Good news for emergency medical practitioners and patients, Reston Hospital Center (HCA) has announced a $1.1m expansion in the Tyson’s area.
The funds have been earmarked towards a two-story, 16,250 sqft emergency center located at 2000 Old Gallows Road in Vienna. The center will have the capacity for 11 patient rooms, all dedicated to emergency care, as well as surface parking and parking for emergency services vehicles. While the hospital is working to have the site rezoned from its current commercial use, the project has already received the regulatory go-ahead from the state.
And no wonder. The development is a timely response to a boom in local population growth — one that’s on a continually upward trajectory. Current projections indicate that the area will be home to 100,000 residents and 200,000 jobs by 2050.
A 24-hour emergency department in the heart of this thriving area will deliver local, accessible care and take some of the pressure off county emergency services. Specifically, it will help address patient transport inefficiencies and emergency room overcrowding. We’ll see better response times and better healthcare outcomes.
But having a new player in the area isn’t just good for patients — it’s also good for healthcare industry workers. The new project will come with a need for ER physicians, nurses, imaging technologists, billing specialists, lab techs and more.
We can also expect to see competition continue to heat up between HCA and the nearby Inova Fairfax, located just 4 miles away as it has in Loudon County. The battle will continue between the two healthcare giants to gain more of the Northern Virginian patient market share, which should be great for patients and their healthcare needs.
Given the area’s rapid expansion, the new center is likely just the beginning of what’s to come for patients in the Tysons/McLean/Falls Church markets. Stay tuned!