A region with an exceptional quality of life.
MedStar Health locations and career opportunities are wide-reaching, from major cities and suburbs to rural locations. Join us in the center of it all, where you can focus your knowledge and expertise on providing exceptional patient care. Our sites of care are in the following areas, which offer enjoyable lifestyles.
Harford County, Maryland
Harford County is just 25 miles north of Baltimore but offers a completely unique working and lifestyle experience. This vibrant area is home to more than 250,000 residents and features bustling urban areas, quaint neighborhoods, historic harbor towns, and a culture all its own. Activities abound, including running, hiking, and biking at a variety of nature parks; boating and fishing on local waterways; golfing at numerous local courses; and enjoying seasonal events and festivities. Catch Harford’s minor league baseball team at Ripken Stadium, enjoy local wineries and breweries, and tempt your taste buds with sensational cuisine from more than 50 restaurants. Find fresh produce at one of many rural farms. Go antiquing or shopping in a great selection of malls, shopping centers, and independent shops. It’s all here, including the MedStar Health Bel Air Medical Campus, one of our innovative multispecialty centers.
Howard County, Maryland
Howard County, centrally located between Baltimore and Washington, D.C., is one of the nation’s most outstanding places to live, work, and play. Here, you’ll find the perfect mix of hip and history and a balanced blend of pastoral farmlands, suburban neighborhoods, historic towns, and urban lifestyles. This county is home to Columbia and Ellicott City—two of “America’s Best Places to Live” according to Money magazine and a school system that ranks in Forbes’ top ten in the nation. There is so much to see, do, and experience in Howard County: world-class entertainment at Merriweather Post Pavilion, local arts, high-end shopping, antiquing, and an abundance of recreational activities anywhere within our 30 regional and community parks, seven golf courses, five lakes, or 200 miles of trails.
Baltimore and its suburbs, as well as the surrounding rural areas, offer a unique blend of history, culture, and the arts—and, of course, the beautiful Chesapeake Bay. Downtown beckons you with its popular Inner Harbor, highly rated restaurants, theater, nightlife, and major league sports teams. The suburbs offer a great selection of homes in welcoming neighborhoods with excellent schools, shopping, and family activities. Rural areas are accented by quiet rolling hills, lush forests, and charming small towns. MedStar Health hospitals serving Baltimore include MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital, MedStar Harbor Hospital, and MedStar Union Memorial Hospital.
Historic and beautiful, Olney is situated near the middle of Montgomery County, “Maryland’s Gateway to the Nation’s Capital.” Frequently cited as a best place to live, Olney abounds with welcoming neighborhoods, good schools, two nearby museums, four area parks, a private country club, and a golf driving range. You’ll also find local farmers’ and artists’ markets, performing arts at the Olney Theatre Center, and a good selection of restaurants—including the historic Olney Ale House—plus great shopping and reliable public transportation. MedStar Montgomery Medical Center is located in Olney.
Anne Arundel County, Maryland
Anne Arundel is a beautiful county located near Baltimore and Washington, D.C. The county provides access to everything the Chesapeake Bay has to offer. With over 576,000 residents who call Anne Arundel County home, this location captures a beautiful landscape rich with history. Some of the notable historic destinations include the U.S. Naval Academy, Fort George G. Meade, Arundel Cove Archaeological Site, Baltimore Light Station (Gibson Island), and the U.S. Coast Guard Yard – Curtis Bay. From the cobblestone streets of Annapolis to the scenic waterfront views, this county offers top-rated public schools, beautiful parks and gardens, fine restaurants, wonderful shopping, and an array of housing options. MedStar Health has outpatient locations throughout the county.
The state capital of Maryland, historic Annapolis is nestled on the western shore of the beautiful Chesapeake Bay, 25 miles south of Baltimore. It is home to some 39,000 residents, the U.S. Naval Academy, and the Maryland State House—the nation’s oldest continuously used legislative building. With good schools, affordable homes and apartments, and great restaurants and nightlife, it is A-rated by Niche.com as a 2017 Best Place to Live for millennials and families. Popular attractions include the Banneker-Douglass Museum, hiking and biking the 340 acres of Quiet Waters Park, Thomas Point Shoal Light Station, St. Anne’s Church, and the Naval Academy and Annapolis Maritime museums. MedStar Cardiology Associates is located in Annapolis.
Founded in the 1770s, Clinton has about 35,000 residents and offers both private and public schools, plus a wide selection of single-family homes and townhomes. Nearby Louise F. Cosca Regional Park is ideal for hiking, fishing, and camping and has its own nature museum. Miller Farms bakery and farmers’ market are favorite spots for families. A major retail complex offers excellent shopping, and public transportation is very reliable with Metro buses providing direct links to the Washington, D.C., Metrorail system. MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center is located in Clinton.
Originally explored by Captain John Smith in the early 1600s, this region is rich in history and includes the Western Shore counties of Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s. Southern Maryland is a peninsula bounded by the Chesapeake Bay and the Potomac River. Its quaint mix of small towns and rural and farm areas hosts a population of about 350,000 people. Popular area attractions include historic St. Mary’s City with its tall ship Maryland Dove and a 17th-century plantation, the Samuel A. Mudd House, the Calvert Marine Museum, the Patuxent Wine Trail, and many charming bed and breakfasts. MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center is located in nearby Clinton, Maryland, and St. Mary’s Hospital is located in Leonardtown, Maryland.
Leonardtown is a beautiful small community nestled on Breton Bay in historic St. Mary’s County. Established in 1660, it’s also the state’s oldest municipality. Today, more than 105,000 people reside in St. Mary’s County. With brick sidewalks, a quaint downtown, historic attractions, and Old World charm, Leonardtown is reminiscent of a European village. It is home to approximately 3,500 people and features its own town square, a scenic waterfront and wharf, a winery, art galleries, antique shops, excellent restaurants, and more. You will also find good schools and a great selection of homes in welcoming neighborhoods and rural settings. MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital is located in Leonardtown.
The Washington, D.C., metro area is a fascinating and incredibly diverse place to live and work. Here, you’ll find outstanding museums and national treasures, good schools, prestigious colleges and universities, professional sports teams, world-renowned restaurants, and exciting nightlife. The city offers a wide range of living options—from urban condos and apartments to suburban townhouses and single-family homes in close-knit communities and quiet rural locations. D.C.’s central east coast location makes it easy to get away to nearby cities or to take a short drive to beautiful beaches or picturesque mountains.
Located next to our nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., northern Virginia has kept its own character reminiscent of colonial times, equestrian farms, and cobblestone streets leading to quaint taverns, chic shops, and historical gems. There are many unique historic sites, museums, performance venues, and natural wonders located in Fairfax County. Old Town Alexandria is the heart of the region George Washington called home. This quaint town is home to some of the region’s best restaurants; vibrant arts culture, including the popular Torpedo Factory Art Center; a thriving boutique scene; numerous boat tours and water taxis; and creative cocktails and craft brews, including Alexandria’s own Port City Brewing Company, named the “Best Small Brewery in America.” Also known as “Horse Country,” this region has steeplechase races, horse shows, and polo matches. It features something for everyone and is conveniently located.