There’s a new entrance for Inova Fairfax Hospital on Woodburn Road in Annandale. The former “gray entrance” on Gallows Road is closed to through-traffic and is accessible for emergency vehicles only.
Instead, traffic is being directed to a new main thoroughfare, “Wellness Boulevard,” accessible from Woodburn Road. A traffic light has been installed at the intersection of Woodburn Road and Wellness Boulevard. A traffic attendant will be stationed at the old gray entrance on Gallows, 6 a.m.-9 p.m., to direct drivers to the new entrance on Woodburn. The “blue entrance” on Gallows Road remains open.
The opening of the new 11-story patient tower at Inova Fairfax has been delayed from November to January 2013. The building will have 174 private patient room. According to Inova, the delay “will give hospital staff and physicians additional time to prepare for the adoption of a campus-wide electronic medical record system, EpicCare, which is slated to launch Nov. 9.”
The building is part of a larger, $850 million expansion project, scheduled to be completed in 2016, which includes a 12-story tower for the Women’s Hospital and Children’s Hospital, an eight-story parking garage, and converting all patient rooms to private rooms.