Moving Up: Inova Loudoun Staffers Prepare for Patient Tower

Among the activities for those who gathered at Inova Loudoun Hospital in Lansdowne on Saturday for an outdoor movie showing was a sneak-peek tour of mock-up rooms that will be in the new seven-floor patient tower.

The tower construction is part of the hospital’s $300 million expansion, dubbed, “Loudoun Rising: Taking Health Care to New Heights.” Following that theme, the selection for the night’s movie under the stars was the animated feature “Up.”

Expected to be compete in 2020, the tower will feature all private rooms. As the residents on Saturday’s tour learned, the room designs are focused on providing greater privacy, offering more natural light and window views, and making space for family members to comfortably aid in the healing process. The tower will include 24 post-surgical beds, a future Intensive Care Unit, Women’s Health Center, and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. It also will have an expanded cafeteria and dining area.

The patient tower is the next piece of a years-long construction program that was laid out in a 2014 master plan. Already complete are a 14-bed observational unit, an addition to the Natural Birth Center, the Inova HealthPlex-Ashburn, a surgical center expansion, a heart and vascular institute, among other service and space upgrades. The most recent project to be completed was a parking garage that serves patients, visitors and staff going to the emergency room or the campus’ western medical office building.

A rendering of the planned patient tower at the Inova Loudoun Hospital.

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