Maryland Department of General Services Awards Over $21 Million of Grant Funding to Maryland Medical Institutions
ANNAPOLIS, MD – Today, the Hogan administration announced the approval of six capital grants agreements, totaling over $21 million, dedicated to fostering essential capital projects of six Maryland medical organizations at the Board of Public Works meeting. The grants are administered through the Maryland Department of General Services’ Capital Grants Division.
“Maryland has some of the best medical institutions in the nation, and it is critical that we always look for ways to build upon that success,” said Governor Larry Hogan. “Every Maryland citizen deserves medical institutions that can provide modern, quality healthcare, and the capital funding approved today helps to fulfill that goal.”
The recipients of the funding are: Holy Cross Health, MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, Mercy Health Services, Inc., University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown, University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopedic Institute, and UMMS Capital Region Medical Center.
“The awarded grants will allow these institutions to renovate, expand, implement needed repairs, and construct additions and upgrades,” said General Services Secretary Ellington E. Churchill Jr. “General Services takes pride in promoting and supporting the medical institutions of our great state.”
The overall objective for all of the organizations is for the capital grant funds to help their organizations renovate, expand, and/or update their existing facilities in order to amplify their organization’s services.
Holy Cross Health’s grant totaling $500K will help with the redevelopment and revitalization of an older urban block in the Central Business District in Silver Spring. The project will be a 16-story senior building with 267 units. The Montgomery County Department of Recreation will also be operating a full-size recreation and aquatic center and related facilities in the public space.
The MedStar Union Memorial Hospital is using their $425K grant to create a Flex Care/Primary Care practice on its north Baltimore campus. This practice will benefit the community by improving health status through increased community access to primary and preventive care. The 4,100 square foot space will be comprised of six exam rooms, a medical assistant station, a lab, a staff break room, multiple supply areas, and a reception area.
Through their $1.1M grant Mercy Health Services, Inc. plans to renovate two floors of a four-story, grantee-owned building on Calvert St, adjacent to the Mercy Downtown Baltimore campus. The renovations would create a new facility providing obstetrical care physician services to an underserved community, while expanding a population of health program focused on complex and risking risk patients with chronic disease.
The University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown grant totaling over $570K will help design, construct and relocate the Inpatient Psychiatric Unit to a space that will meet the new standards and codes of behavioral health in Maryland.
The University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopedic Institute grant totaling $150K will help with the renovation and expansion of the Kernan Dental Clinic and Hospital Operating Room. The Operating room provides care to an average 790 patients per year and 90 patients per month, respectively. Nearly 85% of the patients are low-income patients enrolled in the Maryland Medicaid Program.
The UMMS Capital Region Medical Center is using their $19M grant to provide support to continue the construction of a new Regional Medical Center to include costs associated with design, construction, renovation, and capital equipping of the medical center.
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