On May 1, 2013 – (October 3, 2013), Inova Loudoun Hospital celebrated the opening of the renovated Emergency Care Center at Inova Loudoun Medical Campus – Leesburg with a community gathering and ribbon-cutting. Originally built in 1974, the building was completely gutted and redesigned to better serve the western Loudoun population with state-of-the-art emergency and imaging services.
The Inova Wheeler Family Emergency Care Center offers 14 exam rooms, four of which are specially designed to care for behavioral health patients, as well as a trauma room that can support critical lifesaving care for two patients simultaneously.
Other features include an enclosed room in the nurses station where medication can be prepared with no interruptions, a room designed for OB/GYN care, decontamination showers and a triage area for two patients.
The new diagnostic imaging suite now boasts large X-ray and CT scan rooms adjacent to the Emergency Care Center to allow for swift testing of patients. Outpatient imaging will continue to be offered.
The new laboratory features four times the amount of space as the former lab and has the ability to continue functioning in the midst of a power outage. Test results will be available more quickly and staff will finally have the necessary room to perform these tests.
Other spaces in the building, which opened in June 2013, include the Loudoun Free Clinic, the Loudoun Child Advocacy Center and Inova Loudoun Behavioral Health Unit (also known as LAMPS).
Inova Loudoun Hospital Foundation is asking for support from the community for this project through the Cornwall Cares Campaign. The Wheelers have generously pledged a match of donations up to $500,000 by September 30. To date, almost half of the $8.5 million goal has been raised and we thank all of our donors for their generosity. To learn more about how you can participate, contact the Foundation at 703.858.8803.
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