Securing and improving access to quality healthcare for the residents of Prince George’s County has been a top priority of this County Council.
The agreement announced today and unanimously approved by the University of Maryland Medical System Board, marks the culmination of a lot of hard work by all of the stakeholders, in the interests of our citizens.
We deeply appreciate the opportunity to work collaboratively with Governor O’Malley, Lt. Governor Brown, County Executive Baker, Dimensions Healthcare, and especially the University of Maryland Medical System Board, to create a key strategy that addresses the critical health care needs in our County and throughout this region.
Today’s announcement helps to provide the long-term solution to the longstanding challenge of our hospital system that we have all been seeking.
Foremost, this agreement means our residents will have better and more affordable access to healthcare.
All legislative powers of Prince George’s County are vested in the County Council. The County Council sits as the District Council on zoning and land use policy, and as the Board of Health to govern and guide health policy. The County Council meets as a legislative body on Tuesdays in the Council Hearing Room on the first floor of the County Administration Building in Upper Marlboro. For more information on the Prince George’s County Council, please visit www.princegeorgescountymd.gov