Physician Opportunities on Maryland's Upper Chesapeake Bay
Physicians enjoy unique opportunities for collaboration and involvement at Upper Chesapeake Health. A progressive, two-hospital health system located in one of Maryland's fastest-growing communities, our vision to "become the preferred, integrated healthcare system creating the healthiest community in Maryland" encourages clinical development and innovation. It's a vision that is strongly supported through:
- Strong Physician-centric leadership. You'll enjoy tremendous support from leadership at Upper Chesapeake Health. Our stable senior leadership team and noteworthy physician representation on our Board of Directors contribute to strong and collaborative relations with all of our medical staff.
- Commitment to Innovation. Our collegial environment encourages growth and exploration. Because our integrated health delivery system represents a broad range of clinical specialties, innovative technologies, and facilities, you'll find opportunities to work with residents and fellows across a number of highly-specialized fields. And, our affiliation with University of Maryland Medical System ensures you'll have unparalleled collaborative resources and mentoring opportunities.
- Continual Investment. With the influx of new families and businesses through Base Realignment & Closure (BRAC), our communities are growing at a robust rate. We are continually investing in capital improvements and programmatic developments that will help us provide the high-quality care that is our hallmark. It makes this is the ideal place to build a thriving practice.
Our location offers an exceptional quality of life
Our location in Harford County, on the northern shore of beautiful Chesapeake Bay, can offer you—and your family—an exceptional quality of life. With its gently rolling hills, farmland, and historical neighborhoods blending with new developments, this is a great community to work and raise a healthy family. And convenient access to I-95 makes our location commuter friendly; you can be just minutes from major metro areas including Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington D.C. Learn about life in Harford County.
Upper Chesapeake Health's specialty care services at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air and Harford Memorial Hospital in Havre de Grace offer specialty care in over 30 clinical areas, including:
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Recent Clinical/Programmatic Developments
- In 2008, Upper Chesapeake Medical Center (UCMC) received state approval to perform emergency cardiac angioplasty in its state-of-the-art Cardiac Catheterization Lab. In addition, the Cancer Programs at both Harford Memorial Hospital and UCMC have received accreditation from the American College of Surgeons.
- American Academy of Sleep Medicine Accreditation (AASM)
- American College of Pathologists Accreditation
- American College of Surgeons Accreditation - for Bariatric Surgery and Cancer Treatment Programs
- Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS) - Primary Stroke Center
- Upper Chesapeake Health is the only acute care hospital to receive the prestigious Maryland 2008 Gold Award by the State of Maryland's Performance Excellence Awards Program, which honors organizations that implement successful performance strategies and achieve excellent results.
- Upper Chesapeake Medical Center – A recently completed $39 million expansion project includes renovations to the emergency department; a new critical care unit; five additional obstetric beds and 26 medical/surgical beds; and $20 million in construction of a new parking garage and Physicians Pavilion. In late 2011, the hospital officially broke ground on its 75,259 sq. ft. multidisciplinary, comprehensive Cancer Center. Construction is expected to be completed by late 2013.
- Harford Memorial Hospital – In response to unprecedented growth in patient volumes, the hospital opened a new 10-bed cardiac unit in 2008. Part of a recently completed $7 million renovation, the new unit provides additional inpatient beds, while also responding to a growing need for 24/7 cardiac monitoring.