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    Facilities Master Plan

    ​The Maryland Department of Health has developed a Facilities Master Plan that will enable Maryland to progressively transform systemwide health care delivery, improve health and quality of care and reduce costs.​

    The New Facilities Master Plan

    • Better redirects patients to community services providers and regional crisis centers;

    • Provides more accessible mental health, crisis, and chronic care services;​

    • Makes a staged capital investment over 20 years that will include building four new 24-hour regional crisis centers; 

    • Engages in strategic partnerships to transfer and sustain services at MDH facilities.

    ​Currently, MDH has 11 facilities that are operational:​

    Facilities Master Plan Phases

    ​Phase I will occur from 2022-2026 and will entail:​​​​​
      • ​Divesting three closed MDH facilities: Crownsville Hospital Center in Anne Arundel County, Regional Institute for Children & Adolescents (RICA) Southern Maryland in Prince George’s County, and Upper Shore Community Mental Health Center in Kent County;
      • Constructing four 24-hour regional crisis c​​enters in Western Maryland, Central Maryland, Southern Maryland, and the Eastern Shore;
      • Identifying strategic partners to transfer services from Western Maryland Hospital Center in Hagerstown and Deer’s Head Hospital Center in Salisbury to healthcare and community providers; 
      • ​Performing an assessment of the current Central Maryland inpatient behavioral health capacity.
    ​Phase II will occur from 2027-2031 and will entail:
      • ​Constructing a new facility for children and a Secure Evaluation Therapeutic Treatment (SETT) facility in the Central Maryland region; 
      • ​​​Constructing a new replacement patient building at the Springfield Hospital Center in Sykesville.

    ​​​Phase III  will occur from 2032-2041 and will entail:

      • Renovating the Holly Center; integrating MDH facility patients with community providers; 
      • ​Developing strategic partnerships to transition services currently provided at the Potomac Center and Spring Grove Hospital Center to healthcare and community providers.


    The MDH 2041 Facilities Master Plan is a planning document that will continue to evolve.  

    For additional questions, please contact mdh.masterplan@maryland.gov​.