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GBMC's proposed patient center
Cancer Center
Fueled by the overwhelming generosity of our community, The Promise Project will bring two historic advancements to GBMC—a new Inpatient Facility and The Sandra R. Berman Pavilion, the new home of The Sandra and Malcolm Berman Cancer Institute at GBMC. These initiatives will not only modernize GBMC’s facilities but extend our promise for generations to come.

Inpatient Facility

This new 3-story addition to the main hospital will feature two acute care units containing 60 patient rooms. The new patient rooms are twice the size and feature advanced technology that will benefit patients, families, and medical teams.

Expected Completion: Fall 2023
Patient center architectural render The new space will create an environment of hope for our patients and every person who comes to GBMC.
Interior rendering of GBMC’s Patient Center lobby and welcome area with tall ceilings, greeters’ desk and open floor plan. A modern and welcoming new main lobby will greet guests in a warm, open, and comforting environment.
Interior rendering of a high tech patient room showing a nurse helping a patient of out of bed and doctor at a computer. Patient rooms are designed to provide an optimal patient experience, seamless medical care, and more space for loved ones.
Interior rendering of an open yet semi-private space with seating and tables, and a purple orchid papered wall. Family members, friends, and loved ones can gather in patient and family respite rooms located on the patient care units.
Interior rendering of a new chapel for GBMC’s patients, families, and staff to visit and reflect. The relocated Yvonne Kahlert Chapel, a contemplative space for people of all faiths and backgrounds.
Exterior rendering of a healing garden with white flowers, seating, people relaxing and passing through. The Promise Project will feature The Ruth R. Marder Terrace seating for dining, breaks, and relaxation.
Exterior rendering of a healing garden that mimics nature’s natural beauty, green trees, green grass, pink flowers. The beautiful W. Lee and Mary G. Thomas Healing Garden will provide our community a place to pause and enjoy the beauty of nature.
Exterior rendering of the healing garden between two building and with people sitting at tables, walking by, surrounded by trees and flowers. Another view of the beautiful, open-space healing garden.
Interior rending of the conference room entrance. A new conference center will be named in honor of the Women’s Hospital Foundation, featuring community and meeting spaces.
Interior rendering of a medical library with several desks, computer stations, seating and an area surrounding by medical literature in book cases. The John E. Savage Medical Library will provide a space for residents, clinicians, and staff to conduct research and collaborate.
Photo of Tanvi Shah inside a green triangular shape.

I Am Part of the Promise.

Nothing is ever easy about cancer, even in the early stages, but this will be transformative for our care for our patients, the experience of our staff, and the reputation of our institution.
Paul Celano, MD, FACS, FACP, FASCO, Herman and Walter Samuelson Medical Director of the Sandra and Malcolm Berman Cancer Institute and Promise Project Donor
Donor Story

Cancer Center

The Sandra R. Berman Pavilion will become the new home of The Sandra and Malcolm Berman Cancer Institute at GBMC, and will consolidate all of our cancer care services for the convenience of our oncology patients.

Expected Completion: Fall 2025
Each year, The Sandra R. Berman Pavilion will provide symptom management in a central location for more than 2,000 cancer patients.
Rear of Sandra R Berman architectural render Larger patient rooms with space for family members to comfortably stay overnight.
Another rendering of the Sandra R. Berman Cancer Center's front Patients will have the benefits of integrative medicine, with acupuncture, meditation, and music therapy.
Photo of Tanvi Shah inside a green triangular shape.

I Am Part of the Promise.

My commitment to The Promise Project is a natural reflection of my focus on providing excellence in all aspects of patient care and will allow GBMC providers to execute on the mission of premier patient care for our community.
Tanvi M. Shah, MD, Ophthalmology
Donor Story

Space to be Surrounded by Loved Ones.

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The Most Advanced Facility of its Kind.

As we plan for the optimization of our hospital, we are incorporating lessons learned as a result of COVID-19. Now, we will also have the most advanced facility for large-scale emergencies. We will come out of this stronger and more prepared than before as we build on GBMC’s strengths, together.

Patient center architectural render

We Can't Do It Alone.

By donating any amount, you become a part of the promise for generations to come.

GBMC is Your Hospital.

Today, GBMC remains the only community-owned hospital in Baltimore. Our intentional decision to remain independent is paramount to our mission and our promise to deliver the best healthcare at a better cost that meets the needs of our entire community, at all levels of income. Now is our time to build even stronger.

Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award badge

GBMC HealthCare is the first healthcare system in Maryland to receive the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation’s highest presidential honor for performance excellence.

Making Our Vision a Reality.

