Serving Towson's Healthcare Needs
Serving the healthcare needs of the community, the Greater Baltimore Medical Center, St. Joseph Medical Center and the Sheppard Pratt Health System are all located in the Towson area.
In October 1965, Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GGMC) opened in Towson and now has 314 licensed beds and residency programs in medicine, ophthalmology, otolaryngology, obstetrics, gynecology and podiatry. It employs 2,386 full-time employees, 1,417 physicians, 76 medical residents as well as 730 volunteers. GBMC is a non-profit healthcare organization licensed and accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation for Health Care Organizations (JCAHO).
St. Joseph Medical Center is a 365-bed acute care, not-for-profit, regional medical center located on a 37-acre site in Towson that offers a comprehensive range of health services for both inpatients and outpatients. The tradition of concern for the delivery of high quality healthcare remains as strong today as it was more than 135 years ago when it was founded. St. Joseph Medical Center is accredited by the Joint Commission of Accreditation for Health Care Organizations.
Sheppard Pratt Health System is a private, non-profit behavioral health organization that provides a full range of services in a variety of settings to meet the needs of children, adolescents, adults and older adults. Headquartered in Towson, Maryland, just outside of Baltimore, Sheppard Pratt has 1,500 employees and programs in 11 counties of Maryland and in Baltimore City.
Built on what had been a 340-acre farm a few miles north of Baltimore City, the Sheppard Asylum was greatly enhanced by an endowment from Enoch Pratt in 1896, and subsequently renamed Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospital.
In 2003 Sheppard Pratt Health System served more than 34,000 individuals and provided 799,306 units of mental health services, which describes patient days of hospitalization, partial hospitalization, residential treatment or respite, or of special education, psychiatric rehabilitation or outpatient programming operated by Sheppard Pratt.