PRMC holds groundbreaking ceremony for new endoscopy center in Ocean Pines

In Ocean Pines officials from Peninsula Regional Medical held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new endoscopy center at the Delmarva Health Pavilion. The 12,000 sq ft. building will be one of of two new buildings coming to the area in hopes of making health care convenient for residents. Health officials say the new center will include a surgery center, an urgent care, and offices for specialty physicians to provide the best care for patients.

"More and more of healthcare is about how do we keep people healthy and well and out of the hospital and much of that comes down to a good relation with a primary care doctor which we have as well as services close to home so It's convenient as folks are more likely to engage with their providers and that's what we're really trying to build here is a campus without hospital beds so that folks will engage in the process," said PRMC CEO Steven Leonard.

Health officials add that construction for the new Endoscopy center will begin over the next couple of weeks. And the center should be completed by this time next year.

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