Depaul Hospital update

 I received from Delceno Miles the following update on Depaul Hospital:

Bon Secours Hampton Roads remains committed to our quest of creating a new health model in Hampton Roads.  This bold new vision emphasizes primary care, prevention, the establishment of medical homes, outpatient care, and the development of easily accessible, acute care services in health care town center settings.     

We are very pleased to announce that the second round of COPN applications was filed with the Virginia Department of Health on December 31, 2007.   The purpose in submitting these applications is to ensure that we continue our momentum in gaining approval as the filing cycle started in early December 2007; we do not anticipate learning of the health commissioner’s decision until late March 2008.  

The applications are consistent with the letter of support received by the City of Norfolk.  The table below illustrates the details of the DePaul application:

Bon Secours

DePaul Medical Center


·         64 total

·         54 med/surg

·         10 OB 

Total OR’s

6 Operating Rooms

Key Services

Advanced Imaging

Radiation Therapy


Emergency Department


A key element of our bold new vision is the development of medical homes for our community’s underinsured and uninsured.  In addition to the submission of the COPNs, we are continuing our work with the perpetuation of the medical homes at Bon Secours Maryview with the Maryview Foundation Healthcare Center, and with the collaboration with Park Place Medical Center in Norfolk. 

In today’s Pilot Online, there is an article on Bon Secours Partnership with Park Place Medical.  Also we have   submitted our resounding results in our current COPN applications from the Maryview Foundation Healthcare Center. This document helps illustrate that their chronic disease patients are more likely to have access to much needed medications and by contrast, are less likely to use the emergency department and have a 15.9% reduction in hospital readmissions. 



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