Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III released a statement this week about the recent approval of the new Regional Medical Center (RMC). The Maryland Health Care Commission (MHCC) approved Certificate of Need for the new hospital, which will serve around 900,000 residents. The County’s population continues to grow, increasing the demand for a state-of-the-art medical facility. A Memorandum of Understanding was signed by the University System of Maryland, University of Maryland Medical System, and Dimensions Healthcare System, so all are in agreement to come together to make this happen.
The RMC will deliver a higher level of care to Prince Georgians and provide resources to the new generations of physicians. The new hospital will also serve the Southern Maryland residents, with 231 inpatient beds. It will also help boost the transit-oriented economic development, which is already in progress, around the Largo Metro Station. The County is confident that the RMC will draw new retail businesses, office space, and housing developments.
The new trauma center at Largo Town Center will also bring career opportunities for medical professionals, skilled, and hourly job candidates. The RMC will be designed specially around the needs of patients and visitors, improving the level of patient care and making the experience more pleasant for everyone. The project has a tentative 2019 opening and that date cannot come soon enough for the residents.