December 14, 2020
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UM Capital Region Health and Clark Construction Complete New Medical Center Ahead of Schedule

Local and small businesses contribute to early delivery of state-of-the-art medical facility

LARGO, MD – University of Maryland Capital Region Health (UM Capital) and Clark Construction Group have announced that substantial completion has been reached on the state-of-the-art University of Maryland Capital Region Medical Center hospital, which replaces the 75-year-old Prince George’s Hospital Center in Cheverly. The project was completed 10 days ahead of the contracted completion date of October 12.

The 620,000-square-foot hospital provides enhanced access to high-quality healthcare for residents of Prince George’s County and the surrounding communities. The new 11-story patient tower features 205 private patient rooms, 45 emergency room treatment bays, 20 observation rooms, and 8 operating rooms. Once open to the public in summer 2021, the new medical center will provide spaces for clinical services including emergency care, neonatal intensive care, behavioral health, neurosciences, orthopedics, labor & delivery, critical care medicine, and Level II trauma.

“Our partnership with Clark Construction to develop the University of Maryland Capital Region Medical Center has enabled us to deliver on our vision to build a medical center that will offer technologically advanced, safe and quality health care in Prince George’s County,” said Nathaniel Richardson Jr., president and chief executive officer of UM Capital Region Health. “While the building itself is impressive, more important is the preeminent design work that will ensure a highly efficient care delivery model in which Prince George’s County residents can rely on and be proud of for decades to come.”

To celebrate this milestone, UM Capital and Clark Construction unveiled a “behind the fence” construction tour of the new facility.

Participation from small, local, county-based, and minority businesses throughout the construction process was a priority for all project stakeholders. In collaboration with S.M. Jackson Government Business Solutions, LLC, Clark’s small business compliance advisor, Clark awarded $30.9 million in contracts to County Based Minority Business Enterprises (CBMBE) for a total percentage participation of 13.5%, exceeding the goal of 10%, as well as a total of $177.9 million, or 77.86% CBMBE, Minority Business Enterprises (MBE), and Locally-based Business Enterprises (LBE) vendors, surpassing the goal of 25%.

Among Prince George’s County MBEs that worked on the project were Estime Enterprises, Inc. and Columbia Enterprises Inc., Clark’s partners who provided project and construction management services.

“As a business located in Prince George’s County, we are proud to have been part of this project,” said Bruce D. Mitchell, president and chief executive officer of Columbia Enterprises, a contractor located in Camp Springs, MD. “In addition to the positive health and social outcomes this facility will provide Prince George’s County residents, this project has already started paying dividends, providing economic development and growth opportunities for our local small business community.”

A video highlighting the meaningful participation from small businesses on the project can be found below. 

With substantial completion achieved, UM Capital has begun the transition and activation process including installing medical equipment and training staff for the new hospital. Clark will continue to work alongside UM Capital and University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) throughout the activation period leading up to the opening of the new facility.

“Clark is proud to have worked alongside UM Capital, UMMS, Prince George’s County, our design partner Wilmot Sanz, and our local and minority small business partners to deliver this important and transformational project for the Prince George’s County community,” said Mike Hartman, division president at Clark Construction. “The trust and support from these parties, coupled with the hard work and dedication to the safety of the project’s talented craft workers, allowed Clark to deliver the Medical Center ahead of schedule.” 

About University of Maryland Capital Region Health

Providing primary and specialty health care services to Prince George’s County and the neighboring area, University of Maryland Capital Region Health was established in September 2017 upon formal affiliation with the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS), and is committed to improving health outcomes in the communities it serves. University of Maryland Capital Region Health operates the University of Maryland Prince George’s Hospital Center in Cheverly, University of Maryland Laurel Medical Center, University of Maryland Bowie Health Campus, and the University of Maryland Capital Region Medical Group with practice locations in Cheverly, Suitland, Bowie, Laurel and the National Harbor. Together, community physicians and University of Maryland School of Medicine (SOM) faculty provide clinical expertise across a range of specialties and programs including: acute rehabilitation; anesthesiology; critical and chronic ventilation care; emergency medicine; neonatology; orthopedics; and vascular surgery. University of Maryland Prince George’s Hospital Center is home to the county’s highest level neonatal intensive care unit (NICU); a certified and designated primary stroke center; the State’s second-busiest trauma center and a highly regarded cardiac surgery program, which is led by faculty from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. A new state-of-the-art regional medical center is expected to open in Largo in summer 2021.  For more information, visit

About University of Maryland Medical System

The University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) is a university-based regional health care system focused on serving the health care needs of Maryland, bringing innovation, discovery and research to the care we provide and educating the state’s future physician and health care professionals through our partnership with the University of Maryland School of Medicine and the UM Schools of Nursing, Pharmacy, Social Work and Dentistry in Baltimore. As one of the largest private employers in the State, the health system’s 28,000 employees and 4,000 affiliated physicians provide primary and specialty care in more than 150 locations and at 13 hospitals. UMMS’ flagship academic campus, the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore is partnered with the University of Maryland School of Medicine and is recognized regionally and nationally for excellence and innovation in specialized care.  Our acute care and specialty rehabilitation hospitals serve urban, suburban and rural communities and are located in 13 counties across the State. For more information, visit

About Clark Construction Group

Clark Construction Group, LLC is one of the nation’s most experienced and respected providers of construction services. American-owned and operated since 1906, Clark is consistently ranked by leading industry organizations as one of the largest general building and civil construction companies with annual revenues of approximately $5 billion. Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, the company has offices strategically located to serve clients throughout the country. The University of Maryland Capital Region Medical Center continues Clark’s reputation of delivering world-class medical projects in the region. Clark’s local resume includes Suburban Hospital Campus Enhancement Phase 2, Inova Schar Cancer Institute, Johns Hopkins Hospital New Clinical Building, and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Medical/Surgical Pavilion, which is slated to be delivered in 2023. For more information, visit