Published on September 16, 2022

SGMC Tower Rendering

Next Level Care Under Construction

Community members will see changes at Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center campus in Rockville, Maryland, this fall as the hospital breaks ground on its new patient care tower.

Crews will begin constructing the hospital’s new 150,352-square-foot, six-story tower in front of Shady Grove Medical Center’s existing Emergency department entrance. During construction, patients seeking emergency care at Shady Grove will use a dedicated doorway at the hospital’s main entrance. Patients will undergo an initial evaluation in a triage room off the main lobby. Then, caregivers will escort patients to the Emergency department or another area of the hospital for care.

The construction will create a more modern replacement for Shady Grove’s Emergency department, which serves nearly 90,000 patients per year in Rockville. Shady Grove also provides emergency care to the community at its full-service, freestanding Germantown Emergency Center.

The new hospital tower will also:

  • Create a state-of-the-art, replacement Intensive Care Unit
  • Add a new medical-surgical unit to complete the hospital’s transition to all-private patient rooms
  • Move the hospital’s helipad to the rooftop
  • Provide greenspace and patios for patients, their loved ones and caregivers to find respite outdoors.
  • Reposition critical care, observation and emergency mental health units to allow caregivers to work more efficiently.

The tower is anticipated to open in 2024.

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