Congressman Steny Hoyer tours the construction site of the new Health Sciences Center

Hughesville, MD- Congressman Steny Hoyer met with College of Southern Maryland (CSM) leaders and staff to tour the construction of the new Health Sciences Center to college Hughesville Regional Campus April 19. During a pre-tour briefing, the band discussed how the $500,000 in critical funding Hoyer secured in the FY2022 Omnibus is being used to upgrade equipment for health education programs at the new facility.

From left to right, CSM Vice President of Operations and Planning, Dr. Bill Comey, CSM President, Dr. Maureen Murphy, Congressman Steny Hoyer, and the School of Science and Health of the CSM, Dr. Laura Polk, poses in front of the new CSM Health Sciences Center, currently under construction. at the CSM’s Hughesville Regional Campus.
Credit: College of Southern Maryland

“I’m thrilled to be at the College of Southern Maryland visiting the Health Sciences Center and seeing the ongoing progress,” Hoyer said..

“The yard will one day become an extraordinary building that will help expand opportunities for students pursuing a science education, and I look forward to returning in the future when it is complete,” he continued. “Knowing how critical this new facility will be for the College of Southern Maryland, I was proud to work alongside advocates to secure $500,000 in federal funding in fiscal year 2022 to support educational programs in course at the center and to make sure it has the equipment and resources it needs to provide the best experience for our students.

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05)

“We are very grateful for your support,” CSM President Dr. Maureen Murphy told the congresswoman during the briefing. “I cannot overstate the importance of this center and what it will mean for our students, our community and the workforce in our region. It will serve as the central learning location for our health and nursing programs and it will be the college’s flagship building.

Hoyer described the cutting-edge technology that will be offered at the center “the wave of the future” and “the science on display” before thanking CSM management and staff for demonstrating how federal investments are “put to work in service to Southern Maryland students and our communities.

During the construction tour of the building, the congressman was asked to sign the building in its prefabricated state, shown at right.

The Health Sciences Center is the second building on CSM’s Hughesville Regional Campus and will serve as a central and convenient location for the college’s health programs and education. It will be approximately 50,000 square feet, designed to LEED standards, and will include specialized health science labs for CSM programs in nursing, emergency medical services, rehabilitation, wellness and fitness, pharmacy technician, medical assisting, health information management and medical coding, and medical laboratory technology. The center will also include a clinical simulation center, collaborative learning spaces, classrooms, a computer lab, offices for faculty and staff, a student success suite, and a large multi-purpose meeting room. Construction is currently on track for completion in late fall 2022.

For more information about the CSM Health Sciences Center, you may be interested in viewing the following video:

Alice F. Ponder