Baltimore: Health Care

Thirty accredited hospitals offering a wide range of general and specialized services are located within the Baltimore city limits. Cardiac rehabilitation units, hospice programs, extensive psychiatric and drug rehabilitation programs, and neonatal intensive care are among the special services available in various Baltimore hospitals. In addition to the many fine teaching hospitals throughout the city, Baltimore's institutions include two world-class medical schools: the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

Johns Hopkins Hospital, affiliated with the university, is one of the largest, most advanced, most prestigious hospitals in the South; its oncology center and eye clinic are world famous. The Johns Hopkins $125 million Comprehensive Cancer Center, opened in 2000, provides the most advanced cancer care in the country. The Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and the Baltimore Regional Burn Center are recognized programs for the treatment of burn injuries. Another of Baltimore's teaching hospitals, the University of Maryland Medical System, boasts a shock trauma center that was one of the first of its kind. Sinai Hospital of Baltimore is one of the city's largest and most completely equipped hospitals. Another teaching facility, Union Memorial Hospital, is known for its work in sports medicine; Maryland General Hospital is also a teaching hospital. Other Baltimore hospitals are Bon Secours Hospital serving West Baltimore, Mercy Medical Center, and Children's Hospital.