Top 10 Things To Know About Maryland Hospitals:

  • Maryland’s hospitals are not-for-profit organizations, governed by trustees who are local community volunteers and leaders.
  • 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 operate under fixed annual budgets to care for entire communities, ensuring that health care costs stay low.
  • Maryland’s 52 hospitals are many communities’ top employers, directly employing 106,000 people; we provide $6.9 billion in salaries and benefits to Marylanders and spend a total of $14.2 billion for goods and services.
  • The ripple effect we have on Maryland’s economy supports nearly 120,000 non-hospital jobs, with a total impact on the state’s labor income of more than $12 billion, and a total impact on economic activity across the state of $30 billion.
  • We provide care to all, including an estimated 389,000 uninsured Marylanders, regardless of ability to pay. Uncompensated care — care provided without reimbursement — totaled $712 million last year, nearly $2 million a day.
  • In fiscal 2015, Maryland’s hospitals provided $1.6 billion in community benefits, including outreach services and programs aimed at specific community health needs.
  • Since 2011, Maryland’s hospitals reduced unnecessary return visits among Medicare patients by 12 percent. From 2013 to 2015, hospitals reduced infections and complications by 33 percent.
  • Every hospital in the state has committed to a national campaign to eliminate health disparities – difference in health and health care between groups defined by race or ethnicity, gender, income, and other factors.
  • In 2015, Maryland’s hospitals admitted 614,045 patients, treated 5.3 million outpatients, delivered 73,598 babies, and saw 2.4 million people in our emergency departments.
  • The March of Dimes recognized Maryland as the first state to see 100 percent of its birthing hospitals reduce the rate of early elective deliveries to less than 5 percent for six consecutive months. Over the past decade, Maryland’s infant mortality rate has declined more than 22 percent.

MHA Wins Dick Davidson Award!

The Maryland Hospital Association is proud to be the 2016 recipient of the Dick Davidson Quality Milestone Award for Allied Association Leadership from the American Hospital Association.

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Behavioral Health Infographic

Our new website has numerous videos and infographics designed to provide you with helpful information on what we are doing during the Md. General Assembly, what hospitals are doing to improve care for their patients, and much more.

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From MHA's President

  • Standing on Principles

    December 02, 2016 By: Carmela Coyle
    In October, Health Services Cost Review Commission staff proffered a recommendation to retroactively adjust the commission's Quality Based Reimbursement Program, a proposal that would shift the statewide adjustment from a net positive $27 million to a net negative $10 million for the current fiscal year. The loss of already-budgeted real dollars is scary, but even more important is what we see as a dangerous precedent: changing a payment policy after the start of a fiscal year.
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Quality Matters is a commitment by Maryland’s hospitals to make health care in Maryland the safest and highest-quality in the nation. It’s a commitment that entails the ceaseless pursuit of “better” – better doctor-patient relationships, better coordination among hospitals and care providers, better understanding of patients’ needs, and ultimately, better outcomes and better lives for all Marylanders.

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