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Maryland Health Care Commission Gives Unanimous Approval to County’s Regional Medical Center Project
Access to quality health care, health promotion and disease prevention are priority concerns for the Prince George’s County Council, as the Board of Health, and for the residents we represent.
Today’s unanimous approval of the Prince George’s County Regional Medical Center project by the Maryland Health Care Commission signals a historic and pivotal moment for Prince George’s County and the State of Maryland as we continue to work together to maintain our joint commitment to address the healthcare needs of our residents.
Beyond contributing to the reduction of health disparities throughout the region, the new medical facility and transit-oriented development that will come with it, will positively affect the State and County’s economic health through job creation, expansion of the County’s commercial tax base, and will ultimately end the years-long dependency of the existing facilities on taxpayer subsidies.
The Council recognizes that throughout this process, strong regional leadership and the dedicated commitment of all of the stakeholders involved have made it possible for this effort to move forward. As the County transitions from the Dimensions Healthcare System to the University of Maryland Medical System, and prepares to break ground for construction of the new Regional Medical Center in Largo, we look forward to continued dialogue to find long-term solutions to the critical health needs of County residents and citizens from across the region.
We are excited that the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) will have a significant presence in Prince George's County, and bring world-renowned, academic level healthcare to our residents and to those throughout the state of Maryland who seek medical services from our facilities.