New Abingdon hospital to also be a "Green" building


The new $135 million replacement facility for Johnston Memorial Hospital is on target to open in spring 2011 as a replacement for the JMH building in downtown Abingdon. The new location has a 60-acre campus and a recently constructed cancer center. The new campus is nearly three times the size of the former location. McMurray said the additional space will continue to allow JMH to expand in the future. The 350,000-square-foot replacement hospital located between I-81 exits 19 and 21 will offer all of the services now available at the downtown JMH location as well as additional services.

"Since we joined Mountain States in April of this year, plans for our new hospital have grown thanks to the support of Dennis Vonderfecht and his team who are committed to the growth of healthcare services in this community," McMurray said. "With their assistance, a diagnostic cardiac catheterization lab has been added, along with an additional floor, giving us the capability to more easily expand the hospital in the future."

Like Franklin Woods Community Hospital being built by Mountain States in Johnson City, Tenn., this new Virginia facility will be a "green" hospital with a focus on energy and environmental design from the construction phase through operations.
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