Coming Soon: Healthcare at the Harbor

Published on April 06, 2021

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Coming Soon: Healthcare at the Harbor

Adventist HealthCare medical pavilion will serve Prince George’s County.

In October 2020, Adventist HealthCare broke ground on a medical pavilion at National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland, near Washington, D.C. The new facility will become home to a full range of specialty and preventive care services, including a cancer and surgery center, wound care, interventional radiology, a cardiac catheterization lab, rehabilitation services, imaging, and other ambulatory services. The site will be easily accessible from the District, Maryland and Virginia, with a dedicated exit from the Capital Beltway.

The facility will link residents to services at nearby Adventist HealthCare Fort Washington Medical Center and its new primary care office, which – like the pavilion – is minutes away from the hospital. Together, the three locations will provide critical services to help meet the healthcare needs of southern Prince George’s County.

“We are in a unique position to respond to the chronic healthcare challenges that affect southern Prince George’s County and extend to parts of Washington, D.C.,” said Terry Forde, president and CEO of Adventist HealthCare. “We must look to create more convenient healthcare experiences in the communities we serve that are lacking comprehensive care.”

The services at National Harbor add to the $35 million earmarked for modernization and growth of Fort Washington Medical Center. The plan includes substantial upgrades to the hospital’s existing campus, IT infrastructure and surgical services. This investment is part of the commitment Adventist HealthCare made when it acquired the community hospital in October 2019. In summer 2020, the health system opened its primary care office in Fort Washington and simultaneously increased the number of intensive care beds at the hospital.

“I am extremely hopeful about this multifaceted expansion,” said Eunmee Shim, president of Fort Washington Medical Center. “We are bridging healthcare gaps, improving health outcomes, providing our community with access to quality specialty services, as well as attracting highly skilled physicians and surgeons, and adding jobs to the economy. I am honored to help lead these efforts.”

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