Access to high-quality, integrated health care is about to improve in Northern Virginia with the opening of Kaiser Permanente’s new Caton Hill Medical Center in Woodbridge, Virginia on Monday, September 19. The new 245,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility is the health system’s largest on the East Coast, expanding access to award-winning health care in Northern Virginia where Kaiser Permanente, the region’s largest, integrated nonprofit health system, supports the health of more than 300,000 members.
“The new Caton Hill Medical Center brings a state-of-the-art, comprehensive facility to our members in Northern Virginia,” said Ruth Williams-Brinkley, regional president, Kaiser Permanente. “This new facility highlights our uniquely integrated health system by offering a full range of primary care, advanced specialty care and convenient services under one roof, allowing our members to easily access the care and services they need in one location. All of these services are connected through a single electronic medical record. Caton Hill is yet another example of Kaiser Permanente’s ongoing commitment to invest in the health of our members across the region and here in Northern Virginia.”
The Caton Hill Medical Center will employ world-class physicians in more than 30 medical specialties, including cardiology, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, pain management and more. In addition, the new center will also offer an array of convenient services including 24-hour Advanced Urgent Care with clinical observation units, outpatient surgery, infusion, a 24-hour pharmacy, laboratory, and a full range of radiological services, including x-ray, CT, MRI, PET and interventional radiology. Each year, more than 40,000 Kaiser Permanente members are expected to receive care at the facility.
“I am proud our practice is expanding in Prince William County so more patients have convenient access to our award-winning physicians and advanced medical care,” said Richard McCarthy, MD, executive medical director for Kaiser Permanente. “Our ability to deliver the best quality, service, and efficiency of care is why the research shows patients who get their care from Permanente physicians live longer, better lives. Caton Hill is equipped with the most innovative and advanced health care technology, so our physicians have the tools they need to deliver outstanding patient care experiences and outcomes.”
The new Caton Hill Medical Center, located at 13285 Minnieville Road in Woodbridge, VA is the largest Kaiser Permanente medical center on the East Coast and is 2,000 square feet larger than Kaiser Permanente’s next largest site in the region located at Tyson’s Corner in Northern Virginia. Caton Hill is one of 35 Kaiser Permanente medical centers in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia, and is one of six next-generation medical centers opening in the Mid-Atlantic region between 2021 and 2022. One additional new facility is scheduled to open later this year in Springfield, Virginia.
Bringing the Next Generation Medical Center to Northern Virginia
Caton Hill offers several convenient features and innovative technology for both patients and the care team. For example, living room and café style seating are in the lobby to help members feel welcome and comfortable between appointments if they are seeing multiple doctors in the building on the same day. Exam rooms feature tables that measure weight and large screens in the rooms to allow for virtual appointments and education. Kaiser Permanente patients at Caton Hill and other locations can also connect with their physicians and care teams through telephone, video appointments and secure email messaging. More than 400 staff and physicians will care for patients at the Caton Hill Medical Center. The facility is expected to have 320,000 visits per year.
The new Caton Hill Medical Center offers patients access to parking in a six-story parking garage with electric car charging stations and reserved parking for expectant mothers. Caton Hill Medical Center is also located near bus routes.
Continuing Kaiser Permanente’s longstanding commitment to sustainability, the Caton Hill Medical Center earned LEED® Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The LEED rating system is the foremost program for buildings, homes, and communities that improve environmental and human health performance. The building achieved LEED certification for implementing practical and measurable strategies and solutions to achieve high performance in sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection, and indoor environmental quality.
Quality Care from Top Physicians
The award-winning care provided at the new Caton Hill Medical Center and the 35 other Kaiser Permanente facilities across Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia helps the more than 824,000 Kaiser Permanente members in the Mid-Atlantic live longer, healthier lives. The integrated care provided by the Kaiser Permanente care team leads to earlier detection and better treatment of heart disease, colon cancer, diabetes and breast cancer, resulting in lives saved among its members each year.
Kaiser Permanente’s Mid-Atlantic region is the only health plan in the nation to receive a 5 out of 5 rating for both its Medicare and commercial plans in the National Committee for Quality Assurance’s (NCQA) Health Insurance Plan Ratings for 2021-2022. In addition, 2021 marked the 10th year in a row that the health system’s Mid-Atlantic region received 5 out of 5 stars from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for its 2021 health plan. More than two dozen physicians at Caton Hill have been recognized as “Top Doctors” in the region by local publications including Northern Virginia Magazine and Washingtonian.
About Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente has a mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve almost 12.5 million members in 8 states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal Permanente Medical Group physicians, specialists, and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery, and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education, and the support of community health. For more information, go to about.kp.org