Sibley Memorial Hospital opens its new advanced hospital on September 26, 2016. With 475,000 square feet of treatment space, the new hospital was designed using best practices from hospitals across the country to provide optimal patient- and family-centered care.
“Our new hospital will raise the bar on what a community hospital can—and should—be,” says Sibley president and CEO, Richard “Chip” Davis, Ph.D. “There are many to whose hard work and support we owe this beautiful new hospital—from our own Sibley staff to our Johns Hopkins Medicine colleagues in Baltimore. But we owe a special debt of gratitude to our trustees, both those of the hospital and those of the Sibley Foundation, and, of course, our donors. Their ongoing commitment to our community’s health care needs and their support and generous gifts have played a crucial role in making the New Sibley Hospital possible.”
The new hospital’s warm, inviting environment showcases award-winning artwork, sculptures, family-friendly lounges and concierge service. Tracking for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold certification, the new facility offers all private rooms—the largest in the national capital area, including 18 labor and delivery suites, a special care nursery, an orthopaedic floor with its own rehabilitation gym, five new state-of-the-art operating rooms, and a patient safety and infection control focused design including bacteria resistant doors and seamless floors and walls. In addition to its many patient care features, the building also boasts extensive environmentally friendly green roofs—and bee hives!
“When Sibley Memorial Hospital joined Johns Hopkins Medicine six years ago, we recognized that Sibley was a very special hospital with a very special relationship to its community,” says Paul B. Rothman, M.D., Dean and CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine. “Today represents more than the opening of a beautiful new hospital building. It also represents a reaffirmation of a 125-year-old commitment by Sibley to provide the best and most compassionate care to its community. This wonderful new facility provides the ideal environment to continue that tradition for decades to come.”
“The new Sibley patient tower provides a contemporary environment that is the equal to the quality of the care provided within its walls,” says Ronald R. Peterson, president of Johns Hopkins Health System and executive vice president of Johns Hopkins Medicine. “It marks a new era for Sibley Memorial Hospital and, most importantly, enhances our ability to deliver patient- and family-centered care to those seeking health care at this new state-of-the-art facility.”