One of the fastest-growing counties in Maryland, Charles County is a charming community steeped in culture and history. Civista Medical Center has been in the heart of it all. In fact, generations of families have been born here, and continue to trust us for their medical care. Civista has provided excellence in acute healthcare and preventative services in Charles County and the surrounding communities for over 70 years. In recent years the hospital has experienced significant growth in admissions and emergency room visits.
At Civista Medical Center, our highly skilled team of surgeons provides the very best surgical and post surgical care. The surgical services suite includes 13 same day surgery prep rooms, 11 PACU/Recovery bays, an endoscopy suite, four operating rooms and two minor procedure rooms.
The Civista Center for Orthopedics Joint Replacement Program features a dedicated orthopedic unit and pre-op educational sessions to prepare patients for surgery. Recent capital improvements include HD video equipment and Hana table for anterior total hip replacement procedures. Civista offers a Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation program that includes physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy.
Our family-friendly birthing center welcomes over 800 newborns each year, and provides a comprehensive range of services from delivery to postnatal care. The unit features all-private patient rooms including the Birthing Center and postpartum rooms, and Civista offers 24 hour in-house pediatric hospitalist coverage. Anyone entering a hospital for any reason expects the highest care and safety standards. It is both mission and practice around Civista's Birthing Center to demonstrate a “culture of safety.” This means the staff focuses on the safety of every mom and every baby, every day. Civista uses the Hugs™ and Kisses safety device system that electronically link mother and baby using advanced wireless radio frequency technology.
Civista Medical Center earned a Primary Stroke Center designation, and is among only 27 Maryland hospitals to receive this designation granted by the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS).
In 2008, Civista Medical Center completed the largest expansion in the center's history – an $82 million dollar project that includes a new patient tower, an expanded emergency department and 4 new operating rooms with 2 minor procedure rooms.
We doubled the size of our Emergency Department adding 29 private treatment rooms, including seven “fast track” exam rooms, 12 acute examination rooms, four dedicated trauma rooms, two pediatric exam rooms, 2 ob/gyn rooms and 2 secure holding rooms.
As part of the expansion project, Civista Medical Center welcomed the addition of a number of technical enhancements including the new Fuji picture archiving and communications system (PACS). PACS permits the viewing, transmitting and storing of image electronically, such as those generated by X-rays, MRI, CT scan, Ultrasound, Vascular (Interventional Radiology) and Nuclear Medicine. Both patients and staff will benefit from the numerous advantages of a digital system.
Civista Health is a member of the Chesapeake-Potomac Healthcare Alliance. The Alliance includes Civista Medical Center, St. Mary's Hospital and Calvert Memorial Hospital. The organization is dedicated to the promotion and coordination of effective and efficient healthcare services in southern Maryland. The Alliance operates Chesapeake-Potomac Regional Cancer Center and Chesapeake-Potomac Home Health Agency.
With a mission to enhance the Medical Center's resources so it may provide excellent healthcare to all members of the community, the Civista Health Foundation takes the lead in generating important charitable funds to help carry out the hospital's vision for a stronger future. Through a strong tradition of special events and fundraising programs, the Foundation is preparing Civista Medical Center to meet the healthcare needs of those who work and live in our community.