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Virginia Hospital Center

Hammes Company Healthcare has been instrumental in helping Virginia Hospital Center advance its new 250,000 SF Outpatient Pavilion, which is scheduled to be completed in 2022.

Location:

Arlington, Virginia

Services:

  • Project Management
  • Facilities Assessment
  • Volume Projections
  • Facility Development Options & Recommendations
  • Implementation Requirements

Type:

  • Ambulatory Care Center

Size:

  • 250,000 SF

Background

Virginia Hospital Center is a not-for-profit, teaching facility providing comprehensive healthcare to Arlington County.

Challenge

Without additional room to grow on its existing campus, VHC faced an urgent need to expand its capacity to treat patients—both inpatient and outpatient. VHC reached an agreement with Arlington County for a land exchange where the hospital would receive a 5.6-acre parcel of land adjacent to the existing hospital campus. VHC proposed to seek zoning approvals to accommodate a new 250,000-SF outpatient pavilion on the new site, allowing for the renovation and expansion of inpatient services on the existing site. VHC’s proposed plans were met with pushback from the community due to concerns over the proposed facility’s impact on the neighborhood.

Solution

Having engaged Hammes Company Healthcare as project manager for the new outpatient pavilion, Hammes was instrumental in coordinating efforts in the approval process, including organizing the engineering and architectural expertise and preparing VHC every step of the process. Following a three-year design and review process, the County Board granted approval for the project.

Construction of the new outpatient pavilion began in the third quarter of 2019 and will be completed in 2022. Also included is a new 1,700-car parking garage, which will increase accessibility and convenience for patients.