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Woodview gets $435,000 in tobacco funding

Halifax Regional Health System was the recipient of $435,000 in economic development funding awarded last week by the Virginia Tobacco Commission for a 36-bed expansion at Woodview nursing home. 

Halifax Regional Hospital CEO and President Chris Lumsden said the $435,000 tobacco commission grant will provide for nursing home expansions, the result of the reallocation of beds from the South Boston Manor property which closed last spring. 

This project was awarded funds for 10 percent of the $4.35 million capital costs for a 10,980 square foot renovation to create a 16-bed nursing care unit, 11,485 square foot new construction for creation of a 20-bed memory support nursing care unit and construction of a new rehabilitation therapy gym, Lumsden explained.

The Certificate of Public Need indicates the addition of 36 nursing home beds to The Woodview is a relocation of 36 beds from the South Boston Manor and identifies the $3.783 million authorized capital cost “to be financed from the existing liquid assets of Halifax Regional Health System.” 

Lumsden said 20 new jobs are expected to be created as a result of the Woodview expansion, replacing some of the 60 jobs lost with the closing of the South Boston Manor.   

Construction is expected to begin on the expansion in mid to late spring, he added.