Meritus Medical Center is an acute care hospital located in Hagerstown, Maryland with more than 300 beds, along with the most advanced technologies available. Services include a special care nursery, a level III trauma program, a primary stroke center, and a wound center, as well as a cardiac diagnostic laboratory. Other hospital services that address outpatient needs are the John R. Marsh Cancer Center, Meritus Physical Therapy and the Center for Clinical Research. State-of-the-art medical technologies at Meritus Medical Center include advanced 3T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), single-photo-emission computed tomography (SPECT) scanners, daVinci and ROSA surgical robots and cardiac interventions.
The inpatient rehabilitation unit at Meritus Medical Center is the region's only rehabilitation provider accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). Our staff of experienced health care professionals are experts at helping people return to their lives after trauma, injury or illness. Whatever your illness or injury may be, our caring and compassionate staff will tailor a complete program of treatment and therapy to address your unique needs.
One of the most important decisions you will make is where to deliver your baby! At Meritus Medical Center, we know how special the birth of your baby is to you. We also know that parents-to-be expect expert medical care, compassionate nursing, and a family-centered environment. Your room will be fully equipped for labor, delivery, postpartum, and newborn care. After birth, your baby stays in the room with you, which allows you the freedom to see, touch, and hold your baby any time you want. If your newborn needs advanced care, our Level II Special Care Nursery provides specialized care, eliminating the need to travel outside of the area.
At Meritus Medical Center we use a team of hospital based medical providers known as hospitalists to care for our patients. The team consists of physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants who are trained in caring for patients in the hospital setting. They manage day-to-day care and provide prompt and complete attention to all patient care needs including diagnosis, treatment, and the performance of medical procedures (within their scope of practice). They facilitate collaboration, communication, and coordination with all physicians, healthcare personnel, and care team members caring for hospitalized patient. Hospitalists assist in supporting safe transitioning of patient care within the hospital, and from the hospital to the community. The hospitalist’s extensive clinical experience in caring for some of the most complex medically ill patients as well as the hospitalist’s focus on providing patient-centered care translates into safer, higher quality care for our patients.
Meritus Medical Center uses pediatric hospitalists to provide compassionate care to children in our hospital. These providers are pediatricians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants who are specially trained in providing care for children and adolescents who need advanced inpatient care. They facilitate collaboration, communication, and coordination with all physicians, healthcare personnel, and care team members caring for hospitalized patients. Pediatric hospitalists assist in supporting safe transitioning of patient care within the hospital, and from the hospital to the community.
Providing care for patients 18 and older, who are suffering from a drug and/or alcohol addiction and are seeking help. The crisis center provides care in a home-like environment to address addiction with a supportive team who understands addiction.
A person may require extended observation and monitoring for up to 72 hours until direct linkage to the next provider can be safely arranged. Admissions are made via the Mental Health Walk-In Care facility or the Meritus Medical Center Emergency Department. Medicare, Medicaid, private Insurance and self-pay accepted.