|Shovels break ground on the new StoneSprings Hospital Center in Dulles on Oct. 23.Times-Mirror Staff Photo/Ben Hancock|
StoneSprings Hospital Center broke ground Oct. 23 on a new 243,000-square-foot facility located off Route 50 in Dulles South.
HCA Virginia Health System is set to open the hospital in December 2015.
The plot of land where the building will sit, which used to be Glascock Airport, will eventually house 124 beds, a full-service 24-7 emergency department, 10 labor-delivery-recovery-postpartum beds, and a cardiac catherization lab.
According to Scott York, chairman of the Board of Supervisors, the discussions regarding the facility began in 1999.
The decision to bring a hospital to Route 50 was what he called a "no-brainer." He says he knew that change was on the rise for the community.
"The most important thing about this facility is that it provides healthcare right here in the front and back yards of the folks who live on the Rt. 50 corridor," he said.
The first time they met, John Deardorff remembers Chairman York asking him, "Where's my hospital?"
Today, he said, that became, "It's about time."
"Today marks a milestone in a very long journey," said Margaret Lewis, president of HCA's Capital Division.
Many elected officials were on hand. Representatives from the area, Del. David Ramadan (R-87th) and Supervisor Janet Clarke (R-Blue Ridge), spoke.
Clarke spoke about the economic effects of the new hospital, saying, “The revenue will come in handy for improving these roads."
StoneSprings is expected to generate 500 health-care related jobs and bring in more than $2 million in local tax revenue to Loudoun.
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