University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health Announces Plan to Reshape, Augment Health Care Services in Northeastern Maryland
Among UM UCH's key strategies: Establish a new outpatient medical campus at Bulle Rock
A new medical campus and behavioral health facility in Havre de Grace are key parts of University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health's (UM UCH) strategy to improve the health of the population served while also aligning inpatient bed capacity with local and national healthcare trends. The time frame for the opening of the medical campus is 2020.
UM UCH's plan will accomplish the following:
- Establish a new $100 + million medical campus located adjacent to Interstate 95 on the 97-acre site UM UCH owns at Bulle Rock, to replace the current University of Maryland Harford Memorial Hospital (UM HMH) in downtown Havre de Grace.
- Address the region's urgent and growing need for behavioral health services by creating a stronger network of community-based care anchored by a behavioral health facility.
- Expand and centralize outpatient services, physician offices and health prevention/wellness services.
- Continue to enhance the quality of clinical services by consolidating inpatient hospital services (with the exception of behavioral health) at University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Medical Center (UM UCMC) in Bel Air through a $60 million expansion.
- Collaborate with regional health care providers, with the goal of increasing access to care and avoiding costly duplication of services. As an example, UM UCH and Union Hospital in Elkton are collaborating in a number of specialty areas including cancer, weight loss surgery and behavioral health services.