Mayor Fraim has sent a letter to Michael Kerner, CEO of Bon Secours Hampton Roads Health System, outlining the new agreement between Bon Secours and the City regarding the future of Depaul Hospital. The agreement calls for a compromise of 124 beds.
The new BSHR Norfolk facility would contain 88 medical/surgical beds, 20 obstetrical beds, and 16 intensive/cardiac care beds staffed 24/7 with certified critical care registered nurses. The BSHR Norfolk facility would also include six operating rooms, one cardiac catheterization laboratory, full-service imaging (including one MRI scanner and two CT scanners, at least one of which would be capable of cardiac imaging), pharmacy and laboratory services, lithotripsy and a cancer center with one linear accelerator. The BSHR Norfolk facility would also include a state-of-the-art emergency room with 23 multi-function, monitored treatment bays (including facilities for patient triage, dedicated diagnostic imaging, respiratory point of care testing, behavioral medicine seclusion and decontamination). Although the square footage of the new emergency room has not been finalized, it would be substantially larger than the 7,233 square foot emergency room proposed in the COPN application. The final size and layout of the new emergency room would be developed with the input of Norfolk Fire and Rescue.