Kennedy Krieger Institute To Open Spinal Cord Injury Facility In Baltimore County
BALTIMORE COUNTY - Kennedy Krieger Institute, a world-renowned care and research institution, will open its third International Center for Spinal Cord Injury facility in Baltimore County.
The group has signed a lease with St. John Properties for a 13,365-square-foot space within 425 Williams Court in Greenleigh, a 1,000-acre mixed-use business community located in White Marsh.
According to Tom Novotny, director of operations and business development for the center, the new facility will rival any of its kind worldwide.
“[The facility will] incorporate state-of-the-art technology and equipment designed to achieve the most favorable patient outcomes possible,” Novotny said. “It will rival any of its kind throughout the world.”
Spinal cord injuries require treatment as soon as possible to reduce nerve damage and permanent complications. Novotny said the new facility would reduce commute times for patients who previously needed to travel into Baltimore City.
“The location was sorely needed to reduce commuting times for patients and their families traveling to Baltimore City, which is vital when transporting someone with spinal cord issues,” Novotny said. “That site also provided additional options for people living in suburban Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Northern Virginia, and the Baltimore County facility is intended to further expand our geographic reach. The single-story building will simplify access and egress, and the building will incorporate dual entry points in the front and rear to separate the range of visits encompassing wellness, rehabilitation, and outpatient care for adults and children.”
Upon completion, the Greenleigh development will include more than 2,200 residential units, including single-family homes, townhomes, and multifamily units, along with nearly two million square feet of commercial space containing the Kreiger Institute’s new facility.