FIRST LOOK: Washington Adventist Hospital
After receiving approval from the Maryland Health Care Commission to relocate, construction recently began for Adventist HealthCare Washington Adventist Hospital’s move from Takoma Park to the White Oak section of Silver Spring, Md., in Montgomery County. The new campus will improve access to quality healthcare for the surrounding communities, address the needs of the area’s growing and aging population, and improve clinical efficiency.
With the relocation to White Oak, the hospital master plan addressed issues in the current location of limited expansion and growth, aging infrastructure and facilities, and access. The new campus is near public transportation and major roadways and will accommodate future growth and expansion, and be finished with modern equipment and interior features that strive to improve patient, visitor, and staff experience.
The replacement hospital consists of a 170-bed, 430,000 square-foot acute care hospital on 48 acres of land; all private patient rooms; an emergency department that accommodates fast track, emergent care, behavioral health evaluation, and a clinical decision unit; as well as diagnostic and treatment facilities. The master plan includes ambulatory care, outpatient cancer treatment services, and medical office buildings to house physician offices on campus.
Parking structures are designed for initial and long-term requirements, and the facility is being designed to achieve LEED Silver certification.
The hospital design features natural light-filled public spaces, roof gardens, courtyards, and a dining terrace, with the master plan build-out including walking trails, a faith and conference center, and landscaped healing gardens.
Washington Adventist Hospital is projected to open by summer 2019.