Bon Secours announces that Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center in Hanover County received approval from State Health Commissioner M. Norman Oliver, M.D., M.A., of the Virginia Department of Health to its application for a Certificate of Public Need (COPN) to increase its bed capacity.

The expansion includes the addition of 44 acute care beds, including 11 intensive care beds and 33 medical/surgical beds, costing approximately $50 million. The expansion is expected to be complete in late 2022.

“We are thrilled to move forward with the expansion of Memorial Regional which will allow us to respond to the growing need for inpatient bed capacity due to increased complexity of inpatient services and population growth, especially growth in the population of ages 65 and older,” said Leigh Sewell, president, Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center. “We are grateful for the strong support we received from our patients, associates and community members during the COPN process, and we look forward to continuing to provide quality, compassionate care well into the future.”

Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center is located in Hanover County, just one half mile west of Interstate 295, which connects the larger regions of Hampton Roads, New Kent County, Richmond and Henrico County. The expansion directly addresses the fast-growing demand for health care services from residents of the hospital’s service area, in particular, Hanover County, eastern Henrico County and the Northern Neck. It will provide patients with increased access to the hospital’s innovative resources, outstanding clinical staff and exceptional patient care.

The bed expansion, which increase the hospital’s capacity to a total of 269 acute care beds, will include the following:

  • Expansion of intensive care beds from 24 to 35 beds
  • Expansion of medical/surgical beds from 185 to 218 beds