Prince Frederick, MD – A much-anticipated, multi-million dollar expansion project at a hospital in Prince Frederick is ready to begin. On Thursday, Sept. 14 local and state officials gathered in front of the facility known as Calvert Memorial Hospital. In addition to moving dirt to begin the expansion, the facility’s new name was unveiled—Calvert Health Medical Center (CHMC). The $51 million expansion will enable CHMC is transition to all private rooms for patients.
Under its previous name, the hospital, located on Route 2/4 in the north end of Prince Frederick, was expanded several times. The current project is the facility’s largest ever. Those who visit the hospital should be aware of some routine changes that will be in effect while the big build is underway.
• The main entrance will close. That entrance will not be ready to reopen until December 2020.
• The Emergency Department entrance will serve as the entrance to the hospital.
• The same-day surgery waiting area will be relocated to the Diagnostic Imaging waiting area. Patients should enter through the Emergency Department.
• The hospital gift shop will be relocated to the hospital basement, which is the same level as the cafeteria.
• Free valet parking is available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of the Medical Office Building, which is close to the Emergency Department entrance via outdoor and indoor walkways. If you prefer to park your own car, keep an eye out for the guest shuttle to transport you to any building on the hospital campus.
• Volunteers will be available in the Emergency Department to help visitors find their way.
The project will take approximately three years to complete.
“By 2020 our community will have access to a state-of-the-art facility that allows for enhanced patient safety, patient satisfaction and operational efficiency,” CHMC President and CEO Dean Teague stated in a press release.
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