About

UPMC Western Maryland provides healthcare services for residents in Allegany and Garrett Counties in Maryland and surrounding counties in West Virginia and Pennsylvania. State-of-the-art medical equipment and an experienced staff ensure community members have access to serious medicine close to home.

Welcome to UPMC Western Maryland

THANK YOU FOR CHOOSING UPMC Western Maryland. WE ARE PLEASED TO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO PROVIDE YOUR CARE AND LOOK FORWARD TO PARTNERING WITH YOU TO IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH AND WELL-BEING.

— Michele R. Martz, President

Community

UPMC Western Maryland is committed to working with patients and their families to meet healthcare needs and improve over health, both in and out of the hospital room. In order to promote a healthy community, UPMC Western Maryland and the Allegany County Health Department (ACHD) conducted a recent community health needs assessment. Based on the information collected, UPMC Western Maryland, ACHD and various community partners developed a local health action plan.

Every three years, UPMC hospitals conduct a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA). To access the assessments and to learn how the hospitals are addressing important community health needs, click here.

The priorities identified in the current community health needs assessment are:

  • Transportation
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Prevention – Youth Risk Reduction

“These action plans are designed to engage everyone in the community, including businesses, churches, civic organizations, and individuals,” explains Nancy Forlifer, Director of Community Wellness at UPMC Western Maryland “The strategies range from education about making healthier choices on a personal level to the implementation of public policy changes that promote better health.”

The Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) and Local Health Action Plan (LHAP) are available at www.alleganyhealthplanningcoalition.com.

Click HERE to download a PDF version of the 2020 CHNA. Click here for the 20172014 or 2011 CHNA.

The Coalition meets bi-monthly and the public is welcome to attend the meetings, which are held at the Allegany County Health Department on Willowbrook Road. The meeting schedule and the minutes from the meetings are available on the website.

Founding partners of the Allegany County Health Planning Coalition include the Allegany County Health Department, UPMC Western Maryland, Allegany County Board of Education, County United Way, Allegany County Human Resource Development Commission, Tri-State Community Health Center, Allegany Health Right, and the AHEC West.

More information is available by calling UPMC Western Maryland Community Health and Wellness at 240-964-8422 or the Allegany County Health Department at 301-759-5000.

Mission Statement

To serve our community by providing outstanding patient care and to shape tomorrow’s health system through clinical and technological innovation, research, and education.

 

Western Maryland Health System - Hospital Entrance / Hallway

UPMC Western Maryland Vision

UPMC will lead the transformation of health care. The UPMC model will be nationally recognized for redefining health care by:

  • Putting our patients, health plan members, employees, and community at the center of everything we do and creating a model that ensures that every patient gets the right care, in the right way, at the right time, every time.
  • Harnessing our integrated capabilities to deliver both superb state-of-the-art care to our patients and high value to our stakeholders.
  • Employing our partnership with the University of Pittsburgh to advance the understanding of disease, its prevention, treatment, and cure.
  • Serving the underserved and disadvantaged and advancing excellence and innovation throughout health care.
  • Fueling the development of new businesses globally that are consistent with our mission as an ongoing catalyst and driver of economic development for the benefit of the residents of the region.

UPMC Western Maryland Values

Quality and Safety

We create a safe environment where quality is our guiding principle.

Dignity and Respect

We treat all individuals with dignity and respect.

Caring and Listening

We listen to and care for our patients, our health plan members, our fellow employees, our physicians, and our community.

Responsibility and Integrity

We perform our work with the highest levels of responsibility and integrity.

Excellence and Innovation

We think creatively and build excellence into everything that we do.