Inova Loudoun Hospital Celebrates Expansion with Patient Tower Groundbreaking

Inova Loudoun Hospital (ILH) and HDR celebrated the groundbreaking of a new patient tower at the hospital’s main campus in Lansdowne today. The patient tower, which is being constructed by DPR Construction, is the next phase of the hospital’s $300M Master Plan expansion of facilities and services. 

Working with HDR, a global leader in patient experience design, the seven-story, 366,000-square-foot tower will offer private rooms, which will feature patient-centered design. HDR designed and constructed a mock-up tent with several future patient rooms, which allowed staff and patient advisory groups to fine-tune the design. Additionally, the new tower will include:

  • More tertiary services, including Level III Trauma at the Inova Virts Miller Family Emergency and Trauma Center and throughout the hospital
  • Expanded Inova Heart and Vascular Institute Schaufeld Family Heart Center
  • Expanded Progressive Care Unit (PCU) and Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
  • New obstetrics unit and expanded Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
  • Outpatient services, diagnostic imaging, a café, and hospital support
  • Shell space for future expansion

HDR worked closely with RSG Architects to plan for further cardiovascular expansion in the new tower.

Generous benefactors in the Loudoun community, through the “Loudoun Rising” fundraising campaign, supplement Inova’s financial investment in the Master Plan.The $20M campaign supports building additional infrastructure, expansion and other critical initiatives, such as providing additional mental health resources for Loudoun County. 

“As a member of the Loudoun community, I am thrilled with the fact that a health system like Inova is committed to and investing in the communities they serve,” said Jason Beshore, Health Principal at HDR. “We’re directly involving the community as well through the Inova Loudoun Hospital Foundation, an effort that has been well-received with community members seeing themselves as necessary partners in this transformation.”

To date, Inova Loudoun Hospital has completed phase one of the Master Plan including site work improvements to provide an increase in surface parking, a new south ingress and internal vehicle circulation boulevard, a new entrance-canopy and drop off area at the south entrance. As part of phase two, a new 766-space parking garage is now open. The patient tower is expected to be completed in 2020.

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About Inova
Inova is a global leader in personalized health, which leverages precision medicine to predict, prevent and treat disease, enabling individuals to live longer, healthier lives. At Inova, we serve more than 2 million people each year from throughout the Washington, DC, metro area and beyond.

We are shaping the future of health through our integrated network of hospitals, primary and specialty care practices, emergency and urgent care centers, outpatient services and destination institutes. Our commitment to health and wellness is further reflected in our sustainable practices. Inova is home to world-class researchers, expert medical specialists and renowned scientists, who are driving innovation to improve patient care, prevent disease and promote wellness. For more information, visit, or find Inova on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.