Bon Secours officials announced today, that in response to the growing community need for improved access to inpatient care, the health system filed their application for a Certificate of Public Need (COPN) to establish a hospital on the Bon Secours Health Center at Harbour View campus. The application proposes transferring 18 acute care beds and four operating rooms from Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center, in Portsmouth, to establish a two-story, approximately 76,000 square foot facility on the northeast corner of Bon Secours Drive and Harbour Towne Parkway, in North Suffolk. The new hospital will be a surgically-focused facility geared to providing care to patients requiring surgeries within specific specialties and who are not expected to require extended inpatient stays.
“We are pleased to introduce a new model of care by proposing a short-stay, surgically focused hospital for the Bon Secours Harbour View campus,” said Toni R. Ardabell, CEO, Bon Secours Virginia. “This is another example of Bon Secours’ commitment to bringing innovative health care to north Suffolk in an effort to meet our community’s need for inpatient care.”
Bon Secours Maryview will continue to offer comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services on the Portsmouth campus. With selected surgical services relocated to Bon Secours Harbour View, Bon Secours Maryview will place an increased focus on addressing the needs of an aging community that requires more complex and longer inpatient stays.
The next step for the COPN process is a public hearing in the fall; Bon Secours anticipates learning of the health commissioner’s decision late this year.