Urology Outpatient Diagnostic Facility
A new 80,000-square-foot urology diagnostic outpatients facility
is currently under construction. It will be located in the new
Outpatient Center on the west side of Broadway directly across
from the dome of the hospital. This center will provide comprehensive
outpatient consultative and diagnostic facilities for the Medical
Institutions and should be an enormous resource for patient care.
For years, we have had inadequte space and now at last we will have
a comfortable well-equipped unit to provide efficient care and the
latest in modern imaging.
Although the Outpatient Center will be subsidized by both the
hospital and the medical school, the expense of this new clinic will
place a major burden on the department. Furthermore, these increased
expenses are occurring at a time when federal reimbursement from
Medicare for outpatient diagnostic care is being markedly reduced.
Faced with the forecast of increased expenses to support the
outpatient clinic along with reduced revenue, I am struggling to
find a way to maintain the quality of our care without compromise.
For this reason, I have decided to look for endowment to support
this clinic so that we can continue placing the patient first and
reimbursement second. The additional revenues necessary to fund
this clinic will be in excess of $250,000 per year.
Contributions at any time, either now, in yearly installments,
or through mechanisms such as trusts or bequests will all be
appreciated. All contributions should be directed to the Urology
Outpatient Center Endowment Fund, c/o Dr. Patrick Walsh, The Brady
Urological Institute, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore,