Bon Se­cours gets green light for new Vir­ginia hos­pi­tal

Modern Healthcare - - Regional News -

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.

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