About Us

UMMC Overview

Founded in 1823 as the Baltimore Infirmary, the University of Maryland Medical Center is one of the nation's oldest academic medical centers. Located on the West Side of Downtown Baltimore, the Medical Center is distinguished by discovery-driven tertiary and quaternary care for the entire state and region and innovative, highly specialized clinical programs.

UMMC Strategic Plan – 2014-2018

As the health care environment continues to change, we must be forward thinking to meet the challenges ahead of us. To that end, the leaders and clinical staff at UMMC have created a bold, five-year strategic plan for 2014-2018 to help us address those future challenges and to position us well for the future. 

Mission and Vision

UMMC exists to serve the state and region as a tertiary/quaternary care center, to serve the local community with a full range of care options, to educate and train the next generation of health care providers, and to be a site for world-class clinical research.

UMMC Goes Green

By integrating "green" practices, the Medical Center has a tremendous opportunity to reduce toxins and waste, lower energy consumption, achieve healthier indoor air and create an overall healthier environment for its patients and staff.

Blood Drives

Information on donating blood through the University of Maryland Medical Center.


A list of resources including safety tips, public transportation updates and important phone numbers. 

About the University of Maryland Medical Center

The University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) is the heart of the University of Maryland Medical System's downtown campus.

The hospital provides comprehensive care for the West Baltimore community and tertiary care for Maryland and the surrounding area. The hospital has more intensive care beds than any other hospital in Maryland.

For a list of the specialty services and departments available at University Hospital, see our Specialty Services section.

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UMMC Fact Sheet

The University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) provides a full range of innovative health services to people throughout Maryland and the Mid-Atlantic region. Located near the famous Camden Yards and Inner Harbor, UMMC is a national and regional referral center for trauma, cancer care, cardiac care, neurocare, women's and children's health, and organ transplantation.