MedStar Southern Maryland Breaks Ground for New Emergency Department

MedStar Southern Maryland Breaks Ground for New Emergency Department


– In a few moments, we will formally break ground on an expansion
and renovation project that has been years in the making. (upbeat music) – The large scale construction
and renovation project that we’re kicking off
today speaks volumes about MedStar Southern
Maryland Hospital Center’s commitment to delivering high quality care and meeting the needs of our community. (upbeat music) – You know, the introduction
to health care for any and everyone of us is typically
through and emergency room. So this is a great undertaking by this wonderful staff here at MedStar. (upbeat music) – This continues to be
the health care option of first resort for people
in Southern Maryland. It’s a great hospital, it’s
been made great by MedStar. And we are so grateful
for everybody being here and tell you provide quality health care to the people of Southern Maryland, in fact the whole state, Washington DC, the whole region. (upbeat music) – We have been working to
bring this project to fruition pursuing a specific vision. An emergency department
that is ideally equipped to meet the needs of the residence of Prince George’s County and
the Southern Maryland area. With modern technology and plenty of space to provide efficient quality care. (upbeat music) – Our hospital, MedStar Southern
Maryland Hospital Center, admits over 14,000 patients each year. And our emergency department alone hosts over 47,000 visits annually. An emergency department
represents a critical access point for any acute health care facility. And so it is critical that we have high quality health care providers in a high quality space. (upbeat music) – When construction is complete, the hospital will have a state of the art emergency department. When we sink our shovels into
the earth in a few minutes, I’ll have that exciting vision in my mind and I hope you all will too. (upbeat music) – Congratulations for reaching this today. Know that you have a partner in Prince George’s County
government to make sure that we build open the
health care system here in Prince George’s County
and Southern Maryland. – We will only get stronger as
we continue to work together. This expansion will be
of great assistance to citizens in Charles County. So this is a great
opportunity for our citizens to receive additional
health care services. (upbeat music)

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