The Suburban Hospital location is right across the street from the NIH, so this is probably a very good strategic move with the relations the hospital currently has with the NIH.  BD 

The Johns Hopkins Health System Corporation said yesterday that it will acquire Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, converting the Montgomery County hospital into a Hopkins subsidiary.

The new relationship will give the $4.5 billion Hopkins system a greater presence in the Washington region and closer proximity to the National Institutes of Health and its millions of dollars in research funding. Suburban is across from NIH, on Old Georgetown Road.

Suburban's patients and medical personnel will have easier access to Hopkins personnel and facilities. The Baltimore-based organization has one of the nation's leading medical schools, an extensive research faculty and a sprawling hospital system that includes Howard County General Hospital in Columbia.

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