Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center Wins State Approval to Build Tower Addition
ROCKVILLE, Maryland ― The Maryland Health Care Commission (MHCC) has approved Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center’s application to build a six-floor tower addition to the hospital.
The new 150,352-square-foot tower will allow Shady Grove to build larger, state-of-the-art replacements for its Intensive Care Unit and Emergency Department. The project also will add medical-surgical units and allow the hospital to complete its transition to all-private patient rooms. Critical care, observation and emergency psychiatric treatment units will be repositioned into the tower to create better workflows for patients and caregivers.
Construction on the tower is set to begin by the end of 2021, with expected completion in 2024. The tower will be located on the surface parking lots outside Shady Grove’s Emergency Department, east of the existing hospital and adjacent to its parking garage.
“The approval’s timing is especially meaningful after more than a year of COVID-19 care,” said Dan Cochran, President of Shady Grove Medical Center. “The tower’s enhanced efficiency, privacy and infection prevention measures will prepare us for whatever healthcare challenges await. The new tower will stand as a symbol of our caregivers’ dedication to our mission and their commitment to the well-being of our community.”