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Suburban Hospital Receives Certificate of Need Approval for Clinical Addition - 05/25/2016

Suburban Hospital Receives Certificate of Need Approval for Clinical Addition

Release Date: May 25, 2016
A group of Suburban board members and executives gather near the new crane.
From left: Joseph Linstrom, vice president of operations; Elizabeth Flanagan, incoming chair, Suburban Hospital Foundation Board of Trustees; Leland Weinstein, Suburban Hospital Foundation Board of Trustees; LeighAnn Sidone, vice president and chief nursing officer; John McMahon, chairman, Miller & Long; Jacky Schultz, executive vice president and interim president; David Ruben, chairman, Suburban Hospital Foundation Board of Trustees; Peter Pushkas, M.D., interim vice president of medical affairs; June Marlin Falb, vice president of development; Margaret Fitzwilliam, director, Capital Renovation Planning & Space Management; Linda Courie, Suburban Hospital Foundation Board of Trustees.

Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Md., has received official approval from the Maryland Health Care Commission to move forward with the building of the hospital clinical addition as reflected in the award of a Certificate of Need.

“This approval marks a major milestone in the development of Suburban Hospital’s expanded campus and infrastructure,” said Jacky Schultz, Suburban’s executive vice president and interim president. “It is a critical step in a process that will eventually see the development of an expanded medical campus that will ensure our patients receive the best care possible, delivered in a 21st century facility.”

Earlier this week, Suburban Hospital board members and staff celebrated another milestone in the realization of the new Suburban Hospital campus as they gathered near a massive crane to ceremonially mark a milestone in the construction of Suburban Hospital’s new garage. This ceremony marks the transition from clearing the building site to erecting new facilities. The garage is slated for completion in 2017.

In addition to the new garage, the campus enhancement project includes a 300,000-square-foot clinical addition to the hospital as well as renovations to the existing facility. New, advanced operating room suites will be designed to accommodate innovations in surgical care technology such as MRI and robotics. Also, a greater number of private patient rooms will be added, all designed to provide great patient comfort, enhance infection control and improve operational efficiency. Other campus enhancements include increased on-campus parking and medical office space for specialty physicians supporting the trauma, cardiac, neurology and stroke programs. For more information about the Suburban Hospital campus enhancement project, visit

About Suburban Hospital

Suburban Hospital, a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine, is a community-based, not-for-profit hospital serving Montgomery County and the surrounding area since 1943. The designated trauma center for Montgomery County, Suburban Hospital is affiliated with many local health care organizations, including the National Institutes of Health.

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