CEO Message: Mental Health Hospital Approved

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AAMC President and CEO Victoria W. Bayless

Today, the Maryland Health Care Commission voted to approve Anne Arundel Medical Center’s Certificate of Need (CON) application for a 16-bed, freestanding mental health hospital on our Riva Road campus. This is an incredible step forward for expanding access to critically needed mental health care in our community.

Building on the legacy of care we have established with our Pathways treatment center, a mental health hospital on this campus will allow AAMC to provide comprehensive and integrated mental health care at a single location. The mental health hospital will include inpatient psychiatric care for adults, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient programs, family support services, prevention programs, and care coordination with community-based support services.

Today’s positive vote means we can move forward with our plans. At this time, we anticipate construction could begin this fall and doors opening to our community in the summer of 2020.

I am incredibly thankful for the community support this project has received. Many of you have been with us from the beginning, and provided impactful letters of support as part of our application. On behalf of AAMC, we are grateful.

I look forward to keeping you updated on our progress.

Thank you,

Victoria W. Bayless

President, CEO, Anne Arundel Medical Center

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