Medstar Health is a $2.7 billion non-profit healthcare organization and a community based network of seven hospitals and other healthcare services in the Baltimore- Washington region. As the area’s largest health system, it is one of it largest employers with more than 23,000 employees and 4,600 affiliated physicians, all of whom support MedStar’s patient-first philosophy that combines care, compassion and clinical excellence with an emphasis on customer service. MedStar Health proves this everyday with over 145,000 inpatient admissions and more than one million outpatient visits each year. MedStar Health employees proudly serve a half-million patients annually, and our employee satisfaction exceeds the national average for healthcare companies by five percent, which translates into a workforce dedicated to providing the highest quality care to the communities it serves. MedStar contributes $80 million in payroll tax to the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia each year and believes in re-investing in their employees through professional development programs. MedStar Health also provides more than $178 million in charity care and community benefit on an annual basis.
MedStar Health’s areas of clinical excellence include: cardiology, cardiac surgery, oncology services, rehabilitation, neurosciences, orthopedic surgery, women’s services, and emergency and trauma services. They have comprehensive services including primary, urgent and sub-acute care, medical education, and research. Their other health-related services include assisted living, home health, and long-term care. They also operate nursing homes, senior housing, adult day care, rehabilitation and ambulatory centers, as well as maintain MedStar Physician Partners, a comprehensive physician network in the Baltimore-Washington area.
MedStar Health facilities include: Franklin Square Hospital Center, Good Samaritan Hospital, Harbor Hospital, and Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore; Georgetown University Hospital, National Rehabilitation Hospital, and Washington Hospital Center in the District of Columbia. MedStar Health offers the following diversified services: MedStar Health Visiting Nurse Association, MedStar Physician Partners, MedStar Research Institute, and Nascott Rehabilitation Services.
MedStar Health has been the key player in the instillation of brand new state-of-the-art laboratories and simulated hospital at the Vivien T. Thomas Medical Arts Academy. Our students and staff were also featured on the front cover and on page 4 of MedStar Health"s Community Benefit Report 2006.
University of Maryland - School of Medicine
The School of Medicine was established in 1807. It is the first public and the fifth oldest medical school in the United States and the first to institute a residency training program. The School of Medicine was the founding school of the University of Maryland and today is an integral part of the 11-campus University System of Maryland. On the University of Maryland, Baltimore campus, the School of Medicine serves as the foundation for a large academic health center that combines medical education, biomedical research, patient care and community service. While its tradition of excellence remains constant, the School of Medicine and its reputation for academic achievement continue to grow.
The School of Medicine sponsors the summer internships and contributes funding for laboratory equipment.
University of Maryland - BioPark
The University of Maryland Bio Park is a new biomedical research park adjacent to the University of Maryland Baltimore, a top ten public research institution. The University’s goal in creating the park is to: commercialize biomedical technologies developed at the University of Maryland Baltimore and in the region; expand Maryland’s bioscience industry, and create 2,500 jobs and generate$300 million in capital investment.
The University of Maryland Baltimore (UMB) Bio Park is being built between the 800 and 900 blocks of West Baltimore Street. Once completed, the Bio Park will include ten buildings of lab and office space, parking garages for 1,600 cars and landscaped parks. The residents of Poppleton, the community in which the UMB Bio Park is located, have been integrally involved in the development of the project. In support of the community, the developer of Building One has committed to give $30,000 annually to support community outreach at the Village Center of Poppleton including training and job placement assistance for the students of public schools in the area.
The CollegeBound Foundation
In 1988, a group of business and community leaders decided to create a pre-college program in response to the failure of the public school system to get students into college. These leaders recognized that there were many students being "harbored" in neighborhood high schools. They came to school regularly, played by the rules, and demonstrated substantial academic potential. These students, however, were overlooked due to school officials giving more attention to those young adults who did not play by the rules. As a result, CollegeBound came into existence as an independent, non-profit program designed to work exclusively with city students to help them achieve a post-secondary education. The broader goal was to prepare them to be members of Baltimore"s workforce and to contribute to the strengthening of the social and economic fabric of our city.