Governor Larry Hogan, Federal, State, Local Officials, Break Ground on University of Maryland Capital Region Medical Center
State-of-the-Art Facility Will Serve Over One Million Marylanders
ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Larry Hogan today joined local, state, and federal elected officials, civic and community leaders, as well as representatives from the University of Maryland Medical System and the University of Maryland to celebrate the groundbreaking of the new state-of-the-art University of Maryland Capital Region Medical Center in Largo. The governor was joined by Brad Seamon, Chair, University of Maryland Capital Region Health Board of Directors; E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, Vice President for Medical Affairs, University of Maryland; Robert A. Chrencik, MBA, CPA, President and Chief Executive Officer University of Maryland Medical System.
The Hogan administration has committed more than $200 million toward the project, which will replace the current University of Maryland Prince George’s Hospital in Cheverly. The new facility will transform healthcare in Prince George’s County and across the Southern Maryland and Greater Capital region.
“As a proud and strong supporter of this project since day one, our administration is incredibly pleased to see that this vital and long-awaited project is finally getting underway,” said Governor Hogan. “As a University of Maryland Medical System patient during my battle with cancer, I can attest first hand that there is no better place to receive high-quality medical care than right here in our great state. And now, with this much-need project, residents will now have access to some of the best doctors, nurses, and healthcare professionals in the world.”
Today’s groundbreaking marks an exciting and long-anticipated achievement after a decades-long effort to give citizens in this region the level of high quality patient care that they expect and deserve. Upon completion, the new medical center will be a destination facility and have statewide impact as it will provide care for more than one million people living in the region.
“Today we see the future within reach, and express our deep gratitude to the many individuals and entities who have played a role in bringing us this far on our mission,” said Mr. Seamon. “The thousands of employees of UM Capital Region Health stand willing, ready, and able to help drive the transformation of health care delivery across our current facilities as we envision our new regional hub in Largo rising on the horizon.”