Top 10 Things to Know About Maryland Hospitals:

  • We are many communities’ top employers, with 104,000 people; we provide $6.9 billion in salaries and benefits to Marylanders and spend another $14.2 billion for goods and services in the state.
  • The ripple effect we have on Maryland’s economy supports another 206,000 jobs, with a total impact on the state’s labor income of $12 billion, and a total impact on economic activity across the state of $28.8 billion.
  • Maryland has a unique, state-run hospital rate-setting system that controls hospital costs, maximizes access to care, and provides accountability to the public. Hospitals do not set their prices; the state does.
  • We are not-for-profit organizations, governed by trustees who are local community volunteers and leaders.
  • We provide care to all — regardless of ability to pay. Hospitals are one of the few places Marylander’s estimated 420,000 uninsured people can go to get the care they need.
  • Care for the uninsured through Maryland’s all-payor system totals $1.2 billion each year — more than $3.2 million a day.
  • In fiscal 2013, Maryland’s hospitals provided $1.5 billion in community benefits, including outreach services and programs aimed at specific community health needs.
  • Maryland’s hospitals are committed to making Maryland a national paragon of safety and quality by achieving the “Triple Aim” for health care: greater patient satisfaction, healthier communities, and lower costs.
  • In 2012, Maryland’s hospitals admitted 659,000 patients, treated 9.8 million outpatients, delivered 68,000 babies, and saw 2.6 million people in our emergency departments.
  • Maryland’s hospitals are open 24/7, providing quality care every day of the year. 

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From MHA's President

  • No Summer Breaks from Legislative Vigilance

    July 24, 2015 By: Carmela Coyle
    This week, the Maryland Health Care Commission (MHCC) work group studying self-referral laws for physicians held its second meeting, discussing how participation in shared savings programs or enhanced quality reporting could be conditions for new exceptions to existing law. At the table were seven hospital representatives - a number that is worth noting because the initial composition of the group had just three.
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