Construction Commences on New Hospital in Prince George’s

The University of Maryland Medical System broke ground on the new Capital Region Medical Center in Prince George’s County. State and county officials including Governor Larry Hogan, House Speaker Michael Busch, and Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker participated in the ground breaking event.

WTOP reports:

The new medical center is expected to open in 2021, and will replace the University of Maryland Prince George’s Hospital Center, in Cheverly.

The 26-acre site, next to the Arena Drive exit off Interstate 495 in Largo, will include a 600,000-square-foot facility with an 11-story main patient care building, 205 private inpatient rooms and eight operating rooms.

Plans also call for two rooftop helipads, a 20-bed short-stay treatment area, a 45-bay emergency department and a 15-bed specialty pediatric hospital that will be operated by Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital, which is co-owned by the University of Maryland Medical System and Johns Hopkins Medicine.

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