UM St. Joseph Medical Center Recognized Among Maryland's Best For Sixth Year Running


The University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson. (Credit: Google/ Google Maps)

BALTIMORE COUNTY - According to U.S. News & World Report's 2023 Best Hospitals, two University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) facilities rank in the top three hospitals in the state.

According to the rankings, Baltimore County's flagship medical center, the U.M. St. Joseph Medical Center (UM SJMC) in Towson, is Maryland's third-best hospital, surpassed only by Johns Hopkins and the University of Maryland Medical Center (Downtown Campus).

The prestigious rankings, which aim to guide patients and their doctors in making informed healthcare decisions, underscore the ongoing commitment of the two UMMS hospitals to providing exceptional patient care.

"UM St. Joseph Medical Center is proud to be continually recognized as one of Maryland's top, trusted health care providers," said Thomas B. Smyth, MD, UM SJMC’s President and Chief Executive Officer. "This recognition affirms, once again, that our team members’ steadfast focus on patient safety and high quality, patient-centered care makes UM St. Joseph a destination in Maryland for life-changing and life-saving medical care."

UM SJMC's recognition as the third-best hospital in the state of Maryland and the Baltimore metro area marks the sixth consecutive year it has received this high ranking.

Alongside the overall placement, UM SJMC distinguished itself with "High Performing" ratings in 15 specialties and services. These include COPD, colon cancer surgery, diabetes, heart attack, heart bypass surgery, heart failure, hip replacement, kidney failure, knee replacement, leukemia/lymphoma/myeloma treatment, pneumonia, prostate cancer surgery, stroke, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), and urology.

UMMS President and Chief Executive Officer Mohan Suntha, MD, MBA, expressed his pride in the results.

"Having two of the top three hospitals both in metro Baltimore and in the state of Maryland is indeed a proud moment for all of us at the University of Maryland Medical System. This is another example of the work that our team members do every single day to provide 'A Better State of Care' across all of the communities in which we are privileged to serve."

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