Nearing completion: And Ivy Road LTACH changes name
As UVA’s newest hospital building readies for opening this spring, the facility rising alongside UVA's Northridge Medical Office Building on Ivy Road has been given a new name. It has been called the Long Term Acute Care Hospital, or LTACH; but with a February 25 vote from the Board of Visitors, the rising 50-bed facility will become "the University of Virginia Transitional Care Hospital." The name, according to the Board resolution, was based on market research with a goal of eliminating any confusion with the downtown parts of the Medical Center. In a nod to modern stormwater run-off concerns, the development makes use of existing parking lots and includes a modern bio-retention basin down the hillside from the hospital.