Hospital Reaches Major Milestone and Unveils New Name
News / November 21, 2017
With the new Adventist HealthCare Washington Adventist Hospital only about a year-and-a-half away from welcoming its first patients, the hospital has announced a new name and celebrated a major construction milestone.
The current Washington Adventist Hospital in Takoma Park, Md. will be renamed Adventist HealthCare White Oak Medical Center when it opens in the summer of 2019, at 12100 Plum Orchard Drive off Route 29 and Cherry Hill Road in White Oak, Md.
In November, hospital leaders, staff, community partners and several members of the project team gathered for a “topping out” ceremony – as the building reached its highest point. The event was marked by hoisting and placing signed steel beams and recognizing the work of partner Turner Construction and our other project contractors.
The $336 million hospital campus will be located near the U.S. Food & Drug Administration headquarters and at the center of Montgomery County’s newest and emerging Life Sciences Gateway, known as Viva White Oak.
Construction crews will now turn to the inside of the 170-room hospital. Work will also begin early next year on an adjacent parking garage, along with a 170,000-square-foot medical office building that will house outpatient services and physician offices.
“This project has been in the works for well over 10 years, and to see it topping out is a credit to all of the people who have worked so hard to make it happen,” said Erik Wangsness, president of Washington Adventist Hospital. “I’m excited for the community, thrilled for the caregivers who will be working here and blessed to begin our next chapter in care.”
Thank you to all of our partners who have stepped forward to make this project a reality! Contact us at 301-891-6920 to learn more about how you can get involved in the capital campaign.