Virginia’s health care sector continues to be one of the most active in commercial real estate, with one hospital celebrating the finish of a first phase of a major expansion while another begins work on a new cancer center.
Elected officials, local business leaders and community partners will gather Friday at Inova Fairfax Hospital at 10 a.m. to celebrate the completion of a new, adult services hospital. The 11-story South Tower, which connects to the original adult services hospital, adds 216,000 square feet of space.
“The addition of the South Tower to our medical campus is yet another example of how we are serving the complex needs of the community through high-quality care in a patient-friendly environment,” Patrick Christiansen, CEO of Inova Fairfax Medical Campus, said in a statement.
The South Tower, which cost about $160 million, includes 120 all private, medical/surgical patient rooms and 54 intensive care unit rooms. The ICU floors are grouped into specialties to improve flow and staff collaboration. The building’s design incorporates abundant natural light, open space and views of nature to enhance the patient experience and promote healing.
The ceremony marks the completion of the first phase of a massive, multi-year expansion project at the Inova Fairfax Medical Campus. Renovations will soon begin on the original adult services hospital. By 2016 a separate, 12-story Inova Women’s Hospital and Inova Children’s Hospital will open.
Meanwhile, the construction cycle has just begun on a new cancer center for Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center. It will include a radiation oncology facility that will be jointly operated by the Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center in Richmond.
A celebration of the partnership will be held Friday, Dec. 14, at 3 p.m. at the construction site, adjacent to Spotsylvania Regional. The 7,000-square-foot cancer center is scheduled to open in April 2013 and will be located in the Pogonia Medical Arts Building.
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