What is a Community Benefit?
To be recognized as a community benefit under current Maryland law, an activity must be intended to address community needs and priorities primarily through disease prevention and improvement of health status, including:
- Health services provided to vulnerable or underserved populations
Financial or in-kind support of public health programs
Donations of funds, property, or other resources that contribute to a community priority
Health care cost containment activities
- Health education, screening, and prevention services
Annually, the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) and the University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus (UMMC Midtown Campus) submit a report to the state of Maryland measuring the community benefit provided. These reports summarize the broad range of health and support activities we offer to meet the needs of the community.
In partnership together, both the University of Maryland Medical Center and the University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus touch thousands of lives in Baltimore City in a joint mission to empower and build healthy communities.
In summary for Fiscal Year 2013:
- 2,722,640 staff hours which is an equivalent of over 1,308 FTEs provided for community benefit by both organizations
- $199,544,540 spent (Net Community Benefit) by UMMC
- $42,133,210 spent (Net Community Benefit) by Midtown