Inova Health System has asked state health regulators to suspend for 61 days their consideration of its application to build an 80-bed hospital on U.S 50. That will allow time, Inova’s Donald Harris wrote, for the health commissioner “to resolve all outstanding questions” relating to HCA’s request to move its 164-bed Broadlands hospital to the same stretch of U.S. 50.
Inova has stated publicly that they would not oppose HCA’s project were it located at the US 50 site proposed. It appears they are willing to put action to those words. Excellent. Let us see how this plays out after the questions referenced are resolved. For now, however, Inova is keeping their word.