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$49 million project planned at Sentara Virginia Beach General

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Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital is beginning a $49 million modernization of its patient-care areas and infrastructure.

Three intensive-care units will be consolidated into one, 24-bed ICU.

Also, six operating rooms in use since 1983 will be replaced in a new surgery wing, and four other operating rooms will be renovated.

In addition, sterile-support areas will be expanded and upgraded. Two new elevators will connect the operating room suite with the consolidated ICU a floor above.

The Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) will be expanded and renovated, and the hospital’s Central Utilities Plant (CUP) will be modernized and have its emergency generators replaced.

Finally, locker rooms and lounge areas for physicians and staff will be modernized.

The project is scheduled to last about 30 months and create 75 to 100 construction jobs during peak activity.

The hospital marked its 50th anniversary last year.

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