The project started in November 2001 and was completed in October 2005, with a new six-story addition, a three-story vertical expansion, and comprehensive renovation of existing spaces. The addition was planned to house various hospital administrative functions, clinical departments, patient beds, and other patient care functions. The project included 86 private beds, consolidated outpatient treatment functions, provided a new patient education center, expanded the lobby, and improved patient access and circulation. The most notable changes occurred with the opening of the five-story Tower Addition in January 2004 and the Tom Frost Wing vertical expansion in March 2005. All inpatients now enjoy private rooms with Internet connections and overnight accommodations for a guest.
Fauquier Hospital President and CEO Rodger Baker is very pleased with Nielsen’s work. “This project represents a huge change in terms of what we had prior to the renovation. We basically replaced the hospital in place. We didn’t go off to a new site during construction. The project took about four years. We built a new tower, as well as going to the old areas and stripping and gutting them. Right now, 90 to 95 percent of the hospital is new or renovated.” He added, “Nielsen does a great job and produces a high quality product.”