by John R. Fischer
, Senior Reporter | July 02, 2021
UVA Health has acquired Novant Health UVA Health System, a regional hospital in Northern Virginia.
The deal expands UVA Health’s capacity beyond 1,000 inpatient beds in Virginia and is expected to create greater access for patients to clinical trials assessing breakthrough treatments and highly specialized care support.
"Novant Health UVA Health System brings three Leapfrog “A” hospitals in one of the fastest growing populations in the country. All three hospitals have tremendous support from their respective communities. UVA Health enhances their care through the addition of high quality specialty and subspecialty care," Dr. K. Craig Kent, UVA Health’s chief executive officer and UVA executive vice president for health affairs, told HCB News.
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Formerly part of a joint operating company run by two institutions, Novant Health UVA Health System consists of an integrated network of outpatient services, as well as Culpeper Medical Center, Haymarket Medical Center and Prince William Medical Center.
UVA Health plans to continue using the framework established at Novant Health UVA by the joint operating company to expand its range of available services, including streamlined access to comprehensive care for patients in Culpeper and Northern Virginia.
The deal enables it to provide a full range of primary and subspecialty care for patients throughout the commonwealth and train more of the next generation of healthcare providers, according to Kent. "This acquisition will provide greater access to leading-edge treatments for both adult and pediatric patients in these communities. UVA Health offers a full spectrum of clinical trials, from cancer to women’s health. We are excited to offer these treatments and trials to patients in Culpeper and Northern Virginia at locations that are convenient and close to home."
Financial details were not disclosed.