Stroke Centers

Maryland’s statewide regional system approach to stroke care continues to evolve with the publication of new research findings on stroke care. In FY 2023, the Stroke Quality Improvement Committee (Stroke QIC), consisting of Maryland 14 hospitals’ stroke program coordinators and stroke program medical directors, focused on ongoing initiatives for improving stroke care in Maryland. Following the promulgated and enacted revision and updates to the COMAR regulations for Primary Stroke Center (PSC) and Comprehensive Stroke Center (CSC) in FY 2022, two additional stroke center designations were promulgated and enacted for the improvement of the regional system of care approach. The two types of center designations are the Acute Stroke Ready Hospital Center (ASRHC) and the Thrombectomy-Capable Primary Stroke Center (TCPSC). All stroke centers maintain their designations for up to five years. In FY 2023, two PSCs achieved an initial designation as a TCPSC, and six PSCs designations were renewed. Currently, Maryland has designated 32 Primary Stroke Centers, three Comprehensive Stroke Centers, and four Thrombectomy-Capable Primary Stroke Centers.

Kenny Barajas, DNP, CEN
Chief, Office of Care Integration

Primary Stroke Centers

COMAR 30.08.11 – Designated Primary Stroke Center Standards

Anne Arundel Medical Center
Atlantic General Hospital
Baltimore Washington Medical Center (UM)
CalvertHealth Medical Center
Capital Region Medical Center (UMCRH)
Carroll Hospital (LifeBridge)
Charles Regional Medical Center (UM) [map]
Doctor's Community Hospital
Easton (UMSRH)
Frederick Health Hospital
Good Samaritan Hospital (MedStar)
Greater Baltimore Medical Center
Harbor Hospital (MedStar)
Harford Memorial Hospital (UMUCH)
Holy Cross Germantown
Holy Cross Hospital

Howard County General Hospital (JHU)
Mercy Hospital Center
Meritus Medical Center
Midtown Campus (UM)
Montgomery Medical Center (MedStar)
Northwest Hospital (LifeBridge)
Peninsula Regional (TidalHealth)
Southern Maryland Hospital (MedStar)
St. Agnes Hospital (Ascension)
St. Joseph Medical Center (UM)
St. Mary's Hospital (MedStar)
Suburban Hospital (JHM)
Union Hospital (ChristianaCare)
Union Memorial Hospital (MedStar)
Upper Chesapeake Medical Center (UMUCH)
Western Maryland (UPMC)
White Oak Medical Center (Adventist)

Thrombectomy-Capable Primary Stroke Center

COMAR 30.08.19 – Designated Thrombectomy-Capable Primary Stroke Center Standards

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center (JHM)
Shady Grove Adventist Hospital
Sinai Hospital
Suburban Hospital

Comprehensive Stroke Centers

COMAR 30.08.17 – Comprehensive Stroke Center Standards

MedStar Franklin Square Hospital
Johns Hopkins Hospital (JHM)
University of Maryland Medical Center

Acute Stroke Ready

COMAR 30.08.18 – Designated Acute Stroke ready Center

UM Upper Chesapeake Medical Center Aberdeen

Timetable of Designations

Hospital Year of Designation
Adventist Shady Grove Medical Center 2022
Doctor's Community Hospital 2021
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center 2021
Johns Hopkins Hospital 2023
Johns Hopkins Suburban Hospital 2022
LifeBridge Northwest Hospital 2019
LifeBridge Sinai Hospital of Baltimore 2022
MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center 2023
MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital 2022
MedStar Harbor Hospital 2022
MedStar Montgomery Medical Center 2022
MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital 2022
MedStar St. Mary's Hospital 2022
MedStar Union Memorial Hospital 2022
Mercy Medical Center 2022
Meritus Medical Center 2022
TidalHealth Peninsula Regional 2022
Univ of MD Aberdeen/Harford Hospital 2024
Univ of MD Baltimore Washington Medical Center 2022
Univ of MD Capital Region 2021
Univ of MD Charles Regional Medical Center 2023
Univ of MD Medical Center 2019
Univ of MD Midtown Campus 2023
Univ of MD Saint Joseph's Medical Center 2022
Univ of MD Shore Medical Center at Easton 2022
Univ of MD Upper Chesapeake Medical Center 2022
UPMC Western Maryland  2022

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