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CTSI: University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS)

There are now 12 hospitals and health systems that constitute UMMS, which serves a wide breadth of both inner city and rural populations across eastern and central Maryland. UMMS generates nearly $3.5 billion in economic activity in Maryland. It has 15,000 employees, approximately 2,300 licensed beds, 115,000 annual patient admissions and gross patient revenues of $2 billion. Founded in 1823 as the Baltimore Infirmary, the UMMC is among the nation’s oldest teaching hospitals. More than half of practicing physicians and health care professionals in Maryland are trained at UMMC. All physicians practicing at UMMC have SOM faculty appointments and supervise residency training for more than 600 postgraduate positions at UMMC and affiliated hospitals. UM faculty and UMMC staff care for more than 30,000 inpatients and 200,000 outpatients each year. Located on the UM campus, this 731 bed teaching hospital is a site of the ICTS’s Participant and Clinical Interactions Resource (formerly the GCRC), the UM Greenebaum Cancer Center (an NCI-designated Cancer Center), and the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center (a world leader in trauma medicine). The ties between UM and UMMC enrich and enhance medical education, health care, and clinical research activities.