Greater Baltimore Medical Center

Greater Baltimore Medical Center

Greater Baltimore Medical Center
GBMC Healthcare
Location 6701 North Charles St. Towson, Maryland, United States
Care system Community Hospital
Hospital type Private, not-for-profit
Emergency department Yes
Beds 310
Founded 1965
Lists Hospitals in the United States

Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC) is a hospital located in the Baltimore suburb of Towson, Maryland. GBMC serves more than 26,700 inpatient cases and approximately 60,000 emergency room visits annually. GBMC’s main campus also includes three medical office buildings—Physicians Pavilion East, Physicians Pavilion West and Physicians Pavilion North I. In addition to its main campus located in Towson, GBMC’s care can be found in several facilities located throughout the community including Hereford, Hunt Manor, Hunt Valley and Owings Mills.

GBMC HealthCare is a private, not-for-profit corporation that owns and operates Greater Baltimore Medical Center. GBMC HealthCare also owns and operates Gilchrist Hospice Care (formerly known as Hospice of Baltimore and Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care), the largest not-for-profit hospice organization in the state of Maryland. The organization also includes the GBMC Foundation, which supports the GBMC mission by managing fundraising efforts.


  • History 1
  • GBMC Healthcare mission 2
  • Gilchrist Hospice Care 3
  • GBMC Foundation 4
  • Johns Hopkins medicine affiliation 5
  • Notes 6
  • External links 7


Incorporated in 1960, GBMC HealthCare consolidated the operations of two specialty Baltimore hospitals: The Hospital for Women of Maryland in Baltimore City and Presbyterian Eye, Ear and Throat Charity Hospital. The services were relocated to serve the growing population in suburban Baltimore County, and GBMC opened its doors in 1965 as a regional medical center, providing general acute and specific specialized services to the northern portion of Baltimore City, most of Baltimore County, and portions of Anne Arundel, Carroll, Harford and Howard counties.

The Hospital for Women of Maryland in Baltimore City had a unique specialization, opening in 1882 in Bolton Hill as only the second women’s hospital in the country (in 2001 the Hospital for Women was repurposed into the Meyerhoff House, a student housing facility for the Maryland Institute College of Art). The Presbyterian Eye, Ear and Throat Charity Hospital has nearly 100 years of excellence in ophthalmology and otolaryngology, originating as a clinic in the Civil War surgeon’s East Baltimore carriage house in 1887.

GBMC Healthcare mission

The Mission of GBMC HealthCare is to provide medical care and service of the highest quality to each patient with a Vision to be the leading community medical center in Maryland, committed to medical, professional and community education, and dedicated to the GREATER Values of Respect, Excellence, Accountability, Teamwork, Ethical Behavior and Results.

Gilchrist Hospice Care

Gilchrist Hospice Care, a inpatient hospice facility, located on the campus of GBMC.

GBMC Foundation

Founded in 1987, the GBMC Foundation is a charitable organization. Gifts to the GBMC Foundation support new facilities, equipment for GBMC physicians and staff, specialty programs and technologies that combine to make GBMC the community hospital of choice for residents of Central Maryland.

Johns Hopkins medicine affiliation

In 2007, GBMC and Johns Hopkins Medicine began a strategic clinical affiliation for several programs, beginning with cardiology, pediatric surgery and oncology. Additional joint clinical practices, shared satellite healthcare centers and collaboration on clinical research are possibilities for future expansion of this affiliation.[1][2] The $4 billion JHM enterprise is one of the largest employers in Maryland. Its components consistently are named at the top of national rankings for best hospital and best school of medicine, and its faculty consistently win the largest share of NIH research funds.


  1. ^ affiliation agreement
  2. ^ Press release

External links

  • Asthma Sinus Allergy Program at Greater Baltimore Medical Center (ASAP@GBMC)
  • GBMC Homepage
    • GBMC Doctor Database
    • GBMC campus map
    • Map of GBMC's Satellite Locations
  • Gilchrist Hospice Care Homepage
  • GBMC entrance on Google Street View