The 80,000-square-foot Angelos Medical Pavilion opens with a mix of medical specialties, including Saint Agnes Hospital’s expanded Cancer Institute.
Baltimore, Md. -- Saint Agnes Hospital today announced receiving a $2.5 million donation from Peter and Georgia Angelos in support of a new medical building that encompasses the hospital’s expanded Cancer Institute, as well as a variety of specialties, including cardiovascular, bariatrics, urology, pulmonary, thoracic, general surgery and others. The four-story, 80,000-square-foot building, named the Angelos Medical Pavilion, officially opened at Saint Agnes in February 2013.
President and CEO of Saint Agnes HealthCare, Bonnie Phipps, said, “We’re thrilled to receive this very generous donation from Peter and Georgia Angelos. The Angelos Medical Pavilion is one of many recent projects we have developed to improve the campus and expand the clinical services our hospital offers. We’re especially enthusiastic about the newly expanded Cancer Institute that is a flagship for innovation at Saint Agnes, and across Maryland.”
Dr. Carole Miller, director of the Cancer Institute, commented, “Our hospital has long been a leader in the diagnosis and treatment of various forms of cancer. Due to the rising demand for cancer treatment we had outgrown our prior space. The new Angelos Medical Pavilion has helped us overcome that challenge. With the expansion, patients have access to greater resources, like advanced treatment technologies, a comfortable healing environment, and coordinated interactions with various specialties on our and medical staff.”
Saint Agnes’ Cancer Institute has expanded by 40 percent in over 36,000 square feet of modern space. The new Infusion Center, where chemotherapy is administered, provides different settings for the personal comfort of patients, including nine social treatment chairs, 11 semi private treatment chairs, and two private treatment rooms. The Infusion Center is lined with windows overlooking a garden area, which will open as a healing garden later this year. Additionally, 16 new patient treatment and exam rooms support the Cancer Institute's commitment to a multi-disciplinary treatment method. Each patient exam room is surrounded by clinical space, allowing physicians from different specialties to come together with the patient to provide a full rounded and coordinated treatment plan.
Other areas of the Cancer Institute include support services, such as social work, oncology nurse navigation, American Cancer Society navigation, and counseling areas. The space also provides a new 797 compliant pharmacy and separate blood draw area for the Cancer Institute patients. Renovations are underway for the Radiation Oncology space, which the hospital will complete this summer.
“I have long been aware of Saint Agnes’ many contributions to the Baltimore metropolitan community, including the hospital’s deep commitment to providing compassionate care and access to the very best in healthcare to citizens across Maryland,” said Peter Angelos. “I am pleased to be able to make this contribution to support Saint Agnes, the oldest catholic hospital in Baltimore, in providing an even greater level of care to our communities now, and for many years to come.”
The Angelos Medical Pavilion will also be home to a variety of other specialties. Maryland Cardiovascular Specialists, part of the Cardiovascular Institute at Saint Agnes, will offer state-of-the-art treatment rooms for outpatient services such as electrocardiograms and minor vascular procedures, as well as the new Women’s Heart Center. In addition, other specialties will be offered, such as Bariatrics, Urology, Pulmonary, and Thoracic and General Surgery.
The Angelos Medical Pavilion is part of Saint Agnes’ $200+ million campus expansion that emphasizes patient safety in a high quality healthcare environment. The expansion also includes the already completed North Tower renovations, a new patient tower, renovated chest pain emergency department, a new parking garage, and the Hackerman-Patz House for families of patients being treated for long-term ailments.
About Saint Agnes
Founded by the Daughters of Charity in 1862, Saint Agnes Hospital is a 296-bed hospital currently completing a $200 million-plus expansion emphasizing patient safety in a high quality healthcare environment. Saint Agnes is the oldest Catholic hospital in Baltimore, Maryland and is a full-service teaching hospital with residency programs in medicine and surgery. The hospital’s key institutes include the: Cancer Institute; Cardiovascular Institute; Maryland Metabolic Institute; Orthopedic & Spine Institute; Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery; and The Bunting Health Institute for Women & Children. Saint Agnes opened the first Chest Pain ED in the world more than 30 years ago, and continues to expand and grow its Emergency Services. www.stagnes.org
About Saint Agnes Hospital Foundation, Inc.
The Saint Agnes Foundation is a nonprofit corporation that raised millions of dollars annually in support of Saint Agnes Healthcare. Its focus is on the strategic expansion of the six centers of excellence, new health programs, campus expansion, supplemental education for health care professionals, and leading-edge medical equipment and technology.