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Broadlands Hospital

Discussion in 'Broadlands Community Issues' started by joy, Jun 18, 2002.

  1. vacliff

    vacliff "You shouldn't say that."

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    Press release from HCA with some details from the county staff report:


    Broadlands Regional Medical Center Zoning Application
    Recommended for Approval by Loudoun Planning Staff
    Reston, Virginia, September 7, 2008 –

    Broadlands Regional Medical Center (BRMC) has passed another important milestone in its approval process and is now one step closer to becoming a reality.

    On Friday, the Loudoun County Planning Department Staff endorsed plans by HCA Virginia to build the 164-bed hospital on a 57-acre site at the intersection of the Dulles Greenway and Belmont Ridge Road (Route 659). In recommending BRMC’s zoning application for approval, the county’s planning staff concluded that the proposed hospital is consistent with the land use policies of Loudoun’s Revised General Plan as well as its Health Care CPAM (Comprehensive Plan Amendment) policies.

    “We’re extremely pleased that the county’s professional planners have confirmed that BRMC meets Loudoun’s land use guidelines and zoning criteria,” said Margaret Lewis, President of HCA’s Capital Division, with offices in Reston and Richmond. “Loudoun families have been vocal in their support of this hospital; they understand that it will significantly improve their access to expert medical care and give them a choice in providers. The positive findings of the planning staff clearly show that we’ve selected the correct and appropriate location for the county’s next hospital.”

    In its report, the planning department reached several notable conclusions:
    • BRMC includes proffers for ‘significant transportation improvements’ that ensure the completion of four lanes on Route 659 from the Dulles Greenway south to Brambleton.
    • BRMC’s landscape buffers will help substantially screen the hospital from
    existing and planned neighborhoods on Broadlands Boulevard and Route 659.
    • BRMC will generate no more vehicle trips on existing and planned roads than would two already-approved office developments (Fallen Willow Farm and Broadlands Office Park).
    • BRMC will be located farther from residential areas than Inova’s existing
    facilities at Lansdowne and Cornwall
    • BRMC has been planned to accommodate the community’s needs, including those along Route 50 area, and its development doesn’t preclude the county’s consideration of other proposals for medical facilities along that corridor, in Leesburg or other underserved areas.

    HCA Virginia has also pledged to provide walking trails, bus shelters, trees and additional landscaping, storm water management features, energy and water efficiency equipment and other improvements when building the hospital.

    Virginia’s Commissioner of Health approved the construction of Broadlands Regional Medical Center in March 2004, citing Loudoun County’s explosive population growth and a shortage of hospital beds and services. The 392,000 square foot facility is approved for 164 total beds, including 12 obstetrical beds, 16 intensive care beds and 40 child-adolescent psychiatric beds. The facility will also have a 24/7 Emergency Department, seven operating rooms, and a cardiac catheterization lab. In June, HCA
    Virginia and Children’s National Medical Center announced that they will collaborate on designing, equipping, and preparing BRMC to offer the highest-quality pediatric services available in a community hospital setting.

    The next step in the land use approval process for BRMC will occur September 25, during a public hearing held by the Loudoun Planning Commission.

    HCA Virginia is the commonwealth’s most comprehensive healthcare network with two dozen locally managed hospitals and outpatient centers in Central, Southwestern and Northern Virginia, including Reston Hospital Center and outpatient surgery centers in Reston and Fairfax. Construction is now underway on Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center, a 126-bed facility that will be located south of Fredericksburg. HCA Virginia is one of the state's largest employers and healthcare providers, providing approximately $100 million in free charity care to needy patients and paying $100 million in taxes eachyear.
     
  2. afgm

    afgm Ashburn Farm Resident

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    I sure hope they have some medical waste images, you know like used discarded livers or spleens. That would be real cool.
     
  3. GotTwins?

    GotTwins? New Member

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    I confirmed with Glory Days that they were unaware of the film topic, and that they were simply trying to increase business. They don't have a dog in this fight, and are happy to host pro-BRMC groups as well.
     
  4. flynnibus

    flynnibus Well-Known Member Forum Staff

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    Sure.. give your emails to this organization... that would be a great idea given their history.
     
  5. vacliff

    vacliff "You shouldn't say that."

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    Given the unethical behavior of this group to date, this doesn't surprise me.
     
  6. Mr. Linux

    Mr. Linux Senior Member & Moderator Forum Staff

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    Not trying to be a stickler here, but what kind of business would let an organization show a '5 minute video' on a loop for an hour in their establishment and not inquire as to who the group was or what the video was about?

    I call shenanigans! :)
     
  7. Silence Dogood99

    Silence Dogood99 New Member

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    If they want to increase business, I'm sure there are other films they can show :)
     
  8. redon1

    redon1 aka Aphioni

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    if they saw themselves as doing something positive for the community- given the name of the organization that booked them- they might not have been too concerned. don't forget- only a small portion of our Broadlands community is actively watching this thread or even concerned enough about the issue to be involved in the outcome.

    if i ran that Glory Days I know I would have other things to do besides trolling community message boards, like fixing the crab dip recipe. too salty!

    i digress. sorry.
     
