Built To Serve
Modernization of Leesburg Campus
|Project Manager Mike Bergeron stands at the site of the soon-to-be-renovated Leesburg campus. All of the services will be transferred to the acute care and west wing areas of the campus.
The renovation at Inova Loudoun Medical Campus – Leesburg, which is already well under way, promises to offer improved care to patients with upgrades in building design, technology and access.
“When completed, it’s going to end up being a very modern building, supporting the latest technologies,” notes Mike Bergeron, Project Manager for Inova Design and Construction.
The first phase of the $32 million project (total project cost), to be completed in May 2013, will include the following:
- Expanding the emergency room to about 13,000 square feet from 9,500 square feet
- Providing outpatient rooms throughout the renovated building
- Building a new trauma unit, radiology suite and lab within the new emergency room
- Enhancing imaging services, including an additional CT scanner and new radiology equipment
- Building a new brick-and-glass façade on the existing building frame to increase glazing for more daylight within the renovated area
- Upgrading security systems and central plant services
The second phase, which is set to end in August 2013, will entail the following:
- Moving the 22-bed Loudoun Adult Medical Psychiatric Services (LAMPS) from the older buildings to within the renovated area
- Demolishing the existing older buildings, which are not suitable for medical services
- Offering additional parking on the east portion of the site
Construction crews are in the midst of demolishing the interior partitions and exterior skin of the west wing of the building, says Bergeron, who is overseeing the project. All of the services from the east wings of the buildings will be transferred to the renovated areas. These services include the Emergency Department, the lab, radiology, LAMPS and outpatient diagnostic imaging. Access to the on-site Medical Office Building will remain the same.
“For the most part, the services that exist there now will remain but will be updated,” Bergeron says.