Suffolk, Va., -- February 14, 2007
– Construction begins on Sentara BelleHarbour
, a comprehensive outpatient medical complex located off Rt. 17 (Bridge Road) near the Bennett’s Creek section of northern Suffolk. Less than one mile west of the I-664 and Rt. 17 interchange, Sentara BelleHarbour will be within reach of residents in the tri-city area of Suffolk, Portsmouth, and Chesapeake. The complex is centrally located to improve access to emergency services for residents in other western Tidewater communities such as Isle of Wight County.
“We recognize that residents of North Suffolk need and deserve quality healthcare locally,” said Howard Kern, President and Chief Operating Officer of Sentara Healthcare. “Sentara BelleHarbour will offer residents the same noteworthy health care services other communities have come to expect from Sentara in this convenient, new location.”
First to open will be a three-story, 75,000 square-foot facility offering a full service 24-hour emergency department, advanced diagnostic imaging, laboratory, physical therapy, a sport medicine center, and physician offices.
Primary care and specialty physicians will have offices on-site in the first phase to support the medical needs of the emerging residential and business community in that area. Cornerstone to the physician practices is North Suffolk Family Medicine, a family practice group established by Dr. Lynne W. Stockman, which has been serving patients in this area since 1995.
“We greatly value our relationship with Sentara Healthcare and their strong commitment to our community” said Suffolk Mayor Linda Johnson. “Their continued investment in Suffolk demonstrates how dedicated they are to ensuring the best medical care possible within the City. As Suffolk continues to grow, we value the fact that Sentara is willing to grow with us to meet our health care needs.”
Opening of the first building is expected in spring 2008.
The community is invited to a groundbreaking ceremony March 21 at 9:00 a.m. at the property. Sentara BelleHarbour Medical Complex Fact Sheet 10/2007