Martha Jefferson Hospital

Martha Jefferson Hospital is a nonprofit community hospital in Charlottesville, Virginia. It was founded in 1903 by eight local physicians. The 176-bed hospital has an employed staff of 1,500 and has 365 affiliated physicians. In its fiscal year ending September 30, 2009, Martha Jefferson Hospital:

  • Handled 48,100 emergency department visits
  • Registered 11,652 admissions and 248,225 outpatient visits
  • Had 6,527 operating room visits
  • Made 111,437 physician office visits

The hospital serves an 8-county region, so it is common for children who grew up in seemingly distant parts of Virginia to discover they were born at the same hospital, Martha Jefferson.

Over the years, the hospital expanded at its present location on Locust Avenue. However, in the early 2000's, it was clear a new location needed to be built to accommodate a growing number of patients and the ability to expand further in a more open area. The hospital choose an 84-acre (340,000 m 2) campus adjacent to their current Outpatient Care Center on Pantops Mountain for the new facility. Construction is ahead of schedule and the new building is scheduled to open August 28th, 2011.

Construction and Design
The new building is designed by Kahler Slater of Milwaukee, WI. Engineering firms include Graef, Anhult, Schloemer & Associates of Milwaukee; Ring & DuChateau of Milwaukee; Rummel, Klepper & Kahi LLP of Richmond, VA and Hughes, Good, O'Leary and Ryan of Atlanta, GA. The General Contractor is M. A. Mortenson Company of Brookfield, WI and leads over 20 sub-contractors working on the project. The new building will have 5 floors and a basement. There will be 2 wings for patient rooms and a cancer wing. The Emergency Department will be located on the Southwest end of the second floor. The maternity ward will be located in the central area of the third floor. Visitor access, as well as retail space, will be located on the Northeast side of the third floor. The cafeteria will be located on the Northeast side of the third floor.

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