INOVA Loudoun Hospital

January 21, 2008
Our own INOVA Loudoun Hospital is making it easier for residents to access state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging services without traveling to Fairfax or Reston. Loudoun Hospital is well staffed with board-certified radiologists and brings a personal commitment to high quality patient care. INOVA now offers: digital mammography, 64-slice cardiac CT scan, bone densitometry DEXA scan, MRI, CT scan, digital diagnostic radiography and nuclear medicine.
Steve is pleased to learn of this broadening of diagnostic imaging services close to home. We all realize sometimes time makes all the difference.

Leesburg and Loudoun County

January 19, 2008

Current Events

The Northern Virginia Transportation Authority approved $53 million in funding for road and transit projects in Loudoun County over the next two years. Steve smiles over this development, but in his heart he knows 3 or 4 times that would actually be needed to do the job right. 

The Loudoun County School Board voted unanimously to require new school buses to be equipped with seat belts. The 3-point seat belt configuration is estimated to add $10,000 to each new school bus the county purchases. The county owns 750 school buses at present. Steve whole heartily agrees with this action, and he is sure any parent with children riding school buses now or in the near future supports this action also.   

Cultural Events

Senior citizens living at Meadow Glen, an assisted-living residence in Leesburg, are conducting twice a week reading and make things sessions for pre-school children who would not otherwise receive this legs-up training. Sandy Shihadeh, who ran child-care programs for Loudoun County for 13 years is behind it. Steve thinks this preschool training is a super bonus for these kids. Kudos to Ms. Shihadeh.    

Community Issues

A bill introduced by Del. Joe T. May would place new limits on Dulles Greenway toll increases. The Loudoun County Board passed a motion opposing the bill in its current form. Steve sides with Delegate May as he thinks the current tolls are already far too expensive 

Three developer finalists are vying for the right to build the new $140 million County Government Center. The two within Leesburg sites are Battlefield Parkway at the Dulles Greenway by Keane Enterprises, and Route 7 at River Creek Parkway by Trammel Crow. The down county location would be Dulles Greenway and Loudoun County Parkway by KSI and Boston Properties. Advocates for the down county location argue that Leesburg I is no where near the county population center. Steve agrees with that viewpoint. One quick look at the recent Eastern County development would confirm to anyone that the lower and eastern county areas are our important growth now and in the near future.