  9. Silence Dogood99

    Silence Dogood99 New Member

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    ha ha, good perspective as always, Redon!
     
  10. redon1

    redon1 aka Aphioni

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    my glass is half full... (of vodka and mango juice!) ;)
     
  11. afgm

    afgm Ashburn Farm Resident

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    Who paid for this video to be produced? Was it professionally done? Is Glory Days being paid anything to have the video projected?

    Will there be a "paid for and sponsored by" by-line in the credits?

    Are they having it in the morning so they don't have to give out free beer? My guess is free beer would be a better use of the money.
     
  12. mjbenteler

    mjbenteler mom2three

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    a4guy,
    the people that are against BRMC say that noise, traffic, and HCA will not be good neighbors. They say these will all impact the value of there houses. since no one answered you from the CCoB, I have. I am not on that side, but think I have pretty much pin pointed what they say. there are other speculations, but..............
     
  13. Silence Dogood99

    Silence Dogood99 New Member

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    You forgot helicopters crashing into homes, mental patients running naked down the streets, ambulances running over children who used to safely play on Broadlands Blvd and criminals lurking in our neighborhood.
     
  14. mjbenteler

    mjbenteler mom2three

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    i was trying to be nice. i think a4guy can read some of the stuff and see for himself what CCoB say. I suggest if you want to see what each group is about, visit thier websites or read the Broadlands newsletter. Each group has one page to give there view. Remember you have to decide what you think is fact and what is fiction!
     
  15. a4guy

    a4guy New Member

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    These are the things I had been 'hearing' some people are afraid of and I think its totally crazy. Again I just point to the areas around Fair Oaks, Reston and Loudoun hospital. I've lived or worked close enough to two of those for years and never experienced any of the issues mentioned above.

    I'd love to talk to one of the 'haters' after they were rushed to a the nearby BRMC for a medical emergency and saved -- how do you feel about it now?
     
  16. Silence Dogood99

    Silence Dogood99 New Member

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    I hope you know my comment was made with a wee bit of sarcasm. I don't think the anti-choice people should be called "haters." I think it is legitimate to just not want a hospital near our neighborhood, though I think the same concerns would be levied against an office park, etc. They would argue that it would take only an extra 7 minutes to get to Landsdowne.
     
  17. a4guy

    a4guy New Member

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    Ok I'll revoke the term 'haters'.. just normal boards terminology.

    Totally fair to be worried about the issues.

    And in this area, 7 minutes could really be 15 minutes. Either way, 7 minutes or 15 could be the difference between living or dying in an emergency.
     
  18. redon1

    redon1 aka Aphioni

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    the thing that took me over the edge to support BMRC was the fact that SOMETHING commercial will go there no matter what. so instead of a bunch of offices that don't directly benefit my family or the neighborhood, and a likelihood of a higher turnover rate of employees and tenants (not a FACT, just an assumption on my part.)

    A hospital is beneficial to us all, and while of COURSE there are staff turnovers, it's not the same as different businesses coming and going, as they are prone to do in Ashburn (especially if they are Thai or Pizza places!)

    also- the fact that BRMC/HCA is willing to improve roads, provide acreage for the Broadlands community to enjoy, and is bringing Children's Hospital to our doorstep is enough to bring me to support the hospital.

    couple that with a pretty unpleasant emergency room experience at Inova (procedures and lack of effective care) and I am happy to let a competitor come in and raise the bar.
     
  19. a4guy

    a4guy New Member

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    ^^^ my thoughts exactly!

    Actually, I'm curious, do others feel that the BRMC will actually help bring homebuyers to the area? Don't you think people that work there would like to live close by and maybe move to the area ... helping to sell houses which in turn could help the market in our area.

    Maybe it isn't enough, I dunno thats why I'm asking.
     
  20. redon1

    redon1 aka Aphioni

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    gotta say- SO many thing effect the housing market- you can't blame or credit any one thing. a hospital will appeal to ONE buyer as much as it REPELS another, as evidenced by the divide amongst current home buyers.

    but as a parent, living in a neighborhood we chose specifically for the benefits for families with young children, i see it as a good thing. There are roads in place/in planning that will keep zooming vehicles from using our "in-neighborhood" streets as thoroughfares. proper signage will direct ppl to use the main roads to get to the hospital, so i can't see little Ichabod getting mowed down by an ambulance on Vestals or Chickcoan as a valid argument. Claiborne and Broadlands Blvd will be busier- yes. but little Ichie shouldn't be riding ON those streets with out an adult supervising anyway. The chances of getting mowed down by speeders NOW on those roads is already too great!

    2 more of my cents... think I'm up to $1.50 in this thread! :)

    PS- shout out to my "cyber-stalker"- you know who you are!!! hope you agree with my opinions today... :)
     

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