The North Patient Tower is part of Inova’s phase two comprehensive strategic facilities master plan for the Inova Loudoun Hospital. The new nine-story, 385,000-sq.-ft. bed tower largely consists of in-patient bed units and complimentary healthcare functions. It includes a mechanical penthouse with one future helipad above, and an above-grade basement.
The project is made up of new construction and renovation work. On the first floor, the bed tower supports diagnostic services such as cardio-vascular radiology imaging and laboratories and a new north entry. Labor and delivery services, including 12 LDRs, three C-Section ORs, two shell ORs, and a 24 bed neo-natal intensive care unit (NICU) occupy the second floor. The third floor contains HVAC equipment and a satellite kitchen for in-patient “on demand room service” meals. Half of the fourth floor houses 24 post-partum rooms with the other 24 beds dedicated to medical and surgery patients. These beds will be antepartum/postpartum flex rooms in the future and are acuity adaptable and same handed. The entire fifth floor is also acuity adaptable and same handed and contains 48 beds of intermediate care medical and surgical patient rooms. The sixth and seventh floors are shell space, intended for future 48 beds per floor to match the fifth floor.
In addition to the new construction required for the bed tower, DPR performed numerous renovations throughout the hospital work so the new building could be seamlessly connected to the existing facility. This included demolition and repairs at various areas of the campus. The renovations included the existing gift shop, lobby, imaging, heart and vascular, patient’s rooms and stairwell relocation at an existing medical office building one and support services renovation near the existing loading dock. Many of these work areas were adjacent to the active hospital functions and patient care areas.
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