St. Mary’s Hospital Plans Expansion, Renovation


As a neighbor of St. Mary’s Hospital, I recently received this email:

As part of St. Mary’s Hospital Master Plan, we have discussed renovations to our emergency department.

Enclosed you will find several plans that describe the scope of the improvements to the emergency department and additional space to accommodate our new Intra-Operative Magnetic Resonance Imaging (“IMRI”) scanner, a specialized scanner used during neurosurgery.

The location of the expansion area is on the west side of the main hospital building located east of Bremo Road, approximately 425 feet south of Monument Avenue. The expansion area faces our parking deck on the west side of Bremo Road. The portion of the campus that will be affected by the expansion is shown as “Area of Work” on the enclosed plan entitled “Project Area Plan”. As you can see, this project is internal to our campus and will only be visible from the Bremo Road side of our campus.

The improvements consist primarily of an additional 15,786 square feet on the ground floor to expand the lobby and add the IMRI area. The enclosed plan entitled “Ground Floor Plan” shows the ground floor expansion area. An additional 20,178 square feet of space will be added to the first floor for a future emergency department expansion.

The emergency department addition will be situated above the IMRI addition and will add much needed space for emergency department bays. Approximately 16 additional bays will be added to the emergency department and the remainder of the department will be renovated. The enclosed artist’s rendering shows the exterior building elevation following completion of the expansion.

The parking area located between Bremo Road and the main hospital building will be reconfigured to accommodate the expansion. The plan prepared by Timmons Group and entitled “Layout, Utility, Stripping & Signage Plan” shows the parking area as it will exist following the building expansion.

The Henrico County Planning Commission is scheduled to review our plan of development on Wednesday, March 26, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. in the Board Room of the County Administration Building on Parham Road. The file on the POD is available in the Department of Planning, County Administration Building, for examination between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. each business day. Information may also be obtained by calling 501-4602.

or at Of course, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me [Michael Kerner] at 281-8316.

Click to look at the campus site plan, ground floor plan, and two story layout.