Bon Secours receives approval to replace Norfolk hospital

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Bon Secours Virginia Health System has received state permission to replace Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center in Norfolk with a new 124-bed hospital.

The Richmond-based health system has been issued a certificate of public need, a state requirement before a new medical facility can be built. The new Bon Secours DePaul would be a 300,000-square-foot, $200 million hospital on the current hospital site at 150 Kingsley Lane in Norfolk. The new facility is scheduled for completion in late 2014.

The Hospital of St. Vincent DePaul opened in 1856. Bon Secours took over its operation in 1996 and renamed it Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center. In 2000, the number of acute care beds at the hospital was reduced from 366 to 238.

Bon Secours began the certificate of need process to replace the hospital building in 2008. The health system includes four hospitals in the Richmond area and three in Hampton Roads.


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