Sentara Edinburgh campus begins taking shape
Sentara Healthcare broke ground today on its Edinburgh campus in Chesapeake, Va. Edinburgh is a fast-growing planned development in the southern portion of the city.
“We want to be able to meet the community’s need for health care as the city grows,” said Thomas Thames, M.D., president of Sentara Princess Anne Hospital and executive sponsor of the Sentara Edinburgh campus project. “We look forward to continuing our relationship with the City of Chesapeake, where Sentara currently has physician practices, a nursing center, physical therapy and an outpatient campus in the Greenbrier area.”
The two-story, 60,000 square foot medical office building is scheduled to open on the Edinburgh campus in the summer of 2016.
“When you get better, we get better, and we will grow and prosper together,” said Chesapeake Mayor Alan Krasnoff during the groundbreaking ceremony. “Sentara has all the right motives for envisioning and moving on this project and we look forward to continuing with Sentara as an active health care partner.”
The Sentara Edinburgh campus will include primary care physicians and other skilled providers who comprise Sentara’s innovative personalized care teams, with consumers at the center of the process, according to Gus Nicoll, vice president and chief operating officer of Sentara Medical Group.
“We want to make this campus a comprehensive destination for care,” Nicolls said at the ceremony. “We are creating a seamless process to help people reach their healthcare goals and it is a privilege to care for you and your families.”