University of Maryland Medical System Board Votes to Approve Affiliation Agreement with Dimensions Healthcare System

For immediate release: July 12, 2017

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Karen Lancaster

klancaster@umm.edu | 410-328-8919

Parties Move Toward Finalization of Transition of Dimensions to UMMS Ownership

BALTIMORE, July 12, 2017 – The Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) has authorized the Corporation’s Chief Executive Officer to enter into an affiliation agreement with Dimensions Health Corporation in Prince George’s County, Maryland. This action follows the June 8, 2017 vote by the Dimensions Board to approve the affiliation under which UMMS would become the sole corporate member of Dimensions Health Corporation.

UMMS and Dimensions will now work toward completion of several remaining legal, regulatory, financial and transactional details required to complete the transition of Dimensions to UMMS ownership, which is expected to take place in the next several months.   

Dimensions and UMMS will continue to inform constituents of significant developments along this journey toward a new era of health care for Prince George’s County and the Southern Maryland region, bringing an expanded array of the highest quality health care services through a university-based health system. Groundbreaking for the construction of a new regional medical center in Largo is expected later this year.   

About the University of Maryland Medical System

The University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) is an academic-based health system providing primary and specialty care in more than 150 locations across 12 Maryland counties, with more than 4,000 physicians and 24,000 employees. Our hospitals include the flagship academic downtown campus University of Maryland Medical Center and 10 affiliated acute care hospitals serving urban, suburban and rural communities: UMMC Midtown Campus, UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center, UM Charles Regional Medical Center, UM Harford Memorial Hospital, UM Shore Regional Health (campuses in Chestertown, Dorchester & Easton), UM St. Joseph Medical Center and University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Medical Center. UMMS hospitals benefit from the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s world-renowned faculty, innovative and cutting-edge medicine and research. UMMS also operates two specialty hospitals - University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute and the Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital (a joint venture with Johns Hopkins Medicine), as well as the freestanding UM Shore Emergency Center at Queenstown and the UM Shore Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Chestertown, UM Community Medical Group, University of Maryland Medical System Health Plans for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries and the UM Quality Care Network.