Here’s a first look at Inova’s plans for a new Springfield hospital

The Inova Health System’s plans for a new Springfield hospital campus are coming into focus, as the company takes its first steps toward a major expansion of its presence in southern Fairfax County.

The Falls Church-based hospital system filed plans with the county last week outlining a proposal for roughly 831,000 square feet of new construction alongside its existing health complex located on Lewin Drive not far from the Franconia-Springfield Metro station.

The centerpiece of the plan will be a new, 425,000-square-foot inpatient facility with somewhere between 125 and 150 beds, an emergency department, medical imaging services and perhaps a future helipad. To its east, Inova also hopes to build a 140,000-square-foot ambulatory surgery and outpatient center. In a second phase of development, the plans call for an 80,000-square-foot medical office building and an expansion of the inpatient facility.

The company has been pursuing the new Springfield facility since last May, buying…

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