Top 10 Things To Know About Maryland Hospitals:

  • Maryland’s 56 hospitals are many communities’ top employers, directly employing 101,000 people; we provide $6.9 billion in salaries and benefits to Marylanders, spend $8 billion more on hospital care, and spend another $14.2 billion for goods and services in the state.
  • The ripple effect we have on Maryland’s economy supports more than 210,000 non-hospital 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 $29 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 operate under fixed annual budgets to care for entire communities, ensuring that health care costs stay low.
  • We are not-for-profit organizations, governed by trustees who are local community volunteers and leaders.
  • We provide care to all — including an estimated 460,000 uninsured Marylanders — regardless of ability to pay.
  • Uncompensated hospital care — services that hospitals provide to vulnerable or underserved Marylanders but are not paid for — totaled $948 million last year, nearly $2.6 million a day.
  • In fiscal 2014, 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: improving the patient experience of care, improving the health of populations, and lowering per capita costs.
  • In 2014, Maryland’s hospitals admitted 645,265 patients, treated 5,757,296 outpatients, delivered 67,447 babies, and saw 2,144,938 people in our emergency departments.
  • While hospitals’ doors are open every day, 24/7, hospitals are extending their reach beyond their four walls and into their communities to provide proactive and personalized care that keeps people healthy.

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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Multimedia & Infographics

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

  • Care Transformation’s Long and Winding Road

    October 21, 2016 By: Carmela Coyle
    No one said that a complete overhaul of Maryland’s health care system would be easy. Wednesday’s HSCRC meeting illustrated the notable gaps between how hospitals and state regulators view the implementation of the modernized All-Payer Model, and the meeting’s sometimes heated tone underscored one example of the hard work ahead if we are to realize a shared vision of care transformation.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where are the Accounts Receivable reports?

This is the most frequently asked question we've received since the launch of our new website. All Accounts Receivable, Financial Condition, and Utilization Trend reports can now be found by clicking the Advocacy page, then clicking the Financial Data page on the left.

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Quality Matters

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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Hospital Data Shows Skyrocketing Drug Prices

A study commissioned by the American Hospital Association (AHA) and the Federation of American Hospitals finds that inpatient hospital drug costs increased more than 38% per admission between 2013 and 2015.

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