Peninsula Regional Medical Center (PRMC) is expanding to bring more of its award-winning healthcare services to the beach with the groundbreaking today for its new endoscopy center at the Delmarva Health Pavilion Ocean Pines.  The building is scheduled to open in 2019.

The approximately 12,000-square-foot building will house PRMC’s new endoscopy center.  Jerrold S. Canakis, MD will be providing clinical care in the new space and additional clinical services to be determined.   Dr, Canakis, a gastroenterologist, has been in private practice in Berlin for 15 years and recently joined the PRMC family.

 “I am very excited about the transition,” he said. “Peninsula Regional Medical Center is such a wonderful asset to our community and the quality of physicians is exceptional.”

The endoscopy center is one of two new buildings coming soon to the Ocean Pines Health Pavilion campus totaling 80,000 square feet of new clinical space.  Services in those two locations may include–in addition to the endoscopy center–a surgery center, urgent care, imaging, and offices for specialty physicians, all of whom are board-certified and practice at PRMC.

In 2015, PRMC opened Building 1 of the Delmarva Health Pavilion Ocean Pines. There, the community has access to family physicians, adult fitness services, a community pharmacy, a lab and the Junior Board Pines Café.

Last year, it celebrated the opening of its Richard A. Henson Cancer Institute Ocean Pines in Building 2, drawing from five decades of experience at its Salisbury campus. The Institute is the leading cancer care provider on Delmarva, diagnosing and treating more than 1,400 patients per year, and has been continuously accredited since 1970, recognizing its commitment to excellence in the delivery of comprehensive, patient-centered care.

“Our health pavilion in Ocean Pines isn’t just a collection of medical offices; we are offering hospital-level care without the overnight stay,” said Chris Hall, Chief Business Officer and Vice President of Strategy and Business Development for PRMC. “We are selecting services that are needed in the beach community, and we’re building off the experience and quality outcomes that PRMC is known for.”

The intent of the Delmarva Health Pavilion Ocean Pines is to make award-winning healthcare more accessible to beach-area residents. Peninsula Regional Medical Center has been named among the Top 5 percent of all U.S. hospitals by Healthgrades and received a five-star rating–the highest available–from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for clinical excellence and quality outcomes.

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