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Photo: Helping to break ground for the new Delmarva Health Pavilion Ocean Pines are, from left, Dr. Thomas M. DeMarco, vice president of Peninsula Regional Medical Group; Bill Badger Jr., director of Worcester County Economic Development; Debbie Abbott, secretary of Peninsula Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees; Monty Sayler, vice chairman of the PRMC Board of Trustees; Peggy Naleppa, CEO/President of PRMC; William McCain, Chairman of the PRMC Board of Trustees; Dr. Angela Gibbs, Peninsula Regional Family Medicine Berlin; Dr. William Gunn, Peninsula Regional Family Medicine Berlin, Dr. Jeff Sceirer, Peninsula Regional Family Medicine Ocean Pines; Bob Thompson, general manager of the Ocean Pines Association; Dwight Miller, President of Gillis Gilkerson; and Palmer Gillis, Chairman/CEO of Gillis Gilkerson.
Peninsula Regional Medical Center in cooperation with Gillis Gilkerson, a leading Delmarva development firm, broke ground on Thursday, September 25, 2014, for a new medical complex, the Delmarva Health Pavilion Ocean Pines, on Route 589 (Racetrack Road) near the North Gate of the Ocean Pines residential community. Peninsula Regional Medical Center, in a 20,000 square foot building, will anchor the complex and be its initial tenant.
PRMC, which has been providing medical care in the community for over 25 years, is pleased to continue to expand and advance regional healthcare services in the Ocean Pines, Maryland area. It will consolidate its Ocean Pines and Berlin Family Practices at the new Ocean Pines medical complex, bringing along the laboratory services currently available at the existing Berlin location. Peninsula Regional will also provide cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation from its Guerrieri Heart & Vascular Institute team, home health services through Peninsula Home Care, and a full service community pharmacy to be called Peninsula Home Scripts Ocean Pines.
“This is a continuation of Peninsula Regional’s commitment to population health management and to offer services for the entire Delmarva Peninsula in the locations that provide our communities exceptional healthcare options that are close to their homes, the greatest value for that care and the delivery of those services in the most appropriate setting,” said Christopher C. Hall, PRMC’s Vice President for Strategy and Business Development and Ambulatory Services.
The new Delmarva Health Pavilion Ocean Pines is being designed, conceptually, to complement the Gillis Gilkerson/PRMC Delmarva Health Pavilion collaboration in Millsboro, Delaware. The Maryland complex will offer Ocean Pines and Worcester County residents a similar one-stop location for a majority of their healthcare needs.
“As medical center builders and developers, we have constructed over one million square feet of medical facilities on Delmarva and we’ve enjoyed a strong working relationship with PRMC for over 20 years,” said partner Palmer Gillis, the chairman and CEO of Gillis Gilkerson. “The Delmarva Health Pavilion Ocean Pines will provide convenient access for Ocean Pines residents as well as all of Worcester County. This medical complex will be an important asset providing construction jobs as well as employment opportunities in a convenient location for this community.”
Peninsula Regional expects to have its new Ocean Pines family practice office, lab, cardiac rehab, home health and pharmacy services open by the spring of next year. “We continue to refine our focus more in local neighborhoods where we can best and most conveniently provide these types of healthcare services that help people to become healthy, discover how to stay healthy and live well,” Hall said. “You can expect to see PRMC working with contractors to develop similar health pavilions and medical complexes in growing population areas across Delmarva and also in underserved communities where healthcare services are needed.”