Welcome to University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center

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UM St. Joseph Medical Center is a Catholic acute care hospital that observes the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services. Originally called St. Joseph German Hospital, it was founded in 1864 by the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia. The organization moved to its current location in Towson, Maryland in 1965. UM St. Joseph is a proud member of the University of Maryland Medical System, a multi-hospital system with academic, community and specialty service missions reaching every part of the state and beyond.

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Health Benefits

Our comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits offer a variety of affordable options to keep you and your family healthy and include prescription drug coverage and tax-free savings plans. We give you choices for your healthcare needs.

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Our Wellness programs are designed with your physical, financial, emotional, and spiritual wellness in mind. In addition to a FREE on-site 24/7 Employee Fitness Center, we offer free yoga classes, wellness screenings, lunch and learns, on-site Weight Watchers meetings, fitness challenges, and more.

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Career Development

UM SJMC supports your continuing education and career advancement by offering tuition reimbursement up to $5,000 for undergraduate and $10,000 for graduate studies each year.

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Employee Assistance Program

To help our team and their families discover a healthy balance in life, we offer free and confidential counseling available around-the-clock. In addition, we offer peer support through the RISE program (Resilience In Stressful Encounters) to any staff who encounters a stressful clinically related event, in order to facilitate staff resilience and recovery.

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Rewards & Recognition

Our Positive Points program allows you to earn points for service anniversaries, peer recognition, and recognizable moments. Cash these points in for gifts of your choosing from household goods, outdoor adventures, and personal treasures. In addition, as a member of UMMS you are eligible for many community discounts.

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On-Site Daycare & FREE Parking

At SJMC, we offer affordable on-site daycare for our employees’ children. In addition, employees enjoy convenient FREE Parking on our beautiful campus.


Our True North

Our True North is our focus on Our Patients, Our Colleagues and Our Community. It is why we come to work every day.

Our Mission

UM St. Joseph Medical Center will be guided by our Catholic health care tradition of loving service and compassionate care. As an integral member of University of Maryland Medical System, we provide access to a full spectrum of health care services that improves the health of the communities we serve.

UM St. Joseph’s Vision

UM St. Joseph Medical Center, guided by our Catholic health care values, will be known for our ability to deliver the highest quality, innovative and coordinated care for the communities we serve.

Our Values

UM St. Joseph Medical Center embraces a mission of loving service and compassionate care for all regardless of ability to pay. Our core values are:

Reverence: respect for all people as God’s loved children
Integrity: Coherence between what we say and what we do/how we do it
Compassion: Ability to enter into another’s joy and sorrow
Excellence: Always putting forth our personal and professional best efforts
Stewardship: Taking care of our patients and each other

It’s really refreshing to work among a group of people who are truly passionate about what they do.

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