School of Medicine colleagues, it is a privilege to deliver care that positively impacts lives every day."

The UMMC Downtown Campus is also recognized as "High Performing" in several specific procedures:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Colon Cancer Surgery
  • Heart Bypass Surgery
  • Heart Failure, Lung Cancer Surgery
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)

The annual Best Hospitals rankings, now in its 31st year, is designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive treatment for challenging health conditions or for common elective procedures.

The U.S. News Best Hospitals methodologies in most areas of care are based largely on objective measures such as risk-adjusted survival and discharge-to-home rates, volume, and quality of nursing, among other care-related indicators. Best Hospitals is produced by U.S. News with RTI International, a leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C. For more information about hospital rankings, visit Best Hospitals.

About the University of Maryland Medical Center:

The University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) is comprised of two hospital campuses in Baltimore: the 800-bed flagship institution of the 14-hospital University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) — and the 200-bed UMMC Midtown Campus, both academic medical centers training physicians and health professionals and pursuing research and innovation to improve health. UMMC's downtown campus is a national and regional referral center for trauma, cancer care, neurosciences, advanced cardiovascular care, women's and children's health, and has one of the largest solid organ transplant programs in the country. All physicians on staff at the downtown campus are clinical faculty physicians of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. The UMMC Midtown Campus medical staff is predominately faculty physicians specializing in diabetes, chronic diseases, behavioral health, long term acute care and an array of outpatient primary care and specialty services. UMMC Midtown has been a teaching hospital for 140 years and is located one mile away from the downtown campus. For more information, visit