County Executive Angela Alsobrooks Secures $198 Million for Key Priorities During the 2024 State Legislative Session, Including $38 Million to Expand Healthcare Access

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For Immediate Release:

April 17, 2024

LARGO, MD – County Executive Angela Alsobrooks announced Monday that her administration has secured $198 million in state funding during the 2024 State Legislative Session, including $38 million to help expand healthcare access across the County.  

“During the 2024 legislative session, we faced tough headwinds in a challenging economic climate, both at the county and state levels,” said Alsobrooks. “However, through unwavering determination and collaboration with our exceptional partners, we have surpassed expectations and achieved remarkable results for the residents of Prince George's County.” 

Alsobrooks was joined by Delegate Kris Valderrama, County Council Vice Chair Sydney Harrison, as well as other elected officials and leadership from Adventist Healthcare during a press conference to discuss how the funding will advance critical healthcare priorities throughout the County, including the construction of a new hospital in South County.

“The legislative session was undoubtedly challenging,” said Delegate Kris Valderrama. “But Prince George's County's ability to secure its funding asks speaks volumes about our resilience and determination. Despite the hurdles, we stood firm in advocating for our community's needs. It is imperative that we address healthcare disparities in the region, provide residents with essential services close to home, and promote better outcomes for Prince Georgians.”

“Access to healthcare isn't just a privilege; it's a fundamental right,” said Sydney Harrison, Prince George’s County Council Vice Chair. “The funding we secured this session will expand healthcare access to ensure every individual, regardless of their background or circumstances, can receive the care they deserve. It's not just about treating illnesses; it's about fostering a healthier, more equitable community where everyone has the opportunity to thrive.”

Highlights of the healthcare funding include: 

  • $19 million for the Luminis Health Women’s Health Tower to expand maternity services and women’s health facilities
  • $10 million towards the construction of a new Adventist Healthcare facility in South County
  • $2.9 million for the Greater Baden Medical Clinic and $1.5 million for the CCI Health Services Expansion to expand primary care access 
  • $2.5 million for the Capital Region Ella Medical Office Building to enhance primary and urgent care services 
  • $1.4 million to modernize the Luminis Health Emergency Department, ensuring advanced care for patients
  • $1 million for the MedStar Southern Maryland ICU bed expansion to increase critical care capacity

“Expanding healthcare access in Prince George's County is an important part of our mission, and, one that we consider a moral imperative,” said Terry Forde, President and CEO of Adventist HealthCare. “At Adventist HealthCare, we are committed to ensuring that every individual in this community has access to high-quality, nearby care when they need it most. By expanding our services and reaching underserved populations, we are improving health outcomes, transforming lives, and building a healthier future for all. This initial funding will contribute toward achieving those aims sooner.”

The new hospital and other projects will address vital gaps in healthcare access and infrastructure identified in the County’s recent Healthcare Needs Assessment, which found that South County sees the third largest need in the County, distributed across patient, inpatient, and primary care services.

These healthcare access gaps have resulted in 42% of Prince Georgians seeking healthcare outside of the County. The funding investments will help ensure that all County residents have access to healthcare infrastructure on par with other neighbors in Maryland.

View pictures from Monday’s event here.



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For More Information:

Allyson Wilson
Communications Director
Office of the County Executive
Prince George’s County
c. 202-744-3308