Johns Hopkins University, located in Baltimore, Maryland, was founded in 1876 as America’s first research university, with a mission both to teach and to advance human knowledge through discovery. It has campuses in Maryland, Washington, D.C., Europe, and Asia, and conducts research on six continents. The university comprises nine academic divisions, plus the Applied Physics Laboratory, and has been ranked and the No. 1 U.S. academic institution in total research and development spending for 36 years in a row.
The Johns Hopkins Health System includes six hospitals, outpatient clinics, primary and specialty care centers, managed care and home care services, and partnerships with health care institutions around the world. The Johns Hopkins Hospital, located in Baltimore, is a 1,192-bed acute care facility that serves as the principal teaching hospital for the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and as a major center for medical research. It has long been recognized as one of the world’s leading health care institutions, and as a key contributor to the vitality of Baltimore’s and Maryland’s economy. Both the Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System are part of Johns Hopkins Medicine, a $7.7 billion integrated global health enterprise.