ROCKVILLE, Md. — Kaiser Permanente has announced plans for a new multi-specialty facility in the Baltimore area. The South Baltimore County medical center will be built in Halethorpe, Md., and is scheduled to open in June 2013.
The 130,000-square-foot facility will house both primary and specialty care, advance imaging services, laboratory, pharmacy services and urgent care. It will be both patient- and environment-friendly, with an array of state-of-the-art equipment and technology, including Kaiser Permanente HealthConnect®, the most advanced electronic health record system in operation today.
“We expect to grow our membership in Maryland in the years ahead,” said Marilyn Kawamura, president of the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States. “The new facility will further enable us to provide the highest level of care to both our current and future members in a convenient, comfortable and truly state-of-the-art facility.”
Along with other Kaiser Permanente facilities currently planned or under construction — including Capitol Hill, Tysons Corner, Va. and Gaithersburg and Largo, Md. — the South Baltimore County facility will bring together primary care and a number of specialty services in a single location. It will allow for closely coordinated and integrated care for Kaiser Permanente members.
“From the health care providers’ view,” said Bernadette Loftus, MD, Permanente Medical Group associate executive director for the Mid-Atlantic States, “the seamless collaboration between primary, specialty and diagnostic care, convenience and expanded access, along with the modern infrastructure and design efficiencies planned for the new facility, will allow us to provide exceptional medical care and help our members to manage their health.”
The facility provides a convenient location for the large and growing number of Kaiser Permanente members in the Baltimore area, also those working in the Maryland counties between Washington, D.C. and Baltimore. It will be easily accessible from I-95 and will include ample on-site parking.
The South Baltimore County facility is a major component of Kaiser Permanente’s plans for expansion in and around Baltimore. Kaiser Permanente is increasingly investing in the communities it serves to offer its unique model of delivery, which produces exceptional outcomes at affordable cost. It’s built on the foundations of high quality, committed physicians and integration of services — i.e., the close collaboration of primary and specialty care, an emphasis on prevention and wellness, and patient participation in managing their own health care.
About Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States
About Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States region is a total health organization composed of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States, Inc., and the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group, P.C., an independent medical group that features approximately 900 physicians who provide or arrange care for patients throughout the area. Visit kp.org for more information.
About Kaiser Permanente
About Kaiser Permanente Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, our mission is to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve 8.6 million members in nine states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health. For more information, go to: www.kp.org/newscenter.