Doctors Community Hospital Honors Albert W. Turner with “A Passion for Caring Award”

Lanham, MD – On Saturday, November 2, Albert W. Turner was honored at Doctors Community Hospital’s 21st annual gala – a philanthropic event to raise funds for the renovation of the hospital’s surgical services suite. Turner received the “A Passion for Caring Award” in recognition for his long-standing contributions to the community.

A native resident of Hyattsville, Maryland, Albert W. Turner built his first 75 single-family homes at age 21. After serving three years in the Navy during WWII, Turner returned to Maryland and built an additional 125 homes in Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties. In 1949, he launched MCD Enterprises, which focused on developing residential communities throughout Maryland.

While creating planned neighborhoods with shopping areas, recreational space and adequate infrastructure, he also served the community as the first mayor of the City of New Carrollton as well as a member of the Board of Directors for Citizens Bank of Maryland (now Suntrust Bank), Prince George’s County Tourism Council, Suburban Maryland Home Builders Association, Prince George’s County United Way and Southern Maryland Heart Association.

About the “Passion for Caring Award”

Doctors Community Hospital was founded by leading physicians. With a shared goal of ensuring that Prince George’s County residents had convenient access to comprehensive and high-quality healthcare services, these dedicated individuals launched a premier hospital – one that touched the lives of 51,797 emergency room patients, 11,509 surgical services patients and 10,857 inpatients in fiscal year 2013.

The annual “Passion for Caring Award” was created to honor an individual who or organization that positively impacts the residents of Prince George's County and the region. Whether providing years of medical services that improve the quality of people’s lives, volunteering to educate people about making well-educated healthcare decisions or strengthening the fabric of the community, this honoree is an inspiration for others.

With a tradition of providing high-quality and comprehensive medical services, Doctors Community Hospital is dedicated to passionately caring for its patients and community. Founded in 1975, this non-profit institution is an acute-care medical and surgical hospital with 219-licensed beds. Along with primary care and advanced robotic surgery technology, some of the hospital’s other programs include:

  • Bariatric and Weight Loss Center
  • Cardiology Services and Outpatient Vascular Studies
  • Center for Comprehensive Breast Care
  • Center for Ear, Nose and Throat
  • Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine
  • Comprehensive Orthopedic Services
  • Emergency Services
  • Imaging Services
  • Joslin Diabetes Center
  • Metropolitan Medical Specialists
  • Outpatient Rehabilitation Services
  • Sleep Center
  • Spine Team Maryland