Today, Bon Secours leaders were joined by City of Suffolk, business and community leaders on Oct. 26 to celebrate the groundbreaking of the new Bon Secours Harbour View Hospital, which will bring enhanced health care to the communities of northern Suffolk and western Hampton Roads.
The approximately $80 million, 98,000-square-foot hospital will adjoin the existing Bon Secours Health Center at Harbour View campus, creating the new Bon Secours Harbour View Hospital. This new, surgically focused hospital will include 18 medical/surgical beds and up to four operating rooms (ORs), serving as an extension of the services currently offered on the campus. Currently, the Health Center at Harbour View includes an emergency department, outpatient imaging, outpatient lab services, an ambulatory surgery center and physician practices. These services are being expanded to include a hospital with inpatient beds and operating rooms.
For more than 20 years, Bon Secours has addressed the growing needs of the western Hampton Roads community. In fact, Bon Secours was the first health system in the region to respond to the population growth in western Hampton Roads by establishing the Bon Secours Health Center at Harbour View, and as a result, has helped to improve access to outpatient health care services in this community since 1999. In the last several years, our patients and physicians have expressed a need for acute care hospital beds in Suffolk and we are excited to bring these needed services to the community.
“We are thrilled to break ground on our new Harbour View Hospital and celebrate this major milestone for our ministry and the northern Suffolk and western Hampton Roads communities,” said Pat Davis-Hagens, market president of Bon Secours Hampton Roads. “This hospital will make a significant difference for the residents of Suffolk who will be able to receive advanced surgical care in their own community. We look forward to continuing to expand access to quality, compassionate medical care for this community, now and well into the future.”
Bon Secours Harbour View Hospital will be built as a three-story, 98,000-square-foot addition to the existing facility, and when combined with existing services on the campus will include:
- 18 medical/surgical beds
- Up to four operating rooms
- 15-bed emergency department
- On-site lab services
- Imaging services, including CTs, MRIs and X-rays
While most surgeries performed here will be scheduled ahead of time, the benefit of expanding our existing facility is that patients presenting in the emergency department will have access to hospital services on-site, including surgery, when appropriate. As such, Suffolk residents will be able to receive hospital and surgical care in the community in which they live, without the need to travel to another city. And for more acute care needs, patients will have access to the Bon Secours Hampton Roads network of hospitals and care centers.
“We are grateful that Bon Secours answered the call to address the needs of our city, and we are happy to be here today to celebrate this exciting milestone and learn about the vision for the future of this Harbour View campus,” said Mike Duman, mayor of the City of Suffolk. “This significant investment is going to directly benefit our community members. Thank you to Bon Secours for remaining committed to supporting this growing northern Suffolk and western Hampton Roads community by providing greater access to specialty health care.”
Bon Secours received Certificate of Public Need approval in 2018 for the new Bon Secours Harbour View Hospital. The architect for the hospital is Champlin Architecture and Hourigan is leading the construction, which is anticipated to be completed by 2025.
This will be the fourth hospital for the Bon Secours Hampton Roads market which currently operates Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital in Newport News, Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center in Portsmouth and Bon Secours Southampton Medical Center in Franklin.