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Patient & Family Experience

Our team of doctors, nurses and staff is committed to providing you and your family with quality, compassionate care when you need it. We work together and with you to ensure that you have the support you need throughout each step of the treatment process.

Featured Story

Elbow surgery saves MMA fighter's career.

Jonathan Delbrugge is a top ranking professional mixed martial arts fighter from Maryland. When an excruciating bone spur in his elbow started to impact his competitive edge, he sought out the expertise of orthopedic surgeon Jason Stein, MD, a shoulder and elbow expert at MedStar Union Memorial. Soon, he was back winning in the ring.

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Quality & Awards

U.S. News & World Report

MedStar Union Memorial is consistently recognized as one of the best regional hospitals for orthopedics. We are also ranked as "high performing" in knee replacement, one of U.S. News & World Report's "Common Care" procedures.

The Joint Commission

As the first hospital in Maryland to receive advanced spine surgery certification, MedStar Union Memorial underwent a rigorous review to demonstrate a consistent approach to care. We have also earned advanced certification for hip and knee surgery.

Blue Distinction Center+

Blue Cross Blue Shield named MedStar Union Memorial a Blue Distinction Center+ for hip and knee replacement and spine surgery. This designation means that we meet patient safety, quality outcomes and cost of care measures.

Strong Patient Outcomes

Evidence shows that 93 percent of spine discectomy patients self-reported functional improvement after surgery, as did 85 percent of lumbar fusion patients and 84 percent of cervical fusion patients. These surgical outcomes illustrate our excellence.