Officials break ground on OR expansion at LewisGale Hospital Montgomery

Blackburg, VA – Officials with LewisGale Hospital Montgomery held a groundbreaking ceremony today to celebrate a $15.9 million expansion of the hospital’s surgery department.

The 7,500-square-foot addition to its existing surgery department will include two operating rooms, a 15-bed post-anesthesia care unit, storage, and support space. The project also includes renovating 4,800 square feet of the existing surgery department.

Illustration of LewisGale Hospital Montgomery OR

“We are excited to kick off this expansion and renovation project at LewisGale Hospital Montgomery, which has been several years in the making. This is a significant milestone in our pursuit to better meet the growing needs of the New River Valley community," said Alan Fabian, chief executive officer. "For more than 50 years, our hospital has a history of providing families access to quality healthcare. We look forward to opening the new surgery department and continuing to provide quality, compassionate care for our patients well into the future.”

Rendering of LewisGale Hospital Montgomery proposed OR

The surgical improvement and expansion project brings the total capital investment since 2019 to nearly $35 million, including recently renovated state-of-the-art cardiac catheterization, advanced medical equipment, new patient safety, and quality efforts.

Rendering of LewisGale Hospital OR waiting area

The improvement and expansion project is scheduled to complete in spring 2023.