The Virginia Hospital Center recently cut the ribbon on a new facility in the Alexandria part of Fairfax County that offers primary care, OB/GYN, cardiology, and gastroenterology in a central location.
The new center is located in the Kingstowne area where there are other plans to expand medical facilities.
Inova plans a full-service hospital alongside the existing Healthplex facility that is now on Walker Lane, across from the Manchester Lakes Shopping Center.
Following the VHC ribbon cutting on Friday, Dec. 1, there were remarks from VHC Health's President and CEO, Christopher T. Lane; Franconia Supervisor Rodney L. Lusk; and Senior Vice President of VHC Health Physicians Darryl Ernst.
Also going up in the Kingstowne-Island Creek area is the new Franconia Governmental Center and Kingstowne Regional Library. The ribbon was cut for this center in March 2023 and the construction is fully underway now.
This center will house the Franconia Police Station, the Franconia District Supervisor’s Office and the Franconia Museum. The Active Adult Center will include 7,200 square feet of space; a new childcare center with approximately 10,000 square feet will offer care for infants through pre-kindergarten age children. The Kinsgtowne Community Library, currently located down Beulah Street, will be expanded to a regional library.