Adventist HealthCare has moved forward with plans to modernize its 45-year-old Shady Grove Medical Center in Rockville with a new, $180-million patient tower that is expected to open in 2025, according to a BizJournals report.
Per Adventist HealthCare: Crews will begin constructing the hospital’s new 150,352-square-foot, six-story tower in front of Shady Grove Medical Center’s existing Emergency department entrance. During construction, patients seeking emergency care at Shady Grove will use a dedicated doorway at the hospital’s main entrance. Patients will undergo an initial evaluation in a triage room off the main lobby. Then, caregivers will escort patients to the Emergency department or another area of the hospital for care.
The construction will create a more modern replacement for Shady Grove’s Emergency department, which serves nearly 90,000 patients per year in Rockville. Shady Grove also provides emergency care to the community at its full-service, freestanding Germantown Emergency Center.
The new hospital tower will also:
- Create a state-of-the-art, replacement Intensive Care Unit
- Add a new medical-surgical unit to complete the hospital’s transition to all-private patient rooms
- Move the hospital’s helipad to the rooftop
- Provide greenspace and patios for patients, their loved ones and caregivers to find respite outdoors.
- Reposition critical care, observation and emergency mental health units to allow caregivers to work more efficiently.
The tower is anticipated to open in 2025. Featured photo courtesy of Adventist Healthcare.
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