Bon Secours tops out $80M Harbour View Medical Center

Published 3:25 pm Thursday, December 14, 2023

Bon Secours celebrated a new milestone in constructing their new Harbour View Medical Center. Bon Secours leaders, alongside city officials and Suffolk City Council members, gathered together for a special topping out on Thursday, Dec. 14, at 5818 Harbour View Blvd. Attendees celebrated as the last steel beam, signed by various doctors, nurses, and community members, soared across the morning skies and was set by construction workers, completing the skeleton of the hospital’s tower. Costing approximately $80 million, the 98,000-square-foot medical center will join the Bon Secours Health Center at Harbour View campus. It will extend services offered at the hospital, including 18 medical/surgical beds and four operating rooms.

Before the completion, Bon Secours Hampton Roads President Pat Davis-Hagens gave remarks on the milestone.


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“This ancient tradition symbolizes the completion of the structural phase of our project and it is a monument occasion that brings us together to celebrate the progress that we’ve made towards creating a state-of-the-art healthcare facility,” Davis-Hagens said. “This hospital stands as a testament to our unwavering commitment to provide the highest quality of care and service to those who trust us with their livelihood.”

Bon Secours Harbour View Medical Center President Andy Spicknall also expressed how far they have come from the groundbreaking from last year.

“The Harbour View Medical Center is more than just an expansion of bricks and mortar. It represents our unwavering commitment to the health and wellbeing of this community,” Spicknall said. “It’s been just over a year since we’ve gathered not far from this spot for the groundbreaking, and since then, this site has been transformed from a parking lot to a framed structure that, when finished, will be a state-of-the-art hospital serving our community.”

Following the ceremony, Spicknall commented on the process and involvement that went into the project.

“This process has been many years in the making,” Spicknall said. “From strategy to designing [this] facility. We’ve worked with our nurses, our physicians, our community members on designing this facility and every decision that we’ve made, it’s been through the patient’s eyes to benefit the needs of our patients in our community.”

Spicknall likewise expressed how “exciting” this day was for the Harbour View community.

“Less than a year ago, this was a parking lot. And today, it’s the structure of a new state-of-the-art facility which is going to allow patients to receive compassionate care right here in their neighborhood,” he said.


Editor’s note: Updated first quote at 4:31 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 14 to reflect clarity.