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University of Maryland Rehabilitation and Orthopaedic Institute

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Emergency department  No
Opened  1863
Phone  +1 410-448-2500
Built  1863
Area  20 ha
Added to NRHP  24 September 1979
University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute
Location  Forest Park, northwest Baltimore and Woodlawn, suburban Baltimore County, Maryland, USA
Hospital type  Rehabilitation, Outpatient
Nearest city  Windsor Mill Road and Forest Park Avenue, Forest Park, Baltimore, Forest Park, Baltimore, Maryland and Wetheredsville, Maryland
Address  2200 Kernan Dr, Gwynn Oak, MD 21207, USA
Hours  Closed today SundayClosedMonday8:30AM–8:30PMTuesday8:30AM–8:30PMWednesday8:30AM–8:30PMThursday8:30AM–8:30PMFriday8:30AM–8:30PMSaturday8:30AM–8:30PMSuggest an edit
Architectural styles  Colonial Revival architecture, Greek Revival architecture
Similar  Laurel Regional Hospital, Spring Grove Hospital, Bon Secours Hospital, Howard County General, Mercy Medical Center

University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute is a rehabilitation hospital located along the border of the Forest Park neighborhood of northwest Baltimore City and Woodlawn, Baltimore County in Maryland. It lies on and is incorporated into the historic hospital building and grounds of the former James Lawrence Kernan Hospital. The hospital is currently now a part of the growing University of Maryland Medical System, centered at South Greene, West Baltimore, West Lombard Streets on the downtown westside historic campus of the University of Maryland at Baltimore.



The James Lawrence Kernan Hospital was built between 1860 and 1867 as Radnor Park, a two-story, five-bay, Victorian mansion. In the first decades of the 20th century, alterations were carried out to the original house which made the house over into a combination of the Greek Revival and Colonial Revival styles. The additional surrounding 1920s-era hospital structures were built in a style that blends well with the old historic mansion and its grounds.

James Lawrence Kernan (1838–1912), was a theater manager and philanthropist of the late Victorian and early Edwardian eras in Baltimore. He had the landmark Kernan Hotel (later renamed the Congress Hotel) on West Franklin Street with its adjacent to the west Maryland Theater of Beaux Arts/Classical Revival styled architecture constructed and opened in 1903, in the middle of the newly central theatre/entertainment district of North Howard Street, in the southwest corner of the Mount Vernon-Belvedere neighborhood, adjacent to the old first downtown campus of the newly founded (1876) Johns Hopkins University. The "rathskeller" in the basement of the hotel (later also known as the "marble bar") was the site of the first "jazz band" music in the town led by John Ridgley when it opened in 1903.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places maintained by the National Park Service of the U.S. Department of the Interior in 1979.

Notable patients

  • Famous "imbedded" CBS television international news reporter/correspondent Kimberly Dozier, following her injuries from an improvised explosive device in the Iraq War in 2006, spent time at Kernan recovering.
  • Several former Baltimore Colts football players, including quarterback Johnny Unitas (who actually died of a heart attack while working out at a facility in Lutherville-Timonium, Maryland [1]) in the year before his death, were recipients of physical therapy at Kernan Hospital.
  • References

    University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute Wikipedia

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