University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center

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University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center
University of Maryland Medical System
Location Glen Burnie, Maryland, United States
Emergency department Yes
Beds 288[1]
Founded 1965
Lists Hospitals in Maryland

University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center (BWMC) is a hospital in Glen Burnie, Maryland that is part of the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS). This hospital opened as North Arundel Hospital in 1965 with three floors and limited acute care services. In 2000, North Arundel Hospital joined into UMMS and in 2005, the name was changed to Baltimore Washington Medical Center to reflect the hospital's growth in size and greater regionality from expanded services.

BWMC currently consists of:

  • the original hospital building containing general medicine and surgical services
  • Emergency Department
  • Diabetes Center
  • Tate Cancer Center
  • Aiello Breast Center
  • Maryland Vascular Center
  • Joint Replacement Center
  • Spine and Pain Center
  • Wound Healing Center

Awards and recognition[edit]

In 2006, Solucient, a firm that measures performance for healthcare centers, named BWMC one of America's Top 100 Hospitals in the Large Community Hospital category. BWMC was the only hospital in Maryland and Washington, D.C. to earn the award.[2] 2011- Security Department ranked #56 of top 500 hospital security department in the country by Security Magazine.


  1. ^ "Licensed Acute Care Hospital Beds Fiscal Year 2018" (PDF). Retrieved Jan 9, 2018. 
  2. ^ Solucient's 100 Top Hospitals

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Coordinates: 39°8′17″N 76°37′21″W / 39.13806°N 76.62250°W / 39.13806; -76.62250