The new medical center in Largo is a major step forward in developing the type of health care system that our residents deserve. For far too long, the county has had to keep our existing hospital and the associated medical facilities open with massive subsidies while the quality of care has continued to decay, causing a majority of insured county residents to seek health care services elsewhere. With the new state-of-the-art facility in Largo, everyone will have a reason to have their health care needs addressed in the County.
However, a world class health care system is more than a singular hospital. It is a total system of care involving all kinds of partners, from primary care facilities to the University of Maryland Medical System, working together to treat and prevent disease and to ensure that we are proactive in providing treatment options for those suffering from alcohol and drug addiction.