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Healthcare

The health and well-being of Prince George’s County residents is of the utmost importance. The area’s medical community is quite extensive, with the availability of innumerous physicians and specialists representing a multitude of healthcare fields. The county is also replete with convenient clinics and several major hospital campuses, which provide patients with the latest in medical technology.

Doctors Community Hospital (DCH) is a private hospital in Lanham equipped with 200 beds and more than 600 physicians on the medical staff. DCH offers an exhaustive list of services, including emergency, cancer, sleep, therapy, cardiac and orthopedic care, to name a few. The hospital is in the midst of a major expansion project that includes a new professional office building, which will house the Women’s Health & Breast Center; a modern, six-story patient bed tower that will add 90 private patient rooms; and a conversion to an all-private-room facility.

Clinton is home to the Southern Maryland Hospital Center, a 358-bed acute-care medical facility that has served the county and surrounding area for more than 30 years. The hospital, a designated Stroke Center, operates the region’s only Level II Special Care Nursery, a modern Cardiovascular Center, the Maternal Child Health Unit, a new Cardiac Rehabilitation Center, a new Cardiac Cath Lab and a newly renovated 35-bed Emergency Center. Southern Maryland also offers advanced surgical services, vascular services, diabetes treatment and cancer treatment.

Southern Maryland Hospital Center

Within minutes, Prince George’s County residents can access one of the state’s largest hospitals. Located in Silver Spring, just west of the county, is the 454-bed Holy Cross Hospital campus, a facility staffed by more than 3,200 employees, including 1,000 nurses, and more than 1,200 affiliated physicians. This teaching hospital has earned designation as a Level IIIB Perinatal Referral Center, as well as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center. It has garnered several awards and recognitions over the years, including the Workplace Excellence Award from the Maryland Work-Life Alliance each year since 1999 and the Outstanding Palliative Care Award from the Greater Washington Partnership for Palliative and End-of-Life Care. In November 2008, Holy Cross officially opened the Seniors Emergency Center, the nation’s first emergency room designed specifically for seniors.

Further medical resources can be found through Bowie Health Center, Fort Washington Medical Center, Laurel Regional Hospital, Prince George’s Hospital Center in Cheverly, Washington Adventist Hospital in Takoma Park and a host of MinuteClinic walk-in healthcare facilities located within select CVC/Pharmacy stores throughout the county.

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