Takoma Park Council to Discuss Washington Adventist Hospital Move

State Health Care commission will vote on Washington Adventist request Oct. 18.

Washington Adventist Hospital's request to move from Takoma Park to White Oak will be top priority at tonight's Takoma Park City Council meeting.

A member of the Maryland Health Care Commission, the state's hospital regulatory board, Barbara McLean wants the hospital's application for relocation denied, according to a 174-page recommendation she sent to other commissioners.

She said the hospital's proposal “failed to demonstrate that the proposed project is financially feasible and viable."

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

The council meeting to discuss the proposal will be at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10 in the Takoma Park Community Center auditorium.

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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