PRINCE GEORGE — Virginia Physicians for Women (VPFW) - a medical practice currently housed in Puddledock Medical Center - will soon move across the street into a facility double its current size.
Alongside Prince George County officials and representatives from NAI Dominion and Commonwealth Construction Management, VPFW held a ceremony on Monday to break ground on their new medical center which will be 15,000 square-feet. The move comes as a result of the medical practice outgrowing their current 7,500 square-foot facility.
For the VPFW providers and county officials, the expansion means additional health services will be available for Tri-City women, as well as positive economic development for Prince George.
“We couldn’t be more excited about the growth we have experienced in Prince George,” said VPFW Administrator Ronald Milligan. “The new office will enable us to see more patients, expand the services we offer while significantly improving the overall patient experience.”
“I think it’s a great thing for women in the Tri-Cities area, not just Prince George, but everywhere, because so often women have had to go to Richmond for specialty needs and this opens up a new world for them,” said Prince George County Board of Supervisors member Marlene Waymack. “They’re going to have more physicians here that are able to see more patients, and that’s good for women.”
This won’t mark the first time VPFW has moved into an expanded facility. When the medical practice first came to Prince George County back in 1994, it was housed in a 4,000 square-foot facility designed to accommodate three providers off Charles Dimmock Parkway. Then in 2011, VPFW moved into its current 7,500 square-foot location in Puddledock Medical Center, which is roughly double the size of its original office, and houses up to five providers.
The new building is expected to be complete by late summer 2019, and will accommodate eight providers and additional space to expand existing patient services including obstetrical and gynecological care, to include mammography, gynecological ultrasound, obstetrical ultrasound
The business’ need to double in size every 10 years shows not only the area’s need for female medical care, but also the steady development of Prince George County.
VPFW will continue to provide services in its current location until its new facility opens at 1775 Advantage Drive, near the intersection of Temple and Puddledock Road in Prince George County.
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