Inova Alexandria Hospital's Project 2010 expansion and renovation plan just received an additional $14 million shot in the arm from the Inova Health System Board of Trustees.
"This increased commitment will enable the hospital to provide the standard of care our community expects well into the 21st century. The expanded scope of the project allows the hospital to add a much needed 24-bed Telemetry Unit while converting 24 existing rooms to private patient rooms," said Kenneth Kozloff, CEO, IAH, and senior vice president, IHS.
The Telemetry rooms will enable the hospital to provide round-the-clock monitoring of patients. The renovation of 76 patient rooms includes converting 24 semi-private rooms to private status, which increases the hospital's number of private rooms to 48, according to Kozloff.
Research shows that by 2010, more than one out of every four people within the Alexandria community will be between the ages of 50 and 65. That is the age bracket when devastating health conditions are more likely occur, such as heart attacks, strokes, cancer and chronic conditions, according to statistics.
Project 2010 was initiated to respond to those changing community needs. The now $84 million plan is designed to enhance a variety of critical health care services that are most in demand by an aging community. These include services in the Emergency, Surgery, and Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology departments as well as laboratory capabilities.
"We care about our community and we want to improve access and re-engineer our procedures to make them even more patient friendly," Kozloff said.
Begun in 2006, Project 2010 represents the largest investment of capital into Inova Alexandria since 1974. Several elements of the overall project have been completed.