Community Impact

Region's Largest Employer

  • The 2,300 employees at WMHS received $143.8 million in salaries and benefits in FY14.
  • The economic impact of WMHS employees on the region is $234 million; our overall economic impact exceeds $300 million.
  • For each job at WMHS, another 2 jobs are supported in the local economy—or 4,500 in our region.

Investment in Goods and Services

  • Local purchases for goods and services exceeded $20 million.
  • Over $4 million spent in capital equipment acquisition and renovation.

Community Benefit FY14

Over $14 million spent on financial assistance for patients who could not afford their care

Another $22 million supported programs and services that benefit the community
Community Benefit
WMHS Community Benefits Report ( HTML | PDF )

Good Corporate Neighbor

Employees provide countless hours of volunteer time to the schools, churches, athletic groups and other organizations in their communities.

Employees participate in fundraising activities for organizations that provide support services for our patients. Employees also donated school supplies, food, and other items needed by local organizations.

Members of senior management serves on the boards of many organizations:
  • Allegany College of Maryland
  • Allegany County Animal Shelter Foundation
  • Allegany County Chamber of Commerce
  • Allegany Health Right

  • Associated Charities
  • Boy Scouts of America, Potomac Council
  • Chesapeake Regional Information System for our Patients
  • Colonial Regional Alliance
  • Community Trust Foundation
  • County United Way (Allegany and Mineral Counties)
  • Family Junction
  • FSU College of Business Advisory Board
  • FSU Nursing Advisory Committee
  • The Greater Cumberland Committee
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Jane’s Place
  • Kiwanis Club of Cumberland
  • Leadership Allegany
  • Leadership Maryland
  • Lioness Club of Fort Ashby
  • March of Dimes
  • Maryland Board of Nursing
  • Maryland Health Education Institute (MHEI)
  • Maryland Hospital Association
  • Rotary Club of Cumberland
Recycling efforts resulted in 106 tons of cardboard, 176 pounds of paper, 800 pounds of steel and 2182 pounds of plastic being recycled instead of to landfills


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