History and Culture

University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health (UM UCH) is a community-based integrated, non-profit health system whose vision is to become the preferred, integrated health system creating the healthiest community in Maryland. UM UCH is dedicated to maintaining and improving the health of the people in its community through an integrated health delivery system that provides high quality care to all. UM UCH is committed to service excellence as it offers a broad range of healthcare services, technologies and facilities. It works collaboratively with its community and other health organizations to serve as a resource for health promotion and education.

UM UCH serves Harford County, western Cecil County and northern Baltimore County. The largest private employer in the area, UM UCH has more than 3,500 members of its health care team providing care and support services at its facilities and programs.

UM UCH's experienced health care professionals know that patients need more than expert medical care. For more than 100 years, UM UCH has made comprehensive, high quality healthcare available to more than three generations in our community, so they can enjoy the superior wellness resources a healthy lifestyle requires with the compassionate care you deserve.

UM UCH is fortunate to have a highly qualified medical staff and excellent health professionals. With advanced medical and surgical equipment at their fingertips, they are dedicated to providing the highest quality care in a setting that is conducive to healing.

At UM UCH, we believe that patients who are at ease, rested, and in a nurturing environment heal more rapidly. Patients at our two hospitals benefit from a holistic approach to care that integrates traditional medicine with complementary therapies.

University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health owns and operates:

  • University of Maryland Harford Memorial Hospital (UM HMH)
  • University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Medical Center (UM UCMC)
  • Upper Chesapeake Health Foundation
  • The Patricia D. and M. Scot Kaufman Cancer Center
  • The Senator Bob Hooper House



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