- May 22, 2007
- Construction on Sentara’s new medical complex in Gloucester is well underway. The facility will hit new heights as its walls are raised this week, marking a key milestone in construction.
Located off Route 17 at the entrance of the Gloucester Business Park, Sentara Gloucester Medical Arts
will house a wide array of medical services, including several physicians representing urgent care, primary care, obstetrical and gynecological care and additional specialty care services. Also included in the facility will be some diagnostic imaging and lab services.
“We’re committed to fostering improved health in the Gloucester community,” says Dr. David R. Maizel, Vice President, Sentara Medical Group. “We envision a medical campus that offers patients the convenience of a variety of health services closer to their home or work,” he continues.
Gloucester Medical Associates & Urgent Care has been operating in the Gloucester community for many years. Its Urgent Care features a walk-in clinic with extended hours, capable of handling outpatient procedures and minor emergencies; injuries; illness; and school and sports physicals, among other services.
“Relocating our facility from Hayes to the Gloucester Business Park allows us to design a facility that better meets the needs of our patients,” Maizel added. “Sentara is well positioned for future growth as the need for more medical services increases.”
The 36,000 square foot, two-story facility is scheduled to open in February of 2008. Sitting upon a 10.6-acre campus, Sentara’s long term plans for Sentara Gloucester Medical Arts include two additional medical facilities to be built over time.
Employing a construction technique known as “Tilt-Up,” individual brick exterior panels measuring 16 feet by 34 feet in dimension have been fabricated on-site over a two-month period. The entire shell of the building is being erected and secured in place. The tilt-up process began this week and will take several days to complete. The final panel is being set in place during a brief ceremony on Wednesday, May 23 at 11:30 a.m. Steel work on the internal building frame will begin once the exterior walls are in place. 26/2007