For Immediate Release
2/26/2016

Northwest Hospital’s New Liberty Center Marks Debut of Revitalization Plan and Additional Investment in the Randallstown Community

Redeveloped Medical Facility Offers Vital Link to Health Services Along Liberty Road Corridor; Including New ExpressCare Urgent Care Center

Liberty CenterRandallstown, MD – The opening of Northwest Hospital’s new Liberty Center medical facility will debut a multi-phase development plan for an expanded hospital campus, including plans for additional buildings with an integrated design, with landscaping and art features, to unify and revitalize the campus. Liberty Center, with its prominent location at the intersection of Liberty and Old Court roads, will serve as the gateway to the Northwest Hospital campus.

“The new Liberty Center is a shining example of Northwest Hospital’s ongoing redevelopment in Randallstown and our continued commitment to addressing the needs of the communities we serve,” says Brian White, president of Northwest Hospital and senior vice president of LifeBridge Health.

He adds, “In fact, we chose the name ‘Liberty Center’ as a direct connection to its location in our community. This project serves as a vital link to health services for people along the Liberty Road corridor, offering physician practices and an urgent care center in a convenient location, easily accessible for our patients and neighbors.”

LifeBridge Health, the parent company of Northwest Hospital, invested more than $5 million to redevelop and expand the Liberty Center building, growing the available space from 8,000 to 13,800 square feet to accommodate new medical offices. The upgrade to the façade matches other facilities on the Northwest campus and the designs in the revitalization plan.

ExpressCare, a LifeBridge Health partner, will anchor the building on the first floor with a 4,600 square foot urgent care center. This ExpressCare location will open on February 29 with eight exam rooms offering patient care seven days a week with an on-site X-ray machine and laboratory for some basic tests. A pediatrician’s office will occupy the second floor of the building; plans for the third floor are still in development.

“LifeBridge Health’s Northwest Hospital campus is the institutional anchor of the Liberty Road communities. As the corridor’s largest employer, LifeBridge Health continues to make significant investments that contribute to the economic vitality of Randallstown and the entire county,” says Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz. “The commitment goes well beyond economic health. LifeBridge Health extends its medical mission to community partnerships and engagement that improve the quality of life for thousands of county residents each year.”

Following the opening of the Liberty Center, the Northwest Hospital campus revitalization plans shift to facilities on Old Court Road, across the street from the hospital itself. These new and redeveloped buildings will feature clinics offering medical care for chronic diseases, as well as services to support the organization’s Population Health initiatives, focusing on prevention, wellness and community support.

Plans and timelines for this next phase are still in development. These new projects complement improvements already underway inside the hospital itself, such as upgrades to the emergency department and the operating rooms.

Brian White“My vision for Northwest Hospital has always been to offer the best quality medical care with the friendliest environment and staff – an experience that patients cannot find anywhere else. Projects like this allow us to extend that philosophy beyond our hospital doors, providing valuable and needed services to improve the health of our people in our communities,” explains White.

Northwest Hospital leaders have been meeting with local government and community leaders, faith-based organizations, neighborhood associations and others about the campus revitalization plan. The hospital will continue this collaboration as projects develop.

“We have been so pleased to work with our community partners on these exciting plans for Northwest Hospital. Our LifeBridge Health purpose statement is ‘Caring for Our Communities Together,’ and with the opening of the Liberty Center and the campus revitalization plan, we truly believe that we will be offering improved health services to our patients and their families,” says Neil Meltzer, president and CEO of LifeBridge Health.

The Liberty Center building was designed by Hord Coplan Macht with construction by the Whiting-Turner Contracting Company.

About LifeBridge Health:

LifeBridge Health is a regional health care organization based in northwest Baltimore and surrounding counties. LifeBridge Health consists of Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Northwest Hospital, Carroll Hospital, Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital, LifeBridge Health & Fitness, hundreds of primary care and specialty physician practices throughout the region, and many health-related partners. For more information, visit www.lifebridgehealth.org

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Sharon Boston
410-601-4350
svboston@lifebridgehealth.org