MedStar Harbor Hospital News
Baltimore Grand Prix Event: Important Traffic Information Affecting Access to Harbor Hospital
BALTIMORE—On Labor Day weekend (Sept. 2 to 4), Baltimore will host the Grand Prix racing event. Hundreds of thousands of spectators are expected to line the streets of Baltimore City to watch the race and participate in the three-day planned festivities. A 2-mile loop around downtown Baltimore will serve as the track and many nearby streets will be closed to accommodate race events.
Intermittent road closures will begin on Monday, Aug. 29 and additional closures will occur on subsequent nights:
• On Wednesday night, Aug. 31, several major road closures will occur including I-395, Conway St. and Pratt St. (I-395 will open for the Thursday morning commute and will close mid-Thursday morning.)
• By Thursday afternoon, Sept. 1, every north to south street east of Martin Luther King Blvd., all the way to the west shore of the Inner Harbor, will be closed.
• Martin Luther King Blvd. will remain open but is expected to carry a great deal of traffic.
• There are no closures south of Martin Luther King Blvd.
While there will be no closures in the direct vicinity of Harbor Hospital, the biggest projected effect on Harbor will be for associates and patients, as well as emergency vehicles, coming from north or east of downtown Baltimore.
Any patient, visitor or associate who would normally use a downtown path to reach Harbor Hospital (Martin Luther King Blvd., Light St., Saint Paul St., 83 S to Lombard St., or Federal Hill) should plan an alternate route. Those using I-95 N or I-95 S via Key Hwy. or exit 54 will be able to access Harbor Hospital. The road closures should not be an issue for those who reside in Anne Arundel County.
Visit baltimoregrandprix.com for detailed information on road closures, alternate routes and other race-related information.
For more than a century, Harbor Hospital has grown alongside the communities it serves in Baltimore City, and Anne Arundel, Baltimore and Howard counties. The hospital was first established in 1903 as a small community clinic servicing the waterfront community in Baltimore. More than 100 years later, the 193-bed hospital continues to offer the personal touch of a community hospital while incorporating the excellence of a high technology medical center. It has been the recipient of the Delmarva Foundation’s highest honor, the Excellence Award for Quality for Hospitals, in 2001, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2011.
With more than 500 physicians representing 30 medical and surgical specialties, and more than 1,500 employees, the hospital offers a full range of health care services for patients from infancy through the senior years. Harbor Hospital’s specialty areas include orthopedics, women’s services, cancer care, diabetes care, fetal assessment, cardio-pulmonary rehabilitation, and treatment of chronic lung conditions. The hospital’s continuum of care also includes wellness programs, outpatient services and inpatient treatment.
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