UM BWMC Ranked Among “Best Hospitals”

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The University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center (UM BWMC) was among three University of Maryland Medical System hospitals to have been recognized in the 2020 U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Hospitals” rankings as being among the best hospitals in the state.

UM BWMC was ranked No. 9 in Maryland and No. 7 in the Baltimore Metro. The University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) Downtown Campus, the System’s flagship academic medical center and The University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center (UM SJMC) in Towson were also ranked.

“We are extremely proud of these hospitals for being recognized for the excellent care and experience delivered to patients,” said Mohan Suntha, MD, MBA, president and CEO of UMMS. “This is representative of the efforts that all of our system hospitals are engaged in to transform health care, with a focus on delivering compassionate high-quality care.”

The annual Best Hospitals rankings, now in its 31st year, is designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive treatment for challenging health conditions or for common elective procedures.

“UM BWMC is committed to providing the highest quality care to the communities we serve,” said UM BWMC president and CEO Karen E. Olscamp. “We are pleased to once again be recognized by U.S. News & World Report and I am very proud of our dedicated staff who bring our mission to life.”

Several UMMS hospitals were also recognized as “high performing” in specific procedures:

  • University of Maryland Medical Center Downtown Campus: Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, aortic valve surgery, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), colon cancer surgery, heart bypass surgery, heart failure, lung cancer surgery and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR).

  • University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center: Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, aortic valve surgery, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), colon cancer surgery, heart bypass surgery, heart failure, hip replacement, knee replacement and lung cancer surgery.

  • University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center: COPD, colon cancer surgery, heart failure and lung cancer surgery.

  • University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center: COPD.

  • University of Maryland Prince George’s Medical Center: COPD and heart failure.

  • University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Medical Center: COPD and heart failure.

The U.S. News Best Hospitals methodologies in most areas of care are based largely on objective measures such as risk-adjusted survival and discharge-to-home rates, volume and quality of nursing, among other care-related indicators. Best Hospitals is produced by U.S. News with RTI International, a leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.

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