Battle Escalates Over New Hospital In Montgomery County | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

Filed Under:

Battle Escalates Over New Hospital In Montgomery County

Play associated audio

By Matt Bush

Adventist Healthcare is pushing back as its rival tries to build a new hospital in the upper part of Montgomery County, Maryland. This week, Holy Cross Hospital unveiled its plans to build a hospital on Montgomery College's Germantown campus. The proposal would allow the school to double it's nursing program, which is one of its major selling points.

Adventist CEO Bill Robertson doesn't see it as an advantage, saying their hospitals already employ many of Montgomery Colleges nursing students.

"They have in the nursing area around 40 clinical rotations going on at any one time. And we provide more than 50 percent of those. So we don't believe having a hospital on the campus is necessary for us to participate, because we're already proving we're participating extensively with Montgomery College," says Robertson.

Adventist wants to build a hospital in Clarksburg on land it owns just off of I-270. A state commission will make the final decision.

NPR

Louis C.K. Reflects On 'Louie,' Loss, Love And Life

C.K. won an Emmy for outstanding writing in a comedy series for an episode on his FX show Louie. In 2011, C.K. told Fresh Air about making his comedy special and his relationship with other comedians.
NPR

Diplomats And Lawyers Try To Define 'Culturally Acceptable Food'

Some governments recently said that agricultural investments should supply "culturally acceptable food." Now they're trying to define what that is.
NPR

Former Iowa Lawmaker Admits To Getting Payoff Before 2012 Caucuses

Kent Sorenson pleaded guilty in federal court to taking under-the-table payments when he switched sides between GOP presidential candidates. The former state senator previously denied the rumors.
NPR

Science Crowns Mozzarella The King Of Pizza Cheese

Why do some cheeses melt and caramelize better than others? Researchers used high-tech cameras and special software to figure it out.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.