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Medical Center

2001 Medical Parkway
Annapolis, MD 21401

A Short History of AAMC


At the turn of the century, the growth of Annapolis as an educational and government center spurred the need for better health care. A group of enlightened and energetic towns women decided Annapolis needed a hospital, and in 1902 "The Annapolis Emergency Hospital" opened in a small cottage at Franklin and Cathedral streets. By 1910, the hospital board and medical staff agreed that a larger, modern hospital was needed to better care for patients. By 1919, a maternity ward was added to the hospital to accommodate the growing Annapolis population. By nearly the middle of the century, hospital admissions outnumbered accident room cases for the first time, confirming the need for expansion. In 1949, the hospital name was changed to Anne Arundel General Hospital. The name was changed again in 1988 to Anne Arundel Medical Center and plans began for major expansion. In 2001, Anne Arundel Medical Center consolidated its acute care services from downtown Annapolis to a new health care facility at its Medical Park campus off Jennifer Road. And in 2002, AAMC celebrated its Centennial, marking 100 years as Annapolis and the surrounding community's own regional hospital. In April 2011, the hospital completed its $424 million expansion project, which included a pediatric emergency room, an expanded general emergency room, 50 new patient beds, and eight new operating rooms.

Today, Anne Arundel Medical Center has more than 5,000 employees, medical staff members and volunteers. To learn more about current statistics, click here

Patient Care

Nearly a century later, that modest beginning has evolved into a regional health system serving a population of almost one million area residents.

Specialized alcohol and drug treatment care for adolescents and adults is provided at Pathways. Anne Arundel Diagnostics Imaging centers are located throughout Anne Arundel County and the region to provide diagnoses and treatment. Our office of Wellness and Health Promotion offers a variety of educational seminars, exercise and classes.

Today, the service area has grown far beyond the boundaries of Annapolis, and our vision has expanded to encompass so much more. This vision, Living Healthier Together, is shared by a forward-looking group of organizations and individuals whose commitment to progressive health care has propelled us to national prominence.

Given the solid foundation the hospital enjoys, AAMC offers a bright and promising future for the patients and families in our region.

Education and Training

AAMC's training programs prepare the next generation of physicians and other healthcare professionals for leadership roles in medicine. We have multiple clinical fellowships, collaborations with local colleges, and partnerships with our local school districts. Our Research Institute, part of the Johns Hopkins Clinical Research Network, helps us accelerate the transfer of new diagnostic, treatment, and disease prevention advances from the research arena into patient care.