Press Release

July 26, 2010
SENATOR CARDIN HELPS DEDICATE NEW HIGHLANDTOWN HEALTHY LIVING CENTER
Center Receives LEED-Platinum Certification




BALTIMORE



U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) today helped dedicate the new



Highlandtown


Healthy


Living


Center


, which is part of the Baltimore Medical System (BMS) network that provides health care to more than 22,000 patients a year.




 



Located in East Baltimore, the



Highlandtown


Healthy


Living


Center



also received a LEED-Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
  It is the first Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in the nation to receive LEED Platinum Certification.




 




“For more than 25 years,





Baltimore


Medical Systems has done an outstanding job in providing critical medical services and management to thousands of


East Baltimore


residents,” said
Senator Cardin, a long-time supporter of BMS.
  "Today, the opening of this new LEED-certified building means that BMS can take the next step in expanding its patient-centered care to an additional 7,000 resident of East Baltimore.”






 



The new




Highlandtown


Healthy


Living


Center


will make it possible to deliver comprehensive primary care to more than 22,000 patients a year.
   Baltimore Medical System is the largest provider of primary health care to medically underserved communities in



Maryland


, providing special services to help uninsured, non-English speaking and other high-need patient groups access care.
  More than 48,000 people each year receive medical services and education at BMS’s six health centers throughout



Baltimore


City


and County and six City school-based locations.






The





Highlandtown


Healthy


Living


Center


is representative of BMS’s holistic approach to healthcare, and offers the full range of health services in a supportive, patient-centered environment,” said BMS President and CEO
Jay Wolvovsky. “Putting the healthiest building in the unhealthiest part of the city also helps to reinforce our message that a healthy built environment is a critical part of healthy living.”