Madison’s Jim and Rebecca McDermott Attend “Brick Breaking” Ceremony for Inova Loudoun Hospital’s ER Expansion
Inova Loudoun Hospital in Leesburg, Virginia recently announced the launch of its long awaited emergency room renovation and expansion. In conjunction with the capital improvements, the not-for-profit hospital will seek to increase its trauma center status to Level III. The status upgrade holds the promise of saving even more lives as more critically ill or injured patients will receive immediate care with fewer needing to be transported to hospitals outside the county.
Along with other committed donors, especially Sharon Virts and Scott Miller for whom the ER is being named, the McDermotts believe the ER expansion is important and necessary for the Loudoun community. Philanthropy plays a key role in the hospital’s expansion and programs. For every 90 dollars the hospital invests, another 10 dollars is raised through philanthropy. “We are honored to join with many others to help support the expansion of the ER for our community,” said Jim McDermott, President of Madison Wealth Management.
The expansion of the ER is the first move in the hospital’s master plan to build out its facilities and programs for Loudoun’s growing population. The ER expansion is expected to cost more than $5 million and the hospital has successfully raised over $3 million thus far.
Inova Loudoun Hospital CEO, H. Patrick Walters and ER Medical Director, Dr. Edward Puccio addressed the crowd, and thanked the donors for helping to fund a “world-class healthcare” facility for the Loudoun community. Many of the doctors and nurses were on hand for the brick breaking ceremony and were recognized for their work at the hospital.
The ER expansion will add eight private adult treatment rooms to the existing 26, for a total of 34 treatment rooms. There will also be new cardiac emergency treatment rooms and one additional behavioral health room. The pediatric treatment rooms will increase to 12 and there will be a triage area to treat less serious injuries. McDermott states these are “all critical improvements for the community based hospital.”