UM Upper Chesapeake Health to build new Aberdeen campus

Bel Air facility to see expansion too

The University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health plans to move its campus from UM Harford Memorial Hospital to a new facility set to be built in Aberdeen by 2021, the organization's Board of Directors announced Thursday. 

The construction of the new campus is dependent on regulatory approval by the state, the board said in a statement.

The new campus will be located along Route 22, near I-95. It will boast a state-of-the-art, 24/7 ER facility with a heliport, short stay medical beds, expanded inpatient and outpatient behavioral health services, offices for primary and specialty care doctors, and full diagnostic services such as centralized radiology, laboratory and infusion, the board's statement said. 

In addition to developing the new campus, the existing UM Upper Chesapeake Medical Center – Bel Air facility will see expansion, the board said. Additional parking will be added, as well as the development of an outpatient pavilion with a surgery center, and beds for medical, surgical, and short stay care. 

“We are excited to finalize the location for our new campus in Aberdeen,” said Lyle Sheldon, President and CEO, UM UCH.  “Our planning campaign, formerly referred to as 'Vision 2020,' will now transition to 'Your Health. Our Mission.'"

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