HCA Virginia Celebrates First Step in the Construction of Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center

May 08, 2007

HCA Virginia Celebrates First Step in the Construction of Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center

Reston, Virginia, May 8, 2007 – Together with members of HCA Virginia's senior management team, dozens of elected officials, community leaders and physicians from a multi-county area gathered yesterday for a site preparation ceremony that marks the initial phase in the construction of Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center (SRMC).

Toast

Former Spotsylvania County Board Chairman Hap Connors, HCA Capital Division President Margaret Lewis, and current Board Chairman Chris Yakabouski toast the hospital with sparkling cider (l to r).

Speaking to the VIP audience, Margaret Lewis, President of HCA's Reston-based Capital Division, thanked the Spotsylvania Board of Supervisors – Chairman Chris Yakabouski, Emmitt Marshall, Jerry Logan, Vince Onorato, T.C. Waddy Jr., Gary Jackson and Henry "Hap" Connors Jr. – and acknowledged their key role in the development of SRMC. In 2005, the Board initiated discussions with HCA Virginia about building a hospital in the county.

SRMC was endorsed by 17,000 individuals and groups during the Certificate of Public Need process. Referring to that outpouring of support, Lewis said, "And to everyone here who embraced the dream that was Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center – and who helped change that dream from possibility, to probability, and finally to certainty – thank you, one and all."

Speaking on behalf of the Board of Supervisors, Chairman Chris Yakabouski said, "We are proud to have HCA in Spotsylvania County. In addition to the healthcare benefits Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center will provide, they will also be an important part of Spotsylvania's economic development plans to bring high-quality jobs to our county."

Lewis also announced plans to build an on-campus medical office building adjacent to the hospital, noting that numerous physicians had expressed a keen interest in acquiring office space in the facility.

Sports Ceremony small group

The Spotsylvania Board of Supervisors and executives from HCA's Capital Division.

Bear hug

Developer Hugh Cosner gives a playful bear hug to Doug Barnes, Spotsylvania Assistant County Administrator.

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