By: Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun
Officials at John Hopkins Bayview Medical Center unveiled three new and revamped campus buildings Tuesday that they say will bring new and improved services related to emergency care, cancer care and imaging.
The hospital joins others in the region in building and upgrading facilities to offer more services and attract new patients.
Construction began on Bayview's $40.1 million North Pavilion, which houses the emergency department, in 2012 and the doors are expected to open March 25. There will be new adult areas and, for the first time, separate pediatric facilities.
The $26 million Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center broke ground in spring 2013 and began seeing patients in February, offering new services that include radiation oncology. Several types of cancers will be treated there, but the main focus will be thoracic oncology, which includes lung and esophageal cancers.
The Center for Translational Molecular Imaging opened in January after almost a year of renovations supporting clinical work and research. Officials said investigators there will work on new imaging agents, biomarkers and drugs to fight cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer's and other conditions. A grant from the National Center for Research Resources paid for the $7 million in renovations.
"Johns Hopkins Bayview continues to grow and expand to better serve our community," said Dr. Richard Bennett, Bayview's president. "Our new adult emergency department was designed to streamline throughout and provide more efficient care. We're particularly excited to open a combined pediatric emergency department and pediatric inpatient unit to provide coordinated care for our youngest patients."