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Takoma Park Council Takes No Position on Washington Adventist Move

The full panel will makes its decision on the matter on Oct. 18.

A  that recommended Washington Adventist Hospital stay in Takoma Park rather than make the move to a new White Oak campus prompted the Takoma Park City Council to discuss the move at Monday's Council meeting, but no firm stance was taken.

"Our goal is to ensure Takoma Park residents have convenient access to quality healthcare," Mayor Bruce Williams said. "We are not taking a formal position" on the move.

The council will meet with Washington Adventist Hospital officials and have a public hearing regarding the sustainability of the move and what it means for healthcare in Takoma Park, Williams said.

Commissioner Barbara McLean said she wants the hospital's application for relocation denied, according to a 174-page recommendation she sent to other commissioners.

The full panel will makes its decision on the matter on Oct. 18.

Washington Adventist wants to build a bigger facility on a 48-acre plot near the Food and Drug Administration’s White Oak headquarters.  that the current location doesn’t have enough private rooms. Narrow roads into the campus make it difficult for emergency vehicles and cars to share the street.

County and state officials have , with hopes of creating a health sciences corridor in East County. 

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