Your Health. Our Mission.
Update: July 25, 2019
University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health (UM UCH) has finalized the purchase of its Aberdeen property located at 635 McHenry Road off of Route 22 near I-95. The property was purchased from Merritt Properties for $18 million and will serve as the location for the development of a new medical campus. “We are happy to have progressed to the purchase of the Aberdeen property,” said Lyle E. Sheldon, President and CEO of UM UCH. “We are grateful to Merritt Properties and the City of Aberdeen—including Mayor Grady and the City Council—for their collaboration and support during our planning process.” Sheldon also added, “The right-in, right-out access off of Route 22, which was recently approved, will significantly improve access to the property. We expect that work to begin sometime in August.”
The development of the medical campus remains dependent on regulatory approval by the state of Maryland. Once approved, UM UCH plans to move services from its current UM Harford Memorial Hospital location in Havre de Grace to the new location in Aberdeen. The proposed Aberdeen medical campus will offer a comprehensive array of health care services including a full-service 24/7 Emergency Department, medical stay beds for patients with short-stay medical care needs, imaging, lab and cardiovascular testing, as well as respiratory care and physical therapy services required for those receiving care at the medical campus.
The Aberdeen location includes an existing office building and developed site allowing UM UCH to create a modern, new medical campus. Physician offices for primary care and other specialties will be located in the existing office building and a full array of critically needed inpatient and outpatient behavioral health services will be co-located on the campus. In addition to the services offered by the medical campus, patients and their family members will have access to existing public transportation, nearby retail and pharmacies.
“Our patient-centric strategy extends care beyond traditional hospital walls allowing UM UCH to continue to transform health care in Harford County, aligning with the health care delivery trends which are taking place across the country,” Sheldon said. “Our focus is to increase access to care, coordinate efforts between hospital-based and community care providers, and develop new models of care delivery supported by state-of-the-art technology. This new campus is designed with our community's health care needs in mind and with the flexibility to expand in the future.”
Your Health, Our Mission.