ROCKVILLE, Md., Dec. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States, an award-winning integrated care delivery system announced plans today for a new medical center at 815 E. Pratt Street in downtown Baltimore. The new medical center is the health plan's second recent investment in the Baltimore area and will offer Kaiser Permanente's integrated model and high-quality care to more Baltimore residents.
"Our new medical center will feature primary care services in the heart of Baltimore for our members," said Kim Horn, President, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States, Inc. "This new state-of-art facility further represents our dedication to Baltimore and builds on our longstanding commitment to increasing access to high-quality, 21st century care in the city."
The new location at Harbor East is 19,000 square feet and will house nine provider offices and 17 exam rooms beginning in 2015. Clinical services will include Internal Medicine/Family Practice, Pediatrics, and OB/GYN as well as Laboratory, Pharmacy, and General Radiology, including Mammography.
"The new medical center will offer the exceptional clinical care that has made us Number 1 in clinical quality and patient service in the Mid-Atlantic," said Bernadette Loftus, MD, The Permanente Medical Group associate executive director of the Mid-Atlantic States. "Our award-winning doctors look forward to caring for members in this extraordinary facility that's equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and technology."
"We are thrilled that Kaiser Permanente has decided to develop their state-of-the-art medical center in the heart of Baltimore City. When we talk about growing our city, this is exactly what we mean," said Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. "My administration remains committed to creating an economic climate poised for additional growth. Kaiser Permanente's decision to remain and expand in the City signals increased confidence in Baltimore as an attractive place for new investment."
Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States is recognized locally and nationally as one of the top health plans for achieving superior clinical outcomes that help members maximize their total health. The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) in 2014 ranked Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States the No. 1 health plan in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. The NCQA Health Insurance Plan Rankings initiative is a comprehensive and independent comparison that assesses 507 health plans nationally.
In addition, Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States was named the first integrated health care provider to become a health plan option for Maryland state employees, available for employees effective Jan. 1, 2015.
Learn more about Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States.
About Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States
Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States region, headquartered in Rockville, Maryland, provides and coordinates complete health care services for more than 520,000 members through 29 medical centers in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Founded in 1980, Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States is a total health organization comprising Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States, Inc., and the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group, P.C., an independent medical group that features more than 1,100 physicians. Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States was ranked in the nation's 20 top commercial health plans and 10 top Medicare health plans — and the No. 1 Commercial and Medicare plan for Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. — by "NCQA Health Insurance Plan Rankings 2014-2015 Private." For more information about Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States, visit kp.org or follow us on Twitter, twitter.com/KPMidAtlantic.
To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/kaiser-permanente-announces-2015-plan-for-new-medical-center-300012162.html
SOURCE Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States