A Message to Our Community

A Message to Our Community

Our Long-Term Commitment to Rebuild, Reinvest and Renew our Community...

John Ashworth
President and CEO

The civil unrest in Baltimore this past year highlights serious problems that have not  been widely recognized. For many years, the University of Maryland Medical Center, with our community partners, have worked tirelessly to address persistent economic and health disparities in our city. However, much more needs to be done. There are no rapid solutions to the problems our community faces. There is agreement that unemployment, lack of education and affordable housing and inadequate transportation are underlying causes of many health disparities we have witnessed in Baltimore. Addressing these social needs with community, business and public partnerships can and will dramatically improve the health and well-being of our communities. We continue our long-term commitment to rebuild, reinvest and renew our city.

UMMC has focused on community health improvement efforts in the Baltimore community for over 30 years. We promote health and wellness outside of our walls to improve the quality of life of our neighbors. In fiscal year 2015, UMMC touched over 87,000 people in the community through health prevention screenings, lifestyle change management classes, information resources and referrals to primary care and social services. We are also proud of the 112 Baltimore City summer interns that we hosted and mentored last summer. We contributed a combined (both campuses) $245 million to community benefit programs and services, including over $66 million in charity care for patients who were unable to pay for their health care services. We remain committed to our pursuit of excellence, delivering state-of-the-art health care, and collaborating with our community partners and the city and state to eliminate health care disparities in Baltimore.

This year’s report highlights a few of the community health improvement services and workforce development initiatives we provided to the community, and we hope our dedication to making a positive difference in our communities is evident.

Thank you for your support of the University of Maryland Medical Center. We pledge to rebuild, reinvest and renew our communities and focus on health equity, both through our health care expertise and partnering with community, business and public institutions to rebuild our great city and its people.

On behalf of our leadership, dedicated staff and physicians, we thank you for your interest in the 2015 Community Health Improvement Report. We hope you share our pride in Baltimore and our confidence in the people and future of this great city.

John Ashworth
President and CEO
University of Maryland Medical Center

Dana D. Farrakhan, FACHE
Senior Vice President, Strategy, Community and Business Development
University of Maryland Medical Center

Brian G. Bailey
Senior Vice President and Executive Director
University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus


Anne D. Williams, DNP, RN
Director, Community Health Improvement
University of Maryland Medical Center, UMMC Midtown Campus and UM Rehabilitation and Orthopaedic Institute


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