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Public Hearing Being Held April 12 at 7:30 p.m.

What organization will be holding the April 12 public hearing?
The Health Systems Agency of Northern Virginia (HSANV) will hold the public hearing for the proposed Sentara Haymarket Hospital. The HSANV is the regional health planning organization that provides recommendations to the State Health Commissioner on projects which require Certificate of Public Need (COPN) approval. The HSANV Project Review Committee will make its recommendations to the HSANV Board, which meets April 19.

Where is the public meeting being held?
In order to accommodate more people, the April 12 hearing will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the ballroom/meeting room at Heritage Hunt Golf and Country Club in Gainesville (6901 Arthur Hills Drive, Gainesville, Virginia 20155, 703.743.1000) and NOT at the Northern Virginia Regional Commission conference room in Fairfax. The start time remains the same (7:30 p.m.).

Where will the new Sentara Haymarket Hospital be located?
The new 60-bed state of the art hospital will be located in Western Prince William County at 5945 Wellington Road in Gainesville in the vicinity of I-66 and Rt. 29.

When will Sentara Haymarket Hospital open?
We have a target opening date of summer 2014. Time is needed to go through the regulatory, design and construction processes.

What services will be offered?
The hospital will offer a comprehensive array of inpatient and outpatient services. Inpatient services will include medical, surgical, intensive care, obstetric and nursery services. Also, there will be four operating rooms, an Emergency Department, advanced imaging services as well as other outpatient services. Family practice and other specialty physicians will be located on the hospital campus.

Why is a hospital needed in Western Prince William County?
There is currently no hospital in area. Residents have to seek care outside the area, sometimes with extended travel times due to traffic congestion that is only expected to get worse in the coming years. The population is expected to grow to nearly 200,000 in the next five years.

Population Growth
The area is experiencing significant growth. Within five years the Gainesville/Haymarket area is expected to add another 40,000 – up to about 200,000. With that growth is the need for additional medical services of all types, including a hospital.

Relatively Strong Economy
While overall the economy is experiencing difficulties, the Prince William area continues to support residential and business growth. With that growth is the responsibility to provide a strong infrastructure of basic services such as health care. Those services include physician, emergency, outpatient, and inpatient care. The hospital can serve as the foundation on which a complete array of services can be constructed to serve a community.

Traffic/Travel Time To Reach Health Services
Timely access to medical care services is very important. We are all aware of the high population growth in western Prince William County. We are also aware of the traffic congestion and its impact on access to medical services. A hospital will improve access to services and can lead to improvements in health status of local residents. A hospital will benefit both the elderly who need the overnight hospitalization services as well as the young families in the area who need OB care. Everyone will benefit from the emergency services.

What expertise does Sentara bring?

(1) A “future-ready” infrastructure
Sentara brings to this process its experience in designing, building, and operating new hospitals and facilities (12 facilities in last 8 years). The new hospital will be built for state-of-the-art care today and ready to implement new technologies as quickly as they become available. Its Green design, to minimize impact on the environment, will be easily expandable to grow as the population grows.

(2) Patient Safety Expertise
Through Sentara's award-winning (2004 Quest for Quality), patient safety model, pioneering pharmacy safety systems, a hospital-wide wireless telemetry, and electronic mother-newborn ID coding system. Quality and safety outcomes 2003-2009:

88% reduction in Blood Stream Infections
Mortality Ratio reduction from .73 to .57 (actual over expected deaths; further below 1.0 better the number)
2,133 Avoided Deaths in 2009
91% reduction in Ventilator Associated Pneumonia
55% reduction in Serious Safety Event Rate
41% reduction in Employee Injury/Illness Rate

(3) A Vision of the Hospital of the Future
Through Sentara's Transformation of Care initiatives that are being modeled at other Sentara hospitals. These include collaborative care models between hospitals and physicians, best practice protocols and Telemedicine capabilities, as well as Smart ORs with groundbreaking minimally invasive surgery and our Family Initiated Rapid Response Safety Team (FIRRST). Sentara will partner with high caliber physicians in the region to develop a new medical staff.

(4) Earned Respect in the Healthcare Industry

Ranked 1st in SDI's rankings of Top 100 Integrated Healthcare Systems in Modern Healthcare magazine (in top 10 for a decade)
Two Sentara Hospitals, Five Specialties Ranked in nation's Top 50 by U.S.News & World Report
Sentara eCare® HIMSS Analytics Stage 7 Award
Optima Health receives 'Excellent' accreditation from NCQA for 11th consecutive year
First system in VA to win accreditation as a Network Cancer Program from Am. College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer
Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons has granted a three-year accreditation to Sentara Potomac Hospital.
Three breast cancer centers (Port Warwick, SWRMC and SLH) accredited by National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers.
School of Health Professions approved by accrediting agency and Virginia Board of Nursing to offer BSN, becomes Sentara College of Health Sciences

(5) Commitment to Collaboration to Achieve Results

With physicians:
Leveraging physician expertise in patient safety initiative
Physician input in care delivery models

With other providers:
Combining strengths to develop new services and facilities

With community health organizations:
Health assessments and other initiatives

What can I do to show my support?
With the help of the community, Sentara will be even closer to bringing healthcare closer to where you live, work and play.

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