Health Services


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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Ignite Entrepreneurship: Tips for Success from the College of Southern Marylandís Entrepreneur and Innovation Institute

Published: Monday, July 17, 2017

In our newest blog series, “Ignite Entrepreneurship,” we profile local entrepreneurs to learn more about what “ignited” their success, and also gain insights about being an entrepreneur in Charles County. For the first blog of this series, we sat down with Thomas Luginbill, director of the College of Southern Maryland’s newly-established Entrepreneur and Innovation Institute (EII).

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“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’s strategic location in the DC Metro region affords us networking and business opportunities with some of the top names in our industry."

George Nash
Director of Business Development