Culpeper Times • October 11-17, 2018
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Town Council approves letter of support for Culpeper Medical Center Culpeper Town Council voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a letter of support for Novant Health UVA Health System Culpeper Medical Center for a new imaging center in downtown Culpeper. Culpeper Medical Center and Fauquier Health System have both applied to the Virginia Department of Health for a new imaging center in Culpeper County, with Fauquier Health’s proposed $6.9 million, 6,500 square foot facility along U.S. 29 on Bennett Road, across from Eastern View High School having already received a recommendation of condition approval from the state agency. Culpeper Medical Center’s $3.95 million project located in a former church building at 509 South Main Street has been recommended for denial according to the Virginia Department of Health Division of Certificate of Public Need. On Tuesday, Fauquier Health Chief Operating Officer Donna Staton spoke in front of Town Council, presenting Fauquier Health’s plan for their imaging center. She said they started the process in February in an effort to meet a need of Planning District 9. She said the final round of comments will close on Friday and a decision will be made by the Department of Health Division of Certificate of Public Need by Nov. 21. Councilman Jon Russell asked for clarification on the Certificate of Public Need, pointing out that the issue the Town Council faced seemed to be caused by this government regulation. Staton explained that the Commonwealth looks at planning zones and balances demand vs. supply and they determined Planning District 9 was in need of additional imaging centers. “Why do you think the citizens of Culpeper would want a Fauquier imaging center in Culpeper?” Town Councilman Bobby Ryan asked. “I think it’s a profit vs. a nonprofit hospital.” Novant Health UVA Health System
CULPEPER YOUTH SPOTLIGHT
Josh Houston (Editor's note: This is weekly series highlighting members of Culpeper's Youth Council. To join Culpeper Youth, go to www.culpeperyouth.org to apply.) When Jamie Clancey, our friend and Councilwoman, invited the Youth Advisory Council to attend the 2018 Raise the Region Gala we were thrilled. Every year, The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia awards the Community Leadership Award. This year, on the Foundation’s 40th Anniversary, Ellen and Jim Dyke were the recipients. Ellen and Jim have both dedicated their lives to public service and the betterment of Virginia. In their speeches they both spoke of their partner’s work, of their own, and on being a leader. Their proudest accomplishment, Ellen said, was their children. One of their children is Jamie Clancey. She went on to say that she and Jim had tried to raise their children to be star throwers. The story of the star thrower goes that a man came upon a boy throwing starfish back into the ocean. The man told the boy that there were too many starfish to save and that he wasn’t making a difference. The boy then picks up a starfish, throws it into the ocean, turns to the man, and says, “It made a difference for that one.” A star thrower is someone who tries to make a difference in people's lives, even just one person’s life, any way they can: no matter how miniscule their efforts may seem to others. Ellen and Jim are certainly star throwers, and they raised Jamie to be one as well. Now, Jamie is helping us become star throwers. Ultimately, that is the mission of Culpeper Youth. To help the youth grow into the leaders of tomorrow: our now and future star throwers. The Gala was beautiful, the food was delicious, and I got a picture with the Governor; but ultimately it was the story of the star thrower that I walked away with.
Culpeper Medical Center is a nonprofit, while Fauquier is a for profit hospital. “The need is what drew us, to provide a service,” Staton said. “It’s irregardless of profit or nonprofit.” Russell expressed concern about Fauquier Health’s ability to work with local governments, as he said Town Council first learned of the project last month, despite the process beginning in February. Later in the meeting, Jeff Hetmanski, president and COO of Culpeper Medical Center, encouraged Town Council to approve a letter of support for Culpeper Medical Center’s proposed imaging center. “This is an important project for our community and for its hospital,” Hetmanski said. For its proposed imaging center on Main Street, the Culpeper hospital proposal would include the purchase of two new imaging scanners. Town Councilman Keith Price asked Hetmanski what it would mean if Fauquier Health were to be approved for its imaging center, when it came to Culpeper Medical Center’s bottom line. Hetmanski said that last year the hospital operated with a $3 million revenue, but if Fauquier Health were to open a center along Braggs Road, then they estimate they would have a $2 million loss. The Town Council then voted 9-0 to approve the letter of support for Culpeper Medical Center. In other business, council approved 9-0 new amenities to Rockwater Park, which include a 40-yard dash course, a rock climbing area and an “American Ninja Warrior”-like obstacle course. The new features were made possible through a $210,000 donation from Culpeper Wellness Foundation, a $3,000 grant from the PATH Foundation and a $20,000 grant from the Northern Piedmont Community Foundation. The features were added after a study done by the Culpeper Wellness Foundation with area youth to see what recreational activities they would be interested in. “I want to thank the Culpeper Wellness Foundation for their foresight and for bringing this to us,” Town Manager Chris Hively said.
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