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Land deal closed to build new Prince George’s hospital

Fort Washington Medical Center is a 50-bed acute care hospital which serves patients in the Fort Washington, Oxon Hill, and Temple Hills areas, as well as parts of southeast Washington. (The Daily Record/File photo)

Adventist HealthCare Fort Washington Medical Center on July 8 signed the deal to buy the land for what will be the future home of its new hospital in southern Prince George’s County.

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

This is the first of several important steps in the hospital’s journey toward creating a regional health care hub and economic engine for southwestern Prince George’s County. The land is located across from the Giant grocery store on Livingston Road, about 2 miles from the current hospital.

Part of the Adventist HealthCare system and recognized for excellence in patient safety, Fort Washington Medical Center is a 50-bed acute care hospital that serves patients in the Fort Washington, Oxon Hill and Temple Hills areas, as well as parts of southeast Washington. The hospital provides general inpatient services including adult medical and surgical care, ambulatory surgical services, laboratory, radiology and diagnostic services, as well as bariatric, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, orthopedic, rehabilitation, cardiology and respiratory therapy.

The hospital also manages three free community-based programs, including pharmacy medication services, diabetes education, and an infectious diseases program. The hospital operates one of the busiest emergency rooms in the metropolitan area and has more than 400 employees.