On Monday, September 19, Kaiser Permanente will open a new state-of-the-art medical center located at 13285 Minnieville Road in Woodbridge, the seventh major hub in the Mid-Atlantic region. State and local officials, business leaders, and residents celebrated at a ribbon-cutting event last night.
The new center is the largest on the East Coast, including five stories with a total 245,000 square feet. The medical campus houses not only the carrier’s primary care doctors, but also specialists, including radiology, lab, pharmacy, observation unit and surgical suites on site. The hub represents expanded medical services to support the growing demand in and around Prince William County.
"In addition to more than 50 high-paying jobs coming to our community, this new medical center represents more than $200 million in capital investment," said Ann B. Wheeler, Chair, Prince William Board of County Supervisors. "This center expects to see more than 40,000 residents from our county and around the region this year."
Prince William County Department of Economic Development (PWCDED) worked closely with site selection representatives to find this central location and facilitated key interdepartmental meetings with Planning, Transportation, and Development Services to better articulate goals and time frames.
"Taking on this project during the COVID-19 pandemic was both important and daunting," said Tom Flynn, deputy director, PWCDED. “We were excited to provide targeted industry status for this healthcare project, resulting in a reduction in permitting fees as well as fast-track permitting that helped keep the project on schedule. We look forward to Kaiser partnering with our growing life science companies to provide a platform for testing new drugs and therapies."
As part of the project, Kaiser Permanente sponsored the Wellness Park at Harbor Drive, the first dedicated wellness park in the county's Occoquan District and provides residents with universal fitness equipment accessible to people of all ages and physical abilities.
"We are standing in The Landing, an area envisioned as a dynamic, mixed-use community with both good-paying jobs and commuting options in walking distance for our residents, along with other essential amenities," said Kenny Boddye, Occoquan District Supervisor. "Today, Kaiser Permanente brings us closer to that vision."