Health Services

Overview

As one of Maryland's fast growing communities, Charles County provides ample opportunities for healthcare providers and companies. The County's steady accelerated population growth has created an increased demand for healthcare services, with about 10 percent of the population 65 years of age and over.

The University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center, located in La Plata, offers a range of services to local residents and to citizens from neighboring towns and cities, including critical care, oncology, obstetrics, surgical care, orthopedics, rehabilitation and more. Named a top performer on key quality measures for four consecutive years by The Joint Commission, UM Charles Regional continues to advance with a brand new building and major investment in new technology.

Healthcare services providers can tap into the County's growing pool of medical professionals, with the College of Southern Maryland and University of Maryland offering programs in nursing, physical therapy, respiratory therapy, radiography and medical laboratory technology.

Fast Facts and Figures

  • From 2010-2015, the health care and social assistance sectors added more than 600 jobs.
  • The health care and social assistance sector represents 15 percent of the County's private employment base.

At A Glance

  • The University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center offers an array of services for residents in the region. Recent and in-progress expansions include the Regional Rehabilitation Center, the Urgent Care Center, and the Outpatient Imaging Center.

  • Four world-class institutions within an hour's drive: Children's National Medical Center, Georgetown University Medical Center, university of Maryland Medical Center and John's Hopkins Hospital.

  • Available real estate in medical parks, new office space and concentrations of medical and related services.

  • Demonstrated need for more medical specialists within Charles County.

  • Competitive wages in health care sectors, paired with a lower cost of living than the DC Metro area.

 

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“Charles County is a great central location for us to have access to all of our customers. We do business with NSWC Carderock, Naval Research Laboratory, NAWCAD Patuxent River, NSWC Dahlgren, and Indian Head Naval Support Facility, to name a few.”

Scott Decker
Director of Operations

Cardinal Scientific

“We are proud to be a key part of Charles County’s future and we heartily encourage other, cutting-edge companies to join us.”

Doug Egan
Chief Executive Officer
Competitive Power Ventures

“Charles County is where we started our company and where we grew and expanded. We now operate our managed print and managed IT solutions in five states and provide custom apps all around the globe. Our headquarters is still in Charles County, an excellent place to conduct business and recruit highly skilled individuals for our ever growing team!"

Joshua Justice
President

Just Tech

 

“We are proud to be a key part of Charles County’s future and we heartily encourage other, cutting-edge companies to join us.”

Katharine Tate
 Executive Director of Provider Engagement and Community Relations

Righttime Medical Care

“Charles County is a great place for businesses to start, grow, and thrive! We've worked with over 100 businesses since we opened our doors in Charles County, and I've witnessed the majority of these businesses achieve all three.”

Darlene M. Breck

Owner

Southern Maryland Business Center

“Charles County is a great place to do business because of the passion of the business community and the residents who strive to make it the best that it can be."

Andrew W. Welburn

President

The Welburn Organization