By: Sherry Williams Kidd | Email: Click Here
Posted: October 16, 2018 | 12:30 p.m.
Latest development cements Puddledock as medical complex for region, says Ashcraft
PRINCE GEORGE – A groundbreaking ceremony was held against the backdrop of a flawless blue autumn sky, in the Puddledock medical complex area of Prince George County, for a new larger building for Virginia Physicians for Women.
This area of the county has seen tremendous growth in recent years in and around this medical complex. VPFW is partnering with NAI Dominion and Commonwealth Construction Management (CCM) to construct what will be a 15,500-square-foot, one-story facility, which will be located near the intersection of Temple Avenue and Puddledock Road.
“We expect to have the project completed in the June-July, 2019, timeframe,” Said Chris Rice, representative of NAI Dominion. “We have already begun proof-rolling the pads and grounds, and we believe vertical construction will begin as early as late-November.”
Just a few of the attendees at VPFW’s groundbreaking ceremony- Melissa Foster, Dr. Adrianne Colton, Dr. Shannon Brim, Floyd Brown, Marlene Waymack, Chris Rice, Donald Hunter, Dr. David Reutinger, Bridget Blakemore, and Ronnie Milligan (VPFW)
VPFW’s first Prince George location originally opened in 1994, with 4,000 square feet designed to accommodate three providers. In 2011, with a great increase in patients from surrounding counties and the Tri-Cities, VPFW moved into their current 7,500 square foot building that can house up to five providers. During the seven years at VPFW’s present Prince George facility, there continued to be a tremendous increase in patients and requests for services, and VPFW has again outgrown its Prince George facility. The new VPFW building will more than double the size of the current facility, with accommodations for eight providers and additional space to expand their existing patient services, including ultrasound and mammography.
The groundbreaking ceremony for the new building, held on Monday, October 1, was immediately followed by welcoming remarks from Dr. David Reutinger, President, VPFW.
Reutinger expressed the tremendous need for the construction of the new Prince George facility, and VPFW’s appreciation and excitement for their company’s continued growth. On the pristinely-beautiful warm October day, a lovely outdoor luncheon was provided to attendees, who dined, mingled, chatted, and congratulated VPFW personnel. In attendance at the ceremony were VPFW personnel, NAI Dominion officials, Commonwealth Construction officials, Prince George County officials, family members, friends, and well-wishers.
“We are proud of this continued growth in the Prince George community as a trusted partner in women’s health,” Said Sarah Faulkner, PHR, CEBS, Human Resources Manager, Virginia Physicians for Women. “With the continued increase in patient load, from all of the Tri-Cities and surrounding counties such as Prince George, Dinwiddie, Sussex, Surry, and Chesterfield, the need for a much larger facility, additional physicians, and additional personnel, was clear. We will be able to see more patients, increase services, and improve our patients’ experiences. VPFW providers and employees are committed to serving the community with exceptional customer service and quality healthcare.”
Upon completion, this newest VPFW location will be located at 1775 Advantage Drive, in Prince George. Other VPFW locations include St. Francis, 1301 St. Francis Boulevard, Suite 150, Midlothian, 23114; Prince George’s present location, 2025 Waterside Road, Suite 100, Prince George, 23875; Henrico Doctors, 7605 Forest Avenue, Suite 206, Richmond, 23229; Midlothian Turnpike, 10710 Midlothian Turnpike, Suite 200, North Chesterfield, 23235; St. Mary, 5875 Bremo Road, Suite 201, Richmond, 23226; and West Creek, 1630 Wilkes Ridge Parkway, Suite 200, Richmond, 23233.
“The identity of the Puddledock area is now a medical complex for services for the Tri-Cities and surrounding areas,” said Percy C. Ashcraft, Prince George County Administrator. “It is important for people to be able to be served closer to their homes, and not have to travel to Richmond for these first-class services and care. We are proud to have these facilities located in Prince George County, and the Virginia Physician for Women building will be another great addition.”