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Haymarket Medical Center Set to Open

By Potomac Local March 3, 2014 3:00 pm

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HAYMARKET, Va. – Novant Health’s $100 million hospital outside Haymarket on Heathcote Boulevard, aptly named the Haymaket Medical Center, is set to open.

This is the first new hospital to be built in Prince William, Loudoun, or Fairfax counties in the past 17 years.

The hospital has 60 beds, and staff recently held a ribbon cutting at the new facility to celebrate its grand opening.

More in a press release:

The four-story building, which employs a staff of nearly 300 is on-schedule to open to patients in March. During the event attendees enjoyed self-guided tours, free health screenings, information and educational tables, child-friendly activities, goodies, refreshments and more. Haymarket Medical Center is Novant Health’s first prototypical hospital design. The patient-focused, caregiver-driven design included input from patients, family members and the entire hospital care team. An innovative approach was used to return the nurse to direct patient care.

“Novant Health is striving to make the healthcare experience remarkable. One way we’re doing that is making it convenient by bringing healthcare to the communities we serve,” said Melissa L. Robson, RN, BSN, MHA, president of Novant Health northern Virginia market.”

Haymarket Medical Center will feature all-private patient rooms, including an emergency department with 20 rooms, a helipad, imaging, a multi-specialty cardiac and interventional radiology lab, a critical care unit with eight beds, a medical/surgical unit with 36 rooms, women’s health with 16 rooms and maternity care with seven labor and delivery suites and dedicated C-section operating rooms, a well-baby nursery with 16 bassinets, four operating suites and a separate procedure room, a Café, gift shop and an interfaith room of reflection.

Unique aspects of the facility include:

- Computers in every patient room for bedside documentation

- Supplies, medication and equipment are located at the bedside, which reduces travel distances for caregivers and promotes safety and quality

- Direct access elevator, which can take patients directly from the emergency room to the surgical floor or critical care

- High definition, digital and wireless video recording capabilities in the operating room

- Mini-refrigerators in post-partum rooms

North Carolina-based Novant Health purchased Prince William Hospital in Manassas in 2009 and, as of last year, operates it as Novant Health Prince William Medical Center.

 

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