UMD Medical System to Take Over Dimension Health System in Prince George’s
Friday, September 8th, 2017 @ 6:31PM
I am happy to announce that the University of Maryland Medical System has assumed control of Dimensions Healthcare System located in Prince George’s County. This action will boost the quality of healthcare and increase access to varieties of healthcare specialists in our county.
The new affiliation will be known as University of Maryland Capital Region Health and the existing Dimensions facilities in the county will be rebranded as University of Maryland facilities.
With this new partnership, citizens of Prince George’s can access the quality of care they need and seek without having to leave the county. Although the Bowie Health Center and the Laurel Regional Hospital do excellent work today, the branding of having the University of Maryland there will raise its prominence and enable access to resources not previously available. The partnership with the University of Maryland Medical System will also bring physicians from the university’s School of Medicine into Prince George’s County, where doctors will address chronic diseases – a leading health challenge in our county.
Additionally, construction of a new hospital in Largo, the University of Maryland Capital Region Medical Center, is set to break ground at the end of November. The facility will be a teaching hospital and include the certificate of need for open heart surgery recently transferred by Dimensions. University of Maryland’s open heart practice has shown excellent results in the past and is nationally ranked because of their ability to recruit high-level physicians.
All of the system’s health centers in the county will include increased telemedicine capabilities to connect patients to University of Maryland specialists, even when those specialists are not available in Prince George’s. The University of Maryland Capital Region Health Board will initially consist of seven members. In January of 2019, that interim board will be replaced with a 17-to-21-person board.