That headline says it all. Its been a long road, but:
The Maryland Health Care Commission voted unanimously to approve plans for a proposed regional medical center in Prince George’s County, the final step in a prolonged regulatory process that began more than three years ago. . .
After the vote at the commission meeting in Baltimore, officials involved with the project broke into applause — an unusual gesture, but understandable, officials said. . . .
A ceremonial groundbreaking will likely take place next spring or early summer, officials said. The projected opening date for the new hospital is 2020.
More info about the plans and history of the project here.