Bon Secours gets green light for new Virginia hospital
Bon Secours won a turf battle with Sentara Healthcare to expand hospital services in the northern reaches of Suffolk, Va.
According to local news outlets, Bon Secours’ request to build Harbour View Hospital was approved. State Health Commissioner M. Norman Oliver says Bon Secours’ plan to build a new hospital would provide increased access to inpatient surgical services and charity care to indigent and underserved populations.
Bon Secours says it’s anticipating investing $77 million to develop the facility, which is being touted as an 18bed, surgically focused hospital with four operating rooms.
Sentara had requested approval to move beds from its Suffolk-based Sentara Obici Hospital to Sentara BelleHarbour campus in Suffolk. State regulators denied the request.
Bon Secours expects construction will take about 1½ to 2 years to complete. Its next step is to seek local approvals.