Mercy Medical Center:
“Monday, June 1, marked the opening of our new 32-bed acute care unit on the 17th floor of The Mary Catherine Bunting Center. This new state-of-the art unit completed in record time became fully operational with staff and equipment and treating patients diagnosed with COVID-19.
In response to Maryland Governor Larry Hogan’s call in mid-March to increase hospital bed capacity statewide to address the COVID-19 public health emergency, Mercy Medical Center was the first hospital in the state to seek and receive Emergency Certificate of Need (CON) approval from the Maryland Health Care Commission to construct an entirely new hospital unit. As you know, construction began swiftly on March 23 with an aggressive opening deadline of June 1 and construction was completed on May 20 in a record time of 59 days.
The fact that you, together with Whiting-Turner were able to complete this important project in record time to enable Mercy to provide expanded, specialized care to patients suffering from COVID-19 is nothing short of amazing! Having you as partners coming to work every day in the midst of this pandemic event to build this 32-bed unit as fast as you could has been inspiring.
On behalf of our executive leadership, and the entire Mercy project team, I would like to extend my sincere appreciation for your remarkable work and steadfast commitment to the highest standards for quality and safety throughout the process.”