Luminis Health Doctors Community Medical Center Receives Approval from the State to Add Obstetrics Services to Serve Prince George’s County Residents

Today, Luminis Health Doctors Community Medical Center (LHDCMC) received approval from the Maryland Health Care Commission to add inpatient obstetrics services to our comprehensive women’s health programs. This approval is a monumental stride forward in addressing critical health disparities in Prince George’s County, where 8 out of 10 women leave the county to deliver their babies due to a lack of obstetrical and other healthcare services.

In 2024, LHDCMC will embark on a transformative journey of expansion that will unfold over the next several years. At the heart of this growth is the construction of a new patient care pavilion, designed to elevate the standard of healthcare in our community.

A Family-Centered Approach

Within the new pavilion will be a dedicated family birth center. This center will offer the new inpatient obstetrics services, covering everything from labor and delivery to postpartum care. We understand the importance of providing essential care close to home, giving women the option to welcome their babies right here in their own community.

The family birth center is expected to open in 2028, and once fully operational, 2,000 babies are expected to be delivered each year. It will feature: 

  • Private rooms for labor and delivery and post-delivery suites     
  • Dedicated C-Section operating rooms 
  • A Level II Special Care Nursery 
  • Access to family planning, lactation, mental health and other maternal care support   

Comprehensive Surgical Care

The new pavilion will also house state-of-the-art operating rooms for surgical procedures including gynecologic surgery, breast surgery, bariatric surgery and complex general surgery. Our commitment to comprehensive healthcare means that we’ll be able to provide advanced services right here in Prince George’s County.

Campus Enhancements for a Better Experience

In addition, the expansion will provide improved campus access, additional parking, and enhanced safety and security. There will also be a redesigned front entrance and lobby, new pharmacy, cafeteria and additional visitor facing services. 

As we approach the 50th anniversary of LHDCMC, these initiatives mark a significant leap forward in realizing our mission of enriching the health of the people and communities we serve. Since the inception of Luminis Health, we have pledged to elevate the standard of healthcare in Prince George’s County, and with your ongoing support, we are making these improvements possible.

Stay tuned for more updates as we progress on this journey toward a brighter future.