The Western Maryland Health System offers a comprehensive range of general and specialty services for medical, surgical, pediatric, and obstetrical patients. Sophisticated diagnostic testing services are provided at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center as well as at off-site, outpatient diagnostic centers. An extensive range of physician specialties is available, with over 200 physicians practicing in the community.
In an effort to further enhance health care services, WMHS developed 8 Specialty Centers: Children’s and Adolescents’ Health, Orthopedics and Joint Reconstruction, Trauma Services, Women’s Health, Behavioral Health, Cardiac Services, Oncology Services, and Outpatient Services.
Emergency services are provided at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center and it is also a designated Area wide Trauma Center by the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS). Critical care services, as well as surgical services, are available and a 21-bed comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation unit complements the trauma program.
The Heart Institute at WMHS opened in November 2000 and provides a comprehensive range of cardiac diagnostic and treatment services, including open-heart surgery and interventional cardiology (angioplasty).
A full range of cancer services is available through the WMHS Regional Cancer Center, which is located on the first floor of the hospital and is accredited by the American College of Surgeons. Included in the WMHS program are diagnostic testing; a wide array of treatment services, including radiation oncology; hospice services, and many patient support services.
Long-term care services are provided through the Frostburg Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, an 88-bed nursing home.
Improving the community’s overall health is an important aspect of WMHS. Health promotion activities include health screenings, classes on adopting healthy lifestyles, and exercise programs. Special activities for children and senior citizens, as well as other at-risk populations, are offered throughout the year.