Hospital OK’d for P.G. County
After years of negotiations and lobbying, state health officials voted Thursday to allow Dimensions Health Corp. to replace Prince George’s Hospital Center with a new $543 million regional medical center in Largo that will be owned and operated by the University of Maryland Medical System. The Prince George’s Regional Medical Center will include 205 acute-inpatient beds and offer services available at the current hospital, including a 15-bed special pediatric unit of Mount Washington Pediatric Hospital. The project will be financed by $127 million in new debt, $208 million from Prince George’s County and $208 million from the state. The new hospital is expected to open in 2020.