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It’s been over 100 years since the Washington Sanitarium—which later became Adventist
HealthCare Washington Adventist Hospital—opened in Takoma Park, Maryland as the first
hospital in the county.
Since then, Adventist HealthCare has brought a lot of “firsts” to Montgomery County and
the region, including the first maternity services in 1916, the first behavioral health unit in
1949, and the first heart surgery in the D.C. region in 1962.
“From the very beginning, we were concerned with the care of the whole person,” says
Adventist HealthCare President and CEO Terry Forde. “We were committed to caring for our
community, and we still are today.”
In 1979, Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center opened its doors, becoming
the first hospital in northern Montgomery County. In 2001, Adventist HealthCare Rehabilitation
opened on the Shady Grove campus as Montgomery County’s first and only rehabilitation
hospital. In 2013, the Aquilino Cancer Center also opened on the Shady Grove campus,
becoming the county’s first and only comprehensive cancer center.
Today, Adventist HealthCare still stands as the largest provider in the county with three
hospitals, numerous urgent care and imaging facilities, home care services, primary and
specialty care doctor offices, and the Lourie Center for Children’s Social & Emotional
Wellness. The system is expanding, with the new Adventist HealthCare White Oak Medical
Center due to open in late summer 2019.
In addition to the organization’s Joint Commission Accreditation for its quality care,
Adventist HealthCare has also received national recognition for heart, stroke, cancer,
orthopedics, obstetrics, rehabilitation and home care.
So, what is the secret to not only surviving for more than 100 years, but thriving? “We’ve
stayed true to our mission for over a century,” says Forde. “Every decision we make is
centered around improving the mental, physical, and spiritual health of our community.”
820 W. Diamond Ave., Suite 600
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
“From the very beginning,
we were concerned
with the care of the
whole person. We were
committed to caring for
our community, and we
still are today.”
The new Adventist HealthCare White Oak
Medical Center opens in late summer 2019
at 12100 Plum Orchard Drive off Route 29.
Below: Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove
Medical Center welcomed its ;rst baby in
1981. Today, the hospital cares for more than
4,500 babies annually.