New UM Laurel Medical Center Opens Its Doors on June 4
The New State-of-the-Art Medical Center, Replacing an Outdated Facility, Offers 24/7 Emergency Care, Surgery Center, and a Comprehensive Range of Services
LAUREL, Md. (June 2, 2023) – The all-new University of Maryland Laurel Medical Center (UM LMC) will officially open its new doors on June 4, replacing the older facility on the same campus—representing phase 1 of a multi-phase plan to create a health and wellness destination campus.
The state-of-the-art Medical Center is a part of the University of Maryland Capital Region Health and includes 83,742 square feet across two floors and represents a $70 million investment that offers:
- 24/7 emergency and observation care
- 20 emergency bays
- 10 observation beds
- 2 operating rooms
- 2 procedure rooms
- 1 helipad
- Outpatient behavioral health services
On May 17, a celebratory ribbon-cutting was held, where elected officials, medical, civic and business leaders and community stakeholders gathered to commemorate the new facility.
In September 2018, UM LMC received regulatory approval to transform services and offerings from an acute hospital, to represent a new model of care focusing on keeping residents healthy and avoiding unnecessary inpatient admissions and emergency room visits.
Patients who require in-patient care will be transferred to a full-service hospital, such as UM Capital Region Medical Center, which opened its new doors to a new facility in June 2021.
"Ensuring that patients receive the right care, in the right place, at the right time is not something we take lightly," said Nathaniel Richardson Jr., President & CEO, University of Maryland Capital Region Health. "While the new facility is equipped with the latest technology that will allow greater efficiency with patient care, we have a team of dedicated individuals with a shared vision to provide high-quality, safe and compassionate care. This new facility is also a renewal of that commitment."
More broadly, the 26-acre campus has even more plans to enhance the care residents can expect within the community.
University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) partnered with Catalyst, a healthcare real estate firm, that was selected after a request for proposals went out several years ago. Together, UMMS and Catalyst are creating a health and wellness footprint that aims to provide an array of services from which the community will benefit.
"UMMS is creating a campus that will offer residents a plethora of services and amenities," said Mohan Suntha, MD, MBA, President & Chief Executive Officer, University of Maryland Medical System. "I am proud that we are well on our path to providing a one-stop destination for individuals seeking not only medical care but the convenience of additional services that can help people live a healthy and thriving life."
Still to come and currently under construction on the campus is a new Medical Office Building slated to open later in 2023. The new medical office building will complement services offered at UM LMC and have a connecting bridge to allow for seamless integration of services.
Phase II of the campus development plan includes demolishing the current facility to make room for additional campus growth and expansion.
The new Laurel Medical Center replaces the facility with the same name at 7300 Van Dusen Road, Laurel, MD.
For more information about the new University of Maryland Laurel Medical Center, visit umms.org/laurel.
About University of Maryland Capital Region Health
Providing primary and specialty health care services to Prince George's County and the neighboring area, University of Maryland Capital Region Health was established in September 2017 upon formal affiliation with the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) and is committed to improving health outcomes in the communities it serves. University of Maryland Capital Region Health operates the University of Maryland Capital Region Medical Center in Largo, University of Maryland Laurel Medical Center, University of Maryland Bowie Health Campus, and the University of Maryland Capital Region Medical Group with practice locations in New Carrollton, Suitland, Bowie, Laurel, and the National Harbor. Together, community physicians and University of Maryland School of Medicine (SOM) faculty provide clinical expertise across a range of specialties and programs including acute rehabilitation; anesthesiology; critical and chronic ventilation care; emergency medicine; neonatology; orthopedics; and vascular surgery. University of Maryland Capital Region Medical Center is home to the State's second-busiest trauma center and a highly regarded cardiac surgery program, which is led by faculty from the University of Maryland School of Medicine, a certified and designated primary stroke center. For more information, visit umms.org/laurel.
About the University of Maryland Medical System
The University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) is an academic private health system, focused on delivering compassionate, high quality care and putting discovery and innovation into practice at the bedside. Partnering with the University of Maryland School of Medicine and University of Maryland, Baltimore who educate the state's future health care professionals, UMMS is an integrated network of care, delivering 25 percent of all hospital care in urban, suburban and rural communities across the state of Maryland. UMMS puts academic medicine within reach through primary and specialty care delivered at 11 hospitals, including the flagship University of Maryland Medical Center, the System's anchor institution in downtown Baltimore, as well as through a network of University of Maryland Urgent Care centers and more than 150 other locations in 13 counties. For more information, visit www.umms.org.