MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center | 20735 | MedStar Health

Why choose us

Our hospital center is leading the way by providing the highest quality clinical care with advanced technology, innovative medical services, and the region's top doctors. Our hospital center not only treats illnesses and injuries but also promotes wellness and community health.

We are a full-service acute care facility with more than 44,000 emergency room visits and nearly  11,000 admissions each year. Our hospital's commitment to advanced technology distinguishes it from community hospitals. Our goal is to help residents of Southern Maryland achieve the highest possible level of physical and mental health, and thereby improve the quality of life in our community.

We strive to provide comprehensive inpatient, outpatient, and community services to residents of Southern Maryland.

We achieve quality, safety, wellness, and patient satisfaction through a spirit of patient-centered services that connect us to the community we serve.

  • Our Heart and Vascular Center’s cardiac catheterization laboratories are the site of life-saving interventions for heart attack patients, elective angioplasties, and diagnostic procedures. 
  • We have the MedStar Georgetown Cancer Institute (MGCI) at MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center, which has technology not available anywhere else in the area, such as Halcyon™ treatment system and Zap-X®
  • We have a Level II Special Care Nursery
  • We have a strong neurosciences program, with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital neurologists and neurosurgeons available onsite.

Visiting us

Our hospital is in the heart of Southern Maryland and is only 11 miles from Washington, D.C. Our goal is to help residents of Southern Maryland achieve the highest possible level of physical and mental health, and thereby improve the quality of life in our community. Here is the information you’ll need while visiting us.

Patient and visitor information

Whether you are visiting a friend, coming for a doctor's appointment, having some tests, or being admitted as a patient, we want you to feel safe and comfortable. Please review the following information before your visit.

In-patient experience

While you are here in the hospital, we’ll make sure your stay is as safe, pleasant, and comfortable as possible. Here’s all you need to know.


MedStar Health participates with most major health insurance plans. Please contact your insurance company to make sure your plan is covered.

Meet our providers

At MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center, our physicians provide collaborative, integrated, high-quality care. We work closely with referring physicians, ensuring that patients receive a seamless continuum of care.

Commitment to Health Equity

Health inequities reflect a complex web of systemic factors that exist nationally and can negatively impact the health of historically marginalized communities.

We believe every person deserves an equal opportunity to achieve their highest level of health, and we will be bold in addressing health inequities impacting our communities by ensuring an inclusive experience, delivering high-quality and safe care equitably, and giving support to those who face social barriers to living their healthiest life possible.

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Stories from around the hospital

We have a quarterly magazine to keep you informed about health-related issues and the services offered at the hospital.

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