Mercy Medical Center completes newly constructed hospital floor ahead of schedule

Mercy Medical Center announced the completion of a newly constructed unit on the 17th Floor of the Mary Catherine Bunting Center main hospital in downtown Baltimore. The state-of-the-art unit was completed in record time, ahead of schedule, in partnership with The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company. The 32-bed acute care unit became fully operational, with staff and equipment, and has treated patients diagnosed with COVID-19 as of June 1.

In response to Governor Larry Hogan’s call in mid-March to increase hospital bed capacity statewide to address the COVID-19 public health emergency, Mercy was the first hospital in the state to seek and receive Emergency Certificate of Need (CON) approval from the Maryland Health Care Commission to construct an entirely new hospital unit. Construction began swiftly with an aggressive 75-day deadline and was ultimately completed by Whiting-Turner in 64 days from the time of State CON approval. Whiting-Turner also provided critical short-term financing to allow the $12.5 million project to move forward immediately.

For more information, visit the Mercy Medical Center website.

Source: Mercy Medical Center