What is a Community Benefit?
To be recognized as a community benefit under current Maryland law, an activity must be intended to address community needs and priorities primarily through disease prevention and improvement of health status, including:
- Health services provided to vulnerable or underserved populations
- Financial or in-kind support of public health programs
- Donations of funds, property, or other resources that contribute to a community priority
- Health care cost containment activities
- Health education, screening, and prevention services
Annually, the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) and the University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus (UMMC Midtown Campus) submit a report to the state of Maryland measuring the community benefit provided. These reports summarize the broad range of health and support activities we offer to meet the needs of the community.
In partnership together, both the University of Maryland Medical Center and the University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus touch thousands of lives in Baltimore City in a joint mission to empower and build healthy communities.
In summary for Fiscal Year 2016:
- $214,411,301 spent (Net Community Benefit) by UMMC
- $36,479,980 spent (Net Community Benefit) by Midtown
Community Health Improvement Reports
Each year, Community Benefits publishes an Annual Report about the University of Maryland Medical Center's community involvement. Each issue highlights the integral people and programs that partner with UMMC's commitment to a healthy and vital Baltimore community.