StoneSprings Hospital Prepares For Dec. 7 Opening

Gov. Terry McAuliffe will be in town Wednesday to help celebrate the completion of StoneSprings Hospital Center.

The $186.5 million, 124-bed hospital will open Monday, Dec. 7, as Loudoun County’s second full-service hospital.

The opening marks the end of a decades long effort by HCA to expand into the Loudoun market with a full service hospital. The company’s original plan to build a hospital in the Broadlands neighborhood in Ashburn spurred a protracted battle with Loudoun Healthcare Inc., which operated Loudoun Hospital Center, and with the region’s largest medical provider, the Inova Health System.

In 2004, Inova acquired Loudoun Healthcare in a merger and forged a compromise in which it would not oppose HCA if it built a hospital in the Rt. 50 corridor. At that time, the Rt. 50 corridor was largely undeveloped west of South Riding, but county plans envisioned south Loudoun as its next growth frontier. Those plans have come to fruition and the StoneSprings opening is a welcome event for area residents who now drive to Leesburg, Fairfax or Reston for medical care.

Built on a 51-acre campus, the new hospital will provide a comprehensive range of medical services, including a full-service, 24/7 emergency room, medical, surgical, labor and delivery, pediatric and intensive care services, a cutting-edge cardiac catheterization lab, and state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging and interventional equipment. Area residents got a sneak peak at the hospital during a Nov. 14 open house.

Wednesday’s ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at 2:45 p.m.

StoneSprings Hospital Center is located at 24440 Stone Springs Blvd., near the intersection of Rt. 50 and Gum Spring Road.