Leonardtown, Maryland (March 9, 2018)MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital’s inpatientBehavioral Health Unitwill be closed for approximately three weeks beginning March 12 as renovations to the unit get underway. Due to mandatory hospital regulations, the unit will be receiving new ceilings and new flooring. The hospital’s daytimePartial Hospitalization Program(PHP) will continue uninterrupted as the construction is taking place.

While the work is being conducted, patients coming to the Emergency Department who need an intensive, inpatient program will be referred to other area psychiatric facilities, includingMedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Centerin Clinton, which was recently named one of U.S. News & World Reports’ Best Regional Hospitals.

“MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital recognizes that mental health plays an important role in the continued wellness of our community and we regret any inconveniences the construction may cause for our patients,” said Stephen Michaels, MD, chief operating officer and chief medical officer for MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital. “We would like to assured our community that we will continue to provide the best care possible and connect patients with the needed services during this time.”

VisitMedStarStMarys.org/MentalHealthfor more information about behavioral health services offered at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital.

About MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital
MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital (MSMH) is a full-service community hospital, delivering state-of-the-art emergency, acute inpatient and outpatient care in Leonardtown, Maryland. Nestled in a waterside community, MedStar St. Mary’s provides advanced technology with a dedication to excellence in all services provided. The not-for-profit hospital has been named among the nation’s Top 100 Hospitals™ and is an eight time recipient of the prestigious Delmarva Medicare Excellence Award. In addition, MSMH received the Maryland Performance Excellence award at the Platinum level in 2014 – the highest in the state. Our staff is committed to providing quality and compassionate medical care for all patients by coupling innovation with our outstanding team of Medical Staff members, associates and volunteers.