Inova leaders broke ground last Friday on a $43 million planned expansion to Inova Mount Vernon Hospital.
Inova Mount Vernon Hospital already houses 237 patient beds and this expansion will create another patient tower and two operating rooms. Construction is set to begin this summer.
The new tower will add rooms to the Inova Rehabilitation Center. Twenty private rooms will be built and the 17 already-existing rooms will be redesigned. The Inova Joint Replacement Center will also gain 20 new private rooms and their previous 28 rooms will also be converted into private rooms. These two additions will be on the second floor with the operating rooms added to the first floor.
“Inova Mount Vernon Hospital is very connected to the Mount Vernon community and we are all very excited about the expansion and future of the hospital,” said Knox Singleton, CEO of Inova Health System.
In addition to breaking ground, Barbara Doyle, CEO of Inova Mount Vernon Hospital and senior vice president of Inova Health System, launched a fundraising campaign that aims to raise $10 million from private donors. The co-chairpersons of the “Building Today for Tomorrow’s Healthcare Campaign” Mark and Brenda Moore, announced their personal $2 million donation. The campaign aims to contribute money to additional construction costs.