Johns Hopkins Medicine (JHM) and Anne Arundel Health System (AAHS) are announcing plans to expand health services in western Anne Arundel County by jointly developing a 60,000-square-foot medical office building in Odenton, Md. The building is scheduled to open by the end of 2012 or early 2013. The $14 million project will augment primary care and specialty services already provided by both institutions in the Odenton and Fort Meade area. In addition, it is envisioned that an urgent care center will be developed adjacent to the new medical building.
The building will be on property known as Odenton Gateway, located at the corner of route 175 and Sappington Station Drive, across from the Odenton Shopping Center. Odenton Gateway is a mixed-use project that will also include 254 apartments.
“This is about two health systems collaborating to provide comprehensive outpatient health care services to an underserved population,” says Ronald R. Peterson, president of The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System and executive vice president of Johns Hopkins Medicine. “Patients coming to this new facility will be able to avail themselves of a full spectrum of radiology and medical laboratory services, as well as ophthalmology, orthopedic, neurology, cardiology, internal medicine, oncology, rehabilitation, gastroenterology and pediatric services.”
“The population growth of this area continues to surge, and with that comes a greater demand for health care,” said Victoria W. Bayless, president, Anne Arundel Health System. “We are fortunate to join with the Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System to expand our services to meet that need for this community.”
Johns Hopkins has provided medical primary care and specialty care near the new location since 1993, at the Winmark Center in Odenton. Medical services will be continued at the Winmark Canter as the new building is added on an adjacent parcel.
About Johns Hopkins Medicine
Headquartered in Baltimore, Md., Johns Hopkins Medicine is a more than $5 billion, integrated, global health enterprise and one of the leading academic medical centers in the United States. A nonprofit, Johns Hopkins Medicine combines its 120-year commitment to community care with groundbreaking research, teaching and medical services to patients worldwide.
The Johns Hopkins Hospital has been ranked number one in the nation for 20 consecutive years by U.S. News & World Report. Johns Hopkins scientists receive more federal research support annually ($610 million in 2010) than counterparts in other U.S. medical schools. With more than 30,000 employees, Johns Hopkins Medicine is among Maryland’s largest private employers and the largest in Baltimore City. Johns Hopkins International brings world-class health care to more than 25 strategic projects in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America. Johns Hopkins Medicine operates five academic and community hospitals and four suburban health care and surgery centers. It employs about 2,800 physicians and has approximately 1.9 million outpatient visits annually.
About Anne Arundel Health System
Anne Arundel Health System is the parent organization of Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC), Anne Arundel Diagnostics Imaging, Pathways Alcohol and Drug Treatment Center, and three satellite locations: AAMC — Health Services in Bowie, Waugh Chapel and Kent Island. AAMC, founded in 1902 as the Annapolis Emergency Hospital, is a 324-bed, not-for-profit hospital that provides acute inpatient and outpatient care to residents of the region, encompassing Anne Arundel, Prince George’s, Queen Anne’s and Calvert Counties. In April 2011, the hospital completed its $424 million expansion project, which included a pediatric emergency room, an expanded general emergency room, 50 new patient beds, and eight new operating rooms.
In 2009-2010 and 2010-2011, AAMC was the only hospital in the state of Maryland to receive the HealthGrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award, based on patient data compiled through HCAHPS (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems), the national, standardized, publicly reported survey of patients’ perspectives of hospital care.
Source: Anne Arundel Medical Center