US-based not-for-profit Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center has broken ground for a new six-storey patient care tower adjacent to the current hospital in Rockville, Maryland, reported Montgomery Community Media.
Local officials and caregivers celebrated the ground-breaking ceremony held near the construction site.
Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center president Dan Cochran said that the hospital serves the highest number of emergency patients in the county.
The upcoming building will feature a new emergency department with private treatment rooms, along with an intensive care unit and a medical-surgical unit.
Construction of the new building is estimated to last approximately 2.5 years.
The cost of the new patient tower at Shady Grove Medical Center is estimated to be $180m, according to Washington Business Journal.
The patient tower at the Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center received approval for construction in April 2021 from the Maryland Health Care Commission.
Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center is an integral part of the comprehensive healthcare services offered by Adventist HealthCare.
Its healthcare services include heart and stroke care, orthopaedics, bariatrics, women’s and children’s services, mental health services, and cancer care.