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Washington Adventist Hospital Breaks Ground for White Oak Location (PHOTOS)

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The White Oak area will soon be home to a new hospital. Hundreds of residents joined elected officials to celebrate the groundbreaking ceremony for Washington Adventist Hospital on Monday, March 7.

County Executive Ike Leggett and several other elected officials and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) representatives took part in the ceremony.

The hospital, a part of Adventist HealthCare, is located next to the FDA headquarters and is at the center of the White Oak Science Gateway, a developing life sciences community bringing together medical researchers, businesses and retailers.

According to Stephen Fuller, PhD, director for the Center for Regional Analysis at George Mason University, the hospital will create nearly 7,500 jobs from construction to hospital operations.

“The groundbreaking for the hospital is another great milestone in the rejuvenation of the eastern part of our county. It will create thousands of jobs while the hospital is being built and after it begins operations,” said Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett. “It will also inject more than $800 million into the state’s economy in construction alone, with most of that going to our local jurisdictions.”

The new hospital will also expand access to patient care in the region. Washington Adventist Hospital will move its acute-care operations from Takoma Park to the newly constructed 170-bed hospital, projected to open in early 2019. The current location in Takoma Park will remain to provide other healthcare services.

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