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Notes: New hospital approved by state for Franconia-Springfield

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Franconia-Springfield is getting a new Inova hospital to fill in the gap after Inova Alexandria Hospital is torn down.

Alexandria Living Magazine reported that the state of Virginia approved a certificate of community need for a hospital next to the existing Franconia-Springfield HealthPlex at (6355 Walker Lane).

The Franconia-Springfield hospital will include 110 beds spread across two towers, an expanded emergency room, offices and more.

Construction on the project is slated to begin in 2024 and be completed by 2028.

The new hospital will serve as a replacement for Inova Alexandria Hospital, obviously alongside the new Inova Hospital at the former Landmark Mall site. The new hospital there will boast 565,000 square-foot hospital center, a 111,000-square-foot cancer center, and a 83,000-square-foot specialty care center.

Rendering for new Franconia-Springfield hospital (image via Inova)

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