At University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center, Expert ER Care Starts Faster. A visit to an emergency room shouldn’t mean hurry up and wait. At UM SJMC, we’ve dramatically reduced wait times. Now care begins in minutes.

We’ve re-engineered our ER process with advanced protocols that mean detailed care plans are already in place for most emergency care needs. It’s like your care has begun before you even arrive. And it’s working.

At UM SJMC, you’ll find caring experts to treat any type of emergency, from pediatric to geriatric. We have heart, stroke, orthopaedic and gastroenterology specialists available. That’s comforting when minutes matter.

We’re also the first hospital in the area to use LifeNet, allowing your EKG to be transmitted from an ambulance in-route, so your treatment plan will be in place when you get here. And you and your family will also appreciate our ER’s private rooms, each with a TV, phone and limited WiFi access.

Our group of Emergency Physicians, Osler Drive Emergency Physicians Associates (ODEPA), is the longest standing Emergency Medicine group in the country. The founders of the group began practice in 1967. Today their legacy continues with a group of qualified emergency practitioners whose sole allegiance is to UM SJMC.

We are proud to say that today we believe our The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Emergency Department. is better and faster than ever before.