The Baltimore Medical System is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide ambulatory health care to medically underserved patients regardless of their insurance status or ability to pay. Founded in 1984, it is the largest Federally Qualified Health Center in Maryland. BMS now operates six community health centers in the Greater Baltimore area serving as many as 45,000 patients, including many new immigrants and refugees, with a multi-cultural and multi-lingual staff.
Its Community Health Center on the campus of St. Agnes Hospital in southwestern Baltimore City provides pediatrics, internal medicine, OB/GYN and behavioral health services. In response to significant growth in utilization, the Health Center will undergo a major expansion, adding 7,557 square feet, and will renovate and reconfigure its existing 13,739 square feet.
This project will increase the number of exam and intake rooms from the current 29 to a total of 53. It will also add a new Walk-In Immediate Care Center. Other aspects of the project include improved and enlarged patient reception and waiting areas, new space for care management and patient education activities to support the Center’s home health care services, additional office space for interpreting and translation staff, creation of staff lunch and locker rooms and ADA compliance throughout.
The Health Center remained fully operational throughout the phased construction period.