According to Maryland Judiciary Case Search, Sheppard Pratt Health System, entered with that exact spelling, has been sued for medical malpractice 2 times and for tort claims 1 time since 2016. The exact search criteria used on Maryland Judiciary Case Search is as follows: Company: Sheppard Pratt Health System, Party Type: Defendant, Case Type: Civil, Court System: Circuit Court only, County: Default All, Filing Date: 11/01/2016-11/15/2021.


History of Sheppard Pratt Health System

Established over a century ago, the Sheppard Pratt Health System is one of the oldest psychiatric networks in the country. Its founder was Moses Sheppard, a wealthy Baltimore merchant who envisioned a mental health hospital that prioritized the dignity and comfort of patients as much as their curative treatment. After a lengthy construction period, the facility opened in 1891 as the Sheppard Asylum. The 150-bed campus in Towson, Maryland was groundbreaking for its utilization of the Kirkbride Plan, an architectural style emphasizing natural light and maximum air circulation.


The asylum began expanding five years later with a donation of nearly $2 million from the estate of philanthropist Enoch Pratt. A name change was also implemented per a stipulation in Pratt’s will, and the facility became The Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospital. That name would remain until the mid-1990’s when the hospital’s board of trustees voted to change it to the Sheppard Pratt Health System.   


 In 2000 another major construction project commenced to transfer and modernize the patient rooms, an undertaking that nearly doubled the size of the campus. Today the Sheppard Pratt Health System consists of its primary Towson campus and a second inpatient hospital located in Ellicott City. The network also includes several satellite facilities, including outpatient locations in Timonium and Frederick. Sheppard Pratt ranks among the best mental health institutions in the U.S. and is considered a top teaching facility for the field of psychiatry.


Statistics on Sheppard Pratt Health System

According to Baltimore Business Journal, in 2020, the following was true:

  • 414 beds, licensed
  • 3,332 Baltimore-area staff
  • $309.05 million total net operating revenue
This information is from “Largest Health Care Systems in Greater Baltimore, Ranked by Total Net Operating Revenue in 2020” written by Maria Sieron, Baltimore Business Journal (February 26, 2021)

Some of the personal injury attorneys that regularly sue Sheppard Pratt Health System for medical malpractice are: The Law Office Of Roger J. Bennett, P.A., and Salsbury, Clements, Bekman Marder & Adkins LLC. As the system is based in Baltimore County, the majority of malpractice cases against it are filed in Baltimore County Circuit Court. If you or a loved one have been injured by Sheppard Pratt Health System, you should contact a personal injury lawyer to assess your claim.

Last updated November 29, 2021

All data below is as according to the MD Judiciary, As of: 9/26/2012. Data Policy


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