Starting in January 2021, Kaiser Permanente members can receive comprehensive maternity services at Anne Arundel Medical Center, in Annapolis, MD. The hospital has been a premier hospital partner to Kaiser Permanente, a health system with more than 770,000 members in the mid-Atlantic region, since 2015.
“Our award-winning Permanente physicians look forward to delivering babies at Anne Arundel Medical Center. The hospital’s commitment to medical excellence matches ours,” said Richard McCarthy, MD, medical director for Kaiser Permanente. “Our Permanente physicians are able to provide exceptional inpatient care at Anne Arundel Medical Center, so we are thrilled to expand the hospital-based services we offer there.”
For Kaiser Permanente members in Annapolis and surrounding areas, the Kaiser Permanente Annapolis Medical Center offers a full range of comprehensive outpatient services, including primary care, orthopedics, cardiology, podiatry, dermatology, radiology, laboratory and pharmacy. With Anne Arundel Medical Center nearby, Kaiser Permanente members have a convenient option when inpatient or other hospital-based services are needed. The addition of maternity services in January further expands the comprehensive hospital care available to Kaiser Permanente members at the facility.
As part of Luminis Health, Anne Arundel Medical Center welcomes more than 5,000 babies into the world each year — the second most in the state of Maryland. It is also home to a Level III neonatal intensive care unit, which provides care to critically ill babies.
“As the second busiest delivery site in the state, our ability to provide high quality, low cost, patient- and family-centered care has positioned us to deliver on the promise of high value maternal and neonatal services. We are excited to advance our partnership with Kaiser Permanente in this exciting new direction and proud to be recognized as a top-rated hospital,” said Monica Jones, MD, MSc, FACOG, FACS, system chair, Luminis Health Women’s and Children’s Services.
Among its many accolades for quality care, Anne Arundel Medical Center has centers of excellence in cancer, heart, joint spine and women’s and children’s services. In 2020, AAMC was recognized by US News and World Report as a top five hospital in Maryland and in 2019 the American Hospital Association awarded AAMC the Carolyn Boone Lewis Equity of Care Award.
“Bringing a baby into the world is a special and sometimes stressful time for parents,” said Amy Banulis, MD, obstetrician and medical director for Women’s and Children’s Services at Kaiser Permanente. “Kaiser Permanente’s members can rest assured that our maternity teams and hospital partners are committed to helping to ensure a safe and comforting arrival for their bundles of joy. And, it is exciting to now offer this exceptional care at Anne Arundel Medical Center.”
Kaiser Permanente currently has 12 premier hospital partners across the mid-Atlantic region. To qualify as a premier hospital, each hospital has been carefully evaluated—and is regularly reassessed—for the quality of care, comfort, and services it provides. Kaiser Permanente is rated No. 1 in the region for several clinical quality measures, including childhood immunizations and timeliness of prenatal and postpartum care for women by the National Committee for Quality Assurance. The health system currently has 33 medical centers offering a range of convenient, comprehensive services in the mid-Atlantic region, and partners with hospitals for inpatient care.