HCA Virginia this week announced its purchase of 75 acres of land in Spotsylvania County to build a new regional medical center.
The official closing on this property is an important and welcome milestone in the construction of Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center, said Margaret Lewis, president of HCAs Capital Division, which is headquartered in Reston, Va. The community is eagerly awaiting the opening of this facility, and we are excited to be in a position to move forward with the project.
HCA Virginia, a network of locally managed hospitals and outpatient surgery and imaging centers in Central, Southwestern and Northern Virginia, purchased the land from the Silver-Honaker Development Co. for $5.6 million.
The hospital is projected to cost $152 million and scheduled to open in late 2009. A certificate of public need was awarded to the medical center in August 2006. The hospital is licensed for 126 beds, and will provide 24-hour emergency care, diagnostic imaging, inpatient and outpatient surgery, obstetrics, neonatal and psychiatric care, and other services. Site preparation work is expected to begin immediately, according to HCA. -- by Jennifer Lubell