Kaiser Permanente has purchased a 23-acre site at 4149 Crain Hwy. in Waldorf to build a multi-phase medical center, the managed care consortium announced Wednesday.
The first phase of the undeveloped parcel is on track to open in the first quarter of 2025 at a cost of approximately $100 million. The facility will be approximately 100,000 square feet.
The new medical center is part of Kaiser Permanente’s strategy to improve geographic access to care for its more than 770,000 members, expand capacity for specialty services like advanced urgent care and high-end imaging, and support membership growth in Charles County and adjacent markets. Charles County is currently home to more than 14,000 Kaiser Permanente members; membership in the county is projected to increase by 50% over the next eight years.
The Waldorf medical center will be located at the intersection of Crain Highway and Billingsley Road, a major cross-county connector, offering high visibility to commuters in Charles County and Washington. It will be situated near a planned light rail system and future residential and retail development.
The medical center will include primary and specialty care, as well as 24/7 advanced urgent care. These clinical services would be supported by a full complement of ancillary departments including pharmacy, clinical lab, and diagnostic imaging. The new medical center will have approximately 300 staff members, including a number of new hires, bringing job growth to the area.
With more than 1,600 physicians, Kaiser Permanente has one of the largest medical groups in the region with 34 medical offices in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia.