We have had the pleasure of working with the staff from the local Mountain Laurel Medical Center for the past few months. Yesterday was their Open House, and while the weather was a bit gloomy, it was an exciting day as we turned over the keys to their new location in Grantsville, MD! The official ribbon cutting ceremony will be in a few months, but they saw their first patients yesterday, and continue to add new patients.
This Owner-Client relationship was not typical to our normal build process. Beth Little Terry, CEO of Mountain Laurel Medical Center, and Jeff Gosnell began discussions about a year ago to figure out how to get the project built, which included some timing complications with grant funding opportunities. Everyone agreed that this Medical Center would be a great opportunity for the town of Grantsville and its community, and we needed to make a decision on how to move forward. After some discussion, approval from the board, and funding assistance from First United Bank and Trust, Gosnell decided to construct the building under their ownership, and lease it back to Mountain Laurel, who at a later date will purchase the facility.
The design for the Medical Center fits elegantly into its surroundings, and is a welcome addition to the community alongside the Library, ball fields and residential homes. The Architect on the project was Bob Lindsey, AIA, from LAI Architects.