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Hopkins Hosts Groundbreaking Ceremony For White Marsh Facility

November 19 Ceremony to Feature Government Officials, Community and Business Leaders

If it seems odd to hold a groundbreaking ceremony for a facility whose construction is well under way, blame Hurricane Floyd. While the original Sept. 16 Johns Hopkins at White Marsh groundbreaking was postponed due to uncooperative weather, construction was not. So, at noon on November 19, Edward D. Miller, M.D., CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine and dean of The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, along with several other Hopkins notables and elected officials, will hold a "groundbreaking" ceremony for the new medical facility, Johns Hopkins at White Marsh. The 50,000-square-foot outpatient complex, modeled on Johns Hopkins at Green Spring Station, will offer Hopkins quality care in a location convenient to area residents.

"Johns Hopkins at White Marsh is strategically important to Hopkins' plan for an integrated, efficient health care system that serves the community," says Miller. "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."

The new facility, on a 4-acre site on Honeygo Boulevard, is scheduled for completion in early summer of 2000, and will house a wide range of medical services including specialty care, a radiology facility and a medical laboratory. The two-story center can be expanded to 100,000 square feet as part of a second phase of construction when needed.

"Our experience with Green Spring Station demonstrates the importance of planning for growth," says Ronald R. Peterson, president of The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System and executive vice president of Johns Hopkins Medicine. "The site at White Marsh gives us the flexibility to accommodate the future growth we envision for this vibrant area."

The developer for the project is Nottingham Properties Inc., master developer of White Marsh Town Center. Hopkins will build the medical office structure with Nottingham Construction Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Nottingham Properties, providing construction management services. BLM Group of Bala Cynwyd, Pa., will provide architectural design services.

When completed, Johns Hopkins at White Marsh will house a primary care suite staffed by Hopkins physicians offering 28 examination rooms within a 12,000-square-foot area, as well as a specialty care suite staffed by Hopkins physicians providing 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. A Hopkins medical laboratory will be relocated to Johns Hopkins at White Marsh.

"The services at Johns Hopkins at White Marsh will benefit businesses and residents in and around White Marsh and throughout the northeast Baltimore metropolitan area," says P. Douglas Dollenberg, president and CEO of Nottingham Properties. Nottingham develops and manages investment properties in Towson, Hunt Valley, Owings Mills and Columbia.

In addition to Hopkins officials, attendees at the ground breaking are expected to include State Sen. Tommie Bromwell, members of the Baltimore County Council and the Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce, local state delegates, and local community and business leaders.

Johns Hopkins Medicine, established in 1995 to unite Hopkins' biomedical research, clinical, teaching and business enterprises, includes The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Howard County General Hospital, Johns Hopkins Medical Services Corporation, Johns Hopkins Bayview Physicians, Johns Hopkins HealthCare and the Johns Hopkins Home Care Group. The $1.8 billion enterprise is one of the largest employers in the state. Its components consistently are named at the top of national rankings for best hospital and best School of Medicine, and its faculty consistently win the largest share of NIH research funds. Results of this research continue to advance efforts to diagnose, treat and prevent many diseases.

Mary Ann Knab
Nottingham Properties, Inc.

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