Building for the Future: Shady Grove Plans New Tower
Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center has taken a crucial first step in modernizing its Emergency Department and providing patients with all-private rooms by applying for a Certificate of Need with the Maryland Health Care Commission to build a tower addition.
The filing in October 2020 outlines the hospital’s plan to construct a 150,352-square-foot, six-floor patient care tower and renovate 25,696 square feet of existing space. The tower will be located on what is now the surface parking lots outside of its Emergency Department, immediately east of the existing hospital and adjacent to its parking garage.
Upon its estimated completion in 2024, the project will give Shady Grove Medical Center all-private medical/surgical inpatient rooms; larger replacements for its Intensive Care Unit and Emergency Department; and a Clinical Decision Unit for the safe, efficient care of observation patients. The plan focuses on upgrades that will bring Shady Grove more state-of-the-art care spaces to enhance the quality, safety and efficiency of patient care.
In the months ahead, the commission will review the application and allow public comment.
“The changing needs of our patients and caregivers make this project essential to serve our community, now and in the future,” said hospital President Dan Cochran.