Construction Nears Major Milestone
News / October 2, 2017
Floor by floor, construction crews are bringing the new hospital in White Oak to life as the building’s exterior nears completion later this fall. The upcoming “topping out” of the building is a significant milestone in the journey of the project, which you’ve helped make a reality. Later this fall, crews will finish pouring the concrete and prepare to turn to the inside. Work will also begin this winter on the Medical Office Building adjacent to the hospital, as well as the parking garage.
“Each day we’re witnessing the transformation of our hospital,” said Geoff Morgan, vice president and project executive at Washington Adventist Hospital. “The topping out is an important transition as we close in the building and look ahead to 2018 with the fitting out of the interior.”
The state-of-the-art facility, scheduled to open by mid-2019, is part of Adventist HealthCare’s longstanding plan to expand access to care in the region. With your generous support, the new hospital will serve patients, families and caregivers in a healing environment with all-private rooms, the latest technology and equipment, as well as comprehensive outpatient services.
During the design process, hospital leaders – including Morgan – and physicians across all service areas worked closely with the architects from CallisonRTKL to create spaces that improve clinical efficiency and patient care. This includes everything from a clear layout that provides patients and visitors with direct views of their destination, to cardiac catheterization laboratories that feature lights, booms and monitors suspended from the ceiling instead of taking up floor space.
“I’m grateful for all of the donors who have stepped up to be in on the ground floor of this transformative project,” added Morgan, whose career at Washington Adventist Hospital spans more than three decades. “Their commitment will enrich the health and vitality of our community for decades to come.”