To be officially recognized as a community benefit under current Maryland law, an activity must be intended to address community needs and priorities primarily through disease prevention and improvement and improvement of health status, including:
• Health services provided to vulnerable or underserved populations
• Financial or in-kind support of public health programs
• Donations of funds, property, or other resources that contribute to a community priority
• Health care cost containment activities
• Health education, screening and prevention services
Annually, Baltimore Washington Medical Center submits a report to the state of Maryland measuring the community benefit provided. These reports summarize the broad range of health services and support activities we offer to meet the needs of the community.