Inova Health (“Inova”), based in northern Virginia, decided to exit its skilled nursing operations that had been part of its healthcare system. To accomplish this goal, Inova held a competitive bid for the skilled nursing beds. The new operator would continue to operate in the existing location until the replacement facilities were complete. The fact that Smith/Packett was awarded the beds was a clear indication that Inova trusted the Company to operate two nursing homes within its hospital structure.
Securing the beds within the Inova system also allowed Smith/Packett to envision and design a new facility. Smith/Packett obtained certificates of need to build two replacement, state-of-the-art nursing home facilities utilizing the beds. One facility will be built in Chantilly, Virginia, the other in Sterling, Virginia.
Smith/Packett has already secured land for the new developments. The next step will be to work with the Board of Supervisors to re-zone the areas to better serve local citizens, similar to the legislative work done in Stafford County, Virginia.
Though Smith/Packett is not directly affiliated with any single healthcare system, it has a proven track record of working alongside various systems to redevelop skilled nursing beds to better serve the market needs. The creation of two brand new nursing facilities while working with Inova marks another milestone in its healthcare relations.
Moreover, in creating both the Chantilly and Sterling developments, Smith/Packett demonstrated its ability to locate and repurpose property for the good of local senior citizens and their families.