St. Joseph Medical Center

About the hospital

Located in the suburban community of Towson in Baltimore County, University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center has a rich history of providing loving service and compassionate care since its founding in 1864 by the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia. Its Catholic heritage ever-present, the medical center today boasts a wide range of superb clinical programs and centers of excellence, including the Cancer, Heart and Orthopaedic Institutes, Women and Children’s services and Emergency Medicine.

UM St. Joseph is a proud member of the University of Maryland Medical System since 2012. Kaiser Permanente proudly partners with UM St. Joseph because of their dedication to providing the highest quality health care services to the community.

7601 Osler Drive
Towson, MD 21204


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Awards & accolades

U.S. News & World Report ranked UM St. Joseph as #3 in the state and Baltimore Metro area for the fourth consecutive year, and is once again the #1 community hospital in Maryland. UM St. Joseph is rated “high performing” in 12 in specific procedures.

UM St. Joseph was one of only 429 hospitals in the nation—and one of two in the state of Maryland—to earn five out of five stars from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in its 2022 Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings report. This is the fifth consecutive time receiving CMS's highest rating.

UM St. Joseph also earned an ‘A’ for Patient Safety in Spring 2023 - marking the eighth such accomplishment. This new grade reflects performance primarily during the height of the pandemic.

For the fourth year in a row, Healthgrades, has recognized UM St. Joseph as among America's 100 Best Hospitals™. America's 100 Best Hospitals are in the top 2 percent of hospitals in the nation for exhibiting clinical excellence year over year and superior performance in 32 of the most common conditions and procedures.

American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM) Patient Safety Award (2017)

Stage 7 on the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)

Analytics Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model for Inpatient and Ambulatory Care (2017)

GBMC Healthcare System was a recipient of this year's James W. Rouse Excellence In Diversity Award by the Chesapeake Human Resources Association (CHRA)

Centers of Excellence

Sandra R. Berman Heart Institute

Jack and Elizabeth Dunn Family Orthopaedic Institute

Cancer Institute

Family Childbirth Center

Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Emergency Department

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