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Halifax Regional’s two Certificates of Public Need approved

Halifax Regional Health System’s two Certificate of Public Need applications to relocate 54 nursing home beds from the recently closed South Boston Manor facility have been approved by the Virginia Department of Health. 

Halifax Regional Health System purchased South Boston Manor and the 2.5-acre site after its owner and operator closed it in April 2013.

The first Certificate of Public Need application requested approval to relocate the license for 36 of the 54 nursing home beds from South Boston Manor to The Woodview, located in South Boston. 

With approval, The Woodview plans to convert the existing Seasons at The Woodview, an assisted living memory support facility, into a 16-bed nursing facility used to care for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease. The remaining 20 beds will be accommodated in a newly constructed household for memory support.

The second Certificate of Public Need application requested approval to relocate the license of the remaining 18 of the 54 nursing home beds from South Boston Manor to MeadowView Terrace in Clarksville. With approval, MeadowView Terrace plans to build a new household attached to the existing facility, where the 18 beds will be housed.

The Seasons at The Woodview project has an expected completion date of early-2014. The two new construction projects at The Woodview and MeadowView Terrace have an expected completion date of mid-2015. The three facilities are owned and operated by Halifax Regional Health System.

 “The goal for these projects is to provide progressive, innovative and compassionate personal care, nursing care, rehabilitation and related services to individuals who are in need of nursing facility services and programming, in an environment and in a manner that will encourage and support optimum quality of care and quality of life, and to provide these services close to the resident’s home where they can be close to family and friends,” said Connie Zamora, director of long-term care services for Halifax Regional Health System.

With approval of the two Certificate of Public Need applications, demolition of the 1966 South Boston Manor facility is expected to begin in mid-September. 

The plan for the South Boston Manor land is under review but likely would be the location for a needed physician medical office building. This decision is expected in 2014.