About Northwest Hospital

An enduring heritage of care for Randallstown, Baltimore and beyond.

Our History

Northwest Hospital was established in 1962 as Liberty Court Rehabilitation Center and in 1963 became Baltimore County General Hospital. In June of 1993, it changed its name to Northwest Hospital, and has since continued and enhanced its tradition of service to the Baltimore area.

Historical photo of Northwest Hospital

A Legacy of Service to Baltimore

Northwest Hospital is a nonprofit with 367 rooms – all private – which has been dedicated to the needs of the greater northwest Baltimore community for over 50 years, caring for the citizens of Baltimore County, western Baltimore City, Carroll County, Howard County and beyond.


Beyond its heritage of health care, Northwest Hospital is distinguished by its adherence to the Friesen Concept, which places nursing alcoves outside each patient room, allowing nurses to spend more time with and be readily available for patients. This approach facilitates patient care through smaller 20-bed units with private patient rooms, elimination of nursing stations and the easily accessible placement of supplies, medications and charts.

Our Mission

To improve the health of the individuals and communities we serve through compassionate, high-quality care.

Our Vision

To be a nationally recognized, independent health system consistently providing outstanding quality, service, affordability and outcomes.

Our Values

To treat our patients, visitors and team members in accordance with the principles of S.P.I.R.I.T. – service, performance, innovation, respect, integrity and teamwork.


Northwest Hospital, a not-for-profit organization, is committed to creating and maintaining an environment where exceptional quality care and service is achieved and recognized by our patients and their families, members of the medical and allied health staffs, employees, volunteers and the communities we serve. Care and service are provided without regard to age, sex, race, religion, disability or financial status.

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Northwest Hospital leadership guides our organization to ensure that our patients, employees and visitors are being served in accordance with our mission, vision, and values.

Patient Info

Northwest Hospital is committed to providing exceptional experiences and service to patients and visitors. View important information and prepare for your visit.


We provide information on a wide variety of Hospital, health, and wellness issues via several publications.

Helpful Resources

HIPAA Notice

Please review the HIPAA notice documents carefully to address any questions or concerns you may have about sensitive health information.

Patient Rights

We want to encourage you to speak openly with your health care team, take part in your treatment choices, and because we want you to think of yourself as a partner in your care, we want you to know your rights as well as your responsibilities during your stay at our hospital.

Bill of Rights

The Maryland Patient Bill of Rights are your rights and embody the mission of our Hospital.

Price Transparency

Our hospitals are committed to price transparency to help patients make informed decisions about healthcare costs.