By Rachel Leber
LEESBURG, Va. — Construction is currently underway on a new patient tower at the Inova Loudoun Hospital (ILH) in Leesburg. The new patient tower is just one phase of Loudon Hospital’s master plan for expansion of its facilities, is projected for completion sometime in 2020.
Projects already completed in the $300 million master plan include but are not limited to: the first two phases of the Inova Heart and Vascular Institute/Schaufeld Family Heart Center expansion, the addition of the Natural Birth Center, expansion of the surgical center, and a new 14-bed observation unit.
The seven-story 366,000-square-foot patient tower was designed by HDR headquartered out of Omaha, Neb., HDR collaborated with RSG Architects (newly named Environments 4 Health — E4H — as of March 22, 2018. DPR Construction headquartered out of Redwood City, Calif. is the general contractor on the project. A groundbreaking was held on Sept. 17, 2017, giving the project a two to three-year construction schedule.
The new patient tower will feature private patient-centered rooms, as well as an expanded progressive care unit, an expanded intensive care unit as well as the expanded Inova Heart and Vascular Institute Schaufeld Family Heart Center. In addition, the new tower will include more services which will include level III trauma at the Inova Virts Miller Family Emergency and Trauma Center and throughout the entire hospital, as well as more outpatient services, diagnostic imaging and more space shelled for expansion in the future.
“As a member of the Loudoun community, I am thrilled with the fact that a health system like Inova is committed to and investing in the communities they serve,” said Jason Beshore, health principal at HDR in a recent statement. “We’re directly involving the community as well through the Inova Loudoun Hospital Foundation, an effort that has been well-received with community members seeing themselves as necessary partners in this transformation.”