Frederick Memorial Hospital


  • Started as a two-ward hospital with an “accident room” for emergencies has grown into a state-of-the-art healthcare facility with 233 beds
  • Designated as a Primary Stroke Center, Accredited Chest Pain Center
  • Recognized by The Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for achieving excellence in performance on its accountability measures during 2012 for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care

Pediatric ED/Inpatient Combined Unit

  • Pediatric ED Volume 14,000
  • Average Pediatric Inpatient census: 2
  • 13 Pediatric ED beds/6 Pediatric Inpatient beds as a single unit
  • Cohesive nursing team
  • Opportunity to teach 3rd year medical students
  • Neonatologist on site 24/7, no newborn/delivery responsibilities
  • Established innovations such as high-flow nasal cannula, intranasal medications, subcutaneous hydration

Emergency Department

  • 28,000 square feet, 51-bed department, all private rooms, 8 Fast Track beds
  • Diagnostic Imaging suite for digital x-ray, CT Scan and Ultrasound
  • 58 hours of physician coverage and 40 hours of APP coverage
  • Meditech EMR system
  • Separate Pediatric Emergency Department
  • Adult and Pediatric Hospitalist Service
  • Closed Observation Care Unit


Frederick County is the second fastest growing county in Maryland with an estimated population of more than 233,000.  Frederick, Maryland is less than one hour from Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and nearby Gettysburg, Antietam, and Harpers Ferry. Aside from its history, charm, and cultural abundance, the town’s location affords its residents a huge variety of activities, from outdoor pursuits like hiking, camping, hunting, and fishing in the mountains, to the infinite variety of entertainment and culture in nearby Washington DC and Baltimore. The Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic beaches are also within reach of a day trip. Frederick simply offers an excellent lifestyle for almost any family. 

Frederick County Public Schools (FCPS) system is consistently ranked as one of the best in the nation. FCPS ranks first in statewide 2012 School Progress Index accountability data, which includes overall student performance, closing achievement gaps, student growth and college and career preparation. FCPS achievement exceeds Maryland averages with scores that consistently surpass state and national averages on measures such as the College Board SAT.


Frederick Memorial Hospital

 Frederick Memorial Hospital

400 W 7th St.
Frederick, MD 21701

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Vipul Kella MD Chairman of Emergency Medicine

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