Site Work Begins on New Warren Memorial Hospital Campus
Hospital and Medical Building off Leach Run Parkway Projected to Open in 2020
A new chapter in Valley Health Warren Memorial Hospital’s 67-year
history began this week with preliminary site preparation and ground clearing
at its new hospital site located off Leach Run Parkway in Front Royal.
The planned 177,000 square-foot, three-story replacement hospital and
adjacent medical building will occupy approximately 28 acres of the 150-acre site.
“We are excited to be moving forward with our new, much-anticipated
hospital campus,” says Floyd Heater, Valley Health Vice President-Southern
Region, and Warren Memorial Hospital President. “The start of site
preparation marks the culmination of years of research, planning and development
for a thoroughly modern facility worthy of our staff, the services we
offer, and the patients and community we serve.”
A community groundbreaking event is planned for early spring 2019. Officials
anticipate the hospital will open in the fall of 2020.
“Our new campus is ideally located and has ample room to meet the
changing needs of our community for generations to come,” offers
Terri Mayes, Warren Memorial Hospital Vice President and Chief Nursing
Officer. “The hospital’s design draws on the natural beauty
and peaceful landscape of our region and will support a more contemporary,
vibrant patient care environment.”
The hospital will have 36 private patient rooms with large windows to capture
natural light, generous space for visitors, and private bathrooms, all
of which will enhance the overall patient experience.
Other features of the new hospital include a larger and enhanced Emergency
Department (expanding from 13 to 18 private rooms, with space for four
additional rooms), and dedicated parking to improve access and safety.
There will be three operating rooms, a cardiac catheterization lab, and
a 12-bed Critical Care Stepdown Unit. Consistent with industry trends
in ambulatory care delivery and consumerism, the facility’s design
reflects a greater emphasis on outpatient services, disease prevention
Valley Health is committed to incorporating the latest in green technology
to enhance the emotional wellbeing of all who will work in the building,
as well as reduce the hospital’s environmental impact. “Our
plans to promote overall health and wellbeing include wide, well-lit walking
trails throughout the campus,” adds Mayes.
With an estimated cost of nearly $100 million, it was vital the new hospital
receive the support and approval of Valley Health System’s Board
of Trustees. “The availability of high quality health care is an
asset to Front Royal/Warren County and every community,” notes Valley
Health President and CEO Mark H. Merrill. “We commend and thank
the Valley Health Board of Trustees for its considerable investment in
the health and wellbeing of Front Royal, Warren County and other area
residents. We look forward to offering this community and its residents
a contemporary, beautiful and efficient facility, which we hope brings
them peace of mind with accessible high quality healthcare and pride in
the Front Royal/Warren County community.”
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