On Friday, the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) completed a deal to absorb the business operations of Prince George’s County hospital system, Dimensions Healthcare.
The announcement comes after Dimensions Healthcare struggled with financial losses and reputation problems for numerous years. At one point the operations were so inefficient that more than half of the county’s residents sought care outside the county.
The Prince George’s Hospital, Laurel Regional Hospital, Bowie Health Center, Health & Wellness centers in Suitland and Cheverly and the Health & Wellness Center in Laurel are all associated with Dimensions Healthcare System.
The new entity, University of Maryland Capital Region Health, will serve approximately 900,000 people in Prince George’s County.
Under the agreement, the university medical system will assume control of the Prince George’s Hospital Center, which will be replaced by the University Capital Region Medical Center. The $543 million facility is slated to open in Largo in 2021.
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