Washington Adventist hospital reaffirms plans to relocate
By Lena H. Sun,
Washington Adventist Hospital announced Tuesday that it will not abandon plans to move from its longtime home in Takoma Park despite a recommendation two weeks ago by a state regulator to deny permission because of concerns about the project’s financial feasibility. The hospital wants to move to a site in Silver Spring.
A spokeswoman for the hospital said it would withdraw its current application to the Maryland Health Care Commission seeking a certificate of need and begin a new application. She said she did not know the timeline for the new application.
Adventist wants to move the 281-bed hospital in Takoma Park to a 48-acre site in the White Oak area of Silver Spring, about six miles away, where it hopes to build a state-of-the-art, $389 million hospital. The full commission was scheduled to consider the recommendation at an Oct. 18 meeting.