GBMC HealthCare is a private, not-for-profit corporation that owns and operates Greater Baltimore Medical Center, a regional community hospital in Towson, Maryland, two miles north of Baltimore City. GBMC HealthCare also owns and operates Greater Baltimore Medical Associates (GBMA), and Gilchrist Hospice Care, the largest not-for-profit hospice organization in the state of Maryland.
Incorporated in 1960, GBMC HealthCare consolidated the operations of two specialty Baltimore hospitals: The Hospital for the Women of Maryland, of Baltimore City and Presbyterian Eye, Ear and Throat Charity Hospital. The services were relocated to serve the growing population in suburban Baltimore County, and GBMC opened its doors in 1965 as a regional medical center, providing general acute and specific specialized services to the northern portion of Baltimore City, most of Baltimore County, and portions of Anne Arundel, Carroll, Harford and Howard counties.
The Hospital for the Women of Maryland, of Baltimore City had a unique specialization, opening in 1882 in Bolton Hill as only the second women's hospital in the country. The Presbyterian Eye, Ear and Throat Charity Hospital had nearly 100 years of excellence in ophthalmology and otolaryngology, originating as a clinic in a Civil War surgeon's East Baltimore carriage house in 1887.