Bon Secours to build new hospital in North Suffolk

Published 2:45 pm Monday, June 4, 2018

A new Bon Secours hospital will be built in North Suffolk on the campus of Bon Secours Health Center at Harbour View, the health system announced Monday.

Bon Secours Virginia Health System on June 1 notified the state of its intent to establish a hospital by transferring up to 25 hospital beds and up to four operating rooms from Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center in Portsmouth to Bon Secours Health Center at Harbour View, according to a press release.

“Since our opening in 1999, we have continually responded to the growing community need for health care services by bringing new outpatient services and attracting new physician groups to Bon Secours Harbour View,” said Toni Ardabell, chief executive officer for Bon Secours Virginia Health System. “As the population has grown, the next logical step is to bring inpatient care to the campus.”

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Members of Bon Secours leadership are working with the architectural team determine the exact location on the health center’s campus and finalize the cost, the press release stated. In addition to improving access to care and improving the patient experience in a new facility, the new hospital will allow Bon Secours’ patients to obtain inpatient care in the communities in which they live, rather than seeking care at facilities outside the Bon Secours Maryview and Bon Secours Harbour View service areas.

Bon Secours Maryview will continue to operate comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services on the Portsmouth campus and will place an increased focus on the Bon Secours Maryview campus to address the needs of an aging community that requires more complex medical care and longer hospital stays.

The health system will file the formal certificate of public need request to the state in July, the press release stated. More details will be available at that time. Bon Secours anticipates learning the health commissioner’s decision in late 2018.