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LARGO, Md. (CBSDC/AP) — Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker and a search committee are recommending building a new regional hospital at Largo Town Center.

The $645 million facility on 70 acres of county-owned land near a Metro station would replace the financially troubled Prince George’s Hospital Center in Cheverly. The search committee considered four sites and narrowed its choices last month to Largo and Landover Mall.

The board of Dimensions Healthcare System, which oversees county-owned medical facilities, will consider the choice this week.

A 259-bed, 700,000-plus-square-foot hospital is planned with a full-service medical complex and trauma center. The project would be funded with $450 million in bond financing, including about $200 million each from the state and the county. The hospital could open in 2017.

WNEW’s George Mesthos contributed to this report. Follow him and WNEW on Twitter.

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