Frequently asked questions about Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center
Q: When did Spotsylvania Regional open?
A: Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center opened on June 7, 2010.
Q: What insurance plans do you accept?
A: Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center currently participates with most insurance providers. Following is a list of the most frequently used insurance plans we participate with:
- One Net
- Optimum Choice
- Southern Health/Coventry
Q: Why did you choose Spotsylvania County for your location?
A: Spotsylvania and the surrounding region has a clear need for another hospital. Here are the facts:
- Spotsylvania is projected to be the second-fastest growing county in Virginia in the next decade.
- Over the next 10 years, the entire region is expected to have a growth rate of 50 percent, eventually reaching a population of 450,000. The population is also aging rapidly, which will drive up the demand for healthcare services.
- Before the opening of SRMC, patients left the area to receive care at more than twice the rate seen in the rest of the state.
- The Spotsylvania County Board of Supervisors and the Spotsylvania County Department of Fire, Rescue, and Emergency Management enthusiastically embraced this hospital.
Q: What impact has the hospital had on traffic conditions?
A: Spotsylvania Regional has improved access to hospital services for patients throughout the region and helps them avoid Fredericksburg's downtown traffic to reach Mary Washington Hospital. For patients living south of Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania Regional offers an option other than driving all the way to Richmond. The hospital is located on a 75-acre campus immediately off I-95 and the Spotsylvania Parkway, easily reachable by car from Routes 1, 2, 3, 17 and 301. In our commitment to providing convenient access, we have spent nearly $5 million to pay for off-site road improvements.
Q: Does the hospital treat poor and uninsured patients?
A: Absolutely. As with all HCA hospitals, Spotsylvania Regional is committed to treating uninsured and low-income patients with fairness and dignity. In fact, all HCA hospitals provide free care for qualified uninsured patients whose incomes are at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level and managed-care-like discounts to uninsured patients. In 2005, we provided $105 million in free charity care to patients throughout Virginia. Spotsylvania Regional will also treat Medicaid patients, as do all other HCA hospitals in Virginia.
Q: How does Spotsylvania Regional's status as a tax-paying hospital affect its operations?
A: All hospitals must make a profit to stay in business. Spotsylvania Regional cares for poor and uninsured patients (just like tax-exempt hospitals), generates tax revenues, and serves as a catalyst for the region's economy in these ways:
- Creates hundreds of new, good-paying, local jobs.
- Enables patients and their families to more readily find care locally rather than seeking it outside the region.
- Generates local, state, and federal taxes that fund schools, roads, police, fire and rescue squads and other essential service. In 2005, HCA Virginia facilities paid $113 million in taxes.
- As we do in other communities where we have hospitals, HCA Virginia seeks out opportunities to support local nonprofit organizations with financial and in-kind donations. HCA Virginia donated nearly $3 million to nonprofits in 2005.
While Spotsylvania Regional will have the complete backing of HCA, the nation's largest provider of healthcare services, it operates as a community hospital, with a management team and a board of trustees who live in and are committed to the community. The board has established policies and set expectations for the hospital based on its knowledge and understanding of local healthcare issues.
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