MedStar St. Mary's Hospital Construction Updates
Blue Heron Café Now Open
After its significant transformation, the Blue Heron Café was unveiled in March 2019. The dining area was completely gutted and redesigned to create additional seating and a more modern, welcoming environment. It now features state-of-the-art audio/visual equipment and nearly double the seating capacity of the old dining area.
Creating a Cleaner Environment
Flooring throughout the second and third floors was replaced in 2018. 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 2020, 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.
Emergency Department Refresh
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, physicians, and the Leonardtown Rotary during the annual Power to Heal campaign, the ED is expected to receive new furnishings, privacy screens, charging stations, and more.
Nurses' Station Renovation
The nurses’ station in Medical/Surgical/Pediatrics will begin its transformation in 2019. Modernized with a fresh design, the new second-floor station will allow for better communication with visitors and increased privacy.
Women’s Health & Family Birthing Center Renovation
To better serve our families and improve the patient experience, plans are underway to renovate the Women’s Health & Family Birthing Center. Funds raised as part of the 2019 Gala will benefit this project.