Ceremony to mark milestone for hospital The last steel...

Health Digest

April 18, 2000

Ceremony to mark milestone for hospital

The last steel beam for the new six-story hospital of Anne Arundel Medical Center will be ceremonially put in place Thursday morning as a milestone in the $63 million construction project at the new medical park campus.

Hospital contributors, along with officials including County Executive Janet S. Owens, are expected to take part in the "topping off" ceremony as a crane hoists the beam -- signed by hospital employees and guests -- onto the 250,000-square-foot structure.

The event is to begin at 9 a.m.

The acute care hospital is scheduled for completion by late next year, and will house an emergency department, more than 200 beds, 10 surgical suites and an 18-patient critical care unit; the medical center will move out of its old quarters in downtown Annapolis.

Other construction under way at the suburban medical park campus includes a second six-story building that will house centers for diabetes, cardiac rehabilitation and neuroscience. A 700-car garage was completed last month.

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