Expert Care, Close to Home


Nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Meritus Health is home to award winning care, where we strive to ensure our patients have access to the care they need in their own community. If you are looking for an inclusive workplace, collaborative teams and an environment that allows for goal attainment and professional growth, please join us as we make a difference for patients each and every day.







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Physicians at Meritus Enjoy...

  •   Competitive compensation plan designed especially for physicians
  •   Work-life balance
  •   Collaboration with 150 other employed providers and 500 community medical staff members
  •   Physician leadership growth opportunities
  •   Focus on research to improve patient care
  •   Mentorship opportunities with our Family Medicine residency, medical students, nurse practitioner and physician assistant students from universities in the mid-Atlantic region

The Washington County Community

Real Estate

The cost of living in Washington County, Maryland provides the opportunity to own your home at an affordable price. Whether you prefer a downtown setting, such as a home within walking distance of Hagerstown’s Arts and Entertainment District, or a small farmette just a few miles from the hospital, Washington County has many affordable choices.


Washington County is home to 46 excellent community public schools as well as multiple private school options that offer diverse learning opportunities. Students receive specialized instruction to meet their unique needs, which is specifically tailored to their skills and abilities.

Local Activities

Outdoor recreation is one of the most popular reasons people love to come to Washington County. However, the cultural scene is alive and well as Hagerstown is the home of the Maryland Theatre and Performing Arts Complex, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts and Cultural Trail.

Washington County sits only one hour from DC and Baltimore, so enjoy the closeness of major cities with the lower cost of living of a semi-rural/small city area. Washington County, Maryland is represented by nine municipalities. Eight are incorporated towns and one city which is the City of Hagerstown.

The nine communities that represent Washington County are:

Public Schools

Washington County Public Schools (WCPS) provides educational experiences designed to promote students to success beyond graduation. Students can choose from vast curriculum offerings in every school. In addition, WCPS also offers innovative, signature programs in high school, including Barbara Ingram School for the Arts, which is only one of two in the state, Washington County Technical High School, and the International Baccalaureate (IB) program, as well as a variety of options for dual credit and articulating credit with the local community college. WCPS believes in building a foundation for learning early, with full-day, universal pre-k provided for every child. Educational tools are at the fingertips of each student, as each child receives a digital device throughout their academic career.

WCPS believes in providing students with well-rounded learning experiences in and beyond the classroom, offering a wide range of extracurricular activities in high school athletics and performing arts. These programs are recognized for their excellence across the state. Parents are encouraged and welcomed to participate in their child’s education and school achievements. School pride and inclusion of family runs deep at our schools.

Washington County is a thriving community built on strong partnerships among community partners and stakeholders. Many businesses welcome our students to the Apprenticeship Program for on-the-job experience, and community and business leaders are involved in a wide variety of supports for our students throughout their childhood and beyond graduation. Whatever your child’s needs or interests, each student is supported in their goals and ambitions for education at WCPS.

Private Schools

Washington County has multiple private school offerings for elementary to high school students. With religious based schools as well as Montessori programs, there are options to meet the needs of any family.

Hagerstown’s Arts & Entertainment District is home to the Maryland Theatre and Performing Arts Complex, offering year-round shows, concerts and events. The Maryland Symphony Orchestra makes its home at the theatre. The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, located in scenic Hagerstown City Park, boasts an outstanding permanent collection with an active schedule of exhibitions, concerts, lectures, films, and special events for all ages. The Cultural Trail connects our A&E District with City Park and the museums. Washington County is home to several breweries, wineries and distilleries – many award winning, providing ample opportunity to relax and unwind with family and friends.

Outdoor recreation is one of the most popular reasons people love to come to Washington County. The majority of Maryland's Appalachian Trail is in our county, running North/South. The Chesapeake & Ohio Canal and the Potomac River make up or Southern border. With five National Parks, and eight State Parks, there are an abundance of options for hiking, biking, kayaking, boating, birding, photography or whatever you like to do outdoors. Whitetail Ski Resort is also close by in Mercersburg, PA offering skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing for the whole family.