The Baltimore/Washington DC area is home to some of the best healthcare in the world, and Anne Arundel County is no exception. Residents have access to a wide variety of general practitioners, specialists, and hospitals to address whatever health issues they encounter.
Anne Arundel County is home to two hospitals — Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis and the Baltimore Washington Medical Center in Glen Burnie.
Anne Arundel Medical Center is part of Anne Arundel Health System, which also includes Pathways (a non-profit inpatient/ outpatient drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility for adolescents and adults); Anne Arundel Diagnostics; the AskAAMC 24-hour health line; and satellite locations in Bowie, Waugh Chapel, and Kent Island. A new satellite office building, a joint venture with Johns Hopkins Medicine, will be opening in Odenton in 2012.
Medical Park Campus
The Medical Park campus is located just off Route 50 near Annapolis, Maryland. The 330,000-sq.ft, six-story Hospital Pavilion includes a state-of-the-art critical care unit as well as 12 surgical suites and a large Emergency Department with undercover ambulance access. On April 15, 2011 a new seven-story addition to the hospital opened, including an expanded Emergency room; a new pediatric Emergency Room and inpatient unit; and eight new operating rooms.
Other AAMC facilities include the Clatanoff Pavilion, home to the AAMC Women’s and Children’s Center and Wound Center; the Edwards Outpatient Surgery Pavilion; the Donner Pavilion, site of the AAMC Geaton and JoAnn DeCesaris Cancer Institute; and the Wayson Pavilion, a medical office building. The Sajak Pavilion is the site of Anne Arundel Diagnostics Imaging and physicians' offices, and the adjoining Health Sciences Pavilion, features the AAMC Breast Center, the Anne Arundel Diagnostics Imaging, Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, the AAMC Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation Center, and Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine.
The Baltimore Washington Medical Center is located at 301 Hospital Drive in Glen Burnie. The hospital is part of the University of Maryland Medical System and is one of their teaching hospitals. BWMC services and centers of excellence include the Aiello Breast Center, Tate Cancer Center, Maryland Vascular Center, PET/CT technology, emergency care, pediatric care, psychiatric care, Joint Replacement Center, Spine and Pain Center, Wound Healing Center, Joslin Diabetes Center, cardiology and cardiac rehabilitation services, endoscopy services and geriatric services. BWMC is also a Primary Stroke Center.
Last year BWMC opened its $117 million expansion, adding a 111-bed patient care wing to its existing 298-bed hospital as well as a new women’s health center, including obstetrics care.
Johns Hopkins Medicine
You don’t have to travel far to experience the outstanding care of one of the most trusted names in medicine. Johns Hopkins Community Physicians (JHCP) Odenton location offers convenient health care for you and your entire family. Focusing on the new Patient-Centered Medical Home, your JHCP physician works with a team of other health care professionals and helps you and your family members actively participate in your own health. Their goal is to ensure that you receive easily accessible, continuous and coordinated care for all your medical needs, especially between medical visits.
In addition to providing primary care in your community, JHCP is leading enhanced access to specialty care for patients in several areas, including obstetrics and gynecology, gastroenterology, podiatry and neurology. Their new joint venture facility in Odenton with Anne Arundel Health System will expand local access to these specialties and more by summer 2012.
Wilmer Eye Institute
is located in a modern, spacious office suite at Odenton Medical Pavilion I, 1106 Annapolis Road. Nationally recognized for high-quality eye care, Wilmer is proud to provide comprehensive eye care services in Odenton. You and your family can receive expert eye care from Johns Hopkins providers at a convenient and accessible location. Wilmer’s Odenton location offers routine eye exams and diagnosis and treatment of a variety of eye conditions, including cataracts, corneal diseases and eye infections. Same-day appointments are available in most specialties.
At the community level, the Anne Arundel County Department of Health provides preventative, clinical, and case management health services in homes, clinics, and county schools. Specialties include family planning, OB/GYN, dental, and audiology services. To locate a clinic near your home, visit www.aahealth.org.
To explore other health care options in the greater Baltimore area, visit the Maryland Health Care Commission website at www.mhcc.maryland.gov. The MHCC is an independent state regulatory agency that assists consumers with health care decisions. The consumer section of their website has an abundance of material, including an Ambulatory Surgery Guide, HMO Guide, Hospital Guide, and Prescription Drug information.
To locate a personal physician, there are several helpful websites available to Maryland residents. The University of Maryland Medical System has a “find a doctor” feature which allows you to search by medical condition. Visit www.umm.edu/findadoctor to begin. Most medical insurance companies also offer a doctor locator service for plan participants.