Ribbon-Cutting Celebration Held For New Warren Memorial Hospital

FRONT ROYAL, VA. — Valley Health and community leaders gathered this morning to dedicate the nonprofit health system’s new $100-million Warren Memorial Hospital in Front Royal. The replacement facility will open in two weeks, at 6 a.m. on June 23.

The new three-story hospital with adjoining medical building commands a 28-acre developed campus on a slope with stunning views of the Shenandoah Valley, offering a patient-centered environment for wellness and healing. The facility has 36 private inpatient rooms, each with a view, plus accommodations for a visitor and a bathroom with a wheelchair-accessible shower. For more acutely ill patients, 12 Critical Care Step-down rooms will accommodate staff and equipment to monitor and support care. A well-equipped inpatient rehab gym will help expedite recovery through physical and occupational therapy.

An 18-bed Emergency Department has a decontamination area, two trauma rooms with space for equipment and multiple staff, rooms equipped for bariatric and behavioral health patients, a dedicated imaging suite, and an adjoining 5-bed Clinical Decision Unit. An on-site helipad expedites Medevac support for rapid emergency care.

Surgical Services boasts three spacious operating suites, two endoscopy rooms, a cardiac catheterization lab, larger pre- and post-op patient staging areas, and a dedicated family waiting room.

The clean, uplifting design capitalizes on available light and outdoor views and features abundant parking and provides room to expand on the 150-acre site.

The hospital was designed by Perkins+Will Architects of Washington DC and constructed by Howard Shockey & Sons, Inc. of Winchester.

New Services — Physical Therapy & Pharmacy

  • A new Physical Therapy & Sports Performance Department offers certified staff and specialized equipment to help patients increase strength and mobility after surgery or injury, athletes gain a competitive edge, and anyone wanting to build stamina and improve conditioning — including “tactical athletes” needing conditioning for jobs in construction, firefighting, law enforcement or the military.
  • A new retail location for Valley Pharmacy is located off the main lobby on Level 2. A “Meds-to-Beds” program offers the convenience of direct delivery of medications (and education) to patient’s hospital room before discharge.

Community Connectivity

In addition to facilities and services to treat illness, injury, and disease, the new hospital campus is intended to be a source of community health and wellness. Through the philanthropy of local residents Fred and Christine Andreae, a 2.5-mile hiking trail was created behind the hospital, offering a recreational destination with a view for patients, family members, staff members, and the community. The trail is suitable for all ages and ability levels, with an average grade of 7-8%, rest areas, and lower and upper overlooks of Front Royal, the Skyline Drive, and Signal Knob. Another ¼-mile spur connects to the neighboring Warren County Middle School.


Photo by Nick Crettier Photography