Construction Underway for New East Run Health Center

The new East Run Health Center in Great Mills Road will provide residents with additional options for medical care at a single location.

May 16, 2016

MedStar Partners with Walden and Baden to Fill Health Care Gap

Leonardtown, Maryland (May 10, 2016) – One of the tall steel construction beams that will support a new three story medical arts building in Lexington Park was put into place during ongoing construction May 10. MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital’s (MSMH) partnership with Greater Baden Medical Services, Inc. and Walden Sierra to bring the new East Run Health Center to Great Mills Road will provide residents with additional options for medical care at a single location.

“This community health center aligns with MedStar St. Mary’s priority to continue to provide integrated care for our communities,” said Stephen Michaels, MD, MSMH chief operating officer and chief medical officer. “It addresses a vital need for health services in the southern part of St. Mary’s County, while providing residents with convenient one-stop access to those services.”

Community studies focused on local healthcare needs have identified Lexington Park as an underserved area. Through this project, MedStar St. Mary’s and partnering organizations are working together to help meet those needs.

“Our partnership has evolved from Walden’s collaboration with MedStar St. Mary’s, supporting the Health Connections van at our Hope Place location and providing behavioral health screening services,” stated Dr. Kathleen O’Brien, chief executive officer, Walden Sierra. “As the behavioral health partner in this project, we look forward to working with MedStar St. Mary’s and Greater Baden to bring comprehensive integrated healthcare to St. Mary’s County.”

“Greater Baden joins our partners in enthusiastically awaiting the completion of this state-of-the-art facility,” said Colenthia Malloy, chief executive officer of Greater Baden Medical Services, Inc. “Having an access point at this location will afford us the opportunity to provide the highest quality of care for our insured and uninsured neighbors in Lexington Park and surrounding communities.”

Scheduled to open in the spring of 2017, the innovative community health center is being developed by The Cherry Cove Group near the corner of Chancellors Run and Great Mills Roads and includes a floor plan designed to foster integrated team treatment planning and discussion.

“We see this not only as a great opportunity for our region, but it will be transformational for the Great Mills corridor and its residents,” said Brian K. Norris, president and chief executive officer of The Cherry Cove Group. “East Run Health Center will bring excellent health care closer to where many people work, live and commute.”

 

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Beam Laying

MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital and partners, Greater Baden Medical Services, Inc. and Walden Behavioral Health, celebrate construction of East Run Health Center in Lexington Park with placement of one of the building’s support beams. Pictured, from left to right, are: Gary Lynch, chief operating officer, Walden Behavioral Health; Brian K. Norris, president and chief executive officer, The Cherry Cove Group; Stephen Michaels, MD, chief operating officer and chief medical officer, MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital; Colenthia Malloy, chief executive officer, Greater Baden Medical Services, Inc.; Lori Werrell, Director, MedStar St. Mary’s Health Connections; June Castro, operations specialist, Access Health; Melony Griffith, vice president of external and governmental affairs, Greater Baden Medical Services, Inc.; Jim Gosnell, senior vice president of development, The Cherry Cove Group.  

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About MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital
MedStar St. Mary's Hospital (MSMH) is a full-service community hospital, delivering state-of-the-art emergency, acute inpatient and outpatient care in Leonardtown, Maryland. Nestled in a waterside community, MedStar St. Mary's provides advanced technology with a dedication to excellence in all services provided. The not-for-profit hospital has been named among the nation’s Top 100 Hospitals™ and is an eight time recipient of the prestigious Delmarva Medicare Excellence Award. In addition, MSMH received the Maryland Performance Excellence award at the Platinum level in 2014 – the highest in the state. Our staff is committed to providing quality and compassionate medical care for all patients by coupling innovation with our outstanding team of Medical Staff members, associates and volunteers. Visit MedStarStMarys.org to learn more.

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