The University of Maryland Medical System Merger and the Impact on Our Patients

As of September 1st, 2017, the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) became the sole corporate member of the Dimensions Healthcare System (DHS). Dimensions owned Laurel Regional Hospital, Prince George’s Hospital Center in Cheverly, and an ambulatory care center in Bowie. The UMMS has a hospital in downtown Baltimore and and 10 affiliated acute care hospitals throughout the state. Dimensions Healthcare System is now called the University of Maryland Capital Regional Health.

This merger plans to bring positive changes for the healthcare provided to over a million people surrounding the Washington area. This merger will bring great change to the Laurel Regional Medical Hospital. With healthcare changing at a fast pace, the merger allows for funding to address local areas needing improvement.

University of Maryland Capital Regional Health will roll out plans for a new hub for Prince George’s county in Largo by the end of this year, and it will be known as the Regional Medical Center.

Meanwhile, there are plans to build a new facility at the Laurel Regional Hospital, which is now considered the Laurel Campus. The plans for these new facilities is to be able to better educate healthcare professionals so that they may be trained with the newest technology. This, in turn, will bring top talent to the area leading to continued excellent care for the citizens of Maryland.

Robert A. Chrencik, president and CEO of UMMS emphasizes, “The real significance is for Prince George’s County and the 900,000 people who live there and the two-thirds who leave the county for health care . . . It is a disservice these folks aren’t getting the quality care they deserve. The real significance over time will be just revitalizing that whole health delivery system.”

Dr. Malini V. Narayanan is still the go-to Neurosurgeon for taking trauma cases at Laurel Campus even throughout the merger. She is an affiliate at the University of Maryland Prince George’s Hospital in Cheverly. She also has privileges at MedStar Montgomery Medical Center in Olney, SurgCenter of Greenbelt in Greenbelt, Washington Adventist Hospital Takoma Park, and Shady Grove Medical Center in Rockville.

Privileges at these locations allows our patients to receive the fastest possible and professional direct care at one of these locations depending on the severity of the case, and when it is communicated through our office first! National Neurosurgery Solutions (NNSS) staff will be as accommodating as possible for our patient’s well-being.