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October 26, 1998

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Johns Hopkins To Build New Medical Center At White Marsh

In a move designed to replicate the success of Johns Hopkins at Green Spring Station, Hopkins will begin construction this year of Johns Hopkins at White Marsh, a 50,000-square-foot outpatient facility that will house a wide range of medical services including primary care and specialty care, a radiology facility and a medical laboratory.

Located directly across Honeygo Boulevard from IKEA at White Marsh Town Center, the two-story center has the potential to be expanded up to 100,000 square feet.

"Johns Hopkins at White Marsh is strategically important to Hopkins' vision of an integrated health care system that truly serves the needs of the community," said Edward D. Miller, CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine and dean of its School of Medicine. "Just as Johns Hopkins at Green Spring Station has quickly proven to be an important community asset, so do we expect Johns Hopkins at White Marsh to become the provider of choice for many area residents who want convenient access to superb health care."

When completed in 1999, Johns Hopkins at White Marsh will house a primary care suite staffed by Johns Hopkins primary care physicians. This suite will offer 28 examination rooms within a 12,000-square-foot area. Also, a speciality care suite staffed by Hopkins physicians will provide services in dermatology, gastroenterology, general surgery, orthopedics, plastic surgery, urology, cardiology, otolaryngology, neurology, and obstetrics and gynecology. To support these services, American Radiology Services Inc., a joint venture with Johns Hopkins Medicine established in 1997, will develop a 10,000-square-foot comprehensive imaging facility, including MRI, CT, nuclear medicine, mammography, ultrasound, fluoroscopy and general radiology. In addition, a Hopkins medical laboratory will be relocated to Johns Hopkins at White Marsh.

Under the terms of the project, Hopkins will lease the medical center from Nottingham Properties, owner of the land, with an option to purchase the property in the future. Hopkins will build the medical office structure with Nottingham providing development and construction management support for the project. BLM Group of Philadelphia will provide design services.

Construction of the new medical center will take place in two phases. Phase 1 involves developing a 50,000-square-foot medical office building on 3.9 acres. Phase II, depending on the community's and Hopkins' needs, involves developing an additional 40,000- to 50,000-square-foot medical office facility.

"Our experience with Green Spring Station demonstrates the importance of planning for growth," says Ronald R. Peterson, president of The Johns Hopkins Hospital. "The site at White Marsh gives us the flexibility to accommodate the future growth we envision for this vibrant area. With this capability for expansion, we are in an ideal position to satisfy the health care needs of the community now and in the future."

"As this project evolves, we believe Johns Hopkins at White Marsh will be an attractive place to relocate or initiate new medical practices, just as it has been with Johns Hopkins at Green Spring Station," Miller says. "We see White Marsh as becoming a real hub of top-notch medical care in the region."

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