New Genesis Hospital Facts 

The new facility will include:

  • Private patient rooms
  • A new addition attached to the existing Bethesda Hospital building
  • The new addition will include:
    • Emergency/trauma department
    • Intensive care unit
    • Heart center
    • Operating rooms
  • New outpatient cancer center
  • New medical office building

Economic impact

  • Project estimate – Construction will cost $160 million with an additional investment of $40 million for new medical equipment and furnishings.
  • Community business impact – $250 million to $310 million
  • Reduction in annual operating cost with new medical center – $15 - $18 million


  • Design phase underway
  • Groundbreaking – May 2013
  • Medical center opening – 2015

Major design considerations

  • State-of-the-art facility utilizing best practice design principles from hospitals across the country
  • Patients want private rooms – all inpatient rooms will be private
  • Centers of Excellence for heart & vascular, cancer, orthopedics, women’s health, neuroscience and trauma/emergency
  • Single, expanded medical center will reduce duplicate services, eliminate patient transfers between hospitals, and eliminate confusion about which facility provides which service

Site specifics

  • Current site of Genesis-Bethesda Hospital
  • 2951 Maple Avenue

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Updated April 2013

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