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About FMH


     Thomas A. Kleinhanzl 
President and CEO


At the turn of the century there were fewer than 80 million people living in the United States. Eight thousand cars traveled less than 10 miles of paved roads, and first-class stamps cost a penny apiece. The average worker earned $12.98 per week, and could expect to live less than 47 years; and Mrs. Emma Smith decided that Frederick City needed a hospital. A determined civic leader, Mrs. Smith was able to rally the community to the cause, and in July of 1901 the corner stone for Frederick City Hospital was laid.  Just 10 months later, on May 1, 1902, the hospital opened its doors. They have remained open every moment of every day since.

What began as a 2-ward hospital with an “accident room” for emergencies has grown into a state-of-the-art healthcare facility with one of the busiest Emergency Departments in the state of Maryland. Frederick County is the second fastest growing county in Maryland with an estimated population of more than 233,000. 

Frederick Memorial Hospital is keeping pace with the the rapid growth by expanding existing services, adding new capabilities and technologies, and launching new service lines such as:




FMH Cardiology Services
                Interventional Cardiology
                     Diagnostic catheterization
                     Balloon angioplasty
                     Angioplasty with stent insertion
                     Pacemaker & Defibrilator Insertion
                     Heart Failure Device Implantation
                     Ablation procedures

 FMH Vascular Services
              ICAVL Accredited Vascular Laboratory
        Surgical Services
              Peripheral Artery Disease
              Lower extremity blockages
              Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms
              Carotid Blockages
               Kidney Artery Blockages
               Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) 

In addition to the advanced surgical services mentioned above, FMH offers state-of-the-art care in a variety of disciplines that are new to the Frederick Community, including:

CyberKnife Radiosurgery
Stroke Center of Excellence
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Center for Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine
Center for Advanced Sleep Studies & EEG

FMH continues to expand its reach beyond the walls of the Hospital's main campus. Comprehensive outpatient care and Immediate Care for non-lifethreatening illness and injuries are provided in convenient locations throughout the Frederick Community:

FMH Crestwood FMH Rose Hill FMH Urbana Mt. Airy Health Services FMH Immediate Care/Frederick

As we continue to grow into the 21st century, adopt new technologies, launch new capabilities and dedicate new outpatient services and facilities, FMH will never lose sight of its purpose so eloquently expressed by the hospital’s founder Emma Smith in 1898:  to provide “ . . .a place to care for the sick, comfort the injured, and provide peace of mind for the citizens we serve.”



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