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Pines Getting ‘Big Practice’ article in The Daily Times


EMILY CHAPPELL

ECHAPPELL@DMG.GANNETT.COM

A project looking to create more efficient healthcare in Ocean Pines will officially open at the end of the month.

The Delmarva Health Pavilion Ocean Pines, of the Peninsula Regional Medical Center, is set for a grand opening and ribbon cutting Oct. 28 at 4 p.m. The facility is located at Route 589, also known as Racetrack Road, near the North Gate of Ocean Pines.

The Ocean Pines facility is a essentially a relocation of different services already provided in the Worcester County area, PRMC Vice President of Strategy and Business Development Chris Hall said.

“They’re merging into one big practice,” Hall added.

This first building, which is just the tip of the iceberg for what is in store, will house a cardiac rehabilitation center, primary care physicians, a pharmacy and a lab draw station where people can get blood taken.

It’s what Hall calls a one-stop shop.

Health care is changing and people are looking for more convenience, he said.

“It just enhances what we’ve been doing in Worcester County,” Hall said.

This type of facility is providing services that used to have to be done at a hospital and taking them out into the community, PRMC Community Relations Director Roger Follebout said.

The health pavilion is especially important in helping keep people healthy because if it’s close and convenient, they’re more likely to come in regularly and also be more compliant with medications, Follebout said.

“It’s an outstanding opportunity,” he said. “We’re excited to get open.”

The facility had a soft opening the week of Oct.19, with practices moving in the weekend prior. The formal opening and ribbon cutting will include refreshments and tours.

But, that’s not all that’s in store.

More buildings are in the works, including a cancer treatment center, Hall said.

The property was designed with five buildings in mind, CEO of builder and developer Gillis Gilkerson Palmer Gillis said.

It will be an estimated 90,000 square feet of medical or professional space. The first building opening at the end ofthe month is 20,000 square feet.

Putting the facility at the entrance of Ocean Pines makes sense because it’s the largest residential community in Worcester County, Gillis said.

“Delivering healthcare is about trying to be more efficient,” he said, and this project is delivering it “almost to your footsteps.”

The Delmarva Health Pavilion Ocean Pines, shown above and below, is set for a grand opening on Wednesday, Oct. 28, at 4 p.m.


About Gillis Gilkerson

In its 37th year of building and real estate development on Delmarva, award-winning Gillis Gilkerson has built a reputation as one of the most trusted and stable construction management and general contracting firms on the Peninsula. From new commercial construction to renovation, the company’s construction managers offer broad and deep experience in diverse industries such as medical, industrial, manufacturing, hotels, multi-family housing, houses of worship, restaurants, retail, schools and more. Its full-service real estate development expertise offers custom solutions for land purchase, building program development, turnkey project management, obtaining permits and approvals, property management, property marketing, purchase, lease, and lease/purchase options. The team works in conjunction with architects, government planners, engineers, surveyors, inspectors, contractors, and leasing agents to manage the development process from concept to completion.


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