MedStar St. Mary's Hospital Construction Updates
If you visit our campus during the next few months, you may notice multiple construction projects taking place throughout the hospital. There will be a variety of large equipment, construction crews, and contractors on site.
Please be patient as we make improvements to serve you better.
Improving the Patient Experience
A massive renovation of the hospital’s old Atrium began late last year. The dining area was completely gutted and has been redesigned to create additional seating and a more modern, welcoming environment. The new space will feature a divider so that guests still have a place to eat while the other half of the room is being used for meetings or events by hospital staff and our community partners. The dining area will feature new state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment and will nearly double the seating capacity of the old dining area. Finishes, furniture, and décor were selected over the summer to ensure the finished Atrium is a welcoming environment for our visitors, patients, and associates to enjoy. We appreciate your patience as we draw closer to unveiling this new space later in 2018!
New way-finding directories and maps have been installed throughout the hospital to help our visitors find their way more easily.
Creating a Cleaner Environment
Flooring throughout the second and third floors was replaced during the spring and summer. Worn carpet was changed for solid-surface flooring, which is easier to clean and maintain.
New computer network cabling and wireless access points have been installed throughout the building as MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital prepares to join MedConnect in 2019, the electronic health record used throughout MedStar Health. MedConnect bridges the communication gap, allowing patient records to be seen by different providers throughout hospitals and doctors’ offices across the system.
Improving Working Conditions
Three large air handler units are being replaced on the first floor of the hospital. The units cooled many of our support areas including linens and the kitchen. The new units will allow for better cooling of these locations, allowing our staff to perform their jobs in a more comfortable environment.
Planning for a refresh of the Emergency Department (ED)’s main lobby and waiting area has also begun. Thanks to the generosity of hospital associates, community members, physicians, local businesses, and the Leonardtown Rotary during the annual Power to Heal campaign, the ED will receive new furnishings, privacy screens, charging stations, and more to better accommodate the 50,000-plus patients served each year.
The nurses’ station in Medical/Surgical/Pediatrics will begin its transformation later this year (2018). Modernized with a fresh design, the new second-floor station will allow for better communication with visitors and increased privacy.