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Jeff Branscome writes about Spotsylvania County.

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Hospital Race

I am not a betting man. In fact, I have probably gambled four times in my life, and I never walked away with cash. When I was up, I couldn’t walk away. Who can?  

But here is something a gambler may want to take a chance on if Vegas takes it: 

HCA officials continue to predict that their Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center will open in 2009, but a 2010 opening seems more likely. At least that’s what you get if you use Margaret Lewis’ calculations.

Lewis is the president of HCA’s Capital Division. On April 28, she was guest at, an online publication of The Washington Post. Lewis was there to answer questions about the Broadlands Regional Medical Center, HCA’s proposed hospital in Loudoun County. She was asked about the current timetable for building Broadlands, and she replied:

“Construction of a hospital generally takes 24 months once ground is broken.”

Ground was broken for the Spotsylvania hospital on April 23. Look for it to open in spring 2010 or bet it opens sooner. 



  • lgross

    just thank your lucky stars that VDOT is not in charge of hospital building….