After a nearly $5 million campaign, the Inova Loudoun Hospital celebrated with a “brick breaking” for its new emergency room and trauma center. Elected officials, medical professionals and many of the donors themselves were on hand to commemorate the construction of the new facilities by knocking down faux bricks as part of the event held at the Inova hospital in Landsdowne.
The new building will house a state-of-the-art trauma room, a 25% larger treatment area and additional treatment rooms for both, children and adults among many other features. The facility will also create a more spacious, welcoming feel to help patients and medical staff.
“The events in patients and families lives when they first come to the ER are among the most impactful they’ll ever have,” said Inova Loudoun Department of Emergency Medicine Director Edward Puccio. “And the first impression of these patient, family members and visitors has to be one of caring, passion and clinical expertise.”
The new facility will be named the Inova Virts Miller Family Emergency and Trauma Center in recognition for a $2 million donation from local philanthropists and FCI Federal executives Sharon Virts and Scott Miller. Dr. Puccio and colleagues at Commonwealth Emergency Physicans donated $250,000 to the project. Mike and Teresa Wheeler also donated $250,000 to help fund the new medical facility.
Construction is expected to finish by the end of 2017. Along with the new funds for construction, the hospital will pursue Level III Trauma capabilities, becoming the first trauma facility in the county.