MedStar Union Memorial Hospital

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MedStar Union Memorial Hospital
MedStar Health
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Location 201 East University Parkway, Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Coordinates 39°19′45″N 76°36′51″W / 39.3291°N 76.6143°W / 39.3291; -76.6143Coordinates: 39°19′45″N 76°36′51″W / 39.3291°N 76.6143°W / 39.3291; -76.6143
Care system Private not-for-profit
Hospital type Teaching
Beds 278
Founded 1854

MedStar Union Memorial Hospital is a non-profit, acute care teaching hospital located in the North Central section of Baltimore, Maryland. The hospital is a member of MedStar Health, a community-based network of Baltimore/Washington area hospitals and other health care services.

Union Memorial was ranked among the nation’s top 100 heart hospitals in 2006 and was rated a best place to work by the Baltimore Business Journal.[citation needed] Based on the latest US News report on best hospitals in 2012-13, Medstar Union Memorial Hospital has been ranked 4 in Maryland. In the fields of Cardiology/Cardiac Surgery, and Orthopedic Surgery, Union Memorial is ranked among top 50 hospitals in the nation.

Some noted persons have spent time at the hospital. Jazz leader Chick Webb worked in the hospital as a youngster and Mickey Mantle received treatment, as well. In 1939, noted gangster Al Capone spent time at the hospital to cure his syphilis, after his release from Alcatraz. He was so delighted with the care he received, that he donated a cherry tree to the hospital, which still grows today.

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