Leonardtown, Maryland (March 9, 2018) – MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital’s inpatient Behavioral Health Unit will be closed for approximately three weeks beginning March 12 as renovations to the unit get underway. Due to mandatory hospital regulations, the unit will be receiving new ceilings and new flooring. The hospital’s daytime Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) will continue uninterrupted as the construction is taking place.
While the work is being conducted, patients coming to the Emergency Department who need an intensive, inpatient program will be referred to other area psychiatric facilities, including MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center in Clinton, which was recently named one of U.S. News & World Reports’ Best Regional Hospitals.
“MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital recognizes that mental health plays an important role in the continued wellness of our community and we regret any inconveniences the construction may cause for our patients,” said Stephen Michaels, MD, chief operating officer and chief medical officer for MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital. “We would like to assured our community that we will continue to provide the best care possible and connect patients with the needed services during this time.”
Visit MedStarStMarys.org/MentalHealth for more information about behavioral health services offered at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital.
About MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital
MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital (MSMH) is a full-service community hospital, delivering state-of-the-art emergency, acute inpatient and outpatient care in Leonardtown, Maryland. Nestled in a waterside community, MedStar St. Mary’s provides advanced technology with a dedication to excellence in all services provided. The not-for-profit hospital has been named among the nation’s Top 100 Hospitals™ and is an eight time recipient of the prestigious Delmarva Medicare Excellence Award. In addition, MSMH received the Maryland Performance Excellence award at the Platinum level in 2014 – the highest in the state. Our staff is committed to providing quality and compassionate medical care for all patients by coupling innovation with our outstanding team of Medical Staff members, associates and volunteers.
The Southern Maryland Chronicle is a local, small business entrusted to provide factual, unbiased reporting to the Southern Maryland Community. While we look to local businesses for advertising, we hope to keep that cost as low as possible in order to attract even the smallest of local businesses and help them get out to the public. We must also be able to pay employees(part-time and full-time), along with equipment, and website related things. We never want to make the Chronicle a “pay-wall” style news site.
To that end, we are looking to the community to offer donations. Whether it’s a one-time donation or you set up a reoccurring monthly donation. It is all appreciated. All donations at this time will be going to furthering the Chronicle through hiring individuals that have the same goals of providing fair, and unbiased news to the community. For now, donations will be going to a business PayPal account I have set-up for the Southern Maryland Chronicle, KDC Designs. All business transactions currently occur within this PayPal account. If you have any questions regarding this you can email me at email@example.com
Thank you for all of your support and I hope to continue bringing Southern Maryland the best news possible for a very long time. — David M. Higgins II