January 16, 2009
The University of Virginia Medical Center begins construction on its 40-bed long-term acute care hospital, designed to help those patients who need hospital care for more than 25 days. A UVA spokesperson says the facility wiil also help free up beds at the University's main hospital on Lee Street.
The 40-bed hospital will be located next to the Medical Center’s Northridge Medical Office Building on Route 250 west, and will be staffed with 80 people.
“The hospital will also be a place where friends and family can visit comfortably with the patients," said R. Edward Howell, vice president and CEO of the UVA Medical Center.
It's expected to be complete in Spring 2010.