We are determined for our promise to stand the test of time. But we can not do it alone. We are all a part of the promise. And now is our time to build even stronger.

Total Fundraising Goal $0 $50M
  • Become Part of the Promise.

    Now is the time for us to build on our existing strength together. By donating and volunteering, you can become a part of the promise for generations to come.

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  • Principal Funding

    Naming, Principal Funding, and Sponsorship Opportunities are available. Leadership gifts can be paid over an agreeable timeframe within five years to support GBMC.

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Thank You.

The Promise Project would not be possible without the following individuals. We thank them for their generosity and vision.


  • Sandra and Malcolm Berman
  • Milton J. Dance Jr. Endowment, Inc.
  • GBMC Volunteer Auxiliary
  • Fran and Mark Harris
  • Estate of William C. Higinbothom
  • The Kahlert Foundation, Inc.
  • The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation
  • Mr. and Mrs. Richard F. Price
  • Mrs. Eleanor Requard
  • Ruth Carol Fund
  • David D. Smith Family Foundation
  • Women's Hospital Foundation


  • Kurt and Jeanne Aarsand
  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous
  • Nancy and Preston Athey
  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert Aumiller
  • Theodore and Kristin Bauer
  • Charles T. Bauer Charitable Foundation
  • Mr. and Mrs. Edward C. Bernard
  • The Bond-Burdette-Tompkins Family
  • Sana and Andy Brooks
  • Brown Advisory
  • Drs. John and Tracey Chessare
  • Dr. Mary Louise and Mr. Carville Collins
  • Ms. Valerie Price Davis
  • Mr. and Mrs. Daniel F. Dent
  • Jerry and Michele Focas
  • Louis and Phyllis Friedman Foundation, Inc.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Frederick M. Hudson
  • Dr. and Mrs. Victor Khouzami
  • Ms. Jocelyn McCausland
  • Riggs, Counselman, Michaels & Downes, Inc.
  • Brian and Mary Jo Rogers
  • Dr. and Mrs. John R. Saunders, Jr.
  • James and Jacqueline Stradtner
  • Marion G. Thompson
  • Philip A. Zaffere Foundation, Inc.

Community Supporters

  • Delbert and Gina Adams
  • Mr. and Mrs. Herbert J. Belgrad
  • Heidi Kenny-Berman, Esq. and Mr. Steve L. Berman
  • Laurie Reynolds Beyer
  • Thomas and Barbara Bozzuto
  • Wallace H. Campbell & Company, Inc.
  • Drs. Paul and Shivaun Celano
  • The Charlesmead Foundation
  • Terry and Jenny Coldiron
  • Howard P. Colhoun Family Foundation
  • Mr. and Mrs. Beverley C. Compton, Jr.
  • Dr. Margaret A. Cyzeski
  • Dr. Laura M. Erdman and Mr. Ronald Erdman
  • Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Fenwick, Jr.
  • First National Bank
  • Dr. and Mrs. John L. Flowers
  • GBMC Medical Staff
  • GBMC Ophthalmology Educational Foundation, Inc.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Donald A. Greenawalt, Jr.
  • J. Christopher Greenawalt, M.D.
  • Gregory Foundation Fund of Baltimore Community Foundation
  • Dr. and Mrs. Francis C. Grumbine
  • Dr. Charles A. Haile and Ms. Katherine Nelson
  • Dr. JoAnn Z. Ioannou
  • Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson
  • Ms. Rodica I. Johnson
  • Kimberly Kesler O'Rourke, M.D.
  • Kenneth and Nancy Klueh
  • Dr. Theda C. Kontis and Dr. David E. Tunkel
  • Judy and Peter Blum Kovler Foundation
  • Mr. and Mrs. Timothy L. Krongard
  • Sarellen and Dr. Marshall Levine
  • Mr. Thomas H. Maddux, III
  • Susan F. Martielli
  • State of Maryland
  • Stacey L. McGreevy
  • Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Milando
  • Ms. Patricia J. Mitchell
  • Robin Motter-Mast, D.O.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Edwin R. Mowbray, III
  • Mr. J. William Murray
  • Mr. Ashton Newhall
  • Dr. Robert and Patricia Palermo
  • Anna-Maria and Ray Palmer
  • Dr. and Mrs. W. Anthony Riley
  • Dr. Lauren A. Schnaper and Dr. James Carlton
  • Mr. and Mrs. Stephen T. Scott
  • Dr. Howard and Barbara Siegel
  • Steven and Audrey Thomas
  • Faith and Nathaniel Thomas
  • Dr. Harold J. Tucker and Dr. Roberta Tucker
  • Dr. Ron and Lissen Tutrone