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Media Contact: Tom Grant

Published on April 21, 2005

Press Release

Groundbreaking Launches Expansion of Shady Grove Adventist Hospital

Rockville, MD - Shady Grove Adventist Hospital broke ground today for its $99 million expansion project, which will add a four-story tower to the 25 year-old hospital. The expansion project will allow the hospital to meet the growing healthcare needs of its community, which has rapidly expanded in recent years.

"We are delighted to begin this expansion so that we can serve the healthcare needs of our growing community today and in the future," said Shady Grove Adventist Hospital President Deborah A. Yancer. The groundbreaking ceremony was attended by community members as well as several federal, state and local elected officials, including United States Representatives Chris Van Hollen (MD, 8th District) and Roscoe Bartlett (MD, 6th District), Maryland State Senators Patrick J. Hogan (District 39) and Jennie M. Forehand (District 17), Maryland State Delegates Nancy King (District 39), Joan Stern (District 39), Herman Taylor (District 14), Carol Petzold (District 19)and Montgomery County Council Members Phil Andrews (District 3) and Nancy Floreen (At-Large).

In February, Shady Grove received a Certificate of Need from the Maryland Health Care Commission to expand the hospital. Construction will begin on May 2 and is expected to be completed in the spring of 2009. The addition of a new four-story tower will add more than 207,000 square feet of space to Shady Grove Adventist Hospital. Another 52,000 square feet of space in the existing hospital will also be renovated during the four-year project.

The expansion will result in many new and expanded features for Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, including:

  • The addition of 144 private patient rooms, bringing the hospital's total number of private rooms to 218, or 84 percent;
  • A new Surgery Department for inpatient and outpatient cases;
  • Dedicated units for oncology, maternity, orthopedics, medicine and post surgical patients; and
  • Increased space for several areas within the hospital, including the Emergency Department (20 additional beds), the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (between five and 11 additional beds, depending on the acuity of patients) and the Obstetrics Department (48 new, private post-partum rooms)

"This is an exciting day for the residents of Montgomery County and the surrounding areas that are served by Shady Grove Adventist Hospital. Our expansion will provide a state-of-the art facility for patients to receive healthcare and for doctors to practice medicine," noted Yancer. "Reaching today's historic event required a team effort. We are grateful to the many groups and individuals who supported this project, including our employees, our medical staff, our volunteers, federal, state and local elected officials and, most importantly, members of our community."

Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, a 281-bed, not-for-profit, acute care facility located in Rockville, Maryland, is committed to delivering excellent health care through a ministry of physical, mental and spiritual healing. Shady Grove provides a broad range of health services to the community and is known for excellence in high-risk obstetrical care, cardiac and vascular interventional care, orthopedic care and bariatric surgery. Shady Grove Adventist Hospital also has a special emphasis on providing health care services for children. With the first Pediatric Emergency Department in Montgomery County, Shady Grove provides care to 25,000 pediatric emergency patients each year. The hospital also operates the only pediatric intensive care unit in the county. Shady Grove Adventist Hospital is part of Rockville, Maryland-based Adventist HealthCare , an integrated health care delivery system that is one of the largest employers in the state of Maryland. Adventist Healthcare also includes Washington Adventist Hospital, Potomac Ridge Behavioral Health System, Adventist Rehabilitation Hospital of Maryland, Adventist Senior Living, Adventist Health Careers Training Center, Hackettstown Community Hospital, and Adventist Home Health.

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