ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The cost of a proposed new regional hospital in Prince George’s County has risen to $650 million, and state and county officials say it could go higher.
The officials gave the new estimate Tuesday at a state Senate committee meeting in Annapolis. The increase was attributed to new cost estimates for equipment planned for the proposed acute care hospital.READ MORE: Winter Weather Advisory In Effect Through Saturday; Blizzard Warning Issued For 3 Eastern Shore Counties
The Washington Post reports the hospital and an affiliated network of doctors would replace the financially ailing Prince George’s Hospital Center in Cheverly. The medical campus would serve Prince George’s County and southern Maryland.READ MORE: Over 100 Flight Delays, 43 Cancellations Reported At BWI Airport
State lawmakers are deciding whether to approve $200 million for the project called for in Gov. Martin O’Malley’s budget plan.MORE NEWS: LIVE LOOK: Ocean City Expecting Up To A Foot Of Snow
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