Kaiser Permanente announces plan for new five-story medical center in Baltimore County

(April 1, 2018—ROCKVILLE, Md.) Kaiser Permanente, the nation’s largest not-for-profit integrated health care system, alongside Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski, Jr., announced its plans to open a new five-story, state-of-the-art multi-specialty medical center in Timonium, Md. This new medical center, which will open in 2021, will support the growing demand for Kaiser Permanente’s award-winning health care and coverage in and around Baltimore County.

Located on five acres at 2323 Greenspring Drive in Timonium, Md., the 221,795-square-foot medical center will be the sixth major Kaiser Permanente “hub” in the region. It will offer an unparalleled array of primary and specialty medical care services, including 24-hour advanced urgent care with clinical observation units, 24-hour pharmacy, ambulatory surgery center operating rooms, laboratory and a full range of radiological services, including x-ray, CT and MRI — all under one roof.

“Our health system provides outstanding clinical care with unmatched access and convenience to our members,” said Kim Horn, regional president of Kaiser Permanente. “Our new medical hub in Timonium will provide members with best-in-the-nation clinical care in person or online, increased health care access and the convenience of having a full range of primary and specialty care services in the same building.”

The new medical center will also include expanded digital technology that will enhance Kaiser Permanente members’ experience through streamlined check-in and same- or next-day appointment scheduling capabilities, in addition to telehealth, online prescription refills (with free and fast delivery to members’ homes) and more on kp.org.

“When they come to our new medical center, patients will receive the extraordinary care from our expert Permanente physicians who have earned us the number one spot for quality in the nation year after year,” said Richard McCarthy, MD, associate executive director of the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group, which provides care for Kaiser Permanente members in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. “We are thrilled to increase access to our award-winning physicians, who use evidence-based medicine to screen, diagnose and treat patients quickly and effectively in our integrated health system.”

Kaiser Permanente hubs like the one to be built in Timonium offer primary care services and the ability to care for members with health concerns that are too complex for a doctor’s office but do not require multiple days in the hospital. A full range of physicians are available around the clock to provide this expertise and care.

“We’re excited to welcome Kaiser Permanente to the neighborhood and we are glad that they chose Timonium to open the state-of-the-art multi-specialty medical center,” said Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski, Jr. “This location will provide a great resource to the community as well as job opportunities to the residents of Baltimore County.” We believe that the success of Kaiser Permanente’s South Baltimore County Medical Center made it an easy decision to build this state-of-the-art facility in the northern portion of the county and that this new hub provides a positive economic development boost to the area, according to Olszewski. The South Baltimore County Medical Center opened in 2013.

Kaiser Permanente members will be able to easily access the location by using public transportation. “This medical hub will be located near the Light Rail station, which makes this a true transit-oriented development,” said Olszewski. “Baltimore County is proud to have partnered with Kaiser Permanente to place an emphasis on transit-oriented development.”

This is the latest in a series of new facility openings and announcements by Kaiser Permanente.

Kaiser Permanente will be the premier tenant occupying 176,000 square feet in a new 200,000-square-foot administrative building, which will celebrate its ribbon-cutting on Thursday, April 4. This facility will have room for approximately 850 employees in the New Carrollton Transit Center in Prince George’s County.

Kaiser Permanente will also open three new medical centers in Virginia this year:

Kaiser Permanente has been recognized nationally and regionally as one of the top health systems for excellence in patient care outcomes. Out of more than 1,000 health plans evaluated this year, Kaiser Permanente’s Private and Medicare plans in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia, all received the highest possible rating (5 out of 5) from the National Committee for Quality Assurance. The organization’s Medicaid plans in Maryland and Virginia received the highest rating as well. According to the NCQA’s Health Insurance Plan Ratings 2018-19 national report, Kaiser Permanente’s health system in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia is among the top one percent of plans in the nation as evaluated by NCQA’s rigorous review process.

Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States also received the highest possible rating of 5 out of 5 stars from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for quality and service. This is the seventh year in a row the organization has received 5 out of 5 stars.

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, Kaiser Permanente has a mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve more than 12.2 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal Permanente Medical Group 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. In the Mid-Atlantic States, Kaiser Permanente provides and coordinates complete health care services for more than 770,000 members through 30 medical centers in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit kp.org or follow us on Twitter, twitter.com/KPMidAtlantic or Facebook, www.facebook.com/kpthrive





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