Adventist HealthCare White Oak Medical Center will begin work this spring on a replacement hospital in the White Oak section of Montgomery County. The project is part of the hospital’s long-standing plan to expand access to care in the region and includes keeping healthcare services on its current Takoma Park campus.
The new, 170-bed acute-care hospital and medical campus is on 48 acres at Plum Orchard Drive and Cherry Hill Road, along the border of Montgomery and Prince George’s counties. It is near the U.S. Food and Drug Administration headquarters, which partners with the hospital on medical and scientific issues. The $331 million project is scheduled to open in early 2019.
Vote of Confidence
Frances Phillips, a member of the commission who led the review of the hospital’s application, recommended approval of the plan in November. The commission voted in favor in December.
“I conclude that, from a broad healthcare delivery system perspective, [Washington Adventist] plays a very important role in providing services to the residents of southeastern Montgomery County and western and northern portions of Prince George’s County,” Phillips wrote in her recommendation.
The new facility will be located off major connecting roads with enhanced public transportation options, dramatically improving services for the community. The new location will feature:
- Large, all-private patient rooms
- Clinical area sized, organized and located to improve efficiency
- Ample space on campus for outpatient services and physician offices
- On-campus parking for staff, physicians, patients and visitors
“This project means the region will have a thriving new hospital while also having access to key population health services in Takoma Park,” says Erik Wangsness, hospital president. “I want to thank the community supporters who have worked with us to expand access to care.”
The current campus will remain home to the 40-bed behavioral health unit, Adventist HealthCare Physical Health & Rehabilitation and the Women’s Center clinic, which provides prenatal care and other services for low-income women. The location will also include:
- An urgent care center
- A federally qualified health canter operated by Community Clinic Inc.
- Physician offices
- Imaging, lab and other ancillary services