University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus

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University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus
University of Maryland Medical System
Geography
Location Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Organization
Hospital type Teaching
Services
Emergency department Yes
Beds 243
History
Founded 1881
Links
Website http://ummidtown.org/
Lists Hospitals in the United States

University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus (formerly Maryland General Hospital[1]) is a hospital in the downtown area of Baltimore, Maryland. The hospital was founded in 1881 by a group of local doctors for teaching purposes. Since 1999, the hospital has been affiliated with the University of Maryland Medical System. The hospital has over 500 doctors and 1,400 employees, with 30 different specialties.[2]

Originally known as the Baltimore Medical College, it affiliated with the University of Maryland School of Medicine in 1911. An affiliation with the Baltimore Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Hospital began in 1965. The hospital became part of the University of Maryland Medical System in 1999.[3]

Maryland General opened its own nursing school in 1893. The last class of the Maryland General Hospital School of Nursing graduated in January 1987, when the Hospital's nursing school closed.[4] The Obstetrics Service at Maryland General was discontinued effective June 30, 2013, due to declining volumes, despite a reputation for outstanding clinical outcomes.

It was recently named one of Solucient's "100 most improved Hospitals."[when?] On June 6, 2013, Maryland General Hospital was renamed "University of Maryland, Midtown Campus". Sylvia Smith-Johnson services as Chief Executive Officer, Maryland Carp is Chairman of the Governing Board, Dr. Gene Egerton is Chief Medical Office, and Dr. Daniel Howard serves as Chief of Staff.

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Coordinates: 39°18′01″N 76°37′15″W / 39.3003°N 76.6208°W / 39.3003; -76.6208