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Committee endorses plan

December 16, 2003

The Greater Hagerstown Committee said its decision to endorse the plan to build a hospital near the Robinwood Medical Center outside the City of Hagerstown was made for the following reasons:

  • The current hospital location and the current hospital facility will not meet evolving health-care quality and safety needs.

  • The replacement center will align services that frequently interact, in closer proximity, to one another.

  • The replacement center will expand the emergency department from 28 to 53 bays.

  • The current hospital facility does not meet changing patient needs nor family-centered care.

  • The replacement center will offer all single rooms allowing for more flexibility in patient care.

  • The replacement center's design will include safety and security infrastructure features that cannot be duplicated at the current facility.

  • The process for the site location of the replacement facility considered all economic and efficiency issues, including disruption of service, and correctly recommends a replacement facility at the selected Robinwood site versus renovation of the current hospital facility.
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