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University of Maryland Medicine to Eliminate Race from Kidney Function Estimates

November 22, 2021
University of Maryland Medicine, comprised of the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) and the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) has announced that it will end the use of a long-standing clinical standard that factors a patient’s race into the diagnosis of chronic kidney disease (CKD).

Symbolic Mosaic Heart Sculpture Unveiled

November 05, 2021
The Heart of Baltimore, an 8-foot-tall heart-shaped sculpture constructed entirely of mirror, glass, and ceramic hearts, has been permanently placed at the corner of S. Greene and W. Lombard streets, in the heart of UMMC's Downtown Campus.

University of Maryland Medical Center Names New Chief Nursing Officer

September 24, 2021
Karen Doyle, DNP, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, has been named Senior Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) at the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC). Doyle brings more than 35 years of nursing experience to the role, including 15 years leading key emergency nursing, care management and patient experience initiatives at UMMC.

University of Maryland Medical Center First Maryland Hospital to Earn American College of Cardiology Transcatheter Valve Certification

July 07, 2021
After more than a year of extensive external reviews and detailed documentation, the American College of Cardiology (ACC) has awarded the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) the first-in-Maryland Transcatheter Valve Certification an affirmation of the hospital's commitment to saving lives, expertise in preventing irreparable heart damage and improving the quality of life for cardiovascular patients.