J. Keith Lynch, MD
One of the first things you'll notice when you walk into either one of University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health hospitals is a definite culture. Both University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Medical Center and University of Maryland Harford Memorial Hospital are quality focused, patient centered and physician friendly places to work. There is a strong and uniquely effective working relationship between the medical staff leadership, administration and the board which has led to numerous physician driven initiatives such as the recent opening of the Kaufmann Cancer Center.
Our affiliation with University of Maryland Medical System has been a win-win for UM Upper Chesapeake Health, allowing us the benefits of being connected to a large academic institution while preserving the personalized patient-physician relationships and feel of a community hospital. The UCH UMMS relationship, which includes shared data and shared best practices, has also helped us to achieve excellent results in the areas of quality care and patient safety.