Sheppard Pratt Health System held a groundbreaking today for its new, state-of-the-art hospital campus in Howard County, Maryland. The 40-acre campus will include an 85-bed, 156,000-square-foot hospital with inpatient, partial hospital, and crisis services. The campus will also include a 76,000-square-foot medical office building as well as two building pads for future expansion.
"Our new hospital campus uniquely positions Sheppard Pratt to meet the ever-increasing needs in our community and provide another access point for mental health, addiction services, and outpatient care. It reflects a bold step we are taking to dramatically increase offerings across the state and country,” said Dr. Harsh K. Trivedi, president and CEO of Sheppard Pratt Health System. “With the support of our Board, elected officials, and deeply committed donors, we have an opportunity to improve the lives of individuals, their families, and our broader community."
The hospital, which is expected to open in 2020, will provide much needed access for ages across the lifespan, including a crisis walk-in clinic with same day access for urgent assessments. It will create a continuum of services similar to its Towson flagship campus, including addiction and eating disorder services.
The medical office building on the campus will include outpatient and integrated behavioral health services including substance use services—with a focus on opioid addiction—as well as other mental health and support services.
“With its new, state-of-the art facility, Sheppard Pratt will continue innovating care, delivering world-class services, and impacting more people,” said Joshua Kakel, Chairman of the Sheppard Pratt Health System Board of Trustees.
The new hospital design features outdoor courtyards and terraces, and it will offer patients a comprehensive, therapeutic, and recreational environment to support their treatment, healing, and recovery.
About Sheppard Pratt
Sheppard Pratt Health System is the largest private, nonprofit provider of mental health, substance use, developmental disability, special education, and social services in the country. A nationwide resource, Sheppard Pratt provides services across a comprehensive continuum of care, spanning both hospital- and community-based resources. Since its founding in 1853, Sheppard Pratt has been innovating the field through research, best practice implementation, and a focus on improving the quality of mental health care on a global level. Sheppard Pratt has been consistently ranked as a top national psychiatric hospital by U.S. News & World Report for nearly 30 years.
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