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Creating Space for You and Your Loved Ones

September 2, 2021
In 1965, GBMC HealthCare began with a promise to the community – to always put the patient first. More than 55 years later, that simple principle continues as the driving heartbeat behind everything we do.

Today, GBMC remains the only true community-based system of care in our region. Our intentional decision to remain independent has been central to our success and to staying focused on our mission. Our vision phrase unites us: “To every patient, every time, we will provide the care that we would want for our own loved ones.”

It is this vision – created by our Board of Directors and system leadership – that guides countless decisions made by our physicians, nurses, staff, and volunteers. No matter their role, everyone on the GBMC team embodies this vision, a part of our promise.

In the decade since we created this vision, our care teams have been holding themselves accountable for keeping people healthy, not just for delivering healthcare services. Our three health systems – Greater Baltimore Medical Center, GBMC Health Partners, and Gilchrist – have each harmoniously combined expertise to walk with patients through every stage of life and meet their healthcare needs.

The next step in realizing this vision is to improve our inpatient facilities and our cancer center. Now is the time to modernize these facilities to match our redesigned care. Now is the time for The Promise Project.

To learn more about The Promise Project, track fundraising progress and learn how to make your promise, visit The Promise Project website.

Thank you for being a part of the GBMC family,

John B. Chessare, MD, MPH
John B. Chessare, MD, MPH, President and CEO, GBMC HealthCare
John R. Saunders Jr., MD
John R. Saunders Jr., MD, Campaign Chair, The Promise Project
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