La Plata, Maryland – Lt. Governor Anthony Brown along with Senator Thomas “Mac” Middleton, Delegate C.T. Wilson, Charles County Commissioner President Candice Quinn Kelly, and Commissioners Ken Robinson and Bobby Rucci visited Civista Medical Center on Monday, February 13th. Brown toured the Irene Davis Pavilion building which is currently undergoing extensive renovations to expand medical services available to the community. “It was a pleasure to visit Civista Medical Center for a first-hand look at their innovative efforts to address health disparities and utilize health information technology to improve patient care,” said Lt. Governor Anthony G. Brown. “Governor O’Malley and I are committed to improving the health of all Marylanders, and the dedicated professionals of Civista and the University of Maryland Medical System are critical partners in our progress.”
In December 2010, Charles County Commissioners donated the building and property to the Civista Health Foundation. The building was opened in 1939 and served as Charles County’s first hospital, Physicians Memorial Hospital.
When the renovations are completed the building will house Greater Baden Medical Services, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC). The private public partnership between Greater Baden and Civista will offer improved access to primary care services for the southern Maryland community. The
renovations are scheduled to be completed in early spring 2012.