Welcome to Media Relations for the University of Maryland Medical Center. Our media team works with journalists every day to bring timely and important health stories of innovation, research, and breaking news. 

To reach a member of the Media Team:

  • Email media@umm.edu (monitored every day, 24/7)
  • Call 410-328-8919 during regular business hours

Fentanyl Tops List of Drugs Found in Baltimore Overdose Patients

June 11, 2020

A new University of Maryland study found fentanyl tops the list of drugs detected in overdose patients at two Baltimore hospital emergency departments. The study is based on de-identified urinalysis results and other data collected through the new Maryland Emergency Department Drug Surveillance (EDDS) system, from January 2016 through December 2019. Fentanyl testing was incorporated for all patients undergoing urine screens as a routine test at these hospitals in January 2019.

University of Maryland Medical Center is Baby Friendly

December 05, 2019

The University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) is proud to announce that it has achieved the highly prestigious international Baby-Friendly designation after a rigorous review process conducted by Baby-Friendly USA, the organization responsible for bestowing this certification in the United States.