University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center is a 310-bed hospital located in Anne Arundel County. We're home to over 2,800 employees and 650 physicians, and we have been a member of the University of Maryland Medical System since 2000.
UM BWMC opened in 1965 and has continuously grown to become one of the largest and best-equipped medical centers in the state. Our emergency department is one of the busiest in Maryland, serving over 104,000 patients a year.
We performed Anne Arundel County's first joint replacement surgery in 1975, and continue to be an innovator in replacement surgery. We were the first hospital in Maryland to offer the Calypso® 4D Localizing System that uses satellite GPS to zap tumors without damaging the healthy tissue surrounding them.
We underwent a $117 million expansion project that brought an expanded emergency department in summer 2008, a new 111-bed patient care building in January 2009 and a new women's health center with obstetrics services that opened in October 2009 offering a family-like atmosphere filled with amenities for new moms.
In 2009, UM BWMC opened BWMC Health Services at Arundel Mills, a multi-specialty office building that brings physicians, specialists and support care to western Anne Arundel County. And we completed an 18-month, $31 million surgical suite expansion in September 2011, expanding the number of operating rooms from 14 to 17. The rooms allow our surgeons to perform complex surgical cases with the latest technology in neurosurgery, vascular surgery, orthopaedics and robotics.
UM BWMC is home to numerous centers of excellence to serve the unique needs of our patients. Some of our services and centers of excellence include the Aiello Breast Center, Pascal Women's Center, Tate Cancer Center, The Vascular Center, Joint Replacement Center, UM Baltimore Washington Spine and Neuroscience Center, Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine Center, University of Maryland Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology, PET/CT technology, emergency care, pediatric care, psychiatric care, cardiology and cardiac rehabilitation services, endoscopy services and geriatric services. UM BWMC is also a Primary Stroke Center.
UM BWMC is committed to providing the highest quality health care services to the communities we serve. Some of our recent achievements include the 2014 Delmarva Foundation Excellence Award for Quality Improvement, the American Heart Association’s 2014 Mission: Lifeline Gold Plus Receiving Quality Achievement Award, Healthstream’s 2013 Excellence Through Insight Award for patient satisfaction at our Aiello Breast Center, the American Stroke Association’s 2013 Get with the Guidelines Silver Performance Award, the Living Legacy Foundation’s 2012 Medal of Honor Award, the American College of Cardiology Foundation's 2012 NCDR ACTION Registry–GWTG Platinum Performance Achievement Award, the 2012 Delmarva Foundation Excellence Award for Quality Improvement, and CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield’s designation as a Blue Distinction Center for Spine Surgery and Knee and Hip Replacement.