HCA shifts plans for Loudoun hospital

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  Failing in a lengthy attempt to build a hospital in eastern Loudoun County, HCA Virginia now plans to construct the same facility on Route 50 in southern Loudoun.

  The $195 million hospital project, StoneSpring Medical Center, replaces Broadlands Regional Medical Center, which was voted down twice by the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors.

  StoneSpring would be located at Route 50 and Gum Spring Road. It would have 164 beds and employ about 500 people.

  “Our decision to target a new site in Loudoun serves the best interests of all who live and work there,” Margaret Lewis, president of HCA’s Capital Division, said in a statement. “While Route 50 wasn’t our first choice for a location, we have modified our plans in response to county residents who need not only hospital beds and services, but also hospital choice and competition.”

  HCA had received a certificate of public need from the state to build the Broadlands hospital but failed to win approval from Loudon supervisors. Inova Health System, which owns a hospital in Loudoun, opposed HCA’s Broadlands proposal, saying the hospital should be built on Route 50.

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