April 11, 2014
Richmond, Va. (April 7, 2014) – HCA Virginia's John Randolph Medical Center is planning to build a new freestanding emergency department to be located at the intersection of Whitehill Boulevard and Temple Avenue in Prince George County.
The TriCities Emergency Center is expected to open in mid-2016, pending approval by the State Health Commissioner of CT imaging services, which are an essential component of modern emergency medicine.
"Visits to John Randolph Emergency Department have been rising over recent years, and our existing CT scanner operates far in excess of the state's expansion standard, indicating that additional capacity is needed to serve our patients," said Suzanne Jackson, CEO of John Randolph Medical Center. "By approving the new scanner that we need at TriCities Emergency Center, this project will improve access to essential emergency and CT services at both TriCities Emergency Center and on the hospital campus."
Plans for TriCities Emergency Center also include a dedicated pediatric entrance and waiting area to minimize stress to the youngest patients, as well as a bariatric exam room to ensure that the new center can meet the health care needs of larger patients.
Jackson says that the proposed TriCities Emergency Center will be conveniently located at the center of the hospital's service area, giving patients faster access to emergency care and imaging services – a critical consideration during an emergency, when minutes truly matter.
About HCA Virginia…As the commonwealth's most comprehensive provider network, HCA Virginia Health System operates 13 hospitals and 30 outpatient centers and is affiliated with 3,000 physicians. It is one of Virginia's largest employers, provides $365 million in uncompensated care and pays $72 million in state and local taxes each year. HCA Virginia includes 4 imaging centers, 6 outpatient surgery centers, one freestanding emergency room, and 7 hospitals – Chippenham, Henrico Doctors', John Randolph, Johnston-Willis, Parham Doctors', Retreat Doctors' and Spotsylvania Regional.