An HCA Virginia emergency center that closed on a then-temporary basis in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic remains shuttered with no immediate plans to reopen.
The West Creek Emergency Center at 12720 Tuckahoe Creek Court in Goochland County is nearing three years of suspended operations since its closure in April 2020. And the recent departure of a short-lived third-party tenant has left the building dormant once again.
An HCA spokeswoman said this week that the company is still considering next steps for the property.
“HCA Virginia temporarily suspended West Creek Emergency Center services at the onset of COVID to redeploy our resources to other facilities. At this time, West Creek remains closed while we continue to evaluate the needs of our community,” spokeswoman Pryor Green wrote in an email.
Sitting on 57 acres in eastern Goochland, the 11,400-square-foot center opened in spring 2012. HCA bought the land for $10.5 million in 2006, according to Goochland’s online property records.
Medical testing company Test Here operated out of the building for most of 2022 but vacated in the fall, the company’s regional manager Chris Chandler said this week. Test Here provides testing services for COVID-19, the flu and other illnesses and has one other local testing site at 261 Wadsworth Drive in Chesterfield.
HCA’s Virginia-based arm runs free-standing emergency centers at 9275 Chamberlayne Road in Hanover County, 14720 Hancock Village St. in Chesterfield County and 1700 Temple Parkway in Prince George County, per HCA’s website. HCA also operates hospitals and other healthcare facilities in the Richmond region.
While HCA hasn’t relaunched operations at the West Creek facility, the Nashville, Tennesee-based health system has stayed busy locally with plans for a new hospital in Hanover County and has rebranded Virginia outposts of the BetterMed urgent care chain that HCA acquired last year.
I bet if the would connect Tuckahoe Creek Pkwy and Ridgefield Pkwy they would get enough traffic to justify reopening
This has been an ongoing battle since West Creek started development. Henrico does not want all that traffic dumping into a residential neighborhood.
Will never happen now that the county has built Tuckahoe Creek Park where Ridgefield ends.
The residents of Goochland County would sure like for his hospital to reopen. Without it rescue and walk-in patients have farther to travel with life threating injuries and illnesses!
I agree! This facility, when opened, was providing emergency, and other needed services to those of us in the western part of Goochland.
The availability of emergency care west of Short Pump and within the current majority of eastern Goochland’s population is sufficient. Let’s think outside of the box, for this destination we need a collaboration…”Satterwhite’s Kindred Spirit” Home cooking and great brews!
Looks like Goochland County dropped the ball!