University of Maryland Medical System

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The University of Maryland Medical System (also known as UMMS) is a private, not-for-profit corporation founded in 1994 and based in Baltimore, Maryland. It owns and operates eleven hospitals (as of 2012) in Maryland and has more than 1,700 licensed beds, 83,000 annual admissions and gross patient revenues of $2 billion annually.[1]

UMMS is a national and regional referral center for trauma, cancer care, neurocare, cardiac care, women's and children's health and physical rehabilitation. It also has one of the world's largest kidney transplant programs,[2] as well as many other programs that improve the physical and mental health of thousands of people daily.

UMMS Hospitals[edit]

University of Maryland Medical Center[edit]

One of the nation's oldest teaching hospitals,[3] this 757-bed facility—located in downtown Baltimore—is home to the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center, the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, the University of Maryland Hospital for Children and the University of Maryland Division of Transplantation.

Baltimore Washington Medical Center[edit]

This 298-bed community hospital, located between Baltimore and Annapolis in Anne Arundel County, offers a wide variety of services. Baltimore Washington Medical Center was recently named a "Top 100" hospital for intensive care outcomes by Solucient Leadership Institute, which is part of Thomson Healthcare.[4]

Chester River Hospital and Health System[edit]

Located in Chestertown, Maryland Chester River Health System consists of Chester River Hospital Center, a 57-bed acute care community hospital; Chester River Manor, a 98-bed nursing and rehabilitation facility; and Chester River Home Care & Hospice. Together these three health care providers offer a continuum of care to meet the needs of approximately 45,000 residents of rural Kent and northern Queen Anne's counties.

Kernan Hospital[edit]

This 133-bed facility, located in Woodlawn, Maryland, is the state's largest inpatient rehabilitation and orthopaedic hospital [5] serving both adults and children. It also houses the University of Maryland Complementary Medicine Program and the University of Maryland pain clinic.

University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus[edit]

This 242-bed teaching hospital offers a full spectrum of health care for more than 110,000 people annually. Maryland General has been providing community health care in West Baltimore and Midtown for more than a century.

Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital[edit]

This 102-bed pediatric and rehabilitation hospital, located in northwest Baltimore, provides specialty medical care to infants and children with complex medical needs.

Shore Health System -- Dorchester General Hospital and Memorial Hospital at Easton[edit]

Formed in 1996 with the affiliation of Dorchester General Hospital in Cambridge, Maryland, and the Memorial Hospital at Easton, Maryland, Shore Health System serves Maryland's Eastern Shore communities with a total of 192 acute care beds in the two hospitals—which includes the 20-bed Requard Center for Acute Rehabilitation at Memorial Hospital—and a complete range of community-based outpatient diagnostic and treatment facilities.

University Specialty Hospital[edit]

This 180-bed chronic care hospital, located in downtown Baltimore, focused on the complex needs of chronically ill patients. It was the region's largest pulmonary ventilator program, and Maryland's only coma emergence program, however this hospital closed in July 2012 and the patients were moved to Maryland General Hospital when the University of Maryland Medical System took ownership of that hospital.

Upper Chesapeake Health -- Harford Memorial Hospital and Upper Chesapeake Medical Center[edit]

This not-for-profit, community-based, two-hospital system demonstrates its dedication to the people in surrounding communities by delivering a broad range of healthcare services, technology, and facilities. The HealthLink program works within the community to serve as a resource and champion for wellness and health education.

Today, UCH is the leading health care system and second largest private employer in Harford County, Maryland. With 2,700 Team Members and over 550 Medical Staff Physicians serving residents of Harford County, eastern Baltimore County, and western Cecil County.

Lyle Sheldon, CEO of Upper Chesapeake, reported on the IRS 990 form that in 2012 his salary to be $2.7 million dollars or $106,000 dollars per paycheck.

On April 15, 2014 Lyle Sheldon was found guilty by the Federal government (EEOC) for firing, retaliating and punishing employees with disabilities.

The Chairman of the Board of Directors, Dr. Roger E. Schneider, is an unlicensed non-board certified surgeon, who was found negligent in $3.5 million malpractice lawsuit, leaving a female patient paralyzed for life.

In 2013, Upper Chesapeake Health hospital was found guilty of a patient's death and was ordered to pay close to a million dollars in damages and restitution.

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Civista Medical Center[edit]

In July 2011, Civista Medical Center announced its affiliation as a member hospital of the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS).[7] On July 1, 2013, the Civista Medical Center began operating under the name University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center in the University of Maryland Medical System, becoming the first expansion of UMMS in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.[8][9]

University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center[edit]

This is a recently acquired (December 2012) 300-bed hospital (formerly owned by Catholic Health Initiatives) that is the first hospital in Towson, Maryland to be acquired by University of Maryland Medical System and initiates a presence for the first time in Towson and northern Baltimore County. The hospital prior to its acquisition had money issues and lost many longtime patients in their cardiology department due to multiple lawsuits filed against St. Joseph's against their former star cardiologist Mark Medei over the issue of heart stents.

Economic Impact[edit]

The University of Maryland Medical System is the third largest private employer in the Baltimore metropolitan area and one of the top 20 employers in the state, and makes a significant contribution to the state economy of Maryland.[10]

UMMS's operations account for nearly $3.5 billion in economic activity in the state. This includes Medical System expenditures of $1.9 billion, as well as $738 million in purchases of supplies and services and $908 million in spending from household income.[10]

Besides directly employing 14,800 individuals (99 percent of whom are Maryland residents), UMMS indirectly supports an estimated 13,400 additional jobs through purchases of goods and services—for a total of 28,200 Maryland jobs. These 28,200 employed individuals earn $1.5 billion and pay $54 million in state income and sales taxes.[10]

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