When Prince George’s county residents get sick, they often go to out of the county hospitals to get quality health care. For decades, hospitals in the county have been struggling financially.
That will most likely to change, thanks to a partnership deal between the state, county and the University of Maryland Medical System.
The deal would replace the P.G. Hospital center by a network of hospital and a quality teaching hospital supported by the University of Maryland.
The deal is expected to cost $600 million, however it’s unclear how the funding will be provided.
If the plan works out, the project will start in 2014, and is expected to be complete in 2014.
According to some sources, the new hospital is expected to be in the central part of the county, as Prince George’s Hospital Center is. Renovating the hospital center or using some of the adjacent county-owned land in Cheverly to build a new hospital would be among the less expensive options. Alternatively, the county could look to other sites such as the vacant Landover Mall site and New Carrollton, where a new, mixed-use development is planned next to the Metro,