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St. Agnes Hospital

Saint Agnes Hospital
Ascension Health
Location 900 S. Caton Avenue,, Baltimore, Maryland, United States

39°16′19″N 76°40′21″W / 39.27194°N 76.67250°W / 39.27194; -76.67250Coordinates: 39°16′19″N 76°40′21″W / 39.27194°N 76.67250°W / 39.27194; -76.67250

Care system
Hospital type Community
Affiliated university The Johns Hopkins Hospital and the University of Maryland Medical Center
Emergency department Yes
Beds 276
Founded 1823

Saint Agnes Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland is a full-service teaching hospital located at 900 S. Caton Avenue.

It is licensed and accredited with a Gold Seal of Approval from the JCAHO,[1] is designated as an American Society for Bariatric Surgery Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence[2] and is a Level IIIB Perinatal Referral Center for Maryland.[3] St. Agnes Hospital is a member of Ascension Health, the largest non-profit health care organization in the nation.[4]


The first Catholic hospital in Baltimore, Saint Agnes hospital has a long tradition of Catholic health care ministry serving the people of their community with a special concern for those who are poor and vulnerable.[5]

It was originally founded in 1823 under the name Baltimore Infirmary by the Daughters of Charity to provide nursing care for the poor. In 1876 the facility moved to its present location. In 1898 it became a sanitarium for patients suffering from mental illness and drug addiction. The hospital was reorganized as a full-service hospital in 1906 with the appointment of Dr. Joseph Colt Bloodgood as Chief of the Medical Staff.[6]

Chest Pain Emergency Center

Raymond D. Bahr, M.D. is credited with the Early Heart Attack Care (EHAC).[7] The first Chest Pain Emergency Center in the world began at Saint Agnes Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Developed in response to sudden death problems from heart attacks in the commuting, the idea of having a Chest Pain Center as part of the Emergency Room along with an educational community awareness program quickly spread across the nation and around the world.[8]

Site for International Early Lung Cancer Action Program

The Lung Cancer Treatment Center at Saint Agnes is a lung cancer screening site for the International Early Lung Cancer Action Program (I-ELCAP).[9]


Saint Agnes Hospital publishes a free magazine called 360: Your Health From Every Angle. The magazine reviews new health services from the hospital and includes healthy living tips. PDF versions are available online. They also publish a Health e-Newsletter.

Off-site Facilities

  • Seton Imaging Center
  • Seton Medical Group

Citations and footnotes

External links

  • The Saint Agnes Hospital website

Images of Saint Agnes Hospital

  • St. Agnes Hospital: Full-color postcard found in the DePaul University Libraries, Archives
  • St. Agnes Hospital: Postcard dated July 28, 1916 found in the DePaul University Libraries, Archives
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