Lorton, Virginia – Skanska USA announced today the completion of Inova’s new healthcare facility, the Inova HealthPlex – Lorton, a LEED Silver certified, two story, 50,200-square-foot free standing emergency department dedicated to delivering quality, accessible healthcare to the community of northern Virginia.
Skanska celebrated the completion of the Inova HealthPlex with a ribbon cutting ceremony along with executives from Inova, including Mark Stauder, president and chief operating officer for Inova, Barbara Doyle, chief executive officer for Inova Mount Vernon Hospital, and local government officials representing Virginia, including Congressman Gerald E. Connolly, Congressman James Patrick “Jim” Moran, Jr., and Senator George L. Barker.
“Partnering with such a well-respected healthcare provider like Inova has been an extremely rewarding experience for Skanska, as we join in the effort to deliver northern Virginia with a modern, state-of-the-art facility to care for and treat patients,” said Bill Brennan, co-chief operating officer for Skanska USA Building’s Greater Washington D.C. office. “Today, we celebrate this major milestone with all the residents in this community who will soon have access to one of the region’s top hospitals.”
The Inova HealthPlex – Lorton is comprised of two floors: The first floor houses an advanced, high-tech emergency department, equipped with exam, triage, and imaging rooms, and the second floor will ultimately hold an ambulatory service center.
During construction, Skanska’s project team performed complex work to ensure the HealthPlex is easily accessible to its patients, employees, and staff. For example, Skanska removed 110,000 cubic yards of soil from the site, which was once situated upon a large, isolated hill full of vegetation, to provide optimal space for the Inova HealthPlex’s convenient location.
As a result of Skanska’s site work, the Department of Public Works and Environmental Services, in cooperation with the Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District and the Fairfax Tree Commission, honored Skanska with the 2012 Land Conservation Award in the Small Commercial category. In addition, Skanska worked closely with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) to renovate roads surrounding the HealthPlex, to provide easier, more efficient access to the facility.
Skanska has a long and successful track-record constructing modern, innovative healthcare facilities, including outpatient centers, medical office buildings, hospitals, and lab and research space, and is committed to providing communities in the mid-Atlantic region and throughout the country with high quality healthcare.
Notable projects in the mid-Atlantic include: construction of QIAGEN’s new 117,500-square-foot campus in Germantown, Md., construction of the Wilmington Hospital for Christiana Care Health System, one of the country’s largest health care providers, and an expansion for the Nemours/Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware where Skanska is implementing various innovative prefabrication techniques to complete the project.
Skanska USA is one of the largest, most financially sound construction and development networks in the country, serving a broad range of industries including healthcare, education, sports, data centers, government, aviation, transportation, power, energy, water/wastewater and commercial. Headquartered in New York with 39 offices across the country, Skanska USA employs more than 8,300 employees committed to sustainable construction and development and an injury-free workplace. Skanska USA Building, which specializes in building construction, and Skanska USA Civil, which focuses on civil infrastructure, generated $5.8 billion in revenue in 2012, representing 30 percent of Skanska’s global construction revenue. Development units Skanska USA Commercial Development, which invests in and develops office and multi-family projects in select U.S. markets, and Skanska Infrastructure Development North America, which develops public-private partnerships, are both leaders in their selected markets. Global revenue of parent company Skanska AB, headquartered in Stockholm and listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange, totaled $19.5 billion in 2012.
Inova is a not-for-profit health care system based in Northern Virginia that consists of hospitals and other health services, including emergency- and urgent-care centers, home care, mental health and blood donor services, and wellness classes. Governed by a voluntary board of community members, Inova’s mission is to improve the health of the diverse community it serves through excellence in patient care, education and research.