UMMC | 6th Floor Labor and Delivery Renovation

UMMC | 6th Floor Labor and Delivery Renovation | Baltimore, Maryland

The University of Maryland Medical Center’s (UMMC) new labor and delivery unit is a place where mothers, babies, and loved ones can feel calm, safe, and ready for the road of delivery ahead. By renovating the 30,000-sq.-ft. delivery floor and updating mechanical/electrical/plumbing (MEP) systems, DPR revitalized the 25-year-old center, enabling UMMC to provide better treatment for the 80 percent of pregnancies in Baltimore, Maryland which are high risk.


  • Client University of Maryland Medical System
  • Design Team Hammel, Green and Abrahamson Inc.


The renovation included new areas for triage, obstetric observation, high risk obstetric special care, elective obstetric surgeries/procedures and fetal procedures, and enhanced Neonatal Intensive Care Unit services, and presented a significant upgrade for the surrounding community.

Flexing MEP


Like many healthcare renovations, the project involved creating access points to install new plumbing and electrical services. DPR developed comprehensive phasing plans and an Infection Control Risk Assessment solution to allow for safe updating of the MEP systems, which dated to the 1960s. Multiple temporary services were put in place as systems were changed out, allowing for continual service to existing areas of the hospital.