Bon Secours has won a battle over turf to expand hospital services in the northern reaches of a Virginia city.
According to local news outlets, Bon Secours' request to construct Harbour View Hospital was approved. Bon Secours and Sentara Healthcare had filed letters seeking permission to add or move beds to their respective northern Suffolk campuses this summer.
State Health Commissioner M. Norman Oliver says the project would provide increased access to inpatient surgical services and charity care to indigent or underserved populations.
Bon Secours says it's anticipating investing $77 million to develop the facility, which is being touted as an 18-bed, surgically-focused hospital with four operating rooms.
Sentara had requested moving beds from its Suffolk-based Sentara Obici Hospital to Sentara BelleHarbour campus in Suffolk. State regulators denied that request.
Bon Secours expects construction will take about 1½ to 2 years to complete. Its next step is to seek local approvals.